Barking, Wellington Mill c.1900

Memories of Barking


I was born in Shirley Gardens in 1935, right opposite Barking Park where I spent most of my childhood at Barking open air lido. What a magnificent place that was! My father was a policeman in Barking so we always knew what was going on! In winter we would go swimming at Barking indoor pool and always have (...Read full memory)

Is there anyone who can share similar memories of Barking particularly of the Eastbury and Town areas. At 81 time passes so quickly that memories are the only thing w have left. Clifford Smith

Hi, researching John, Alfred Luckham or Jack Luckham sang at The Brewery Tap pub in Barking back in approx Sixties. Does anyone know name if band or any memories please?

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)

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