Welcome to London Canning Town

hi------my father lived in cundy road before the war later moved to Catherine street until bombed out----survived Hallsville ----evacuated

Wed Oct 03

Joan.e.welsford @gmail. com

Wed May 30

Why is the recipe not still continuing! Murkoff ice cream!

Sun Feb 18

mickmags1@hotmail.co.uk

Hi Rich

Thanks for your kind and thoughtful words, you also had a big impact on my life! as a young man I looked up to you and we had some great times at west ham grey hound stadium. we just seemed to laugh all day. what happened to Sunny Carter? Time has flown by, it would be great to chew the fat over a beer. my number is **** ****4

PS.. I think we have a mutual friend in Roy Lane! we have often spoke about you

Cheers!

Micky Grainger

Fri Jan 26

stafford1974@hotmail.com

My brother was no waste mate.

Tue Nov 21

millen.gary@yahoo.com

When I was a kid Murkoffs was my favourite shop I loved the ice cream never forgot the flavours I wished I had the recipe later in my life become an ice cream man with my ice cream van in Newcastle haha and told alot of my customer about Murkoffs the best ice cream shop in London

Fri Nov 03

I am trying to find out about a boxing arena in Trinity Street, just behind the old Woolworth stores. Trinity Street was behind Barking Rd, the Club was called the Marina Club. I know it finished in the late 1930s........a very long time ago, but some of the old timers may know of it, if any or still around.

Thu Oct 05

Happy Days!

We used to travel up to poplar on the bus and always stopped off on the way for a Murkoff's ice cream. It was the best ice-cream i have ever tasted. Never had anything like it since.

Mon Oct 02

Hi, I am trying to find information of a family member. A Valerie May Wade in or around the Colchester/London area for connections. This name is my Grandmother. My mother was born 20th April 1953 and named Avril Mae and was adopted with a change of name thereafter. Family tales suggested this lady was fairly young at the time possibly 16-19 years of age but i can not confirm. Adopted parents of Avril came from Barking and solicitors used was in Maryland. I'm just curious of my past and family history. Any help gratefully received should this post be of interest or knowledge to anyone ********6

Tue Sep 19

Hi Beverley I think I remember you from school was you in 3b Pretoria I was Joy jacobs back then I lived in canningtown. Then moved to silvertown I went to St. Luke's as well.

Tue Aug 15

So does a recipe for the ice cream still exist

Sun Jul 02

Hi i will never forget the taste of the Murkoff ice cream it was and still is the best we have ever tasted. I was hoping we could still buy it from somewhere.All my family still talk about it, its a shame my children will never have this to talk about

Tue May 16

Pretoria rd school

Albert Goldsmith played for the football team does anyone remember him lived in Shepard street

Sat Apr 15

Pretoria rd school Canning Town 1956

Does anyone remember Albert Goldsmith played for the football team

Sat Apr 15

skivydene

Hi barbara

my name is ken smith

i was probably at pretoria around that time

im replying as i think you may have a brother who was in my class

I always felt sorry for him he was a good scholar but unfortunately a left hander and always made a mess of his work having to push his pen instead of dragging it. Our teacher was John Smith if I recall orrectly the person I.REMEMBER WAS TERRY!

Tue Apr 04

Baron Road

Can anyone tell me anything about Baron Rd? It used to be between Ordnance Rd and Clifton Rd before it was pulled down. I remember visiting my grandad there when I was young.

Fri Mar 31

val_dezr@msn.com

Murkoff’s ice cream shop,best ice cream shop ever miss it so much

Sat Feb 04

Sat Feb 04

hi mick,yes i remember you,my name is richard Hodnett and we were freinds for a while.i was into boxing at that time,but little did you know that your talent for making me laugh shaped my whole future because i wanted to be funny too,so i owe you a lot of thanks.i live in folkestone now, and all that i have, house,family,kids,grandchildren,goes back right to you.i hope that life has been good to you,its all gone so fast hasnt it.my very best regards to you and your family.

