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cobbold Road by lily (Member 10267279) on 24-Sep-2017
Today I met George, a main worker at Nevill's Bread 1950-1975. Still confused about the geography finally found Britain From Above https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EAW041397h
and worked out what was what. Cobbold is such a tiny pretty road nowadays that it was difficult to match the old aerial view with today's reality.
  
  • Re: cobbold Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 24-Sep-2017
    Lily Hi, my dad worked at Nevills bakery must have been in the 50s, before that he worked at the CoOp bakery Maryland Point., that was during the war. I was borne in Lansdowne Rd long gone now such a shame, everyone new everyone else whole family's lived so close. We were all Christend in St Margret's church all married there too, wonderfull place to grow up. Wanstead Flats was our playground for ... more >>

  • Re: cobbold Road by Brian Forge (Member 10239202) on 18-Oct-2017
    Hi Maureen your making me homesick

  • Re: cobbold Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 4-Nov-2017
    Hi Brian, don't feel homesick it's not like you remember I'm homesick but for the way it used to be. Why do you think we all voted Brexit , if you want to hear cockney spoken go to Essex because that's where we all moved out to. The Pie and Mash shop is still at the Harrow Green and it's still the very best I'm pleased to say. I go back very occasionally but it's not the same hope your well my two... more >>

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cobbold road by lily (Member 10267279) on 23-Sep-2017
I have spoken to elderly residents and looked at maps. Where did Cobbold Road go? It starts its numbers at 87 one side and 94 the other. Did you know the houses are priced at half a million now?   
  • Re: cobbold road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 23-Sep-2017
    From what I remember cobold Rd was around Can Hall some where, but most of the property in Leytonstone is going for half a million now, it's central for everything, I go back occasionally but OMG has it changed.

  • Re: cobbold road by lily (Member 10267279) on 24-Sep-2017
    Hi Maureen, Great to get a response.Yes the area is up and coming with youngsters incl. my daughter busting a gut to get the half million together then renovate the Victorianness. Her house went from squalid to gorgeous family home suiting 2017. Of course the gardens get lost as extensions got built since 1970s.I am fascinated by the whole Cann Hall Road neighbourhood.I have a sparse Facebook page... more >>

  • Re: cobbold road by Theresa Crook (Member 10315313) on 25-Sep-2017
    Hi I went to Tom Hood School in the 1960's. it was in Cobbold Road and the school and the road were quite different to now. Tom Hood was a technical high school and Cobbold Road was a through road not closed off as it is today. The new academy has built across the roadway, blocking it off.
    I visited the area a few months back and was surprised that parts of the old school are still standing as I... more >>

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Edwards Women's clothes shop by Mandy hursey (Member 10315865) on 18-Sep-2017
Does anyone remember a women's clothes shop in the 1960s in Leytonstone called Edwards. Also if anyone knows of a Jean Hill who worked in this shop and I believe lived in Leytonstone with her mother. Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you
Mandy
  
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Angle Street, Peters family by Theresa Crook (Member 10315313) on 26-Aug-2017
If anyone believes they may be connected to the Peters family, Angle Street, or has any memories of of that area I would love to hear from you. I went to Mayville School from 1956-1962 and then Tom Hood until 1967/8. Theresa Crook (nee Peters)   
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HELP IN SEARCHING FOR ROADS,SHOPS AND PEOPLE. by peter edwards (Member 10239790) on 27-Jan-2017
The Vestry Museum E.17. has reference books for E10 and E11 Shops and Businesses after WW2[KELLYS ].
It has other reference books for private residences pre WW2.Also photos can be purchased.
The Geographers A-Z website sells copies of the 1938A-Z.
I have some sketches showing the locations of shops within some major shopping parades in 1956.
  
  • Re: HELP IN SEARCHING FOR ROADS,SHOPS AND PEOPLE. by Ken Kilbey (Member 10290513) on 15-Apr-2017
    Argyle Street was off Holloway Road. Brian Wallege(?)lived there. The corner house was occupied by Derek Griffin or was it Griffith's who kept goal for Leytonstone. Derek was arguably the best amateur goalkeeper in the Country.

  • Re: HELP IN SEARCHING FOR ROADS,SHOPS AND PEOPLE. by Clincher (Member 10090467) on 26-Apr-2017
    Hi Ken, The 'keeper's surname was Griffin and I agree he was top class like so many Stones players of that era

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Angle Street - family history by Andrew White (Member 10310421) on 27-Dec-2016
Hi all; I'm researching my family history, and my mum's side, the Peters family, lived in Angle Street. Can anyone give me any info on them or the area? Am I right in thinking that Angle Street has gone? Was it because of bomb damage? My granddad, Fred Peters, was apparently a volunteer fireman during the Blitz. Thanks, Andrew.   
  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Clincher (Member 10090467) on 3-Jan-2017
    Hi I don't remember any street in this neighbourhood with the name "Angle Street". There was a street called "Argyle Street".

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Clincher (Member 10090467) on 3-Jan-2017
    The Argyle Street that I remember was in the vicinity of Cathall Road in Leytonstone. That area has greatly changed since the 1960s - bomb damaged houses and slum houses were demolished and replaced by modern estates. I have checked out the Streetmap website and cannot find an Argyle Street or Road in the Cathall Road area now. There is an Argyle Road in London E15 but that is some distance from t... more >>

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 3-Jan-2017
    yes there was an angle street my uncle lived there and it was in that area of leytonstone.

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 5-Jan-2017
    PS.there was also a temple street and a wood st.vic.

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Pat Bampton (Member 10241415) on 10-Jan-2017
    Hi Andrew - my name's Pat (nee Smyth) and I can confirm there definitely was an Angle Street, as I lived there until about 1957 when we moved to Leyton. We were at number 14 and I vaguely remember (bearing in mind I was only about 10 when we left) the Peters family whom I think lived across the road.

    I believe Angle Street and the surrounding roads (including Temple Street and Short Street) h... more >>

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by peter edwards (Member 10239790) on 27-Jan-2017
    This street existed off Holloway [near Argyle Street]. I obtained this from a 1938/9 A-Z reprint,available from Geographers A-Z Map Co.This A-Z is useful and also contains street name changes.I also remember a James Milton who lived in a prefab in Argyll Street.

