Dagenham, The Old Church Of St Peter And St Paul c.1960

Memories of Dagenham, the Old Church of St Peter and St Paul c1960


I remember my wedding in this church in the heatwave of 1976. The vicarage was almost as big as the church. Such a shame the vicarage was knocked down. There were some lovely trees in the grounds. I especially remember the weeping willows. Just along the road from the church was a school where we practiced for the Dagenham Girl Pipers. wonderful memories.

I got married here in Feb 1968 on a cold snowy day after having a few drinks in the Cross Keys pub first. My sister made the bridesmaid dresses and we used all the family cars to save money. The reception was in the new Becontree Hall just opposite Tripton's school gates (my old school) The recent redundancy money from Cape (...Read full memory)

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