recollections, photos and memorabilia of Leyton and Leytonstone
Leytonstone High Road (Green Man end)
I can remember my mother taking me to Lyons Corner House which is now (Barclays Bank) in the High Road for a bowl of soup and a buttered roll. Home and Colonial stores was more or less opposite Bearmans ... Saturday morning pictures at the Rialto. I also remember Ludlows the bakers in Church Lane. The smell of fresh bread being baked was fabulous. There used to be a fabulous shop in Church Lane that sold all types of teas and coffee in big sacks. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the shop! The smell from that shop was lovely.
I worked in Bearmans. It was a quality store very ‘Are You Being Served’ type place. I always remember Father Christmas arriving down Leytonstone High Road with the Dagenham Girl Pipers. One particular year the ride was a Gondola to see Father Christmas. I was a Gondola girl .... !