Welcome to London Leytonstone

i went to lakehouse, in the early seventies, nice, we had a sweet shop, opp, i was there with david dunn, kamran saeed, i remember mr spence, heady days,

Wed Mar 13

I was in the team Bob brasted are you Lesley

Thu Feb 21

Mr Driskel was head master at that time, i remember mr fox, mr lester pe teacher, miss smith history teacher and friends, kieth barrel, roger moss , kieth barrel ,pat dwitt, susan taylor,elien brooks

Sat Jan 26

hi ,iam from malta , i used to go to school at lake house school in trumpington road between 1965 and 1967. any contacts out there

Sat Jan 26

teachers at lakehouse

who could forget jill cheadle or the history teacher mr richardson e-mail address

Sat Jul 14

Hi my name is Wendy Thompson ( Pautard)

Did any one who lived in Leyton stone and went to Davis lane and mayvill school in the 1970s I lived in woodlands road

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Tue May 15

Leytonstone

I been living here for 16 years and i strongly recommend that you should look at other options before coming here.My number one reason is that knife crime is very high here I have seen men with knifes and the police always trying to stop these crimes.The recent knife crime has been on December 2017 it happened in a conour shop called mini market it was a drug dealing incident.The second reasons is the thief's and gangs,recently my oyster card and money had been stolen at leytonstone leisure center this was my fault for not locking my locker so I would advise you to be very careful. The third reason is the people are very rude and gross.The people who live here for example drug dealers and hobos who piss on the streets its very disgusting.

Mon Apr 02

lakehouse svhool

But where was it? Was it on the Trumpington site?

Sat Jan 13

That was my nan and grandad

Hi Stevie it is Wendy (Pautard) _ Mrs Thompson from your mums brother john Pautard I hope to here from you soon love Wendy ☺

Wed Nov 22

Wed Nov 22

That was my nan and grandad

I am one of the grandchildren that lived in leytonstone and now live in Lowestoft with my husband paul

Thu Jul 27

Sun Jun 04

Lemna Road, V-2 rocket attack

There are little bits of information on BBC website WW2 memories and other places: 6 killed ad 55 injured. Killed were Rev Tanton and Family (wife and son) (3) Daughter Dorothy survived. Do you know anything about Dorothy Tanton? Do you know of anyone else names who were killed? my email

Sat Jun 03

Lemna Road, V-2 rocket attack

There are little bits of information on BBC website WW2 memories and other places: 6 killed ad 55 injured. Killed were Rev Tanton and Family (wife and son) (3) Daughter Dorothy survived. Do you know anything about Dorothy Tanton? Do you know of anyone else names who were killed?

Sat Jun 03

bearmans of leytonstone

hi all you old leytonstone people, just going through some sites regarding leytonstone and came across this one (looks interesting) there have been some interest in bearmans of leytonstone,my old dad used to work there for around 20 odd years in the mid 1960s untill he took early retirement in the mid 1980s. he really did like working there he said it was a special department store their slogen was "a west end store in the east end" he was there when it was demolished and the co-op took over but it was never the same thats why he took early retirement. the store started in the late 1880s i have a lot of old interesting documents,photo's and brochures somewhwere (dads been dead for 18 years)it really was a great store, i often wonder what happened to the bearmans family?

Sun Jan 15

!927 Beechcroft Road I was born. At the High Road end was Coombes Brother Pawnbrokers, round the corner was a butchers with an abattoir at the back. Every now and then cattle from Wanstead Flats used to be driven along my road on the way to being a Sunday Roast. Opposite was "Evans" a forerunner of the Supermarket but only for groceries and dairy produce. A little way along toward the Green Man pub was the Fire Station and a Blacksmith. A lot of local delivery traffic such as Nevilles Bakery and the coal man was horsedrawn. Street buskers were not uncommon; my favourite was a married couple, the wife played a barrel organ while her husband played the spoons. Davies Lane Infants; Cann Hall Juniors then Leyton County High. Montague Mission Sunday School. Well remember the Rialto, mentioned in a previous post, and the "Rialto Rangers" Our secret 'password' was 'Regnar' And our motto was "Serve and always wear a smile." I once won the weekly prize for having the biggest smile in

Tue Nov 22

Hi

There is an Arundel a Close with an which was classed as Leytonstone - I was born there.

For more information

Mon Oct 10

Tue Aug 16

my brother in law

Tue May 24

used to go to that café nearly everynight in the early sixties, many a good laugh.