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Stuart Peters (Member 10312457) on 31-Mar-2017
    We are related, My Granddad was Sid, Fred's brother. Just happened to look up 7 Angle street and saw your post. Both him and Sid were fire service during the war. Sid was a Master baker at COOP bakers and was kept back. pop me your email and I will send some family photos to you.
    Regards,

    Stuart Peters

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Stuart Peters (Member 10312457) on 31-Mar-2017
    P.S. Got a good Picture of Uncle Fred (your grandad) and Great Grandma Sarah for you.

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Stuart Peters (Member 10312457) on 3-Apr-2017
    Angle street was apparently eventually condemned due the sate of the buildings. My dad recalled they struggled with bugs in the walls as the aging buildings were lathe and plaster. My father Dennis Peters (Sid Peters Son) remembers lots of details of people and dates of 7 Angle Street and the Peters family how they spread across a few houses. Will try and get it down on paper. There was one of th... more >>

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by John Owen (Member 10247600) on 20-Jun-2017
    Re Clincher. Seems to me when I go home that they knocked down the slums where we lived to only build new ones! Angle road, if memory serves me was where the welcome mission was.

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Pat Bampton (Member 10241415) on 13-Jul-2017
    Re John Owens' message re Angle Street dated 20th June 2017, I'm pretty sure the Welcome Mission must have been on another road/street. Angle Street was absolutely tiny and was mostly made up of two-up/two down terraced cottages. Two of the houses at the top on either side seemed to have old shop fronts on them but didn't operate as such.

    Hope this helps.

    Pat

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Theresa Crook (Member 10315313) on 22-Aug-2017
    Hi I don't know if you still are a member of this but my name is Theresa Crook (nee Peters). I lived in Angle Street, first at No.7 with my nan Sarah and then we moved to No.13. Sid was my dad's brother and my favourite uncle, lovely man.
    The houses in Angle Street were demolished in the 60's and we were rehoused in a block of flats, still in Leytonstone. I went back to Leytonstone a few months... more >>

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Theresa Crook (Member 10315313) on 22-Aug-2017
    For anyone who is connected to the Peters family, I have done some work on the family tree. It was some time ago now as I have not had the time to follow this up. I would be happy to pass on the information I have if anyone is interested. I could not believe it when I saw the messages from you all. Sarah and William had 14 children, 13 survived so there are a lot of us!! Theresa

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Theresa Crook (Member 10315313) on 24-Aug-2017
    Pat is correct. The Welcome Mission was somewhere else. I lived at No.7 Angle street until about 1960 and then moved to No.13. My aunt Mary and family lived next door in No. 11 with my cousins, Sid, Kenny, Sylvie, Bill and Phillip. (Kidd)
    I am still in touch with Sylvia.
    My dad, Albert Peters had a twin Arthur (born 1918) and after them the last child was born, Joe.
    I have lots of memories of g... more >>

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Andrew White (Member 10310421) on 7-Dec-2017
    I've only just seen some of the amazing replies to my question - and it seems I have long lost family! I'm not sure how to give you my email address on here without actually writing it?

  • Re: Angle Street - family history by Andrew White (Member 10310421) on 7-Dec-2017
    I'll risk it - my email address is awhite6700@aol.com if anyone would like to drop me a line. looking forward to hearing some family stories and swapping photos! Andrew.

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Albert Connor Crook by James Gardiner (Member 10310028) on 6-Dec-2016
Hi. Does anyone know of the publican who ran the Green Man called Albert Connor Crook from 1963/64?   
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CECIL ROAD NEIGHBOURS by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 9-Oct-2016
With the kind assistance of fellow member Val Adams I have compiled a list of the residents of the top half of Cecil Road No's 1 to 44. Also by using the Ancestry site I have compiled a list of no's 1 to 44 from the 1911 census. If any member wants copies please let me have your email address and I will send them to you.   
  • Re: CECIL ROAD NEIGHBOURS by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 10-Oct-2016
    I missed out the date of the above first list it is of the period 1948 to 1950

  • Re: CECIL ROAD NEIGHBOURS by brian e forge (Member 10309262) on 9-Mar-2017
    I would like a copy of the list of addresses for Cscil rd i lived on Lansdown rd right accross from Cecil rd and i had a lot of friends on Cecil rd thank you

  • Re: CECIL ROAD NEIGHBOURS by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 5-Apr-2017
    Hi if you let me have your email address I will forward copies regards George

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WARTIME EVACUATION by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 30-Sep-2016
My brother and myself were evacuated from Leytonstone to Hanley Stoke on Trent in 1943 or 1944
I would be interested to know if any members were also vacuated to Hanley.
  
  • Re: WARTIME EVACUATION by Brian Forge (Member 10239202) on 13-Oct-2016
    I had three friends who lived on Cecil Rd Jim Desforges Teddy Nicholes Terry Hutinson and Terry Hodges.I lived on Lansdowne Rd across from Ceacil Rd

  • Re: WARTIME EVACUATION by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 13-Oct-2016
    I know all the names mentioned but I believe they were younger than me. You or they may know my brother Peter Willett or my step brother Robert Neale. We lived at 8 Cecil Road next door to the Barrett's.

  • Re: WARTIME EVACUATION by john player (Member 10253714) on 5-Jun-2017
    I was evacuated to Stockton on Tees42/43 i live in Lascelles road

  • Re: WARTIME EVACUATION by Ken Kilbey (Member 10290513) on 10-Nov-2017
    I knew Peter very well. We were at school together. Peter was a very good footballer. If you see him do give him my regards. I am sure he will remember me even if it was 60 years ago. How time flies!

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LEYTONSTONE PAST by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 15-Sep-2016
If any member wants to see pictures of old Leytonstone log into EBAY and type in Leytonstone Postcards also Leytonstomne photo's. You will need to check regularly as the site can change. I apologise to members who already are aware of this info. Also 2 other sites of interest are Leytonstone Memories and Old Leytonstone photo's Happy searching.   
  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by J MacFarlane (Member 10258810) on 26-Sep-2016
    Hello George, our family lived in Cecil Road from as early as 1850 to 1969 when the council cleared it for demolition of the houses. I have a very good memory for many of the name so what would you like to know? (Idon't want to give you lots of info you already have!!! :-)

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by J MacFarlane (Member 10258810) on 26-Sep-2016
    Hello - message for Maureen Brown - you said you were born in Lansdowne Road - are you Peter's sister? Mrs Brown lived opposite us in Lansdowne Road. She was already there when we moved in 1969, and her son Peter married Olive, my Sunday School teacher.

