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Old Maps of Dagenham

Historic Maps of Dagenham and the local area.

While doing my family tree I discovered My grandfather Hugh Midlane worked At May and Bakers for 35 years as an industrial chemist. He was presented with an engraved pocket watch in 1948 which is now in the possession of my son. My uncle worked at the Ford Motor company and my mum went to a school(don’t know the name) which was over a railway bridge. They lived in Reade Road.

Ah yes, May & Baker... As a keen amateur photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, I remember using M&B chemicals all the time. Brown, black and white labels - right?? Or was that Johnson's? I remember one particularly impressive and effective advertisement in Amateur Photographer for an M&B fixer sold in small (...Read full memory)