I went to Ardleigh Green School for 7 years and knew most of the shops. Starting in Squirrels Heath Lane there was Langs (Newsagents), Smys (wool), chemists, Greens Stores, a butchers, shoe repairers, the Fish Shop (lovely chips), greengrocers, Sunshines sweets (lovely 3d ice lollies) delamares grocers, a café (never ...Read full memory
My Dad owned the sweet shop in Ardleigh Green, (it's just out of shot on the left of this picture) initially we lived above the shop, later we lived towards the A127 further up Ardleigh green Road. I went to Ardleigh Green School and have so many happy memories of growing up in the area. Climbing trees, football until it was nearly dark, and riding my bike up and down the parade.
I worked at Mayfield Timber, the first shop on the right, when I left school, 1972 to 1976. Great memories.
I started at the infant school (my name was Kirby) in 1950. Miss Bush was the head teacher. Later, in the junior school, the head was Mr E. Price-Reece and my teacher in classes 3 and 4 was Mr Luckock. My best friend was Janet Haeger. I wonder where she is now.....
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