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    MY FAMILY AN I LIVED ON DAVEYHULME ROAD STRETFORD I WAS BORN THERE AN LIVED WITH MY 5 BROTHERS AN 4 SISTERS WE LIVED NEXT DOOR TO BARLOWS NEWSAGENT AN SWEET HUT AN ACROSS THE ROAD WAS THE CHIPPY FOOD SHOP COBLERS AN THE POST OFFICE AND UNDER THE BRIDGE WA KELLOGGS FACTORY
    AN NEXT TO MOUR HOUSE WAS THE FIELDS WITH A SMALL BROOK RUNNING THREW IT WE USED TO TRY AN CATCH FISH IN IT WAS ALL GT FUN AN ON A SAT NITE MY MATES AN I WENT TO THE CHIPPY AN HAVE FISH CHIPS AN PEAS THEY HAD A ROOM AT THE BACK IT WAS A NITE OUT PICTURES AN CHIPPY AFTERWARDS IT WAS GT FUN IN THOSE DAYS AN BACK OF KELLOGGS WAS A LARGE FIELD WHERE THEY STORED THE LARGE GAS PIPES AN WE USED TO PLAY HIDE AN SEEK IN THE PIPES AN I REMEMBER HAVING TO GO TO THR GAS WORKS TO GET SOME COKE FOR MY MUM AN DAD THOSE WERE THE DAYS NOT MUCH MONEY BUT HAD A GT TIME I ALSO REMEMBER LOTS CARS AN BUSES GLOING INTOI TRAFFORD PARK AN THE COWS WALKING TO TRAFFORD PARK SLAUGTER HOUSE MAKING A MESS ON THE RLOAD AN PAVEMENTS HA HA MY HOUSE WAS KNOCKED DOWN BECAUSE OF SUBSIDENCE IN THE 1970 SHAME ALL MEMORIES IN THAT HOUSE GROWING UP

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    My late father, W Gary Bailey, and my grandfather, Master Builder W Lloyd Bailey (who built all of the houses on Brown Lees Road, Brown Lees ) were conducting maintenance work at the church, namely re-mortaring the exterior walls. My father noticed the mortar dropped through between 3 sandstone blocks at the rear of the chapel.
    The ensuing discovery beneath the church was the fabled burial crypt of the De Trafford family, some 500 years old. The vault had been plundered over the centuries, and an ancient oak door led into a small chamber containing human remains, and lead caskets inscribed De Trafford. Apparently, they resided in 1510 at the nearby Swythamley Hall.
    My late father told me about this discovery in 1981, and I have been fascinated by this church ever since !!!
    Anybody wishing more details on this is welcome to email me

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    Hi, I live in Chadwell Heath, next door to the rear at park of the old cinema. I have been working on a restoration project, these past few months, for the Embassy Cinema of Chadwell Heath; a former 1930s art deco cinema, that hosted sophisticated entertainment. It is one of the only historic buildings left in my hometown. My team are currently working with our Council (London Borough of Redbridge) to locally list the building, and grant it “Asset of Community Value” status. We then plan to acquire the building and restore it to its former glory. Many of its original features still exist; from the art deco lights and door frames, to the original Proscenium Arch, Stage and Orchestra Pit. Even the old Projector Room has endured after all this time. We intend to use the Auditorium as a Repertory Cinema and Theatre. Old classics, cult movies, themed screenings, viewings with live soundtracks, and arthouse productions can bring generations of people together. Local schools, colleges and communities can host amateur dramatic productions. Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Blues and Classical Orchestras can bring nights of refinement. The Dance Hall can be brought alive again, with late-evenings of Ballroom and Latin dancing. Keeping the building authentic to a retro/vintage era will easily make it stand out in East London, and give it some personality. We have obtained the original blueprints, and plans of the building, in order to restore it to exactly how it used to be. Many other art deco cinemas, in the UK, have either been demolished or converted unimaginatively into flats and supermarkets. They were not properly protected, and now they are gone forever. We want to protect the building, repair the damage, and make this landmark culturally significant again. A place for film and theatre to co-exist for those with a mutual appreciation of the Arts; a rejuvenation of our area that can have a lasting impact for generations. We have been in touch with ‘East Brook Studios’; the major, new film studio developing in Dagenham (approx. twelve minutes away from the Embassy Cinema). Since the area is being cultivated into a new British home for film, the two projects could work in tandem; thereby creating a multitude of jobs and services for the local community. From hosting philanthropic events, to premieres and screenings - all in a vintage, glamorous setting – the opportunities are limitless. We are looking for architects, historians, benefactors and those in the film/cinema industry who are interested in, or have a knowledge of: • Art Deco Architecture • Building Restoration & Heritage • Retro/Vintage Features of the 1930s • Repertory Cinemas • Historic Decades such as “The Roaring Twenties” & “The Prohibition Era” If you are one, or know someone, feel free to message me

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    Like to learn more about the race riots in tower hamlets after the murder of a young man in the area

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