Barking, Wellington Mill c.1900

Memories of Barking


I remember Roding Avenue (No.33) with very fond memories. Those names you have mentioned are still floating about in my brain! I remember the Coronation celebration party well; I was dressed as a pilot. My mum and several other ladies sang on stage dressed as Zulu women - they sang "Dem Bones". I now live in (...Read full memory)

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)

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 have fond memories of Barking back in the early sixtys.,Oh I know its a dump now, dirty and no charm at all, but back then it was a place to be proud of. The fair held at Barking park (sadly not the park it was then), the carnival, going on the rides and trying to pick up the girls at the fair, a pocket of money and high (...Read full memory)

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