Ilford, The Lake c.1950

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 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)

I'm trying to locate information about the Polish Camp in Hainault Road that was there after the war where Polish servicemen stayed. Does anyone have any memories of this or any information? Any memories of the Polish and Irish communities in the Ilford area during the late '40s early '50s? I am trying to gather (...Read full memory)

Does anyone remember the Sally Lunn Restaurant in the Cranbrook Road? It used to be next door to Russells Garden Nursery that later became the Prudential Offices, at the time one of Ilford's tallest buildings

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