Soldiers In Barking Park/Nisan Huts - a Memory of Barking.
Hi Susan the huts were located the side of the swimming pool and Barking Abey school thy previously been erected to house the soldiers who manned the guns the huts more level with the swimming pool and the guns in front up towards longbridge road. So when thy moved out there where a lot of people moved in from some other place you may now where. Around about 1945 I made friends with Harriet Barnards sister thy lived in them and I was really taken back by how they had made them inside. There were nice curtains deviding the rooms of and thy even had a piano I was totally gobsmacked at how nice thy were at the time .
In the war when the German planes came over we would be able to hear the guns fireing we would be in the air raid shelters situated in the back yard. and every one would come out to watch some times the soldiers would catch the planes in there searchlights and then start shooting them down you can imagine how people cheered when the pilots bailed out with their parachutes. I do hope this give you a bit more knowledge Maureen
A memory shared byon Mar 13th, 2019.
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