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Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
27%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
10%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
6%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
35%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
21%
  



gph 12:16 Thu Aug 13
Made in Romford
1) the first modern chimney (designed by our Lord and Master, Count Rumford, recognised by Henry David Thoreau as a necessity for civilised life). Prior to him, chimneys either filled the room with smoke, or sent most of the heat outside.

Romans had chimneys, but they were used when it didn't matter that the heat went outside, or it was even an advantage - i.e., in bakeries, which tended to get too hot for comfort;

2) Fat Frank;
3) David Martin;
4) me (well, the very edge, Harold Park).

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aldgate 5:40 Mon Aug 17
Re: Made in Romford
Bought my first single in Downtown Records - down in the tube station at midnight by the jam. Got chased through the shopping centre after for looking the wrong way at one of the Romford skins. Sure they were lanky pricks but they had big boots. Worked in a few shops there on saturdays when i was in sixth form which i got through with a few swift ones in the Bitter End at lunch time. Romford looks a bit small/sad when i've been back but fun times

TheBoleynBoy 1:28 Mon Aug 17
Re: Made in Romford
“It’s only labelled a shithole these days because of the young scum the UK now breeds”

Have you been to Romford lately? That couldnt be further from the truth but I suppose it’s easier to blame youngsters.

Manuel 9:44 Mon Aug 17
Re: Made in Romford
Have fond memories of Romford, like many. It's only labelled a shithole these days because of the young scum the UK now breeds that frequent these towns. The actual place isn't a shithole at all.

The Birdcage was a particular favourite of mine.

Manuel 9:40 Mon Aug 17
Re: Made in Romford
Have fond memories of R

Mike Oxsaw 9:21 Mon Aug 17
Re: Made in Romford
I saw what you squid there.

1964 10:56 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
Fantastic place.

jfk 10:14 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
Used to be a quality fishmongers in the quadrant arcade it was there ever since I can remember,used to have live eels in a big steel pot at the front of the shop, remember being facinated by the eels getting diced up quickly and still wriggling as a kid.
No idea if it's still there as I havnt been that way for years but like to think still is.

GBHammer63 9:52 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
Bookers bakers, were good but not an Inns, White Hart fish bar was good also, Al would always drop in some scraps for the kids.

Saved throwing them in the bin.

Noah 3:49 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
Born in Oldchurch Hospital, 1966.

62Hammer 3:38 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
Hammer205 -
Thanks. Glad to see I wasn't making it up.

cup of tea 1:20 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
Grew up in Ilford but majority of my time was spent in Romford

Havering College
Silver dollar arcade
Rumford shopping hall and the C64 and spectrum games stall
Dolphin
Romford fountain
Rom skate park
Romford ice rink
Hollywood's
Ritzy
Libertys
Secrets
McCluskeys
Yates
Brannigans

...NYE 1993 soaking wet on way to Hollywood's. Decided to take a run and boot a cabbage in Romford market. Slipped and ended up at A&E until 4am with all the piss heads. Got a taxi home via kebab shop

Wilko Johnson 12:38 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
GBHammer63 9:40 Sun Aug 16

Can remember crusty rolls and bloomers from the bakers on White Hart Lane. They don't do crusty up North, it's all soft and pappy bread and rolls ☹️

My Nan & Grandad lived on Mawney Road, they stood on the footbridge over the Eastern Avenue in '78 to watch all the triumphant Ipswich fans heading home from Wembley.

GBHammer63 9:40 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
Another early memory was of a Saturday morning would go to Inns the bakers on Collier Row Lane and get crusty white rolls and a bloomer , the bread was still hot and the crusty bits would cut the insides of your mouth.
Proper butter of course.

Also can remember the junction of the 127 and Mawney Road when it was a roundabout, unfortunately.

jfk 6:01 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
Bobby Summers,
Decent bit of clobber in there.

bruuuno 1:02 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
I drank 18 pints of kronenburg in the Golden Fleece when I was 17 and got up and made a fry up the next day right as rain. The joys of amphetamine and youth

hammer205 1:02 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
62 Hammer
Ring is step dad did live in Romford

Hers the article
https://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/50-years-ago-today-the-beatles-played-romford-gig-just-before-hitting-big-time-1-1985551

Kaiser Zoso 12:18 Sun Aug 16
Re: Made in Romford
Roneo Corner

The Lamb

The Golden Fleece

Nutsin 11:52 Sat Aug 15
Re: Made in Romford
Don't forget Romford Dogs track.

GBHammer63 11:28 Sat Aug 15
Re: Made in Romford
Edko sports
Apollo records
Granditer
Bobby Summers
Kenistons
W Richardson
Stones dept store
Mawney park skating rink
The kings head pub pre birdcage

All long gone.
Loved growing up in Romford

62Hammer 9:46 Sat Aug 15
Re: Made in Romford
Couple of people have mentioned the speedway, which ran on Thursday nights in 1969, 1970 and 1971. I worked on the track staff and loved it there, missed only 1 meeting in the 3 years (although "my" team was actually West Ham).

Eastside surge 1:57 Sat Aug 15
Re: Made in Romford
Used to spend entire Saturdays in Romford, get the 103 bus from Dagenham, into McDonald's which would be rammed as it was the only one around and then just get up to mischief for the rest of the day, nothing serious just kids being kids.
Always popped in ted ditchburns sport's shop aswell to look at sport's equipment I couldn't afford!

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