Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Hornchurch, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.
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Reading some memories, I thought I would do, as spent a lot of my teenage years in the Elm Park area. I was one of the first pupils at the newly opened Abbs Cross Technical school in Abbs Cross Lane after passing my 11+ . Sadly I was not a model pupil by any means, after several detentions and truancy, spending days in Harrow (...Read full memory)
As Gillian Ferguson as I was then I went to Maylands from 1965. I remember Mrs Parsons the music teacher, Miss Johannsen the Headmistress, Mr Carr/science and Mrs Walmsley. It was a great school to be at especially having to walk through the park every day twice. I actually walked all the way from near Bretons Scholl (...Read full memory)