Barking, Upney Lane c.1910

Memories of Barking


I remember the shops in Barking very well when I was a child. One of my favourite shops was Bullies the Jewellers, you couldn't miss it because it had a great big clock flush with the pavement at the entrance. I used to dribble at the sight of all the jewels. The other shops were M&S by the swimming baths, and (...Read full memory)

We moved to Hertford Road in 1971, I was 3 years old. I remember playing in our overgrown garden which backed on to the Burges road playing fields soon after we moved in. There used to be a horrendous smell from the paint/chemical factory which was situated near the bridge over the Roding, near where Tesco's is (...Read full memory)

About 1944 my memory of Pescies starts with going to the closed-in swimming pool at the back of the now Law Court, to go there I would be running round to find jam jars from next door then change them in Sainsburys, 1p large and 1/2p small, it cost tuppence to get into the swimming pool then. When we came out if we (...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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