Aveley, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Bringing Back Memories

I was born in Central Avenue, opposite Lil and Derek Ward. Born in 1962. The good old days is what I call it, as they were. My Dad worked at the Thames Board mill factory, and my mum worked as a cleaning in Love Lane school then went to clean the Juniors school down by the village. My brother worked on knights farm. My ...Read full memory

A memory of Aveley

The Street

I was born in Blenheim Gardens, I lived there until I was fourteen and we moved away. I remember Aveley with fondness. I can remember go-carting down Blenheim Gardens, the bonfire in the alley, the pit which I remember as being a wildlife paradise complete with bullrushes. Mr and Mrs Read lived at the bottom of our road, he was ...Read full memory

A memory of Aveley

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