Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Ilford is a town in the part of Greater London that used to be Essex.

The lovely Valentines Park was created from the grounds of a 17th century mansion.

Ilford Films were in the 1950s and 1960s the main British makers and suppliers of photographic film, and a serious rival to Kodak.

The first Dr. Barnardo`s Homes for children were opened at Ilford in 1870, and the organisation`s headquarters are still at nearby Barkingside.

Among the prominent people born at Ilford are Kenny Ball, trumpeter; Cardinal John Heenan, Archbishop of Westminster; Ian Holm, actor; Paul Ince, England footballer; and Maggie Smith, actress.

Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Ilford for groups.

Places in Ilford

Ilford Station, St. Mary`s Church, Valentines Mansion

Places in Ilford...