My Journey Back To Leytonstone - a Memory of Leytonstone.
My name was Mary Fanning and I lived in Leytonstone as a child from 1962 to 1973 - when my family moved back to live in Ireland. I have fantastic memories of Leytonstone and have only recently started to relive my memories by searching for all the familiar places and photographic memories I can find. I have not returned for many years - late 1970's. But hope to return in the New Year 2010.
My everlasting memories of Bearmans was the visit to Santa and standing in a queue that seemed to last for hours at that age. My mother and I often stood in front of St. John's church looking at the bridal parties coming out - I wonder how many of them are still alive and well ? My father loved the cinema beside Bearmans and my aunt worked in the British Home Stores across the road. I have seen the tube station and in my mind - it hasn't changed accept for the wall murals dedicated to A. Hitchcock. There was a Woolworths on the other side of the street and I wonder is the Heathcote pub still on the High Street on the way down to Sainsburys ? I loook forward to my return journey and hope that some of my memories will strike some of the readers.
Limerick , Ireland 19 November 2010
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