Reference NumberP/MIS/304
TitleReminiscences of Tom Estall of Bromley-by-Bow in the 1930s
DescriptionReminiscences in the form of three letters sent to Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives, 1998.

The first letter describes the area near where Mr Estall lived until his enlistment in September 1939.

The second letter contains a description of a visit to Mr Estall's father by a worker at the Relief Office. His father was a look-out for a betting shop, but the visitor did not find this out.
His father was sent to a training establishment after a neighbour reported him for his look-out job. The letter describes other activities of the father while unemployed.

The third letter describes the production of gin at the Three Mills Distillery, and the materials the children, including Mr Estall, retrieved from this.
Further details about the father's training are given.
There is a description of jobs Mr Estall had in the 1930s, and of his role in the war.
Outings to Loughton, and other leisure activities of Mr Estall, are related.

Included are photographs of Mr Estall as a soldier in June 1939 and one of him in 1998.
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