Abridge, Market Place c.1960

Abridge, Market Place c.1960

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The Blue Boar, the building on the left with the two columns, is mid 19th- century, and was probably built to sell the products of the Anchor Brewery, which became the Abridge Brewery and finally a store for the Whitbread company. However, it is mentioned on the same 18th-century list as The White Hart.

Memories of Abridge

'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

Abridge Village/Maltsters Arms

I grew up in the Maltsters Arms - my mother and father, Stella and Alan Knight, bought the pub from the brewery in the late 70's and my father renovated it. My sister Joanne and I attended Ongar Comp and my brother Paul attended the village infants school. I rememebr the Silver Jubilee - there is a very funny video on You-tube. (it features my father)

A memory of Abridge

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

Abridge Picture A106012

This photo appears at the back of Essex Living Memories (pages 112 - 113) and in "I Remember When ... Memories of Britain (page 134)".  The two ladies in the foreground with the prams appear familiar - The lady on the left may be Mrs Peagram with her son Colin in the pram, the lady on the right could be Mrs ...Read full memory

A memory of Abridge
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