Barking, The Station c.1960

Memories of Barking, the Station c1960


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 remember the old Barking Station and loving the smell of the steam trains; standing on the bridge and watching the train from (Tilbury or Southend?) disappearing in a cloud of steam. Wonderful. Old Barking station was all Victorian cast steel pillars with elaborate decoration and dark wood if I remember rightly and an (...Read full memory)

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