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Memories of Hornchurch

Hi , My name is Eric Bell & I was born in 1947,& raised in Hornchurch. When I was around 17 I was lucky enough to work at Jim Moore`s music shop in Hornchurch Road. What a great job for a young guitar nut eh!! I formed a group called "The Nighthawks" & we played quite frequently at the Bull. (...Read full memory)

I vaguely remember Sibley's Butchers in Hornchurch. In the early 50's I used to go in the shop and watch my uncle, Reginald Brett, cutting up and selling meat, offal, sausages etc. For a young lad it was very interesting. At the end of the day I would help him sweep the sawdust floor and he always gave me a shilling. He (...Read full memory)

My parents bought our house in Mansfield Gardens in 1934 for £500. It had no garage but nobody in the road had a car anyway. My name was Jenifer Shearring. I went to North Street Primary School, infants and juniors from1950 to 1957 and then I went to Hornchurch Grammar School from 1957 to 1963. I remember a lot of (...Read full memory)

My grandad, Victor Wright, ran Wright's Car Hire in Ardleigh Green next to Carter's Bakery nearly opposite the school. He had 2 Humber limousines, a Studebaker and an Austin 18 for chauffeur driven hire. He and the other drivers, which sometimes included my dad Ron Wright, would wear a navy blue suit and cap when they (...Read full memory)

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