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We used to live on what was called The Avenues on the Rylands estate. This was situated behind the Princess shopping parade, so called after the name of the local flea pit where all the kids went to Saturday morning pictures. It later became the Princess bowling alley. It was located on the old A13 New Rd opposite the road that led to the main entrances to Fords.  The estate was originally built for the ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham, Greater London shared by John Simpson

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I posted a comment about how i was evacuated to ystalyfera at the beginning of world war 11 (late 1930 ) and stayed with my aunt and uncle at bryncelyn. low and behold i have received a reply from the son of my long lost cousin, conway rees! they now live in chicago usa and through the francis frith website we are now in contact after 60 years. i can't believe it and am eternally grateful for this opportunity.

Just a note to say thank you so much for the beautiful framed photograph of edge hill, old cottages 1922 which i received on saturday, just days after sending off my order. my cousin from canada will be thrilled to receive such a lovely momento of his stay in warwickshire.