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)

I remember the H-G fire well. I was sixteen at the time and was on my way home from evening classes at the South West Essex Tech, as it was called in those days, in Longbridge Road Barking. As soon as I left the college on my bike I noticed the glow in the sky and knew it was somewhere near where we were living at the (...Read full memory)

Got to be honest, I don't remember a thing, I was adopted soon after I was born, but I still regard myself as being an Ilford-ite. I really want to visit and look around Ilford soon, just to see now what my hometown is like, of course I understand it'll have changed LOL, but I still need to visit. Nice to see some 1966 pics ... seems like a long time ago eh. Maybe see you sometime, Mark

I remember when I used to catch a trolley at Fanshawe Avenue and go to Ilford Broadway and then go for a wander around the shops in Ilford. If I recall, the trolley bus ride was about 2d each way. When it came time to go home I caught a bus outside Harrison Gibsons which took me to the top of South Park Drive, that was the (...Read full memory)

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