Ilford, The High Road c.1965

Memories of Ilford


The former Ron Pakeham (spelling?) owned one of the stores in Pioneer Market and sub-let half (and eventually all) that store to Redbridge Photographic, where I worked some evenings and Saturdays whilst at school and later college. The manager was Val Goldstein, who knew everyone in the trade! (...Read full memory)

Country born and bred, I regularly stayed with aunts and uncles in Seven Kings and Barkingside My regular haunts were Valentine's 'Cranbrook' and Barkingkside Parks as well as the disused airfield known as Fairlop. The latter being a haven for aircraft modellers. I cycled everywhere and made many friends of my own age. I (...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)

I have so many memories of this place. I was born in Martley Drive, 1947, my grandparents originally bought the house back in the 1920s when they moved from Bethnal Green. It was a good place to live, I went to Gearies School all the way through from Infants, Juniors to secondary. It was just a short (...Read full memory)

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