Ilford, Ilford Lane, The Market 1948

Memories of Ilford, Ilford Lane, the Market 1948


Hi there. I'll always have fond memories of Valentines Park, those beautiful swans and Canadian cygnets at the Cranbrook Road end, Gants Hill Odeon, library, the bird cage in Valentines Park, the boat lakes, the brass band on a Sunday afternoon in Valentines Park, Valentines Park lido, walking down Ley (...Read full memory)

The time was late 1950s early 60s. At the time I was on drums and vocals with local Ilford groups. Most Saturday mornings would find me with a mix of local band people chatting in Ron's basement with Chick and Joey Dormer working for Ron( who usually was upstairs with the vinyls). Joey, a brilliant (...Read full memory)

I was born in Ilford in 1928, I now live in Australia, came here in 1948 so my memories are of that time. This picture is of where we used to shop every week. We lived in Dunedin Road.  Is the railway close by? I was in the Gaumont Super cinema when it was bombed. But that is another story. I remember the Hippodrome too.

I have very fond memories of the pioneer market ilford my aunt & uncle peggy & ernie holmes owned the veg stall they had no children so as there only nephew i was a very spoilt 4 year old an added bonus was that my nan daisey macCarthy worked on the oppsite hardware stall again as her only grandchild i was spoilt i (...Read full memory)

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