Shopping In Barking - a Memory of Barking.

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 Woolworths, they had a cafe along the width of the shop at the far end. Does anyone remember it?  Jimmy's the Chemist and the wet fish shop next to Burtons. The joy of looking in the market, Blakes and Broadway. And remember the live eels! And the lovely smell of fresh baked bread at Arthy's.
All lovely memories of happier days.
Edna (nee Miller)

A memory shared by Edna Reynolds on Dec 30th, 2008. Send Edna Reynolds a message.

 Comments & Feedback

Sun Sep 30th 2018, at 3:31 pm
Brian Newman commented:
Well said Edna. Barking and its people were great. I was born in 1942 and you have just jogged my happy memories. We had an Arthy's where I lived in Ripple Road. Do you remember Worrakers. I know that spelling is wrong (well I did go to Eastbury School). They sold prams.

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