Coventry Road Ilford Essex

Here are a couple of images from the house I grew up in. Most of Ilford in Essex was built up around the late 1800s, during the Victorian style of architecture.




I can remember I used to talk to my friend who lived next door through our bedroom walls.

Long before soundproofing and cavity insulation was thought of. Also every house had a lovely tiled front path, I always remembered that.

The second image clearly shows the outside toilet each house had, just adjacent to the kitchen door. Cold in the winter and not for those who don’t like spiders!

Coventry Road Ilford Essex

Coventry Road Ilford Essex

Coventry Road Ilford Essex

Coventry Road Ilford Essex

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Malcolm Oakley - East London History - A Guide to London's East End.

I grew up on the fringes of London's true East End and have been fascinated by the ever changing history and landscape of the area.

Visitors and tourists to London may only ever explore the City centre but for those that care to travel further east, a rich and rewarding travel adventure awaits. So much of London's history owes a debt to the East End. Colourful characters, famous architecture, hidden treasures of changing life over the years.

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2 comments on “Coventry Road Ilford Essex
  1. Moat Housing says:

    Very interesting blog, it is always nice to look at old photos and learn more about history.
    Thank you for the good blog.

  2. Maria says:

    I used to buy my jeans from your shop back in 1981/82 !!! LOL and they were defo a tight-fit! ( remeber the make bull’)Strange thing was my son came home from a spphoing trip with his cousin and had bought 3 pairs of jeans from a small shop in Iford .yes it’s yours and it made me thinkback to the really lovely guy who owned the shop and spent so long making sure allwere happy with their jeans!Great Memories

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