South Chingford, Chingford Mount Road c.1955

Memories of South Chingford, Chingford Mount Road c1955


I remember when Rossis ice-cream opened and free vouchers were worth more than gold. Rossis shop was right by the last bus stop before the trolley bus turned around and headed back to London. On the corner, a few shops along, was I think Freeman Hardy & Willis the shoe shop, and around the (...Read full memory)

We moved to Leonard Road Chingford in 1951. I particularly remember the trolley buses and how the poles on the top used to come off and the conductor would get a long bamboo cane from under the bus to rehook the pole onto the electric cable I also remember Larkswood lido, the Odeon cinema at Chingford Mount. After attending (...Read full memory)

I went to see 'The Jungle Book' in the Odeon and remember the restaurant opposite - dead posh. I worked in the tiny TESCO supermarket which was opposite Rossis. In the 1970s Rossis was a mecca for teenagers as it sold records and you could stand in a tiny booth and preview the record before you bought (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1939 in the Chingford Mount Hospital. My late father Sam Shapiro (later Shepherd) owned the business Chingford Mount Radio near the corner of Chingford Mount and Larkswood road next door to one of the wartime British Restaurants established in a community or church hall at the corner of (...Read full memory)

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