1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

Bocking, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

I Found This Photo In My Mom's Personal Belongings

This isn't really a memory, but a request. As I was looking through my Mom's belongings, I found this same postcard. My Mom's name was Vera Snell and she was born on August 5, 1921. Sadly, she passed away on Dec 10, 2002. She used to tell us stories of that time of her life, and I know that ...Read full memory

Franciscan Convent School

I remember being a pupil from the age of 5 (1930) to the age of 13 at the school run by the Franciscan sisters at this Convent. The original house and grounds were given to the Sisters by a member of the Courtauld family, Madame Edith Arendrup (Edith married a Dane, hence the surname). There were about 80 or 90 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bocking by Frederick Miles


With no Catholic Church in Braintree in 1937, my late parents' wedding took place in November at the Bocking Convent.

A memory of Bocking by S R Ambrose