Ilford, Cranbrook Road And High Street 1948

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 like it was yesterday, I went to Highlands school from1961/ 1968, my name is Paul Cahn, my best friend was Jeff Lobel, we are still best mates today, some 50 odd years later.

I can recall going with my father up to Barkingside after an air raid during the Second World War and seeing a farm that had been hit. There were fire hoses all over the road and pigs running up the High Street. The farm was just across the road from the cinema (The State?). We too were to be bombed out of our house, at the bottom (...Read full memory)

Born wells gardens 1952 grew up in and around ilford until 1976 my friend Peter still lives on Balfour road. How times have change the buses ran on electricity, no supermarkets. Going to ilford shops with my mother to do the weekly shop. Does anybody remember the greengrocer that drove around in a lorry that was his shop, you don't see the now.

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