Bradwell on Sea, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Bradwell On Sea

My Nan and Grandad used to live in a bungalow on Bacons Chase. I can remember leapfrogging over these mushroom looking concrete things that lined the road to the Bacon Farm/House. Back in those old days I still remember the old privy - cold, dark, used to hate 'going'. Also remember walking the sea wall by the power station.

Life On The Quay

I was born at Bradwell on Sea waterside in 1958 and remember the quay very well. Much of my growing up days were spent playing on the very quay in the photo. In the summer we would leap into the water from the quay which was by then furnished with a steel frame which we called the bars. Bradwell waterside was a great ...Read full memory

The Poplars

We moved to Bradwell around this time and lived in a bungalow called the Poplars. From the main road there was a long lane which was lined with poplars, hence the name! I wonder if anyone remembers it as I am unable to find any details on the internet. Thanks, Sue Bryant.