Tue May 24

Hand painted murals for childrens room

Hi everyone. I just moved to Leytonstone area recently. I am an artist specialized in children's wall murals for bedrooms and games rooms. So if you think about customizing a room and keep costs down for renovation just send me an email at

Tue Mar 15

book group

Yes, this sounds really good and I'd be interested. Love books and a book club in a pub sounds like a great idea. Has anything been scheduled?

Josephine

Mon Mar 07

Rosina Pulley school of dance

I went to Rosina Pulley school of dance around the middle to late sixties. Also remember a dancing assistant called Sylvia.

Tue Feb 02

Tue Jan 19

45 cobbold road

My mum & grandparents lived there from 1930's. I spent my first 6 yrs ther from 1957 to 1963. Em

Thu Oct 08

45 cobbold road

My mum & grandparents lived there from 1930's. I spent my first 6 yrs ther from 1957 to 1963

Thu Oct 08

Learn how to spell that might help

Tue Jun 30

Learn how to spell that might help

Tue Jun 30

What became of the Donovan family that lived in Grove Green Road and worked at Hackney Wick Greyhound track?

Tue Mar 31

26th june 1944 early evening

Sat Mar 28

cowley arms

this was an Irish pub in the mid 70's, Many a great night I had there!

Wed Jan 21

Kingston Road 1950s

Do you remember the Rand Family, we lived at 10 Kingston Road. We moved away 1959. I remember the Fisher's and Brookes

Sun Oct 19

Leytonstone Mr Grearson

I rember mr Grearson I went to Lakehouse till 1962 I was in the first year five that did GCSE's Mr Bridgeman was our teacher,we spent most of our time at the annexe in Dames road, Its such a shame the old school was demolished.

Wed Oct 15

Fox the worst teacher ever a bully if he taught now he would get nicked

Fri Aug 29

Kingston Road E11

I lived in Kingston Road in the 1950's and 60's.

I left in 1966/67 and believe Kingston Road was demolished soon after.

I have a few of photos taken in the street, including a couple of the street party for the Coronation.

I remember the Fisher, Brookes, Sharp, and Craske families. There were also a brother and sister - Norman and Sandra, but their surname escapes me at the moment.

Did you live in Kingston Road?

Thu Aug 28

Kwilohjim@hotmail.com

Yes the bottom half of Cobbold Road is now gone. Nevilles Bakery used to be there. I lived at no. 58 in the 60's. All those houses were pulled down to expand Tom Hood School, not sure it was ever done.

Thu Aug 28

d.blackwell56@btinternet.com

dos any body now where Pauling Hines his see lived

in woodhouse road

Sun Aug 17

movethat.com

Research Leytonstone Cawley Arms do you know a date it was built? I live at the cottages at Harrow Green local businessman called Cawley involved with both!

Fri Jun 27

Atmospheric

I once lived in one of the bedsitters in this house, from 1985 to 1990. I had a large room and shared the house with a few others, most of them elderly, some of them a bit strange! I can't say I enjoyed my time there. The landlord at the time was a Mr Ritter. There was a cellar which I used to go down sometimes, which had various stuff being stored. It was a bit spooky, I have to say. The whole house was atmospheric, it has to be said. However, I wasn't aware of its history until what I read here. But while I was living there, the house next door, 85a, which was also owned by the same landlord, had a murder. A gay man who lived there was murdered. It must have been sometime between about 1987 and 1989. I don't have particularly fond memories of that place.

Sat Nov 09

Brooks family

My grandmother Elizabeth brooks lived with her parents and about 8 siblings in 26 Kingston road . She married Albert Bates of 29 Kingston Road . This was early 1900s.

Mon Aug 26

Come And Support Barkingside Fc

Come and support Barkingside Fc in the 1st ever Ryman League North game

Saturday 10th August

Barkingside Fc v Cheshunt Fc 3pm Kick off

All support welcome

Mon Aug 05

Seeking girlfriend , around london

Im 20 years old man from London , who is looking for serious relashinship . Mine phone ********1 ,

Sat Jul 20

I have received your email. and replied. hope you received it. xx

Wed Jul 10

Have sent a reply to your email address, let me know if you do not get it

Wed Jul 10

Obviously Father Budgeon is dead. What about the house Mothers. If i could contact them that would be amazing. Mum has lots od unanswered questions about her home life, maybe they could answer some of them . Thank you so much for replying. I am so grateful.

