Memories 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


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.

A memory of Aveley by Janet Putney


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?

A memory of Aveley by Jan Laverick

One Of The Hall's Paper Boys!

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

A memory of Aveley by Don Stoddart

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

Old Aveley

I have been searching, to reestablish contact with friends of my youth in Aveley. Also seeking photo records of those days, during and directly after the War. Time is passing and I need to do it before they are all gone. I found two sites on Facebook which were immensely helpful, They are: MEMORIES OF GROWING UP IN OLD AVELEY ...Read full memory

A memory of Aveley by Peter Gough

Growing Up In Aveley

My parents moved down to Aveley when I was 5, we moved into 94 Ravel Gardens, I think we were there for about 7 years then we moved into 147 Usk Road . There was 6 of us kids. I loved growing up in Aveley, we were always bunking off school, going over the sandpits and down the woods, normally with my best mate Gill ...Read full memory

A memory of Aveley by Jennie Cutler

My Youth

I lived in Tamar Drive and went to the local school, my senior school was Lennards Comprehensive. My best mates were Jenny Cutler, Shirley Jassec, Pat Madder. We spent alot of time roaming the streets, I remember the fair coming to town down the villiage, and I remember hanging out at the Chinese shop, always up to no good. I had my ...Read full memory

A memory of Aveley by Gillian Woodford

Hall Road Friends

I have fond memories of growing up in Aveley. We first lived in the pre-fabs in Dacre Cr. or Ave. when I was about 5. I vividly remember my first day at the infants school. Marching into the hall to the 'soldiers tune' played on the piano by Mrs. Ward (I think). Getting the slipper from the headmistress (Mrs. Branch or ...Read full memory

The War Years

I was born in Aveley in 1933, in the local police station, opposite the Ordance Arms. I attended the local schools (infants, junior and bushy bit). In these 16 years much happened to the village from being a peaceful place, when the Belhouse Park was turned into a transit camp for D-day and all the side roads were turned into ...Read full memory

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