Memories of Dagenham

Brian Walter And Brenda May Matthams, Children Of Ken Matthams

Hi all. My name is Howard Matthams, son of Brian Matthams who lived at 165 Hardie Road Dagenham. He lived there with his sister Brenda May ...Read full memory

Hedgemans Road To Goresbrook

My parents moved to the Becontree Estate in about 1926 and we eventually settled in Hedgemans Road overlooking the field near Talbot Road. In those days the council used ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Ernie Cann

Arnold Road School

I lived in Coombes Road, Dagenham and started school in 1950 at Arnold Road infants school. I have fond memories of Mrs Owen who taught history at this school. In 1952 my family ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by James Kemp

Im An Essex Girl And Proud Of It

I was born in late August 1949 in Joan Gardens..a banjo off of Joan Road. Yes we lived on the big council estate but we didn't know. All I remember is the wonderful ...Read full memory

The Jetty, River Plant

January 1977. The rain was almost horizontal that day, ice cold too, as I walked towards the hut at the delivery wharf of the Ford River Plant in Dagenham, Essex, I thought ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Dave Weldon

Our Childhood Fun Days

1966 onwards are my memories of this swimming pool, we had so much fun during our 6 week break from Triptons School my three brothers and I. In fact my brother Danny was a lifeguard or at least he thought he was. It would be fantastic to hear from anyone who remembers us. Maureen Hewitt

A memory of Dagenham by Maureen Hewitt

Coronation Festivities In Dagenham And The Prefabs

My parents and I lived in a prefab in Gale Street, Dagenham in 1953. I was only six but have vivid memories of the Coronation. My father managed to ...Read full memory

Telephone Cables Limited

In the 1960's I worked for Telephone Cables Limited or TCL as it was known, laying underground cables all over the UK. As one of the drivers I regularly had to go to the works ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Leslie Howard

Valence Park Swimming Pool

I learnt to swim in the pool with my school (Robert Clack) in September 1970. Our sports teacher, Mr George, used to tie ropes and pull you along....."Sink or swim", he ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Rob Marshall

Happy Days In Dagenham

Have only just found this site, but what memories it brings back. Dad moved to Hedgemans Road when he was about 6 and mum moved to Fanshawe Crescent when she was about 9. They ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by David Apps

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