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. ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by David Apps

School Swimming Lessons

I remember learning to swim here whilst at Triptons school. The best swimmers/divers used to be in the galas every year. You either moved or stood about shivering. When I ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Sydney Fox

The Grange Cinema

As I recall, there were four cinemas in Dagenham; The Grange (flea pit), The Gaumont Heathway, The Odeon Becontree Heath & The Princess, New Road which always seem to show ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Sydney Fox

Past Memories, Dagenham

Hi, born in 1941 and lived at 5 Downing Road. I attended Arnol Road School, then Gorsbrooke, would love to hear from old friends' Chris Case, Teddy Martin, Alf Cornell to ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Thomas Potter

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 - ...Read full memory

Stockdale Road

My mum and her sisters and brother moved with my nan to Stockdale Road from the Kings Cross area. She told me that when the rent collector came round on his bike, if he saw a group ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Brian Dudley

Cross Keys Pub

My dad, Cliff O'Dell, frequented the pub on a regular basis, he always had 'a few' and always ended up singing "Danny Boy". He had a garage called O'Dell Bros, on Eastbrook Road, ...Read full memory

The Old Village

I remember George's second hand shop in the village, my nan would take me and my brother there for a treat that was the highlight of the week for us. Also the pie and eel shop, with ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Norma Dignum

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

Dagenham Heathway

I used to live in the Heathway, between Eastfield Road and Alibon Road. My grandparents moved there in about the 1920's, my mum was a toddler. There was a church round the corner ...Read full memory

A memory of Dagenham by Norma Dignum

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