Arnold Road School - a Memory of Dagenham.
I lived in Coombes Road, Dagenham and started school in 1950 at Arnold Road infants school. I have fond memories of Mrs Owen who taught history at this school. In 1952 my family moved to the prefabs in Goresbrook Road but I remained at Arnold Road Primary School until 1956. In 1956 I started at Goresbrook Secondary Modern school. I remember Mr Reece as the Headmaster. I enjoyed my childhood in Dagenham and have pleasant memories of that period of my life. I remember the parade of shops in Goresbrook Road, especially Colemans the bakers, Gunners, United Dairies and the Newsagent. My family moved away to the new estate at South Ockendon in 1957. I now live in Brisbane, Australia and have returned to Dagenham on several occasions over the last 20 years during visits back to the UK.
A memory shared byon Jul 25th, 2012.
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