Brentwood, Warley Barracks 1897

Memories of Brentwood

Fond Memories

I remember St Faith's hospital very well. I was the Head Porter there for a number of years until it was closed down. I met my wife there. She was a catering assistant. We were engaged with two other couples in the social ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by John Dale

Highwood Hospital Research Tb Convalescent Home

My mum was a patient in Highwoods Hospital when it was used as a TB Sanatorium in the 1940s-1950s. Her name was Shirley Fennell and she was there at the age of 4/5 for around 18 months. I've ...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 ...Read full memory

Poplars 3

I believe I was sent to Brentwood following a stay in Hither Green Fever Hospital with whooping cough. I seem to have been in a ward named Poplars 3. I have two very strong memories of that stay. I was 5 years old. First, I was ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Beryl Padgham
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