Barking, Elizabethan Court And Market House 1912

Memories of Barking


I was born in Gascoigne Road in 1946, right opposite the school, 2 doors from Molly's sweet shop. My sisters Brenda and Betty along with our parents Rose and Arthur Cox. I have wonderful and happy memories of our life in Gascoigne Road, all three of us attended Gascoigne School as did all the kids in the nearby roads. (...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)

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)

Anyone remember the junction of Tanner St. and Church Street in Barking, .... on the corner was the Britannia pub? My nan, (Alice Snell) was born in the ironmonger's shop next door to the pub and her father ran the shop ... but was it in Tanner or Church Street?

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