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 26-Sep-2016
    Hi J MacFarlane thanks for your reply I am trying to list who lived in Cecil Road in 1948/50 starting at Lansdown Road towards Acacia Road only. The even No's missing are 10 and 12 also 40 and 42. The odd No's missing or not certain of are 5 and from 17 down to the corner of Acacia Road. I do not recall the last house No on this side. My family lived at No 8 from 1944 to 1969 when the houses were... more >>

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 26-Sep-2016
    Hi J. Macfarlen , Mrs Brown lived at 11 Cecil MrBrown was away in the Royal Navy most of his life they had 3 sons John Peter and Dennis, I married Peter he died 4 years ago. John is the eldest he is now living in Clacton he married my sister Milly, there youngest brother Dennis died a few years ago he was in the Scotts Guards most of his life. But I have to tell you I was never a Sunday School teacher. x

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by J MacFarlane (Member 10258810) on 26-Sep-2016
    Hi Maureen - It must be another family named Brown - we lived at no 63 from 1969, and Mrs Brown lived diagonally opposite - I can't remember how the numbers ran, but we were at the Montague Road end. The house we lived in was the Moxhams home before us, and we lived opposite Mrs O'Connor, who was a teacher at Leyton County High for girls.
    Mrs Brown was a widow, and her son Peter was the only o... more >>

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by J MacFarlane (Member 10258810) on 26-Sep-2016
    Hi George, we lived at 48 just past the junction of Acacia Rd. The corner shop was 44, and at 42 was a family called Smith, who had a daughter who was friends with my elder sister. Unfortunately I don't know the numbers, but on the other (odd) side in the Lansdowne - Acacia block there were the Evans, the Wrights, and part of the Steggles family - the other part of the Steggles family (old Mr & ... more >>

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 27-Sep-2016
    Hi J MacFarlane thank you for your info it has added more to my chart. Can you tell me what was the odd number of the 1st house in Cecil Rd from Acacia to Harrow, this will give me the last house number Lansdown to Acacia. Regards.

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 27-Sep-2016
    Hi J.Macfarlane, so sorry for the mix up, did you live and n the council houses at the flats end of Lansdowne? We lived near the High Road end our name was Haunts all the names you mention are ringing bells Moxam, I was friends with a girl along there Jill Springhall, round the corner in one of those houses in Montague Road Graham Gooch the cricketer lived as well with his mother m and dad. My eld... more >>

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by J MacFarlane (Member 10258810) on 16-Oct-2016
    Hello Maureen,

    thanks for the reply. I lived in the end house in Lansdowne Rd nearest the flats (63). Mr & Mrs Fenton were friends with us, and their daughters Joanne and Beverly were friends with my sister. I was in the same class at Davies Lane with their cousin Christine Fenton, who lived in Mornington Road. I haven't seen her since I left Davies Lane! The Browns lived diagonally opposi... more >>

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 17-Oct-2016
    Hello, J. Macfarlane I just read your reply, yes Jo-Ann and Beverly are my nieces, my sister husband Joe died a few years ago Doris is still very well she loves on Benfleet with Beverly. I remember the Millingtons and I worked with Maureen Bartlet in hairdressers, I was trying to remember her sir name the other day now you've reminded me thank you. I used to go that church I think it was called " ... more >>

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by Theresa Crook (Member 10315313) on 31-Aug-2017
    message for Maureen Brown - Graham Gooch was friends with my brother and we lived in John Walsh Tower, Montague Road. We moved there in the early 1960's when our house was demolished. WE used to live in Angle Street, behind the Plough and Harrow pub somewhere. The bottom of our road backed onto the old Langthorne hospital. I went to Tom Hood, this was when it was a technical high school. I got ma... more >>

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 8-Sep-2017
    Hi Theresa sorry just seen your message,great place to grow up wasn't it with the forest on our doorstop, but things have changed and most of the people I grew up with have all moved away now. We all moved away, I was in Lakside to day and met a lady who still goes beck to the Harrow Green for pie and mash, my heart will always be in Leytonstone X

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by lily (Member 10267279) on 24-Sep-2017
    Thank you George. I visited Ebay and got fantastic some real photo postcards.

  • Re: LEYTONSTONE PAST by Ken Kilbey (Member 10290513) on 10-Nov-2017
    Really interested in the references to Lansdowne
    Road. The Moxams lived on the first house junction of Montague Road. During the late 40s and until about 1958 I lived at 39 Montague Road - a prefab. Just over the road was a large garage with a forecourt that backed onto the Moxams house. I obtained a good knowledge of the surrounding area as I was a paper boy whose round included Lansdowne Road, ... more >>

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CECIL ROAD by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 12-Sep-2016
I am trying to list from memory who lived where in Cecil Road in the 1940's and 1950's. So far I only have the following:- No2-Chritchers. 6-Barratts. 8-Willetts. 14-Nesbits. 20-Keys. 22-Jones. 24-Forwards. 26-Adams. 28.-Morgan. 30-Marsons. 44-The Shop.
No1-Stocks. 3-Fletchers. 11-Browns/Danseys. 13-Andersons/Nichols. Also further down lived the Heallas. Then the cottage. The Terry's. The Hodges.... more >>
  
  • Re: CECIL ROAD by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 12-Sep-2016
    Hi George, I'm sorry but you have got most of the names and addresses wrong I will send you an email with the names and what numbers they lived, but I seem to be having trouble getting my emails sent, so will just do a test one first and if you receive it, please let me know and then I can also send you some photos' of Cecil Road

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 13-Sep-2016
    George just read your message did you mean Lansdowne Road instead of Lancaster X

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 14-Sep-2016
    Maureen you are right I did mean Lansdown Road.

