Chequers Lane - a Memory of Dagenham.
I used to live in the little cottages at the bottom of Chequers Lane. 7 of us in a 2 up 2 down, outside loo - no bathroom. There was a ditch running all along the back of the cottages and all us children had hours of fun playing there jumping across or making a bridge, used to get told off if we went home with a 'booty'!! They were happy days. We used to have whole days at Leys open air swimming pool taking lunch with us and a treat would be a cup of hot oxo!. Used to go to the Grange Cinema or Princess Cinema on Saturday mornings. Would love to find some photos of the cottages.
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