Aveley, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The Day Wallis Supermarket Opened

My family moved to Aveley in January 1967, when I was three weeks old. We lived in Manor Close, where in fact my older brother still lives. One memory I have of High Street is the day when Wallis Supermarket open, I think it must of been around 1975, as I can remember being in the playground of the Junior ...Read full memory

A memory of Aveley by John Livermore

Oh To Be Young Again

I remember when I first moved to Aveley, I was 7 years old. My nan lived in the prefabs and my mother, brother and myself moved in with her until they were demolished when I was eight years old. Then we moved into Hall Avenue, most of my friends lived all around me and we all started Love Lane School together although I ...Read full memory

A memory of Aveley by Marina Lewis

Bellus Park

My great grandfather was park keeper at Bellus Park for many years. I am not sure of his christian name or his wife's but I believe they were Charles and Louisa but I know their surname was Osborne. He was a wonderful man with a very distinctive moustache, a bit like a waurus and his wife was a lovely lady who had a deformed ...Read full memory

A memory of Aveley by Ann Evans