Aveley, Secondary School c.1960
Memories of Aveley, Secondary School c1960
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 ...Read full memory
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.
This was the school I went to from 1963 until I left school in 1967. I have many fond memories of getting into trouble with a little help from friends. Mary and Wendy were two of my closest friends. My name back then was Edith Richards and I lived in Usk road on the Kenningtons estate. I was there from 1953 untill 1971 when I got married and then moved to Canada in 1973. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
I went to Aveley School from 1966 - 1971, I lived in Martin Road and we often walked through the rec to get to school. I remember Paddy Rice and the Merediths as well as Ron Whitwood, Miss Close and Mr Stowell. We went to the Hall Road Parade at lunch time and had chips. I also played in Belhus Park and remember the ruins of the old Belhus House. I moved to Aveley from Grays when I was around 4 and we lived in the prefabs then moved in to the new houses in Martin Road, my parents lived there until 2009.
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 boy and told him to get his hair cut. Later that day the newspaper journalist was there taking a photo and writing a piece about it. Apparently the boy's girlfriend had contacted the paper. I was learning the cello at school and I remember there was also a boy called Colin who was also doing cello plus a boy called John. Sorry don't recall any other names. I used to live above the tobaconist in ...Read full memory
This School was in Love Lane but has now been pulled down and houses have been built on the site, this has only been done in the last 4 years or so. My brother Andy Brown went to this school before going up to the bigger one, the school then became part of the Thurrock Tec in the 1980's.