Everyone loves a trip down memory lane.

We’re really excited to launch ‘Why we Love East London - Memories', a new online community for everyone who loves our great area.

In our new Facebook group, we’ll be delving into the archives - both recent and older - to bring you memories of what it was like growing up and living here through the years – whether that be the places we knew and loved, the locations and landmarks that have changed beyond recognition through the decades (as well as the ones that haven’t!) or most important of all, the people that make our city tick (that’s you!).

It’s a place to share collective memories of everything from your childhood and school days through to the places you worked, played, partied and relaxed during your down time.

As well as bringing you collections of people, places and things you might remember, we’ll be reaching out you to share memories of these – and to contribute if you have pictures or information about any of these.

It’s not about collections of ye olde views from ‘way back when’ and people on horseback, but rather a smorgasbord of images, stories and videos from the decades we all remember – and some that you might not.

We’ll be covering everything you love and loved about where you live as we look at how things have changed and the people we share our area with – whether that be pubs and clubs, supermarkets and shopping, schools and colleges, roads and railway stations, landmarks and famous sites, festivals and events, Christmas and other special times of the year, theatres and cinemas, parks and leisure centres or the ‘joys’ of our first ever job.

We’ll be looking at how our area has changed, the collective memories that shape our life and experiences in Watford and probably a few cringeworthy pics of how we used to dress (yes, 80s and 90s kids, we’re looking at you).

We hope you’ll join us and get involved in the project, and remember to let us know what memories from your glory days you want to see in the group.

You can join 'Why we love East London - Memories' via this link.