Barkingside Memories

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Just looking at this photo brings back so many memories of shopping with my mum and two brothers.Getting chips on the way back from shopping or an icecream in Rossi's was a great treat. I went to school at Fairlop Primary & Secondary School until we emigrated to Australia in April 1967. I've been back (...Read full memory)

I lived in Barkinside from 1952 until 1969. My parents were there until 2007 so I have seen so many changes. We originally lived in Clayhall, St Claire Close and my parents moved to Brandville Gardens in the 90s. Both my brother and I went to Fairlop and had a really sound eduaction there. I became a Civil (...Read full memory)

I used to love the Roylance on Saturday nights when he'd clear the shop for dances in the 60's. I had an ancient BSA motorcycle and had to compete with the scooter brigade.

I remember growing up in Barkingside in the 1960s, going to the State cinema on Saturday mornings, the trolly buses that ran along the high road, Green & Dyson groceries where my mum worked, Fairlop School 1961-66. The wasteground before the swimming pool was built, Barnardo's village where a lot of friends (...Read full memory)

Penney Hughs (nee Slinger) and Brian Fazackerley to contact me at gnsavill50@yahoo.co.uk, regarding Mossford Garage..many thanks!

hey there I wondered if anyone can help me I grew up in Barkingside and remember lots about it but my mum and brother were having a conversation about Barkingside high street the other day and they couldnt remember the name of the fishmongers/butchers one side of the shop was fishmongers the other a butchers my mum (...Read full memory)

I used to live in Colvin Gardens, so I knew Fullwell Cafe very well. My mother, brothers and I used to go in there often on the way to visit my Aunty. I have many memories of walking up Toms Wood, Hill Road from Barkingside High St. There was Fairlop Primary School on the corner of our street, and on the other (...Read full memory)

My family came back from Australia in 1952. We were housed in the old R.A.F camp in Forest Rd. In the fine weather we walked across the fields that ran at the back of the camp to Failop School, Fencepiece Rd. After a year we moved to Greenwood Gardens next to the school . In the junior school I remember one teacher Mr (...Read full memory)

What an amazing site! I went to Gearies in 1949 and left in 1953 and if I remember correctly Doubles was the motocycle shop on the corner. It is now nearly sixty years ago so my memory of the streets in the area is a bit hazy but the photos certainly brought back a load of memories. The Rossie's I remember (...Read full memory)

I remember the fish shop/butchers in the High Street, it was called Gurrs and they used to smoke the fish out the back of the shop. It was situated between Boots and Rossis. Before the swimming pool was built, the land was full of trees and bushes where we played as kids. We always went over there after coming (...Read full memory)