Aveley, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

What A Wonderful Place To Grow Up

I lived in the High Street (122) from 1946 until 1981. I went to the Infants and Junior schools and graduated to 'Bushey Bit' which basically means I failed the 11 plus. I have so many fond memories of the village 'beauty' spots: Reidy Pond, The Tunnel Pit, The Flat Pit & The Dog's Grave to mention just a few. ...Read full memory

St Michael's Church

I remember Father McNeice, Father Randall and Father Preston as vicars at St Michael's church in Aveley. My Mother Mary Archer was the church clerk at St Michael's for many years from the 50s. She also did some cleaning there, was a member of the Mothers Union and ushered at weddings and funerals so I spent much of my early ...Read full memory

A memory of Aveley

Growing Up In Aveley In The 50's.

Hi Freddie, I don't know if you will remember me Angela Beeny. I lived in Dacre Road and then Hall Road and had a younger sister called Susan. I was friends with Janice Smith, Joyce Willaim and Audrey Allen, Tony Chapman, Ray Flannigan, Barry Pegram and Harry Raymond. I can't remember you going up to Bushy Bit ...Read full memory

A memory of Aveley by a.t