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Memories of Brentwood

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

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

My House

I live in this house now, have restored it to original and I love the place. How unbelievable to find 2 pictures on this site. Sam

A memory of Brentwood by Sam Stockman

Auntie Did Have Tb

I have recently been doing some research into our family history. I was always told by my mother that her elder sister, Bessie Dubora, died from complications following a tonsilectomy but, having now obtained a copy of the Death Certificate, I have discovered that she died at High Wood Hospital in 1925 from TB at the age ...Read full memory

The Lion And Lamb Inn

Amazing to see the photo of the Lion and Lamb, I worked there as a cocktail barmaid in 1962 or 1963, the manager was Harvey Storch. I have a lot of fond memories from my time there and to see it has hardly changed is remarkable, and it was the place I met my daughter's father, we never got married but he was the fish ...Read full memory

St Faith`S.

My late mother-inlaw Gladys Ellison was Secretary in the administration at St Faiths until 1984 she started in about 1975? A school friend Jimmy Craske was also employed there. Gladys was a trained nurse at Whipps Cross Hospital in the mid 40s and told me of laying out bodies in the mortuary. I lived in Brentwood from 1957 until ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood

Highwood Hospital Brentwood

November 1953 to December 1954 Rowans 3 and 4 T B hospital Paul Filler 01707659785 or paulfiller@hotmail.com If any one has memories or was there at any time

A memory of Brentwood by Paul Filler

Pilgrims Hatch/Childhood.

I was born in London in 1937 and moved to Days Lane, Pilgrims Hatch in that year,so all my childhood years were spent around the Pilgrims Hatch area. Dad was always sharp of the mark and a couple of steps ahead so foresaw the coming war and got his family out of Kilburn and harms way into the countryside, or so he ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Brian Taylor

The 2nd World War Years Brentwood

I remember during the 2nd world war years I used to go swimming at Brentwood. The steps in this photo leading to the pool is where I saved a young boy from drowning. In those days the young boys who could not swim had a habit of jumping in the deep end just by the steps - when they reached the surface ...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

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