Valence Park swimming pool I remember always being cold. It cost a couple pennies in old money, cup of oxo and a thick biscuit, and the old changing sheds by the pool, 2 foot gap top and ...Read full memory
I was born in Upney hospital in July 1947 and lived in a prefab at 703 Ripple Road. Opposite was a bone/scrap yard and along the road the Ship & Shovel ...Read full memory
I have so many memories of Dagenham that I could write a book. I have already written one on this site entitled 'Shopping at the Heathway'. My earliest memory of Dagenham however ...Read full memory
This postcard brings back the memories of my first Saturday job in Woolworths on the right hand side of this picture. I almost recall being paid 13 shillings for the day and all ...Read full memory
Lived in 2 Wix Road, Becontree, Dagenham until I was 23 from 1951 to 1974. My mum still lives there. Did anyone else out there live nearby? I have fond memories. People were ...Read full memory
There was a rag and bone man on Church Street whom we knew as Charlie. Every week local housewives would gather in his yard to buy secondhand clothing and toys which he ...Read full memory
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
It was either a long walk or a ride on the 174 bus from Oxlow Lane shops to the Heathway. It surprises even now just what variety there was there, no need to ...Read full memory
In 1963 I used to have a Lambretta scooter LD 150 and at that time it was becoming very popular to get around. It was the beginning of the Mods & Rockers time, I was 19 and ...Read full memory
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
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