Aveley, Hall Road Estate c.1955
Memories of Aveley, Hall Road Estate c1955
You described the first shop in this parade as Fishy Jacks, I can't remember the name but I used to go to Aveley County Secondary School in Love Lane just around the corner and we used to spend our dinner money in that chippy! It was about 1964/65 and if I remember correctly, our dinner money was 2 bob and we used to get pie and chips for 1 and 6 and have 6 pence over for sweets out of Reids a few doors up.
I lived over the second shop on the right. KENNIES STORES which was owned by my grand parents. We as a family lived there until 1962 when we left for New Zealand where I still live. The first shop was a butchery owned by Mr & Mrs Mapley who also came to New Zealand following their son Dennis. Reids was the next which was a stationers and then from memory there was Perks Grocery, a fruit & veg shop owned by the Harpers & the chippy on the end who i only remember as fishy Jack. The actual shopping area was known as The Parade.
This is where I lived between 1966-1984,above the Read Brothers newsagent in Hall Road,there is only two shops there now,one is still the newsagent and the other is closed at the moment,the rest of the six shops are now flats for the disabled.
Memories of Aveley
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
I used to love that slide when I was little. I grew up in Aveley, my parents moved from London in 1966 when I was 2 months old, we used to live in Mill Road (my parent still do). The biggest thing at the Rec was the yearly Fair. Great memories.
Hi Donna, Nice to hear from you... I have fond memories of Vi and Bill Appleton, surprised to hear that they sold the house, had many lovely days there, especially in the summer playing in the pool, hardest thing was keeping Jackson out he he.. Do you know what happened to them? Also Bill's brother Lenny?
I lived in A prefab in Tamerisk Road, and travelled to Dagenham County High School each school day. Steam train to Upminster, District line to Heathway, 148 bus to outside the school. Before got going to school I did a 'big' paper round. Orchard Road, Orchard Close and West (?) Road. I think it was the biggest ...Read full memory