Tue Jul 09

Leytonstone Childrens Home

I do apologise but for some reason have only just found your message. do mum and auntie have any stories regarding the home? I know dad and his siblings had 2 weeks in the workhouse in Bethnal Green prior to admission. I also am aware that a Father Budgen became the headmaster at some stage and made some changes, he married one of the house mothers and we met up with them some years ago after he retired to Devon.

Fri Jun 28

Early evening 26th June 1944

Having been swimming with my friend at the Leyton Baths,we were walking towards Leyton Green underground shelter passing the Ritz cinema on the way. As we walked along I could here the drone of a Doodle Bug (V1) my friend thought it was a lorry? I started to sprint towards the shelter , the engine stopped, as we reached the shelter entrance the bomb hit we were blown down the stairs and lifted back up by the blast.We were both 11 years of age. email

Tue Jun 18

Come And Support The Newest Team In The Ryman North League

Come and support Barkingside Fc next season

Barkingside Fc finished runners up in the Essex Senior League and won the Essex Senior League league cup.

The team play there homes games at

The Oakside Stadium,

Station Road

Barkingside

Essex

IG6 1NB

literally behind Barkingside tube station

The Club are always looking for new supporters and sponsors.

Fri Jun 07

Come And Support The Newest Team In The Ryman North League

Come and support Barkingside Fc next season

Barkingside Fc finished runners up in the Essex Senior League and won the Essex Senior League league cup.

The team play there homes games at

The Oakside Stadium,

Station Road

Barkingside

Essex

IG6 1NB

literally behind Barkingside tube station

The Club are always looking for new supporters and sponsors.

Thu Jun 06

Come And Support The Newest Team In The Ryman North League

Come and support Barkingside Fc next season

Barkingside Fc finished runners up in the Essex Senior League and won the Essex Senior League league cup.

The team play there homes games at

The Oakside Stadium,

Station Road

Barkingside

Essex

IG6 1NB

literally behind Barkingside tube station

The Club are always looking for new supporters and sponsors.

Wed Jun 05

Yes

Go there often, still the cheapest meal around, lovely liquor, pies are not as good as the old days (real steak and kidney) but they are still tasty and the mash is the best around.

compared to the infested takeaways like in Leyton High road. On the BBC news a little while ago!

Sun May 19

Ghostley figure Whipps X

Years ago approx. 1966 there was a secluded spot not far from whips x roundabout. It was a regular spot for courting couples, and one evening my husband and I were walking through the forest when we became aware of someone behind us, about 10/14ft away stood a very tall man wearing a high hat and long coat or cloak. We were both unnaturally ill at ease, and made our way as quickly as we could back to our car.

Many years later when speaking about this to a work colleague my husband was told that the person had had the same experience the previous evening, so I wondered is there any information about this ghostly figure.

Tue May 14

I run a yoga class at the Quaker Meeting House on Bush Road, Leytonstone.

Visit www.helenyoga.co.uk

Wed Mar 20

My mother Nellie marville and her sisiter florence rose would have been in the home at the same time. They would have easily beenn remembered as they were the only mixed race children in the school. Photos or infor would be fab. Mum and her sister are still going strong 93 and 92. Help please.

Tue Mar 05

Hey,

I came across your post and was interested in joining the potential new book club you were looking to start. How's it going? Have you got any other members interested or signed up? And any ideas of what to read?

I've never joined a book club before but something informal (and pub-based) sounds pretty good!

Amy, Leytonstone

Sun Mar 03

My uncle used to lodge in her mum's house

margaret66&googlemail.com

Fri Feb 08

Does anyone remember the cosey cafe next to the fire station in the early sixties and the cafe in leytonstone high road near cathall rd used by the teddy boys in the sixties

Wed Feb 06

My Sister Barbara Carrett went there in the 50's too.

Thu Dec 20

Chrssgs@btinternet.com

Cathall road swimming baths. Where us girls could meet up with the boys. And we went there with the school for swimming lessons too. We used to buy a 1 penny arrowroot biscuit to eat on the way home.

Thu Dec 20

interested in this. did it get going? mail me on

Sun Nov 04

A few of the original buildings still remain. Also, there are some photos/drawings outside the main Tesco entrance.

Tue Oct 02

Has anyone any information or photos relating to Leytonstone Childrens home. My father and his siblings were placed in the home in 1926 as my grandmother was trying to cope with cancer. I have found a few photos on the internet as I believe it has now been turned into a Tesco but would like to know more.

