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Memories of Brentwood

Poplars 3

I believe I was sent to Brentwood following a stay in Hither Green Fever Hospital with whooping cough. I seem to have been in a ward named Poplars 3. I have two very strong memories of ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Beryl Padgham

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Janet Aldridge

I Return To Brentwood

I have just returned from a visit to Brentwood after many years living overseas. It was sad to see the town hall is no longer in the High Street. The Odeon cinema has gone ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by James Chalkley

Auntie Did Have Tb

I have recently been doing some research into our family history. I was always told by my mother that her elder sister, Bessie Dubora, died from complications following a ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Sheila Foreman

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by John Dale

Happy Days

Ah Brentwood swimming pool, such happy memories. Taking the Green line bus from Romford, Mum with picnic packed would take my sister Noreen & I to the pool regularly during the summer ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Marian Winters

Pilgrims Hatch/Childhood.

I was born in London in 1937 and moved to Pilgrims Hatch in that year ,so all my childhood years were spent there. We lived in Days Lane so a long walk to the shops or a ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Brian Taylor

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Pamela Skurray

Family Drinks

I used to live near this lovely pub which had a gorgeous garden. I was only a little girl when I used to come here with my Grandad and he had his whisky while I had my orangeade and ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Silly Sausages

Highwood Hospital

Highwood Hospital, Brentwood TB hospital for children and teenagers. I was there aged 14 just, in 1953 to 1954, 13 months in all. Apart from the treatment we had a good time. ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Paul Filler

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