Sun Jan 15

Murkoffs is legendary i have tried all over the world to find anything like it but nothing comes close. if youve got the recipe you should open a shop you have got to be sitting on a goldmine

Sat Jan 07

Thu Dec 29

john.charles.848@gmail.com

Tue Nov 29

My name is Michael Bacon, 107 Star Lane, went to Star Lane

School 1941/45, I still have a good memory of these years, names of pupis, teachers, etc., my e-mail is:

Mon Nov 28

anna.dasey@live.co.uk

Can you send me the phone number and address to the Turkish baths in Canning town please.

Kind Regards

Anna

Sat Nov 26

Sat Nov 19

He must sell the recipe would make him a fortune

Thu Nov 17

looking for relatives

I lived in Liverpool Road until 1963 and my Nan lived in Gage Road and then in Comyns Close. I know I had an Uncle Alf who was born in 1910 and his wife was Elsie . I know that they had some children and I would love to get in touch with anyone related to them.

There name was Dorrington.

email

Tue Nov 08

The anchor

Wed Oct 26

Pretoria Road School- Now Eastlea

Hi I'm The Current Vice Principal at Eastlea community school and I'm very interested in researching the history of Pretoria boys and girls secondary school, how the buildings were organised, reminisces about the school and what happened when Hilda road school was amalgamated to Pretoria (1963?) Does any one remember when it became Eastlea Community school?

Unfortunately we've lost a lot of history and need to get it back before it disappears for ever!

Fri Oct 07

Pretoria Road School- Now Eastlea

Hi I'm The Current Vice Principal at Eastlea community school and I'm very interested in researching the history of Pretoria boys and girls secondary school, how the buildings were organised, reminisces about the school and what happened when Hilda road school was amalgamated to Pretoria (1963?) Does any one remember when it became Eastlea Community school?

Unfortunately we've lost a lot of history and need to get it back before it disappears for ever!

Fri Oct 07

So the shop is still there but not your recipe?

Fri Oct 07

Dale Rd

My name is Bruce Stevens. Born and brought up in Plaistow. Went to New City Rd Primary School and SWHT ( 1953 ) The latter had several teachers that would qualify as sadists even then. Not a good time apart from the football team. It was a great side.

Mums name was Daisy Proud and parents had a retail/wholesale grocers in Dale Rd ( circa 1914 + ) . Now long gone.Brother Frank and two sisters Eva and May.

Father sold the business from under them and ran off. Mother, Daisy and May had to work in Keillers in Silvertown. Hard times.

Visited a few years ago. Sadly unrecognisable. It was once a typical East End community where people looked out for each other.

Any memories anyone ?

Wed Sep 07

St Lukes

Hi- did you go to st Lukes?

My name is Steve Bates I was born in 1967

And attended the school. I remember only

A few teachers...mr Cameron

Mrs Shepard was the dinner lady- my mum Rose was close

A dinner lady

Anyone remember ???

Thu Sep 01

Father Goose

I attended St Luke's primary school and sung in the church choir in the 1970s and father Goose was still there. I remember Mr and Mrs Balmer ( not sure on spelling) who were the head teachers.

Thu Sep 01

Father Goose

I attended St Luke's primary school and sung in the church choir in the 1970s and father Goose was still there. I remember Mr and Mrs Balmer ( not sure on spelling) who were the head teachers.

Thu Sep 01

Murkoffs ice cream

Best I have EVER had. It had a kind of dry grainy texture

And tasted delicious. I remember the serving hatch on the right

hand side of the shop window.

Please get that recipe and start making it again

Thu Sep 01

I Need Help!

Does anyone have any information about a Mr. Roger Lee, he was a teacher at Pretoria School approximately in the 1970s. If anyone does have any information about him then please reply to this post below. Cheers!

Mon Aug 22

The best Ice cream in the world; great shop!

Sat Aug 20

Teddy Day fought teenager Jimmy Tibbs for the Guvnor of Canning Town Title in my Dads stable yard next door to my Uncle Bills pud The Duke of Cambridge . It was a short one sided battle with young Tibbs the easy winner . I remember Teddy Day as a very smart tall blond man . He was more hard boned than muscular . I didn't see him again after that fight . Jimmy Myers

The Boys From Rathbone Street .

