Barking, East Street c.1955

Memories of Barking


I was born at 16 Roding Avene, the prefabs right next to the River Roding. Across the main London Road was Delayneys, also the Masters Match factory with its tall chimmney. I remember seeing the chimney being knocked down, the man at the top looked like an ant. I have many memories of Barking. I went to St Margarets C of E (...Read full memory)

I was born in Barking, Suffolk Road, in 1938. Elder son of David & Edith Wardell (nee Fenn), and lived there until I married in 1964. My mother's family had lived in Barking for several generations, with Grandad Fenn living in Fisher Street St, Margarets Road and Sparsholt Road. Grandma Fenn was born in Barking as was (...Read full memory)

As a school-boy I had a job working for W.H.Smith at Barking Station. I started when I was twelve on a paper round, but after a short while the shop manager, Albert Hedges, decided I could work one of the platform sub-stalls. This was really quite exciting for a youngster, as the station was one of the busiest in (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1947,  so anyone that reads this of that era can relate to the great shopping and Barking people. You could never walk through the shops without seeing a friend or neighbour and through a child's eyes everything was 'right with the world'. My mum and I would have a cuppa and egg and cress roll in (...Read full memory)

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