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Memories of Dagenham

Yes I lived in Osborne square but went to Fanshaw Crescent school and then Parsloes.

I went to DCHS from 1955-1960 and was in the choir for all years. I was also in Midsummer Night's Dream in 1956 as a fairy Peaseblossom. I remember Mr Weeks, Grainger, Riley, both Cooks, Pugh, Dakin, Tanner, Williams, Cork, Harper, Day, Anstey and a very nasty female gym teacher. I also remember the friendly (...Read full memory)

I worked after school and Saturdays at Gillings Fishmongers (7 Station Parade) in late 70’s / early 80’s. Either side we had the Gas Shop and Jaspa (Clothing). Most of the traders on the Heathway came in for their fish and chips on Friday so you got to know them well. A very friendly community. I recall most shops closing half day on (...Read full memory)

I was there from 1948-1955. Remember many staff: "Slugger" Watson -brilliant languages teacher, Mr. Day, Mr. Dakin, Mr Shepherd, Mr. Grainger -never got on with him, Mr. Davis, Mr. Pugh, Peter Cork -who I remained in contact with until his death in 2012. I played at his memorial concert in Folkestone. I did A level (...Read full memory)

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