Braintree, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

My Mother Teacher Mary Dempsey In Public Sch

I would really appreciate any information on my Mother's teaching days in Catholic Public School in Braintree Essex from 1944 to 1947.  I was called after one of her students 'Iylish'.    It was a Primary School and she taught children of about 6 or 7 years of age.    She ...Read full memory

A memory of Braintree by Iylish Finlay

Manor Street School

I attended Manor Street School from 1943-1949 ish. I also lived at No17 Manor Street shown as one of the white cottages seen virtually joined to the school wall during those years. It's exactly opposite the entrance to the Bus Park. Can anyone help me with where the school air raid shelters were built for use by the ...Read full memory

Braintree Friends

My mum Eileen Ardern, nee Clark, was born at 59 Notley Road, Braintree in 1925. She married my dad Roy in 1944 and shortly afterwards moved north to Altrincham in Cheshire. She would dearly love to hear from Peggy Potter (age 84), from East Street, Braintree. Peg worked at Courtaulds and her father worked at Crittalls. ...Read full memory

A memory of Braintree by David Clarke