Many thanks Pat Henderson -

Tue Oct 02

The cinema next to Bearmans was the Rialto and at Saturday morning pictures we used to sing about being the Rialto Rangers and it used to cost 6d (old money) to get in.

Wed Sep 12

norlington road boys school

I went there,left it in 1963,went into catering went to South-West- Essex Technical college(as it was then) worked in Top flight hotels in London's west-end.I lived in Scotts road with mum and dad,until I married in 70,moved to Dorset,then Suffolk.Just retired from lecturing at New Suffolk College.Just wondered, any lads out there still from that time?

Fri Jul 27

Fri May 11

I Did

i went to lakehouse school and left in 1963,

Sun May 06

CHROME FACTORY BEHIND PLOUGH AND HARROW LEYTONSTONE

does anybody remember the chrome plating factory behind the plough and harrow pub in leytonstone london.

Sun May 06

which year was this investigation, as my old group PSI did one there

Sun May 06

3 Bed Council House RTB in Buckhurst Hill for your 2 Bed house in LEYTONSTONE E11 - DOWNSIZING

3 Bedroom House council with right to buy large private back garden & driveway for 2-3 cars

Looking to ** DOWNSIZE ** so a spacious 2 bedroom House only - must be spacious not 1 double and 1 single as already downsizing.

Please send full postcode & info & photos would be welcome

Buckhurst Hill Essex on the Central Line Tube easy 20 min journey to city and west end. Geat area low to no crime nice schools. Best of both worlds safety of the suburbs yet so ... Central to London also links to M25 M11 A406 very easy to get around if you drive. Plus off street parking

Not rushing - until right place comes up. Prefer BUSY roads.

MUST HAVE A NORMAL BATHROOM WITH TOILET IN SAME ROOM AND UPSTAIRS

Thanks

NO ESTATES

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Fri Apr 27

Of course teacher at lakehouse

Sat Apr 14

Mr Gearson ,who to me was peter cushing , and sherlock holmes in one a great story teller , fond memories. who could forget the tale of the sussex vampire

Sat Apr 14

Cobbled road no longer exist it was knocked down to make way for tom hood school

Sat Apr 14

There was mr holmes ,mr smith the woodwork teacher,mr metha, in the annex dames road. Who remembers mrs duckett the speech teacher .Poor old mr spence ,

Sat Apr 14

You must know a paul frost

Sat Apr 14

I left in 63 when Mr driscoll was headmaster

Sat Apr 14

Cat hall road

Sat Apr 14

I used to know of the fisher family who used to live there and the brooks

Sat Apr 14

I wonder if this is now arundel close , i used to live in no 15.the original site was bombed during the war and rebuilt as a close

Sat Apr 14

this is now matalans car park

Sat Apr 14

Davis Road school

my mother Beryl McGuire lived in samson road in 1938. I have aschool photo of her possibly at Davis Road. Any recollections?

Sun Mar 18

Davis Road School

My mother Beryl McGuire lived in Samson Road in 1938 I have a school photo which may have been this scholl, any recollections?

Sun Mar 18

Leytonstone 1930’s

Searching for Family tree information: HALL - family.

Ellen Martha married George MOORE approx 1936. Remarried - James Cockburn McGUIRE

Siblings, Agnes married F. WALL & Elsie married C. SMITH – [Lt Cdr. Royal Navy]

Contact me @

Mon Mar 12

Bushwood

Me and my boyfriend moved in Bushwood area one year ago. We had no probs so far, I feel safe and I simply love this place. The organiclea people sell organic vegetables on Saturday, Red Lion gastro pub is amazing, the tube is very close (25 mins to Soho) and the BARA residents association has been very helpful. There's a sort of village feeling...so happy we found this place. The only thing, I would suggest you to look in Upper Leytonstone or Bushwood...not in other areas of Leytonstone.

Sun Mar 11

yes i recommend him too

am Sharon too,thanks Janet,Joe just let,i totally will recommend him to anybody,he was polite and nice,and got on with the job,i will have him back to do other stuff round the house

Mon Feb 27

thank you janet

Joe just left,

am glad i found this site,thank you Janet for posting this number,handymanjoe is my hero.

i forgot to ask if he is single. :)

time to sleep now

Wed Feb 08

try handymanjoe

if you havn't found anyone yet,then try handymanjoe in walthamstow,his number is ********9,we have been using his now for about 3yrs now,very reliable and affordable too

Thu Jan 26

THE GABLES, 85/85A WHIPPS CROSS ROAD

HI, COULD YOU TELL ME THE BOOK THAT HAS PICTURES OF THIS HOUSE?

