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Memories of Barking

St John's Ambulance Brigade

In the early sixties I was a member of the St John's Ambulance Brigade and often on a Saturday morning I would don my uniform and present myself (as instructed by my ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Jay Garrett

Faircross And My Early Teens

I was born in Upney Hospital 1944, my mum and dad lived in Stratton Drive, went to Park Modern School as did my 2 older sisters and my brother. Most of my parents ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Bernard Stevens


If I remember rightly, coming round the corner from Ripple Road into East Street, there was a hole in the ground courtesy of the German bombers. Later, Timothy Whites was built there. ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by John Willats

My Wedding

I was born in Upney Hospital 53 years ago. My husband and myself were married at this church on October 15th 1977. It was a very nice warm day and we were lucky to have a beautiful sunset ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Pauline Farlam

Childhood Fun

Eastbury House was just around the corner from where I lived in Pelham Avenue from my birth in 1940 to the time I moved to Kent with my parents in 1956. There was a huge wall that ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Rita Ovenden Nee Edwards

East Ham 1966/1968

I moved from Dulwich in 1966 as my father was in the army.We lived in the TA camp on Vicarage lane and I went to Vicarage Lane School. My maiden name was Mcnickle. I attend it ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Sharron Hill

Ghostly Memories Of Eastbury House

I am Barking born and bred on 25.04.1921 and lived in Fanshaw Avenue which was not far from Eastbury House. I have now reached the age of 92 and would like to ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Winifred Lines

Memories Of Growing Up

My first real memory of the town was Mum taking me to Blakes corner which has been bombed and me peering through the wooden safety wall, to look at the hole down below. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Victoria Falkowska

J.Sainsbury Ltd

Sorry to one of your correspondents, males never wore hats in the shops of J.Sainsbury to my knowledge. The females wore nylon head scarves. I worked at the Barking branch for several ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Mikemoore Moore

Durell Road, Martins Corner

What a place! If you're not born here, run for the hills! But I love it, I still see faces of long ago that do too, or why didn't we move away a long time ago!! My mum and ...Read full memory

A memory of Barking by Michael Jacob

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