Ilford, The High Road c.1965

Memories of Ilford


I used to work at Memory Brothers in the Pioneer Market. I cannot remember the exact year, but it was around 1964-65. Right opposite our shop was Holmes fruit and veg shop. I seem to also remember that they had two shops. Our shop was open counter on three sides, grocery, bacon and cooked meats which was the (...Read full memory)

Born in Colombo Road in 1937. Remember the doodle bugs, air aid shelters, Christchurch School, Dane Secondary (even know the school song word for word). Days of fun in Valentines Park and the swimming pool. Ilford Town Hall dances and the Palais. Drinking at The Havelock and The Valentine. Trolley buses replaced by (...Read full memory)

I was born in Ilford in 1961, in Stanley Road, opposite the cemetery of St Mary the Virgin! I remember well shopping trips 'Up Ilford' with Mum or Dad as a child. I remember too, going into C&A for clothes, and visiting the Clarkes shoe shop, down a side road, I believe it was near the Town Hall, there was a tank of fish in (...Read full memory)

I worked Saturdays and the school holidays at Sally Lunns.That was from 1960 to 1964. Thet use to sell a Vienna steak which I helped to make, their crinkly chips were fantastic. They used to be part cooked (Jerries) at a lower temperature and placed in a huge bowl. When the lunch time rush started, the (...Read full memory)

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