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Chef's Corner by Sally (Member 10322128) on 27-Aug-2018
Hi everyone, does anyone have any memories of the bakery on the corner of Cann Hall Road and Selby Road?

I live on Selby Road and I would love to know more about it.

There's currently a design proposed for the outside of the building to celebrate it's history. A lot of people think the design doesn't work at all for a victorian building and looks weird. Lin... more >>
  
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Linda Downing by Peter Alsford (Member 10320999) on 5-Jun-2018
Does anyone know remember a Linda Downing from the Leytonstone/Leyton/Walthamstow area from back in the mid 60's would love to hear from you.
Just wondered where your life took you?

peter@adrenalin-agency.com.au
  
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11 Cecil road by Bernard Dansey (Member 10320406) on 11-Apr-2018
I recently came across this site a couple of you mention 11 Cecil road my family lived there Fred and Joan Dansey my sister Yvonne brothers Tony,Fred me Bernard and Andrew we moved in 1960 to Hutton been there most of our lives would like to hear more.   
  • Re: 11 Cecil road by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 12-Apr-2018
    Hello Bernard, I knew your family well, we lived at 30 Cecil Road and your dad was my mum's cousin. Your sister Yvonne was friends with my cousin on my dad's side of the family, ask Yvonne if she remembers her Jenny Richardson they lived right opposite you at number 22 Cecil Road. If you need any information on the Dansey family let me know as I have researched the Family Tree with lots of help from Terry Dansey.

  • Re: 11 Cecil road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 18-Apr-2018
    My husbands family lived at no 11 Cecil Rd, John and Peter the youngest was Dennis, there dad was in the Navy all his life, my Aunt Grace Forward lived opposite near the little shop. My family lived in Lansdowne Rd there was a lot of us my mums single name was Rigg

  • Re: 11 Cecil road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 18-Apr-2018
    Hi Val hope your well, your the expert on Cecil and Lansdowne Rd , my sister Milly and I were thinking the Dansys lived above the Browns, are we right ? Xx

  • Re: 11 Cecil road by Bernard Dansey (Member 10320406) on 18-Apr-2018
    Hello Val and moureen thank you for responding to my message as I was only 5 when we moved to Hutton my memory of Cecil road is very little I remember we lived upstairs sadly my dad died in 1983 he was only 63 I lost my brother tony last march it's my dads side of the family I wish to know more I remember my dads mum lived in the same road any information would be great would my email address be e... more >>

  • Re: 11 Cecil road by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 18-Apr-2018
    Hi Maureen, Yes I think you are right The Dansey's did live upstairs to the Browns and your Aunt Grace Forward lived at number 32 next door to us.

  • Re: 11 Cecil road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 19-Apr-2018
    Val thank you, you are a mind of information I said to Milly that you would know xxx

  • Re: 11 Cecil road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 19-Apr-2018
    Hi Bernard, Val has confirmed my late husbands family lived downstairs to your family in Cecil Road, how they managed I will never know, all those people in one house and only one toilet under the stairs can you imagine , but I do know they were all happy. My husband had 2 brothers only the eldest Jonh is still alive he married my sister they live in Clacton. There dad was in the Navy most of his ... more >>

  • Re: 11 Cecil road by Val Adams (Member 10241781) on 19-Apr-2018
    Hi Bernard & Maureen, Yes Bernard your dad's mum Selina did live in Cecil Road right near you it would have been either No: 9,7 or 5 I think. So sorry to hear about Tony I can remember him so well. If you can let me have your email address I can tell you more about your dad's family. Your nan was married before but her first husband got killed in the war and she then married my nan's brother and t... more >>

  • Re: 11 Cecil road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 20-Apr-2018
    Hi Val and Bernard ,yes I do remember my sisters and my mum talking about Lena it rings a bell, such a shame Jonh doesn't remember he would be like you Val X

  • Re: 11 Cecil road by Bernard Dansey (Member 10320406) on 22-Apr-2018
    Hello Val & Maureen I new my nan had been married before her then married name was Bole she had 3 children 2 sons and 1 daughter Billy,Donald,Selina I never knew my dads dad or his name I'm glad your able to help me my email address is teresadansey@hotmail.com I look forward to hearing more
    Bernard

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Girl's Life Brigade/ Boy's Brigade early 1960s by Rosemary Dempsey (Member 10319599) on 5-Mar-2018
Hi everyone, I was in the GLB from 7-11 (1962-1966) and remember parades through the town every first Sunday of the month. The BB band played and they, and we, marched through Leytonstone.

