Becontree Heath, Civic Centre c.1950
Photo ref: B380003
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A Selection of Memories from Becontree

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Does anybody remember Becontree Secondary Modern, I was there between 1947-1954. Brian
My Dad, Derek Smith, remembers U Ted Stammers and A May with their daughter Joyce who lived at 166 Ilchester Road. Also, in the nearby area, were U George Clark and A Lou - one of their daughters was Peggy. He fondly remembers family parties at Christmas and other times throughout the year. He remembers his Dad and U George making a pretend chocolate out of plasticine and putting ...see more