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 14-Sep-2016
    Val I received your E-Mail and replied by E-Mail did you receive it ??? x

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 15-Sep-2016
    Val received your email regarding neighbours ok and sent you a confirmation email did you get it George

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 15-Sep-2016
    Thanks for letting me know you got my email George, but I didn't get your email. I am getting emails from people so don't know what has happened. I will have another go at trying to send you some photos'.

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 16-Sep-2016
    Val have you looked in your SPAM folder on your email received page ???

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 16-Sep-2016
    Yes George I have looked in the spam folder. I have still been trying yesterday and today to send some photos' to you, but I cant send any of them now, I don't know what has happened. When I press send it comes up with an error has occurred Server'Mail,btinternet.com' Windows live mail error ID 0x8007007A
    Protocol SMPT Port 25 Secure (SSL)No At one time I got a message saying that I had type... more >>

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 16-Sep-2016
    Val yesterday BT email had a problem which it was trying to solve and I could not send some emails also the systm was so slow and like you error an message came up several times.I will try in 2 min to send you another email X

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 16-Sep-2016
    Hi George, Have just read messages from others after I googled in Why cant I email photos' and others are saying that there is a fault on Microsoft and they need to get it fixed, but they don't seem to be doing anything about it. It is to do with the Onedrive way to send them, which was brilliant, but now that doesn't work and I cant send them by attachments so I suppose I will have to get someone... more >>

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 17-Sep-2016
    Val thanks for your answer at least we know its a system problem and not our lack of knowledge. What I do to check emails is send the email that is not getting through to myself. If I get the email then it is normally a problem with the receiver. Would you like my Mobile number so that we do not use this site to solve our problems ???

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 17-Sep-2016
    Thanks George, It would be helpful if I had your mobile number. I typed in a message on Google about Microsoft and the fault that is stopping people from being able to send photos' with emails and there are so many people complaining. I don't think I will ever be able to send any photos' again as I am not that clever in understanding what some people have said to do, they are saying delete Live Wi... more >>

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 17-Sep-2016
    Hi Val, I just googled it like you said and there are ways of putting it right , so don't give up. There is no way that you wouldn't be able to send pictures again I'm sure, people complain about BT but I never have a problem with it always seem to put things right no problem. I'm going to ask my grandaughter to day if she knows why George isn't getting my emails, have you tried shutting it all of... more >>

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 17-Sep-2016
    Sorry Val just spoke to my son I thought I was right I don't use micro soft because I have an iPad I use Apple so it's entirely differant can't help with the problems you and George are having I'm afraid X

  • Re: CECIL ROAD by eddie terry (Member 10069728) on 1-Sep-2017
    Hi,I am Eddie Terry and lived with my family and our house was between the cottage and the Hodges, with my father and mother were my sister Pat and my brother Roy, we played with the 2 girls from the Hodges household Doreen and Daphne, the Healas family had a son call Harry who was a bit older than me, in the cottage lived an old woman on her own and the cottage was set well back from the road, al... more >>

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Richard Leighton. by David Farley (Member 10134361) on 23-Jul-2016
Does anyone know of the whereabouts of Richard Leighton? I went to Mayville Road School with him and then to Goodall Road School. We spent the first year in Mr Morse's class, followed by the next four with Mr Mauger. He used to live at 4 Colville Road in Leytonstone from where he was forcibly removed so that the M11 link road could be built. I moved to Harlow in 1966 shortly after leaving school a... more >>   
  • Re: Richard Leighton. by David Farley (Member 10134361) on 24-Jul-2016
    I forgot to include Neville Owen in the reunion group above and Sue Price was Susan Greenwood in our schooldays. I hope this jogs a few more memories.

  • Re: Richard Leighton. by John Owen (Member 10247600) on 30-May-2017
    Glad to see you found him Dave, hope he can turn up in July!

  • Re: Richard Leighton. by Pat Whitelaw (Member 10315767) on 11-Sep-2017
    I don't know Richard Leighton, but I also went to Goodall Rd Sec. Mod and certainly remember Sam Mauger. He was my form teacher at the time. At the end of the last term, he took the class camping to France for a couple of weeks. I also remember we had a party at his place (north London perhaps?).
    His step-father was a solicitor in Chancery Lane.

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Worsley road leytonstone, do you remember .. by jay (Member 10305646) on 2-Jun-2016
Hi all, does anyone remember a "Janice p. Barber who done dancing/singing who lived in Worsley road during the 1960's..
Her parents were George and Eileen Barber and they also had a son.
I understand that at some point Janice Barber knew somebody called David kerry or kerrie.
Janice p.Barber gave birth to a boy during the summer (july) of 1969 although I can't find any more info'.
Would a... more >>
  
  • Re: Worsley road leytonstone, do you remember .. by jay (Member 10305646) on 12-Jun-2016
    UPDATE: Does the name 'KEVIN ANGUS' jog any memorys from the Leytonstone area of the late 1960's early 70's .. anyone ?

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13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by MARTIN ANDERSON (Member 10304959) on 27-Apr-2016
Hello everybody am trying to find any old photographs of Cecil Road before all the victorian houses were pulled down many moons ago, but have reached a blank! My Nan & Grandad George and Rebecca Anderson lived downstairs at 13 Cecil Road for as long as I can remember along with their 8 children Rebecca, George, Frederick, Doris, Girlie, my Dad Reginald, Patricia & Alexander (Alec). If anybody out... more >>   
  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 9-May-2016
    Hi, my late husbands family lived at 11 Cecil Road there name was Brown. We lived in Lansdowne Road our name was Haunts but all my mums family lived in the same road a very big family there name was Rigg, amazing I'm the youngest of three girls but all those names I know, my sisters are older than me so they will know more as soon as I speake to them I'll ask. I will also talk to a lady who is so... more >>

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 9-May-2016
    Hello Martin, Maureen told me about your message and I knew your family well. I was born in Cecil Road in 1942 and lived there until 1969 when they pulled the houses down, we lived at No.30 the other side of the road to The Andersons. I have several photos' of Cecil Road, so if you can please let me have your E-Mail address, I can email them to you. I also have a group photo of Pat's wedding if you are interested

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 9-May-2016
    Hi Val new you would have all the information he wants ,I hope he gets back soon he'll be very surprised I think X

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by Brian Forge (Member 10239202) on 10-May-2016
    Hi I lived on Lansdowne right across from Cecil rd
    ihad friends on Cecil Terry Richardson Terry Hodges Teddy Nicholes Jimmy Desforges.Ileft in 1954 for Canada.