Both organizations held their meetings at the old Methodist Church before it burned down and was rebuilt.

Does anyone else remember, or have any pics of the parades or GLB ba... more >>
  
  • Re: Girl's Life Brigade/ Boy's Brigade early 1960s by Theresa Crook (Member 10315313) on 17-May-2018
    I went to the Girls Life brigade in the sixties at the Baptist church, Harrow Green. We used to parade in uniform at the war memorial there on Rememberance Day. I wish I had kept the uniform.

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leonora annie julia pocock by Glenys Mackie (Member 10319239) on 15-Feb-2018
My mother was put in to an orphanage in 1922, aged 2, also her brother WilliamPocock. This was because her mother, Lily Julia died. They lived in Leytonstone [? Holloway Road]. Her birthdate was 06/06/1920. Any info regarding Leonora or William would be very welcome!   
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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 >>

  • Re: cobbold Road by Brian Forge (Member 10239202) on 13-Dec-2017
    Hi Maureen,Do you happen to have John Rigs address and phone number.I have his number in Spain but i cant get a hold of him there,igot a Christmas card from him today but there is no re turn address just a post mark South East Anglia so i guess he's not in Spain any more

  • Re: cobbold Road by maureen Brown (Member 10299234) on 15-Dec-2017
    Hi Brian they are back in Essex , I don't think John is very good, I'll try and find out there address and let you know meanwhile I hope your Christmas is good and 2018 is a healthy and peaceful one xx

  • Re: cobbold Road by Brian Forge (Member 10239202) on 16-Dec-2017
    Thank you Maureen i appreciate it i would like to get back in touch with him sorry to hear that he isn't doing so good.A merry Christmas to you and your family and a great 2018 Brian.

  • Re: cobbold Road by lily (Member 10267279) on 30-Dec-2017
    Maureen, so much to read. Are you still in London?

  • Re: cobbold Road by lily (Member 10267279) on 30-Dec-2017
    silly me. You're in Essex?

  • Re: cobbold Road by Kim Halley-Frame (Member 10318366) on 6-Jan-2018
    My family use to live at 63 Cobbald Road and my grandparents at 65. We lived there until we emigrated to Australia in 1966. We returned in 1973.

  • Re: cobbold Road by Keith Gray (Member 10319458) on 26-Feb-2018
    Hi All I lived at 47 Cobbold road from 1946 to approx. 1967. It was a downstairs flat. As I grew up we played on the Bombsite opposite Tom Hood School. I believed the Bombsite was a originally a Raincoat Factory that was hit by a WW2 Incendiary Bomb. Does anyone have any Information on this?
    The corner shop on the Cobbold rd end of Courtney rd. Was a Grocers called Lettins.
    Next to the Bombsite... more >>

  • Re: cobbold Road by lily (Member 10267279) on 10-Mar-2018
    very interesting about Cobbold Road. Thank you

  • Re: cobbold Road by Debra Mesher (Member 10321175) on 13-Jun-2018
    My great great grandmother used to live in Cobbold Road. She was a gypsy, her sons built her a wooden cottage/cabin in Cobbold Road. They then moved to Benfleet in the 50's. Anyone remember or know of a Granny Smith I think she was known as?

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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 >>

  • Re: cobbold road by lily (Member 10267279) on 30-Dec-2017
    Well. discovered from a very elderly gentleman/resident that Cobbold Road was shortened to make way for the Tom Hood School building .Cobbold School was originally somewhere on the same site as later Tom Hood. Tom Hood is due to be demolished Jan 2018. there is a plaque to Cobbold School which should be preserved. We'll see. Yes I met a man who was a manager at Neville Bakeries years ago but he wa... more >>

  • Re: cobbold road by lily (Member 10267279) on 13-Jan-2018
    I went to see how Tom Hood School is being demolished. Workers' crews are on site. so all is imminent. What will the land be used for? let me take a guess.

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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)   
  • Re: Angle Street, Peters family by Andrew White (Member 10310421) on 28-Dec-2017
    My grandfather was Frederick Peters; his wife was Irene. I think we are related, and would love to hear from you. My email is awhite6700@aol.com

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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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