Barking, Boating Lake c.1955

Memories of Barking


My nan and grandad were Barking people, my nan was born on a fishing smack moored in the quay at barge aground area of town. My grandad was a hero of the battle of Jutland. My uncle Tig lived and died in Barking so did many of my family. My dad was in the Royal Marines and when he demobbed we came home from Germany and (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1936 so I am probably one of the oldest people with fond memories of Barking. I first went to Gascoigne School and can remember having to practise wearing a gas mask during the war- horrible smelly rubbery things. I am not sure what was worse being gassed by Hitler or wearing the gas mask. We had (...Read full memory)

Does anyone remember going to Thames View Infants late 50's early 60's.I remember Miss Hobson the headmistress and Miss Plummer and Miss Keithley who were my teachers.It was a great school and I remember going into assembly and Miss Hobson playing music that I actually liked.'Jesu Joy of Man's desiring' 'Elizabethan (...Read full memory)

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 share a memory which until very recently I kept to myself. I remember the old creepy Eastbury House which was then untenanted and sustained damage (...Read full memory)

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