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by Melissa baker (Member 10305756) on 7-Jun-2016
    Hello, my dad teddy (Edward/Ted) Nicholls lived at number 13 Cecil Road. His parents were Alfred and Winnifred Nicholls and they had my dad, carol, Ron and Joyce as their children. I would be so grateful of any old photos anyone could share of the road etc with me. I only visited the road the past weekend and was saddened to see all the Victorian houses had been pulled down. It was great to see D... more >>

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 10-Jun-2016
    Hello Melissa, Like I replied to Martin Anderson, I have some photos' of Cecil Road, but I cant put them on this site, so I need an email address to send them, or unless you are on Facebook. I knew Carol well, she was friends with Pat Barrett, who I'm sure you must know. I also remember seeing Joyce and the two boys. My cousin Terry Richardson was friends with Teddy, see the above message from B... more >>

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by Melissa baker (Member 10305756) on 11-Jun-2016
    Hi Val, thanks so much for your reply! I too thought I would get a notification to let me know of a response but didn't so I thought I would log on here to see. Yes my auntie Carol still meets up with Pat as she now lives in Canvey Island. My email address is: nmelis231@aol.com or I'm on Facebook as Melissa Baker but I'm sure there are many. That is so kind of you to offer to send some photos, dad... more >>

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 12-Jun-2016
    Hi everyone nice to know your all well, I remember Carole Nichols I lived in Lansdowe Road, I was Maureen Haunts. My friend Sylvia Fenton I think is still in touch with Carole I speak to Sylvia most days, my late husbands family lived in Cecil Road the Browns there were 3 sons John Peter and Dennis sadly only John is still alive anyway nice to hear from you all

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by MARTIN ANDERSON (Member 10304959) on 26-Aug-2016
    Hello Maureen, Val & Melissa! Sorry went on the missing list I thought i'd get a notification if anybody answered, but just found me way back into the site to have another try and there you were! You'll find me at martinanderson55@btinternet.com it really is brilliant to know you're out there, my Dad would be over the moon & my Mum will be!

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 29-Aug-2016
    Hi everyone not been on this site for a while,glad your ok Brian Forge, not heard from my cousin John for ages as far as I know they still live in Spain, but I do keep in touch with Brian's wife. I said before my family lived in Lansdowne but in those days every one new all there neighbours, my mum was a Rigg but my single name was Haunts, my sister Milly and I married 2 brothers who lived at 11 C... more >>

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 8-Sep-2016
    Hi. Just discovered this site and have read the comments re the Brown family that lived at 11 Cecil Road. From 1945 to 1960 I lived at 8 Cecil Road when during this period my best friend was Dennis Brown. I went to Davies Lane school and then to Norligton Road school with Dennis. thw other freinds of ours were Alan Morgan (the milkmans son) and Roy Chritcher. He lived at 2 Cecil Road. I have some... more >>

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 9-Sep-2016
    Hi my sister Milly just told me she saw your message, really nice to hear from you we would love to see the pictures., some how I'll have to send you my email address . We all had such good times on Wanstead flats you probably know already that Dennis and Peter died, John is the only one left now afraid his memory isn't good, him and my sister Milly live in Clacton. Dennis died quite a few years a... more >>

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 9-Sep-2016
    Hi my sister Milly just told me she saw your message, really nice to hear from you we would love to see the pictures., some how I'll have to send you my email address . We all had such good times on Wanstead flats you probably know already that Dennis and Peter died, John is the only one left now afraid his memory isn't good, him and my sister Milly live in Clacton. Dennis died quite a few years a... more >>

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 9-Sep-2016
    Hi Grorge not very good at this but I suppose one way of doing it would be if your on Facebook you could message them to me X

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 10-Sep-2016
    Hi George Willett, Don't know if you remember me we lived at No.30, next door to Alf Morgan. Your brother Peter is my age and I can remember your family well. Can always remember as a small child being afraid to walk past your house as I think it must have been your brother Reggie and you used to say you had a spider and I was absolutely terrified of them and still am today. Would love to know ho... more >>

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 11-Sep-2016
    Thank you Maureen for your reply. I have 2 photos of myself and dennis. As I am not on facebook I can send you an email with attachments so that you can print pictures from this. If you send me an email first to georgewillett937@btinternet.com I will email back to you the photos.

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 11-Sep-2016
    Hi Val thanks for your reply. Very sorry if my brother Reg frightened you with spiders. Reg died in 1980. Peter lives in Chingford and I live in Hungerford. I remember the Barratts at No 6. Mr Barratt had racing pigeons and every Sunday he would be in the back garden rattling his tin of peas to attract the pigeons back to their roost.

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 11-Sep-2016
    Hi George, Sad about Reg, he must have been quite young. When they demolished the houses in Cecil Road we moved to McEntee Avenue Walthamstow, which is off of Billet Road. I moved to Smarden in Kent in 1995 with my mum, but she died 7 years ago. We moved here to be near to my sister Lilian and her husband who live about an 8 minute walk away

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 12-Sep-2016
    Hi Val, looking through earlier entris I noticed you have photo's of Cecil Rd. I would be interested to see them if you could send them to me by email my email address is:- (georgewillett937@btinternet.com)

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 12-Sep-2016
    Hi George, I have sent you some pictures by email so you should have my email address , hope you got them X

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 12-Sep-2016
    Maureen I did not receive your email as at 20.45 hours today. Confirm my email is georgewillett937@btinternet.com can your try to send again please. Regards.

