Valuable resource for outer East London, a suburb that went from being a rural hamlet to the industrial centre of the southeast in about 50 years.
Laurie Wright commented
Why oh why did I never search for this site before now? It has brought all the memories of my first encounter of speedway when my dad took me to Brooklands as a 12 year old,and I was totally hooked!
After the Bombers we went to Crayford,then on to Hackney [Kestrels] and now Lakeside.Thanks for this site its great!
I left Ilford in 1977 at the age of 26.75, having been there since the age of 9. I used both Valetines Park, and Loxford Park especially a fair times and for school football. I am now in the Leicester Navy and surf the internet. It's not quite the same is it really?
Jules Shand commented
Does anyone know of the whereabouts of Paul Leslie, Bill Conn, Robert Bryan or Keith Brooks? We all went to Loxford Secondary School in the early sixties.. Ilford was a great place then..I still miss it even though I\'ve been in Cambridgeshire now for nearly forty years.
Ruth S commented
Had great times in Ilford during the 50\'s and 60\'s. Was at Loxford Sec School from 52-56 and recall cane happy teachers such as Little and Hutchins. After leaving school served an apprenticeship on the railways at the Ley street depot. Made many good friends such as Jerry Wealthy, Cliff Hugget, Peter Burgess, Mickey Flynn. Left Ilford in 64 when i got married. It would be nice to hear from old acquaintances.
I went to Ilford College in Belton Road Seven Kings in 1945-6-7. It was run by the Shaw family, closing in 1947. Are there any old pupils who remember the place and more ? I would love to hear.
I Just discovered the this website.
I used to live next-door to Wally Maudsley in Upminster as a young man
I left there in 1969 and would like any historic news of Wally and what he had been doing during the the last 40 years
Gav Reid commented
Looking for anyone with connections to the family of Henry and Ada Wood (nee Deeming) who moved to East Ham in the early 1900`s. Several children including my Grandfather, Thomas William Wood born in 1894. Family connection with the railway and omnibus services, Henry was an inspector in both areas during his working life. Related to Coombes and Baxter - the latter had a florist/greengrocer business in Manor Park during the 1970`s
Im looking for any Winchesters born in or connected with the East Ham/Woolwich area post 1970. Any info would be great
I was born in mar 1952 and lived in St bartholomews road till i was about 12 years old. I am trying to trace my roots. I went to a RC school which i remember i walked to in about 10/15 mins. Does antone know the name of the school. also does anyone remember my parents. Dad was Luigi Pachall Baldassari and my mum was Alice Florence (maiden name Wibrow) Thanks
Alex Moore commented
orchard place/leamouth/bow creek
My Ancestors were born and brought up in orchard place. My great grandmother was Annie Lammin and she lived there with her parents and grandparents.The family were there in the 1910s until about 1958. I would love any info or pictures that anyone has about the area and people living there. The names i'm researching are Lammin, Hurley, Brunton and Jeffreys. Hope someone can help
I am searching for any information on Emily Caroline CHAPMAN who gave birth to a son, Ernest James, at the Union Workhouse, Poplar, Middlesex in November 1974
I am looking for anyone researching Elizabeth Matilda CALAS (Nee HINTON- b 1854 - I of W) married to Daniel CALAS (b 1850 - Shoreditch). They had a daughter called Louisa Matilda CALAS (b 1878) who married Theodore Hilton POLITZ (b 1877). Louisa went on to have 8 children, the youngest of which was Irene (b 1919). I think Irene married Edward T G TURNER around 1950 and possibly had two sons John E G TURNER and Alan TURNER- John and Alan would now be in their 60's. I have addresses of 22 Ivy Lane, Shoreditch, 78 Clifton Road, Canning Town and 24 Cowper Road, Stoke Newington. I would love to hear from anyone researching this family as we are distantly related
Your nan and grandad (Henry Jones and Maud Alice Beatrice Meadows /Jones) lived at 26 Beaconsfield Road Canning Town about 1961 our mother was born named Maud Doris Mary Jones 28/02/1962,Henry had sisters, names unknown to us, would like to find relatives as don't know anything from our mums past Jackie
Researching 582 COMMERCIAL ROAD, POPLAR (between Branch Road and Rotherhithe Tunnel) during 1951-61 Was a seamen's residence at that time. Any info. as to the owner, list of tenants, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Inam researching the Harvey family from East London . John Harvey b 1901 was a lamplighter for Trinity House on various lighships , including the 'Kentish Knock' and the 'Galloper'. John Harvey was married to Eliza Jane Long in 1918 at St Peters Church, Clerkenwell. They had four children Lillie b1921, Lottie b 1923, Horace b 1934 and Howard b 1937 Anyone with links with this family.
What a fantastic site - thankyou so much for sharing the information.I started this journey only a couple of months ago thinking that all my searches for Palmers would be based in and around Dagenham as that is where we were born & bred (or so we thought !) Imagine my surprise to find my Gt Grandfather (William Palmer) and all other relatives are actually from ilford which is only a few miles away from where I live now . Thanks to all your hard work many of the details I need are already available.
I will be hot footing it up to Ilford in the near future to have a wander around and see if I can locate anything else of my family history.
Any other details relating to the Palmers of Ilford or how they link in to the Palmers of Poplar would be greatly appreciated
I'm looking for information relating to Robert McCormick. He lived with his parents who ran a removal business in Monmouth Road, Dagenham around 1962, of Irish descent.
Add years 1969-1985 please very precious memories
Kev Welsh commented
Has anyone connections to Mitchell family who were in West Ham, Tidal Basin 1938 till about 1947, then to Barkinside till about 1975
Steve Roberts commented
Barking was a strong contender for the Britain in Bloom competition of the 1971 a number of photos appeared in the press