|Lovely reminder of West Ham team in 1972 - some familiar fresh young faces - see if you can name them? Several were in the 1966 World Cup|
Always such a delight to talk to. How grateful I am to Dame Vera Lynn for this super recent photograph.She has also given me some wonderful personal memories of her life in Upney Lane during World War 11. From records, I've gathered many world renowned entertainers, singers, actors and leaders in politics and government who are, or have been, connected with this well known Borough of Barking & Dagenham.
Let's contrast this photo of the first vehicle off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company in Dagenham in 1931 with this rather unusual photograph starring two local lads Sir Trevor Brooking and Frank Bruno. The occasion was the production of the company's 250 millionth vehicle worldwide. I thoroughly meeting the staff at Ford during my research at Dagenham and at their headquarters at Eagle Way, Warley, Brentwood, Essex.
|Sir Trevor Brooking and Frank Bruno helping the celebrations of Ford's success in 1996|