Fri Aug 12

Poyser Family Canning Town

My Poysers were present in Canning Town for over 150 years, showing on Wilberforce Street and Forty Acre Lane for many years in the 19th and early 20th century. Then I have Sarah Street, Boyd Rd, Florence Street and others. Again though, Rathbone Street figures strongly in my early 20th century family history.

Samuel Poyser is my great grandfather and he apparently was a wheelwright who worked out of a "yard" off of Fox Street. Apparently, he made the wheels for the costers barrows, which were stored in the yard overnights. The yard was rented from a lady named Rachel Lee, who had a daughter, Clara, who worked the market.

Sam's sister, Minnie, worked in Wicks shop.

I would love to see photos of Sam's wheelright "yard", also of Wicks, and any photos of "his" Poyser siblings.

I'd also love to contact descendants of Sam's siblings, and his other children.

Wed Jul 27

Hunt family Canning Town

I know this is a long shot. 1912 Kelly's directory shows my great-great-grandfather having a "bird shop" at 1 Rathbone Street. Prior to that he had lived on Sabberton Street and this was probably where the "shop" began.

I'd love to see pics of Charles Hunt's shop on Rathbone Street when it was open.

My great grandmother was his daughter Mary Ann, known as Polly, who died in 1936.

I would love to have contact with anyone related to the family, memories or photos.

Wed Jul 27

Previous comment about Bill

I have just read my previous comment about Bill and wish to make people see that it was in no way a put down,I am a lot younger than Bill was and am an Avid Boxing fan and historian,I know many old faces (not in a plastic gangster way) but more a respect of there sport way,There were many good fighters (Boxing) from the local area (Jack Bowers) Jason Rowland,Dean Hollington,Ricky Mann, Teddy Day,Joe and Sam Tokely,Benny Staffofrd,Delaneys,Mo Hussien,Gary colkett aka Knight, Jimmy Batten,Albert and Joe wreden, Mark Thompson,Neil Bowers best matchmaker and loads more Roberts etc,Don`t believe the hype on other more famous faces they have not had a fight so don`t believe the hype

Sat Jun 25

False memories

I love Custom House and Canning Town and had a great childhood growing up there in the 70s and 80s and would not change a thing about my childhood,But the truth is there has been a glamorising of violence by a certain few people and if you said anything about being used as a punchbag by a failed Boxer or did not want your kids hanging around with drug dealers or nicking things then you was a wrongun ,well the truth is the dealers in drugs,The champion boxers of Canning Town and the people who think that it is ok to nick from what are only really poor people have been the ruin of the area and that is why everyone has really left,Every pub shut down and i think that the front page of the Newham Recorder showing an old girl of 86 pushing the button to bulldose her flat was an insult ,Was she left in so much of a dump that she was happy to push the button? A social engineering master class,And now you have gone you could not buy a flat for under £250.000 up,Read Sir John Betjamin "They pul

Wed May 04

Bill the bomb

A very capable boxer,Make no mistake he should have gone farther than he did,only 1 defeat that was avenged a month later in a re match (against an old Repton boxing clubmate) makes you wonder if they were happy to have one apiece ,Benny Stafford was also a wasted talent as was Sammy Tokeley but wasted talent is not new to canning town look up Pedlar Palmer.

Fri Apr 22

Sun Jan 17

Yes,I was in the photo,holding the cupwith albert edwards,who was your husband? I m malcolm biggs,good team good memories

Fri Jan 15

Hermit Road Area

Hi,

My name is Bill Stammers I went to SWHT from 1953-1959, Harry (Henry) Hilder was in my class, his Dad owned a car repair shop behind the Beaconsfield Pub.

I married Carol Peters who lived in Beaconsfield Road, she had relations in Clarence and Malmesbury Road, the Griggs,Atkinsons, Coker and Peters of course!!

Chat here or my email is:

Thu Jan 14

Wed Dec 23

Bill sansom

Barb,

Remember you and your brother Denis you were friends with my sister pat. I was a year below you at school, great times. We had some great footballers.

Fri Dec 18

what year was clifton road built

Fri Nov 13

Hello, the boys Olly & George were my step Dads nephews. Unfortunately Olly passed away 3 years ago and George last month Oct 2015.