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 12-Sep-2016
    Hello George, I sent them yesterday don't know why you never got them I think they would have come back if they never got to you but I'll try again X

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by George Willett (Member 10307845) on 14-Sep-2016
    Maureen I still have not received your E-Mails X

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 14-Sep-2016
    So sorry George just realised why you never got my pictures hope I'v put it right now X

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by brian e forge (Member 10309262) on 10-Mar-2017
    Hi Maureen Brown.I haven't been on for quite a while just to let you know i still reiceve Christmas cards from John and Bet from Spain i tried to Phone him last year but i couldn't get anyone that spoke English hope you are doing well sorry to hear about Peter i don't remember him my Wife and i are well i turned 80 last year

  • Re: 13 CECIL ROAD, LEYTONSTONE by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 5-Apr-2017
    Hi Brian, sorry my sister Milly told you put a message for me,I don't hear much any more from John but Brian's wife keeps in touch apparently John and Bet are back in the UK in Essex, there health was failing so I think they wanted to get back near there family. It happens a lot good idea when you younger but when you start getting health problems there's no place like home, I'm glad you and wife ... more >>

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165 Norman Road, Leytonstone. by Natalie (Member 10304738) on 19-Apr-2016
My Nan Betty lived in Leytonstone - near the railway station. Her family lived at 165 Norman Road. Does anybody rememberer them? Her brothers were called Fred,Sydney,Arthur,Norman and her sisters were Sylvia and Vera. Her mothers name was Florence and the fathers name was Arthur Thomas Gilbert. If you remember anything even vaguely please leave a message - it would be much appreciated.

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Long lost ancestors that lived in Leytonstone by Natalie (Member 10304738) on 18-Apr-2016
Hello everyone,
my nan betty lived in Leytonstone with her mother Florence Ellen Blurton who was married to Arthur Thomas Gilbert who's occupation was a French Polisher. I am searching for anyone who may remember anything about Arthur Thomas Gilbert?
He left/disappeared after my nan was born (which was in 1929)
His wife Florence had 7 children (vera,sylvia,betty, fred, norman, Arthur, Sydney)... more >>
  
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Leytonstone Swim Club prior to WWII by Peggy (Member 10301075) on 27-Jul-2015
My mother was from Leytonstone. I have one of her swimming medals with the initials LSSA on the front and on the back it says Spurgeon Cup, Runners Up, 1936. Can anyone give me information about that? Thank you very much.   
  • Re: Leytonstone Swim Club prior to WWII by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 27-Jul-2015
    Hi before my time I'm afraid but if it was in Leytonstone, I'm thinking it must have been Cathall Road Baths, maybe you could look on line to see if there's any history there, sorry hope that helps

  • Re: Leytonstone Swim Club prior to WWII by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 27-Jul-2015
    Maureen I think it means (Leytonstone School Sports Association)Vic.

  • Re: Leytonstone Swim Club prior to WWII by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 27-Jul-2015
    Blimey well done, why didn't I think of that ?

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Nevilles Bakery by Jim Marks (Member 10300881) on 2-Jul-2015
My father, William "Jock" Marks, was Neville Bakery's Chief Engineer from around 1925 to 1938/39.
Our family lived, and were brought, in the company house in Harrow Road adjacent to the bakery.

Dad left Neville's to work for the War Office (Army) in Chatham, travelling there and back by bus from our home at 39 Leybourne Road. Having become a volunteer fireman (NFS/AFS), based at the Leytonsto... more >>
  
  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 2-Jul-2015
    Hello Jim, I'll have to ask my sisters if they recall the name there older than , but my son sent me a picture of Neville's bakery the other day I often wondered about the house next door. I afraid it's a council estate now, my dad worked there for a while. He was a foreman baker at the Co Op most of his life, but then worked at Nevilles but not for long, I think I'm talking about the 50s, I alway... more >>

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Olive Harrison (Member 10059031) on 3-Jul-2015
    Question for Maureen Brown you say you have older sisters is one Edna Brown I went to Mayville rd school with her & have a picture.
    Just asking ?

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 3-Jul-2015
    Sorry no Brown is my married name , my sisters were Doris and Milly Haunts, I put some pictures of street parties we went to on the face page "I'm From E11" you might see some familiar faces there Gracie Forward is in one of them 🍷

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Clincher (Member 10090467) on 6-Jul-2015
    I did some spells of work at Nevills. The first was in 1951, when I was 11.Every Saturday morning, early, a group of other school-kids would congregate outside the Harrow Road exit waiting for the vans to leave with their load of bread, rolls buns etc. They hoped to get work,helping to sort out the deliveries to each shop on the route of the particular van.I am pretty damn sure that this work was ... more >>

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 6-Jul-2015
    Hi, my cousin used to Waite like you said outside under the street lamp for the lorries his name was Peter Rigg, I haven't heard anything about him for years but as fa as I know he still lives in Leytonstone

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Jim Marks (Member 10300881) on 27-Jul-2015
    Many thanks Maureen. Apropos 205 Harrow Road, having Googles property prices in the Leytonstone area, I imagine it would now be in the Β£1 million bracket ...if still in existence. Incidentally, having seen out the war at 39 Leybourne Road (is the Anderson shelter still in the back garden ?) we were lucky enough to get one of the new Pre-fabs in Lansdowne Road. Unless Grade 11 listed, I assume th... more >>

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 27-Jul-2015
    Sorry don't know about the air raid shelter . Davis Lane School is still there, I went there my sisters and my kids all went there.I remember the Prefabs, at the top of Lansdowne Road they were brilliant , and your right there are 2 blocks of flats there now,there's a very good book available on Amazon I think it's called "Pie and Mash and Prefabs" it's all about the places us Leytonstone people r... more >>

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Clincher (Member 10090467) on 27-Jul-2015
    Dear Jim Marks
    I remember those prefabs being put up because I lived close by.Compared to where I lived they were very luxurious.One day when I walked down the short path which connected Montague Road to Wanstead Flats and passed between the prefabs I was astonished to see that one of the kitchens contained fridges. I thought you had to live in USA to be able to have a fridge!!!!!
    The prefabs we... more >>

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Jim Marks (Member 10300881) on 27-Jul-2015
    Hi Maureen
    Glad to hear that my old school is still up and running. My abiding memory is playing tag in the playground and in order to avoid being tagged I jumped up onto a fence of corrugated iron. Unfortunately one of my fingers became impaled on one of the pyramid shape spikes (presumeably to stop pupils climbing out or in of the playground !). I still carry the memento. Many thanks for the b... more >>

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Clincher (Member 10090467) on 28-Jul-2015
    Blimey Jim you were way above us lot. When were you at LCHS?

