Abridge, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Abridge and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The 'Haunted House'

The house referred to as 'The Haunted House' was occupied when I lived in Abridge from 1950 to 1961 (see the memory below). It belonged to the Bayles' family and had a beautiful, but rather wild garden at the back. At the age of 16 my first boyfriend, who lived across the road from me in the larger houses of London Road, ...Read full memory

A memory of Abridge by Helena Rogers

'The Limes' London Road Abridge

Looking at the photo 'Main Road and 'The Malsters Arms' 1955. you can see the row of lime trees which were in the grounds of 'The Limes' where my Grandparents lived. They were Mr.& Mrs Pond. (Joseph & Jessie). I think they moved to Abridge after the first world war and lived in the council houses over the road ...Read full memory

A memory of Abridge by roger4seven

Growing Up In Abridge Roger Walker

We moved to Abridge in 1948, I was 8 years old, with mum and dad Pat and Stan Walker.  We lived at no 41 Pancroft Estate later re numbered 45.  My early memories of the little villiage was of Brighty's shop and cafe where all the cyclists use to stop for refreshments.  It was the dad Burt and ...Read full memory

A memory of Abridge by Roger Walker