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 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

Carol Hart Remembers Aveley Secondary School

I went to this school for 2 years in form one and two. I remember one year we had an open day and did performances for parents. All was going well until the headmaster noticed that one of the boys doing the gymnastic display had his hair too long (it was touching his collar). He called out to the ...Read full memory

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