Brentwood, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Brentwood and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Horsnell Family

My ancestor was John Horsnell, he was born in 1812 in Brentwood, Essex. I am looking for any relatives of John Horsnell. His parents may have been William and Mary. His father was connected with wine importing and retailing. Wiliam was also a rent collector for several years for the High Sheriff of Essex. John Horsnell ...Read full memory

I Remember This As St Faith's Hospital For Epileptics

i remember this not as brentwood hackney schools but as st faith's hospital for women and children with epilepsy and other mental disorders. my father worked in the administration offices until he died in 1959 and my mother worked there as a nursing auxiliary after that. i remember ...Read full memory

A Cup Of Bovril And A Bag Of Crisps After A Swim!

I used to go to Brentwood swimming pool with my school St Martin's for girls and can remember going when it reopened for the new year - easter and it was absolutely freezing! I was not much of a swimmer so can remember it being torture for me. i also used to go with my friends during the ...Read full memory