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Brentwood, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

Social Life At The Pool!

I was five years old when this photograph was taken and would have occasionally been taken to the pool by my mother.  My older sister would have come too.  As we got older it was a great place to hang out as teenagers and we would often go for a swim after school and then walk home to Shenfield (saving the ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Anthea Hilson

Highwood Hospital

Highwood Hospital, Brentwood TB hospital for children and teenagers. I was there aged 14 just, in 1953 to 1954, 13 months in all. Apart from the treatment we had a good time. Rowans 3 and 4 was my ward. The hospital staff were wonderful. Many friends, names forgotten apart from a few Carole Davis, Pauline Brice, Brian ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Paul Filler