Memories of Dagenham

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

Oxlow Lane

I remember in Oxlow Lane a shop called Wrights, they sold flour from sacks on the floor, and a 'penny a lb' of broken biscuits. Also a furniture shop - can't recall the name, oh and then ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Norma Dignum

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

Merry Fiddlers Pub

In the early 50's my aunt lived in the cottages next to The Merry Fiddlers pub. I can remember standing on a chair and looking out a back window to see wrestling contests. As to the ...Read full memory

The Merry Fiddlers , Dagenham

The first pub I used to drink in when I was 16yrs old. The main bar was made to be similar to the Cavern Club in Liverpool, all rough brick and cedar wood. The stage was ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Ken Greenwood

Dagenham County High School

Greetings across the waves! My wife and I live in Seattle, Washington USA. My name is Steve Harris and I went to DCHS as did my parents (Bert & Vera Harris) and sister ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Steve Harris

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

Original Cof E?

Would this be the same church where my Dagenham ancestors were baptised, married and buried between 1850s & 1920s or was there an earlier church? Is the church graveyard still there or ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Donna Henley

Nanny Goat Common

I REMEMBER 'TINY' WAKEFIELD IN THE 1950s WHO LIVED & RAN A SCRAP METAL & RAG & BONE BUSINESS A THE REAR OF NANNY GOAT COMMON

A memory of Dagenham by Neil Goodwin

Village Infants School

I went to the village infants school, I can remember the outlay of it as if it was yesterday, sadly its now a car park. I remember my 3rd year teacher, Miss Martin, she taught ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Wendy Mehlin

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