Thu Nov 05

Thu Oct 29

lolly1564@hotmail.com

Every saturday we used to come to rathbone market and parents got us murkoff ice cream. Also we used to have treat and buy container at xmas. God miss that wonderful taste of that delicious ice.cream

Such a waste that shop had to.close

Please cant you bring it.back

Sat Oct 24

I would like yo say I was talking to my husband I said I miss the ice cream shop at canning town I my self moved out of lonfon to southend but came back to fill my frezer with ice cream my children loved it I do miss the wonderful ice cream and would pay good money to have it back iam so sorry I did not no why the shop shut till today my best wishes to your family would have loved to give the ice cream yo my grandson best wishes carol

Sun Sep 20

Hi I'm pleased to finally find a member of the Murkoff family as I used to work for your dad on a Saturday serving the sweets and cigarettes then back on the ice cream.. It's unbelievable the amount of people that loved your fathers ice cream, the ques was never ending in the summer. My father worked in the docks in the east end of London and used to stand for hours talking with your grandad and I think I remember your father saying your granddad also worked in the docks but I can't be certain.

Would be great to hear from you.

Tue Aug 18

It

The best ice cream in the world

Thu Aug 06

i am 66 years old dose anyone on here go to pretoria girls school about the time i went threre

email imin247@HOT MAIL.CO.UK

Sun Jul 26

Sun Jul 05

Best ice cream ever

I miss this ice cream never tasted anything close to it. I now live in Scotland but remember shopping trips to raffie market with a stop at murkoffs on the way home

Tue Jun 30

Fri May 29

Eddie Payne

Hi

I think I worked with your Dad

I was just a lad working for a painting firm in London many years ago.

Did you have 2 uncles on the same firm, Jimmy and Dicky

Ed De'Ath

Wed Apr 22

herbert

does anyone remember the herberts they lived in liverpool road.my grandad was fred his mother was called ruth he had a brother arthur.im going back along way. idont know anything much about them would love to know any living relatives

Wed Mar 25

158 trinity gardens

does anyone remember the name of the family that lived here in about 1960 my email is

Thu Mar 19

boyd road

Does anyone remember the Wicks family at Boyd Road, Canning Town. My nan was known as Lizzie and her mother was Sarah

Wed Mar 11

Murkoffs Ice Cream

I remember this in the 60's. Your brother should start it over again would be a big hit and probably as they do now days sell it in supermarkets. Go on Dragons Den I would love to have the recipe, miss it sooooo much xx

Tue Feb 10

My family lived at 184 malmesbury I knew the wiskens, swallows and huxtables very well

Robert/Bobby Fackerell

Fri Feb 06

I was a friend of your husband robert /bobby fackerell

Fri Feb 06

Malmesbury Road

Yes I do, my in-laws Sid and Jean Atkinson, and her Grandmother Nanny Peters with her Son "Nobby" forget the number but it was Star Lane end. My wife at that time had lived in Clarence Road, her name was Carol Peters, she had cousins living in Clarence Road too Derek Griggs and his wife Pat (Hodges) who lived at one time in the Memo buildings!! I am from Plaistow... now a resident of the wild west of Canada!!

Sun Dec 28

Driscolls left?

Hi, im 23 years old & my family (grandparents) came from canning town. Dennis Driscoll & nancy who was originally from glasgow. Does anybody still live in the area and remember my grandparents? Cheers!

Fri Nov 14

I was at 81 Malmesbury Road from 1957 to 1967

Sun Nov 09

victoria dock mission

im trying to find chris smith son of rev alex smith...Victoria dock mission around 1969...I know he went to reading but lost contact

Sat Nov 01

bobby ford

I remember bob and Patrick ford....lived nr mayflower....Vincent st ?....in late 60's mod times

Sat Nov 01

Thu Oct 02

Murkoffs

The best ice cream i ever tasted.There was a chap in the old Rathbone Street Market who used to sell homemade Ginger Beer,Dandelion & Burdock etc well worth the journey from Southend!

