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Memories of Brentwood

I Didn't Have Tb!

Just before Christmas in 1953 I was admitted to St Giles' Hospital in Camberwell, south London. It was thought that I had TB. I was allowed home for Christmas, although confined ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Ken Cook

Grandmother's Childhood Home

Probably more years than just 1910. My Grandmother Rose Smith (nee Holloway) grew up here. She was one of 10 children to John and Alice Holloway. She met my ...Read full memory

A memory of Brentwood by Zina Preston

The Parade Swimming Baths

Hi, I was an evacuee & I lived in Cresent Road. I used to go to Brentwood Senior Boys School at Doddinghurst Road. On Fridays we always went to the fish and chip shop - ...Read full memory

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

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

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

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

The Lion And Lamb Inn

Amazing to see the photo of the Lion and Lamb, I worked there as a cocktail barmaid in 1962 or 1963, the manager was Harvey Storch. I have a lot of fond memories from my time ...Read full memory

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

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

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