Memories of Dagenham


I was born in the prefabs in Gale Street in 1947, but moved to Campden Crescent when I was 9 months old, and attended Becontree Secondary Modern School in Stevens Rd.

A memory of Dagenham by John Hookings

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

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

The Lido (Big Swimming Pool)

I remember moving to Dagenham when I was 4, I lived at 46 Boulton Road. After school me, my sisters (Mandy and Sally) and friends would go over to Valence Park and when ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Sharon George

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

Top Of Valence Avenue

I lived at the top of Valence Avenue, which was 1.1/4 miles long. I was nearly into Chadwell Heath, but my address was Dagenham (and proud of it!) . I used to go to Lymington ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham

Church Street And Crown Street

So many years ago but I can remember everything like it was yesterday. Mrs Truman's cafe near the church, just a shed really, the sweet shops, hairdressers, bike shop, ...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

Ford Motor Annual Shutdown

I well remember being 'fortunate' enough to work for contractors during the annual shutdown; when I was 15/16. It was during Fords heyday when they had circa 45,000 - many ...Read full memory

Days Of Wine And Roses

Started work in Briggs in 1947 as an engineering apprentice, joined the Army in 1949 for two years national service, returned to Briggs, who by then had been taken over by ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by John Mc Carthy

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