Thu Jul 24

I too rember that delicious ice cream. Now and again I dream that Im goinh to taste it, but unfortuately I wake up before I get it in my mouth. I now live in Sweden butwould seriously consider a flight over if I had the chance to taste it again! That recept is worth a fortune. The stronest 'taste memory" in my life. Im now 50 years of age , so thats quite an achievment

Sun Jul 20

I too rember that delicious ice cream. Now and again I dream that Im goinh to taste it, but unfortuately I wake up before I get it in my mouth. I now live in Sweden butwould seriously consider a flight over if I had the chance to taste it again! That recept is worth a fortune. The stronest 'taste memory" in my life. Im now 50 years of age , so thats quite an achievment

Sun Jul 20

I too rember that delicious ice cream. Now and again I dream that Im goinh to taste it, but unfortuately I wake up before I get it in my mouth. I now live in Sweden butwould seriously consider a flight over if I had the chance to taste it again! That recept is worth a fortune. The stronest 'taste memory" in my life. Im now 50 years of age , so thats quite an achievment

Sun Jul 20

percy road

Hi Val

sorry we lost touch if you can give a contact no. I'll call you

best wishes

Ken

Thu Jul 17

Hi Sarah, my grandfather ( Goreham) and his siblings ( when they were only 10 -15 )lived on Martindale road unfortunately around 1912. they migrated to Aus. Another leg of the family stayed until 1923 migrated to Australia. Have you photos of Martindale Road?

Thu May 29

1 gumdrops 234 @ gmail. Com

I beleive my stepfather Fred Ryder lived there he married my mum Mary McDermott in 1974

Tue Apr 22

PERCY ROAD

Hello Ken, we were in touch quite a few years ago but I lost your details.

I have read your poems about Canning Town and especially like the one called Percy Road. Hope you are well.

Fri Apr 18

PERCY ROAD

Hello Mick, I used to live next door to you in Percy Road. I think that Alan was in my class at Star Lane and Jackie was with me in Pretoria Secondary Modern. My brother Bill is well and is planning his 75th birthday party next year.

I have good memories of living in Percy Road and remember that we all used to be out in the street playing until it got dark and our parents called us in.

Fri Apr 18

doggy hair doo s

UP FOR ALWAYS JIMMY ?HOPE NOBODY KNOCKS ON MY DOOR old son some of my hair cuts where a bit doggy especially if Sergent poltney the M P was around ,if i hurt any body's romances with a short one ,i apologize but the brill cream was free ?????????

Fri Apr 18

Coal Yard 41 Mary Street

I remember "Coalie Rose" when I was a school boy in the late 40s-50s. I lived at No 13 Mary street in the lower half of the house, and Rose was a friend of our up stairs neighbour Emily Ellis. During summer she spent time sitting outside our house gossiping to all and sundry. At that time she still delivered coal from house to house and I remember her as a large lady with an apron and a flat peaked cap.The coal yard at that time was a series of tin roofed out-buildings, adjacent to a bomb site with a constant flow of customers. The Burkets had 2 sons,Derek a friend of mine and Eddie who was a successful amateur boxer.One personal memory was that Rose was a very kind person and often gave us boys loose change from the cash bag she wore at her waist

PS she always had an Aspidistra plant in her front window

Fri Apr 18

STILL DOING THE ROUNDS ??

hi jimmy myers ,thanks for call out no mate not past it fare from it /no hard feelings but as you say time passes quickly seems like only yesterday i was being hollowed at or having a army meal -not to bad actually loved the shooting still get to do a bit where i live its allowed with a permit still miss the lads and a bit of fighting with the royal Berkshires below our barracks will see if i can dig some pics out think i have one in barber shop doing Davy Crockett on new recruit for a laugh with my best friend vic BOTTOMS UP OLD LAD

Fri Apr 18

KRRC photos

Put your old Rifleman photos up on You Tube . There is a great interest on there for all things Rifles. Get a kid to help you as you may be past it a bit! Don't lose this stuff, once it's up, it's up for always. Take care and Get Some In! Jimmy Myers

Fri Apr 18

my uncle and my mum and dad drunk in there for years we lived at 110 Liverpool road had some great times in there I only drunk orange juice then I was boxing and training in the royal oak my uncle reg used to be potman in the anchor there were great familys living in canning town in the 50s and 60s I have some great memeryes every one new one and other and help one and other my mums name was mary veness she married again and was mrs Williams her husbands nick name was winkle.there is so much I could write aboute old canning town,perhaps one day I will try and write a book of my life as a boy growing up in old canning town.

