Memories of Bradwell on Sea
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 place to grow up in, as was Bradwell. My family have all moved from Bradwell now but we all go back from time to time as we all have such happy memories of living there. I was fortunate to grow up at Bradwell with a good bunch of friends, there was the mill end lot, Trev, Bobby and Brendan, Carrots from Westwick, Nick, Mick, Phil, Alan and later Neil from the waterside and Basher and Paddy and ...Read full memory
Our family moved to Tillingham in 1943. My father had a job with Mr Drakeford & the house we lived in on the square was a tied cottage. After the war we moved into the first of the Swedish council houses at the top of Brook Rd. They were called Swedish houses due to the timber being donated from ...Read full memory
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.
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.