IT'S BEING CONVERTED INTO NEW FLATS BUT I'VE BEEN TOLD THE PLANNING PERMISSION IS MISSING.....

Tue Jan 17

The prostitutes are long gone!

Sun Jan 08

Pickard family

To Dennis Pickard,

I think you are my uncle! My mother is Joan Robertson (nee Pickard) now 90 years old, who lived in Melford Road with her brothers Jack and Dennis. Dennis moved to New Zealand and I believe then to Australia. Please get in touch to

Mon Jan 02

Reply to bombed leyton bus depot

We lived at 60 Beaumont rd E10 We heard the motor cut out as it was heading our way , running to our shelter i heard a swhishing noise then the bang , it hit the ,far corner above there canteen , as far I can recallit was about early afternoon , I think this was the second one to hit the canteen .when one man died , I also remember the one that circled , then hit Ruckolt rd school on a saterday .

Fri Dec 30

Date: 15 Dec 2011. I believe this is the Gables, at 85, 85a & 87 Whipps Cross Road. Once upon a time at least, a fascinating architectural style inside and out. Believe it may be currently undergoing renovation which some residents find of a controversial heritage design ethos. If it is the building you are talking about, the borough of Waltham Forest says: “The Gables”, 85, 85a & 87 Whipps Cross Road E11 – Substantial Victorian house erected in 1895 as part of the Wallwood Park estate development, with an attached snooker room, now a separate house. Wallwood House was formerly the home of William Cotton, Governor of the Bank of England and local benefactor." There was once upon a time a stable block just to the side also.

Thu Dec 15

Smith Family of Dyers Hall Road

Does anyone remember Dyers Hall Road about 1955-1960, before most of it was knocked down. My Great Aunt lived there and I used to visit her quite often then. Her real name was Mary Ann Alice Smith, but we all called her Aunt Doll. I would go into her back garden and look across a piece of ground to watch the underground trains going past. I can't remember the number of her house but it was on the 'underground' side of the road and you could almost, but not quite, see the British Railway bridge from her front door. I am trying to trace any of her three children: Henry (called Harry) Lillian and Edie. But with a surname of Smith it is not any easy task. I live in France now but would dearly love to make contact with any of the Smith family. If anyone knows anything about these people could you please ask them to contact me at

Wed Nov 23

Smith family of Dyers Hall Road

Does anyone remember Dyers Hall Road about 1955-1960, before most of it was knocked down. My Great Aunt lived there and I used to visit her quite often then. Her real name was Mary Ann Alice Smith, but we all called her Aunt Doll. I would go into her back garden and look across a piece of ground to watch the underground trains going past. I can't remember the number of her house but it was on the 'underground' side of the road and you could almost, but not quite, see the British Railway bridge from her front door. I am trying to trace any of her three children: Henry (called Harry) Lillian and Edie. But with a surname of Smith it is not any easy task. I live in France now but would dearly love to make contact with any of the Smith family. If anyone knows anything about these people could you please ask them to contact me at

Wed Nov 23

PAINTER/DECORATOR urgent

I am looking for a recommendation for an urgent job at my house. I need a painter/decorator. The job is small but I'd really like it done as soon as possible. I want someone who is reliable and will not rip me off. I live in Leyton. Thanks

Tue Nov 22

re pie and Mash

You can get pie abnd mash vie paerel post, just put cockney pie and mash into your computor and you will get hold of one of the pie and mash shops who deliver to anywhere in England overnight.

let me know how you get on'.

Tue Oct 18

yes it is

Mon Aug 08

Dance School

I'm not sure of the spelling, but it was Rosina Pullens.

Mon Aug 01

barbara.millard@sky.com

my mother went to davis lane school when she was 4/5. She is 92 this november and in extremely good health. Her name was Nellie Marville now Giles. Anyone with any info would be good. She was also in Leytonstone Childrens home from 1922 approx until she was 16. Also any info on that would be even better. i am her daughter Barbara

Tue Jul 19

Dance school in 1950s

I went to a dance school in the early 1950's around Harrow Green area, does anyone remember the name of it??

Mon Jul 18

The big bang near Leytonstone LNER station was, I believe , a V1

I do know that a V2 landed in Mornington Road when I was at school in Davies Lane - don't know the date. But it did blow all the school windows in and I think it was in the morning. A couple of houses were destroyed and several people killed.

Tue Jul 12

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