Ilford, Cranbrook Park c.1965

Memories of Ilford


I was born down Roman Road Ilford sadly as long ado as 1947 but life in Ilford was good. Went to Mount Secondary School but left at the age of 14 and started work as a jnr legal secretary in a firm in Cranbrook Road. It was so great then could get on a train and be in Liverpool Street in 20 mins an shop till we dropped. I (...Read full memory)

I remember working on the C & A store in appoximately 1964 I think, from start to finish, all the electrical work, it brings back many happy memories for me. Is it still standing? It was said a cinema stood there prior to C & A being built, which was bombed during the Second World War, and it was said to have had a ghost from that time on. Denno

Ilford Town Hall is on the corner of Oakfield Road where I lived throughout WW2. The public Air Raid Shelter we used to sleep in was opposite the Town Hall in Oakfield Road. A very large department store called Moultons was opposite, in the High Street. T remember when Moultons was on fire one night & flames were pouring (...Read full memory)

My first job as a teenager was with ICT, which subsequently became ICL and I think has now disappeared. I used to repair punch card equipment at Ilford Film, Plessey and Ilford town Hall back in the early 60's. I probably have walked up that piece of road a hundred times. The town hall is just visible on the (...Read full memory)

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