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Memories of Aveley
Cherwell Grove/ Stifford Road
This photo actually shows Stifford Road at the South Ockendon end. The road goes over the railway bridge in the distance and up to Ford Place. The houses on the right are Cherwell Grove. I was born in 1958 at no.144, which was the third one from the far end. I grew up there and my Mum lived there until about 2002. Years gone by she was the lollipop lady for the Mardyke school. I remember lovely neighbours in the block - the Webbs, Samuals, Rickards, Trobers, and Golledges.
Aveley Secondary School
Omg, I remember so many of you. I started at Love Lane in 1965 and left in 1970. I was friends with Susan Harvey, Carol Head, Jackie Kirk, Karen Harman, Barbara Cox, Lesley Davidson, Libby Campbell, June Tyler, Liz Knapp, Christine Havis, Sandra Glendenning; Janet Hobb, Deborah Daly (these are the few names I can remember). I can remember having two fights on the green outside the school with Susan Harvey and another time with Kevin MaGregor. Then another fight was on the way home to the Kennington Estate with Stephen Wood. You will be glad to know that I have since calmed down and have had a career in the Legal world so couldn't really carry on with 'the bundles'. I also remember Micky North who we were all in love with! Do you all remember the 'catwalk' over the school hall! God help anyone that crossed it whilst a class was in progress! I remember both the Merediths, Miss Close (Library/English) Miss Norman - Sports (we all hated... Read more
I Was There
I remember the school well, I was there from 1966 - 1970. I remember all the Merediths, Miss Close, Miss Norman, Paddy Rice, Mr Mumford and Mr Johnson the head master. I would love to meet up with some of the people I went to the school with. If anyone is out there that went there in these years please contact me. I would love to hear from anyone, we had some great times there. Please make contact if you were there, look forward to hearing from anyone.
Old School Days
I attended this school in 1958. My head mistress was Mrs Meredith. Its now a hotel and I must say it is very nice. I am looking for anyone who was at this school same time - my name was Carol Cook, I lived in Fourth Avenue, West Thurrock.
My Experience With The Slide
I remembered my family was the first Chinese family to live in Aveley High Street. This park I used to come to a lot with my parents and sisters/brother. This slide - I remember when I first slid down on it, my sister put out her arm at the bottom and I was sooo scared that I jumped off from mid way! It's the highest slide (for children anyway) I've ever slide off! Happy Memories.
The Ship Inn, Aveley, Essex, England
My grandparents, Arthur Andrew Rush & Lilian Maud Rush 9nee Sayers0 had this pub, The Ship Inn, from 1940 -1955. They had two daughters, my Mother, Lilian Beatrice Gough (nee Rush) & Gladys Barker (nee Rush). At the start of WWII, after being bombed out of our home in Romford Essex, I was evacuated to paternal grandparents in Drogheda & Caherviveen, Eire. In 1943 I returned to Aveley, where we lived at 128 High St. I attended St Thomas Moore Catholic School in Grays, Essex, then in 1945 won a scholarship to St. Ignatius' Jesuit College in South Tottenham, London. N 15. In January 1956 I married Patricia Mary Hatch of 72 High St, Aveley daughter of James Hatch and Rose Hatch (nee Yarranton). We emigrated to Michigan, USA in October 1964 and retired to Naples Florida in 2000 where we had a fine old time in the sunshine and lived happily ever after. Peter David Gough