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Jim Marks (Member 10300881) on 4-Aug-2015
    Hi Clincher. Sorry about late response. I left school way way back in 1950. Headmaster was WW2 war hero Mr Cummings. In those far off days I occasionally had enough pocket money to pop down to the Bakers Arms and buy a small carton of jellied eels from Manzies (?)...luvly chubly !!

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Clincher (Member 10090467) on 4-Aug-2015
    Hi Jim I always preferred the pies not least because the only time I tried jellied eels (at Petticoat Lane) I did not realise that there would be a fairly large bone inside which I bit on OUCH.
    Manzies was always a pleasure to visit.I wonder if it is still there?

    I calculate that you are quite a bit older than me. Maybe these teachere that I knew at LCHS were there when you were there 'Pimp' W... more >>

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Brian Watson (Member 10302196) on 15-Dec-2015
    Hi, Jim Marks and everyone in the discussion about Nevills Bakery and the surrounding area,

    I have just found the site while researching for some writing I am doing about the area just after the war. Like you, Jim, I lived in one of the managers' houses in front of the bakery. It was 215, Harrow Road. My father rented it from 1940 until 1968. I was there from 1941 to 1964. I remember it as big,... more >>

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Clincher (Member 10090467) on 15-Dec-2015
    Yes I was in Miss Pocock's class probably at the same time as you!!! I am sorry but I don't remember your name though I did not live very far from you. Miss Pocock was the first decent teacher I encountered at wonderful Davies Lane and those who followed her were very good.
    Do you remember the stuffed crocodile that was on the window-sill in Miss Pocock's class

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Brian Watson (Member 10302196) on 15-Dec-2015
    Hi, Clincher,
    I do vaguely remember a stuffed crocodile. It is possible we were in the same group. Others in the class were Robert Morgan whose dad was the manager of Barclays Bank in Leytonstone, Gordon Finlayson, Jean Early, Dawn Rudlin...I'm running out of names probably because it's a long time ago.

    I remember the prefabs very well. Used to pass them on the way to school. When they were be... more >>

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by eddie terry (Member 10069728) on 21-Jul-2016
    My dad worked there on the night shift as a stoker 10 the early 40s it was his second job as during the day he was a stoker at the Regal Dr Cleaners in Woodhouse Road

  • Re: Nevilles Bakery by Ken Kilbey (Member 10290513) on 15-Apr-2017
    I lived in one of the Montague Road pre-fabs from the end of the war until the family were moved out in 1958 to make way for those hideous tower blocks. The prefabs had enormous size gardens and were two bedrooms with a separate bathroom and toilet. The kitchen had all mod cons - fridge, washing machine and an electric cooker. I lived at No 39. Next door were the Linkletts and next to them were th... more >>

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AVENUE ROAD RESIDENTS. by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 27-Jun-2015
are there any avenue rd. residents from the 40s,50s,or 60s.watching this site.????????.Thats Avenue Rd.Thatched House.   
  • Re: AVENUE ROAD RESIDENTS. by Ernest George Murphy (Member 10175735) on 28-Jun-2015
    Hi Vic
    just to let you know,i am still around,
    some thing for the memory go round,
    661 trolly buses having their electric poles changed over to another rout by the conducter,
    memories I luv em,
    al... more >>

  • Re: AVENUE ROAD RESIDENTS. by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 29-Jun-2015
    Hiya Ernest,Yes I know your still around because I read this site every evening but most of the people writing on this site I don,t know but the memories are all the same as mine.As well as the 661 there was the 699 and the Routemaster 34.I remember standing at the thatched house the week before firework night with our guy freezing our toes off.

  • Re: AVENUE ROAD RESIDENTS. by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 29-Jun-2015
    How about the smog,when the conductor of the buses had to walk in front with a flare.

  • Re: AVENUE ROAD RESIDENTS. by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 3-Jul-2015
    I have just been reading on another page about the Cosy Cafe up the high rd by the fire station,My mates and me got thrown out for gambling,We was playng odds and evens with halfpennies.For those of you that don,t know what odds and evens is ,two of you spin a Halfpenny and catch it on the back of your hand,keep it covered then take turns of calling odds or evens odds is one head and one tail,even... more >>

  • Re: AVENUE ROAD RESIDENTS. by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 18-Jul-2015
    COME ON AVENUE ROAD RESIDENTS,WHERE ARE YOU.

  • Re: AVENUE ROAD RESIDENTS. by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 28-Jul-2015
    If anyone wants to know more about leytonstone type in FRANCIS FRITH web site then type in Leytonstone.

  • Re: AVENUE ROAD RESIDENTS. by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 29-Jul-2015
    PS Also lots of photo,s

  • Re: AVENUE ROAD RESIDENTS. by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 30-Aug-2015
    Went down to walthamstow high st.on wed.for pie and mash in Manzes.Lovely.bought some bread and crusty rolls in Percy Ingles Bakers to fetch home to Peterborough.What a bakers.