Wed Apr 09

Sun Mar 30

Vic Dock Road

Kath, your Email doesn't work . Sort it out! Jimmy

Sun Mar 23

Victoria Dock Road

This road ran alongside the very busy Railway to the Docks, Tate and Lyle ending at Woolwhich. It was a very unpleasant place to live and I guess the ADRESS is above one of the few shops. My Uncle Bill had a pub there, The Duke of Cambridge, still standing. Hope this is a little help . Jimmy Myers

Sun Mar 23

old K R R

hj jimmy in k r r s 1955-57 winchester great time town has changed a lot still have my old mucker from barber shop Vic poppy dont live in england but still keep in touch ,dont think my old uniform fits me any more , think beer was one & sixpence a pint and a hot pie from the pie stall was one shilling after coming from London town was quite a change still have some old pictures

Fri Mar 21

Kings Royal Rifle Corps Rifle Brigade 1954 1956

I jimmy Myers . I have posted 4 videos on YouTube showing Canning Town Boys in action in front of the Queen . Look up Bi Centenary Parade of The Kings Royal rifle Corps you might be among the 300 Canning Town Boys on parade that day! Jimmy Myers

Wed Mar 19

Im the Jimmy Myers you mentioned .Dad was same name

I remember your Dad and Uncle well. I met one of them again in my shop in Basildon. He said the other Brother had died. It was a very pleasant reunion till one of my Staff asked him what was I like as akid. He was a Right Bastard!! Was his honest answer.! Although there was never a cross word between our two families. The Brothers spent a year building an Armstrong Siddeley Wooden Shooting Brake. When it was finished my Dad bought it . We found the Drvers door was too small to use.Worse still it had no reverse! A young Travelling boy named Albert Smith loved it . My Dad showed him the faults but he still bought it ! Jimmy Myers The Boys From Rathbone Street

Wed Mar 19

Baranowski family

Yes, that's right. I left Pretoria in 1968 and june was in class 4b i think, while I was in 4a. Happy days.

Wed Mar 19

RATHBONE STREET, CANNING TOWN

My father lived in Rathbone Street until or just after WWII the surname was Matheson. I know his parents moved to Essex, He lived at the end of the Street by the Dipth. Hospital. There surname was Matheson

Tue Mar 18

Baron Road Canning Town

My Dad and his brothers and sisters lived at 26 Baron Road...the Hare family. Grandad Joseph Hare worked for G.E.R. My Dad, Lloyd George, but known as George, was 6 in 1914 when his Dad contracted TB and his mother abandoned the family, and Grandad had to place Dad's youngest brother and sister with Barnado's. What schools would Dad have gone to? It's the only part of his life between 1914 and 1925 that I know nothing about. I don't think he had a good time and chose not to speak about it.

Thu Mar 06

val@feralfriend.free-online.co.uk

I was Valerie Jones at 7 Ernest road canning town and went to Pretoria road school for a while. I am now living in Devon.

Wed Mar 05

Crane family, 19 Cliff Street, Canning Town

I have found this address for my great-uncle and his family in the 1911 Census. The head of household, Charles Crane, (hairdreesser) and his wife Sarah, daughters Alma, Ada and sons Archibald Stanley and Frank. Would anyone know what happened to them ?

Fri Feb 28

Star Lane 1955 - 1961?

Hi, I lived at No 5 Liverpool Road for 21 years, Roger Gossett. Had some really happy times in goog ole Canning Town and remember many of my Primary School mates. There was Brian Bolter, Jimmy Smith, Margaret Smith, Anne (sorry about the fly in the match box!), and many more. Anybody remember me? I now live in East Ham. I remember Mr Davey and Mr Dunlop - great teachers and fondly remembered.

Tue Feb 25

Malmesbury Road

Anyone in their mid 50's recall living down Malmesbury Road during the 1960's?

Sat Feb 08

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