Barking, Park, The Lake c.1965

Memories of Barking


I was born in Williams ward in Upney in 1957. We lived on Thames View in a small flat near the top end of Bastable Avenue. We then moved to Bredo House – I will always remember the flat, it had a downstairs and a staircase up to the 2 bedrooms, bathroom and toilet. There was a door at the top of the stairs leading (...Read full memory)

Went to Eastbury School, Dawson Ave. Was friends with Joan Petchey, Jane Peterson, Joan Palmer, Wendy Roberts, Doreen Spooner, Janice Bridgeman,Linda Etty, Heather Saint. Now live on Canvey Island as do Doreen and Linda. Heather and I used to live next door to each other and now we live a few streets away (...Read full memory)

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)

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