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Lansdowne Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 26-Jun-2015
Hi everyone, I was borne in Lansdowne Road Leytonstone, so many great neighbours and friends there, I remember Brian Forge , but I'm younger than him he was friends with my cousins John and Brian Rigg and I seem to remember Kenny Styles.they were always in the snooker hall. Brian Forge lived next door to Ada and Fred Haley. Wonder if any one knows what happened to Freddie Haunts I think he went t... more >>   
  • Re: Lansdowne Road by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 26-Jun-2015
    Hi Maureen, I don't know if you would remember me, but you may remember my sister Lilian we lived in Cecil Road next door to Lily Forward. The other day you mentioned your sisters Doris & Millie and it made me think of when we used to go UP TO Bearmans and often used to meet Doris, I didn't know her that much but my dad used to chat to her a lot, ask her if she remembers Jack Adams. Is her Daught... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 27-Jun-2015
    Hi val, I'll speake to Doris later and ask her she's really well, Milly and myself are fine but not as fit as Doris and she's the oldest but were still here so it's all good. Denise was in the Scott's Gaurds but sadly he passed away quite young really , and my husband Ptere he was in the Navy like his dad he passed away two years ago, but your right they did look good in uniform such a shame you d... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 27-Jun-2015
    Hi Val, Doris is racking her brains but she can't remember your family she does have a daughter Jo-Ann ,Doris married Joe Fenton you might remember the family there was Joe Arthur Tom David and Sylvie sad to say only Sylvia and Tom left now but there both well.my brother in law John Pete and Denise eldest brother remembers your family he married my sister Milly two brothers married two sisters, Jo... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 28-Jun-2015
    Thanks Maureen, next door to us the other side was Alf Morgan the milkman. I always thought it was Peter and Denis in the navy. The Brown's lived next door to the Andersons and my mum's cousin Fred Dansey and wife Joan and children lived in the same house. My mum's family lived at number 62 Lansdowne Rd. the name of Lyne. You may remember mum's sister Rose Cole's daughter Rose known as Lovie she w... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 29-Jun-2015
    OMG! All those names I remember them all, my sister Milly and her husband John are in Clacton Milly was 80 last year and Doris and I went there to see her. Milly reads all thes messages so her and John will remember all these people, I remember Kenny Morgan and his dad, I'm not on face book my son is I'll ask him how I can get some picture for you to see, I have one the end of WW2 street party, a... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 29-Jun-2015
    Hi Val, me again spoke to my sisters and yes we all remember Luvie Lyons and all the other names you mention.Milly and I were only talking about the Danseys all those people living upstairs at 11 Cecil Road and the Browns downstairs and only one toilet, can you imagine and John said the coal cupboard right next door so the coal had to be deliverd all through the house. Can you imagine that now, b... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by eddie terry (Member 10069728) on 30-Jun-2015
    Hi there everyone, we lived in Cecil Road from about 1942 to 1948 when we moved to Canvey Island, not sure of the number but if you come down Acacia Road and turn left into Cecil Road in the 3rd house on the left lived the Hodges afamily then us and next to us was a cottage that lay well back from the road in which an old lady lived,next to that was the Helas. Family and further down lived the Nic... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by Olive Harrison (Member 10059031) on 30-Jun-2015
    Hello everyone It's so nice to hear about the old day's life was easy then. I'm up there with the 80 yrs now but live in the U.S. now (must have been nuts )fighting to get back hope to sell our house (thats a joke prices are so low )
    We moved from leytonstone to Ramsgate Kent should have stayed if you hear of anywhere we can find a home PLEASE let me know.From 1939 to
    1956 i lived #5 Mayville ... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by Olive Harrison (Member 10059031) on 30-Jun-2015
    Hello everyone It's so nice to hear about the old day's life was easy then. I'm up there with the 80 yrs now but live in the U.S. now (must have been nuts )fighting to get back hope to sell our house (thats a joke prices are so low )
    We moved from leytonstone to Ramsgate Kent should have stayed if you hear of anywhere we can find a home PLEASE let me know.From 1939 to
    1956 i lived #5 Mayville ... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 30-Jun-2015
    Hi Olive, I'm quite new on this site but I love it. Sorry to hear your not happy where you are, all my family lived in Lansdowne road, quite a lot of us Riggs , Haley, Haunts, but we new most of the people in Cecil road, everyone new everyone else in those days. I'm 73 so don't remember a great deal about the war years, but we all look back and say what a great place to grow up, do you remember th... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 30-Jun-2015
    Can some one put me out of my mystery, all day I have been trying to remember the mans name who ran the news agents at the top of Lansdowne Road, next door I think to the social club and the Rex fish shop. He was a spiritualist and he had 2 daughters and it was very tragic they were both killed in a car crash , he wrote a book after scared the day lights out of me . It was always a bit spooky in the shop

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by vic smith (Member 10269476) on 11-Aug-2015
    Hiya Olive,I moved to peterborough in 1978 from leytonstone and have never regretted it.yes its now a busy place but a lot slower pace to london.We have plenty of new houses going up 2.3 4 bedrooms starting from Β£140,000.One area going up is called CARDIA in stanground where I live.Get it up on your computer and check it out.You won,t regret it.VIC.

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by Olive Harrison (Member 10059031) on 12-Aug-2015
    Thank you Vic will check it out. It depends if we can sell our house & prices are low over here,
    but we live in hopes they will go up soon
    Funny i had a friend on Facebook who wanted to go home which she did a fews years back & is now very happy she's in Peterborough don't know where though. Cheers Olive

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by Clincher (Member 10090467) on 13-Aug-2015
    Info for Maureen Brown
    Extract from 1973 Post Office Directory page 445:-
    "here is Southwell Grove Road
    591 Bendon L furrier
    593 Rex Fisheries
    595 Bombay ... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 13-Aug-2015
    Thanks clincher very interesting I remember all those shops, I recently joined the I'm from E11 site really good. Had some late nights you can get carried away πŸ‘

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by Brian Forge (Member 10239202) on 23-Aug-2015
    Hi Maureen i remember you and your family very well it's hard to believe you'r in your seventies but then it's been 61 years since i came to Canada and i will be 80 next year.I was in touch with John Rigg a few years ago but havent been able to call him for quite a while do you know if he still lives in Spain?talk to you again Brian

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 11-Sep-2015
    Hi Brian, sorry not looked on here for a while my sister Milly told me there was a message from you, you will remember her husband john Brown from the Snooker Hall in the High Road. Any way As far as we know our cousin John Rigg is fine still in Spain don't here much from them now, but I keep in touch with Brian's wife she hears from them, Brian and John were both such really nice people. I've g... more >>

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by Olive Harrison (Member 10059031) on 12-Sep-2015
    To Maureen would you ask your older sisters if they remember a girl Jean Harding lived in Lansdown or Southwell grove rd I'm looking for old friends from Mayville rd school I'm one of the old girls 1940 to 1948 then Connaught rd for last year 1949.

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 13-Sep-2015
    Hello Olive hope your well nice to hear from you, I'm afraid we can't help with person you spoke about all these names ring bells but we are all getting older memories fade. All good memmories though of growing up in Leytonstone X

  • Re: Lansdowne Road by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 7-Apr-2016
    Hi, Maureen & Olive, Just trying this to see if it is actually working now. Thanks for letting me know Maureen- Val

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