Memories of Brentwood

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

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

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 club.That was thirty years ago. I didnt think of the patients as patients. They became more like friends. ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by John Dale

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

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

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

The Parade Swimming Baths

Hi, I was an evacuee & I lived in Cresent Road. I used to go to Brentwood Senior Boys School at Doddinghurst Road. On Fridays we always went to the fish and chip shop - chips and crackling! I would always go to the swimming baths after school - it cost one penny. I remember when the school got bombed during ...Read full memory

Brentwood High Street

I remember this view like it was yesterday. It is looking east towards Wilsons Corner. On the right is the Arcade and on the left side of the Arcade is a shop called Sacks & Brendalls (might have been Sacks & Brendlaw..). Anyway, I bought a leather flying jacket in there during the late 1960's or early 1970's and guess ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by tim.blake69

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

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