Barking, East Street c.1965

Memories of Barking


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 think it became Timothy Whites & Taylor after that. I was born in 1946 and lived in George Street, off Linton Road, and went to Northbury (...Read full memory)

I so remember Barking like this. I wasn't born until '59 but it still looked a lot like this picture. I often wonder how it changed so much. It's not at all how I remember it now. I go back to see family occasionally, but since my mum died, it's not the same. Sad but true...

Continuing up the street on the right was a long parade of various shops and we come to Salisbury Ave on the corner was a large modernistic furniture shop later the shop nest door became a KFC and across the street next to the station was the Spotted Dog and directly Across was the Magnificent towering Odeon Cinema (...Read full memory)

I remember starting school at Westbury School. I loved it when my little sister Sharon Saint start infants there while i was in the juniors. ALways being protective I used to sneak round to the infants part and sit with her making sure she was safe

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