I was brought up at 110 High Street then at the top of Backwaterside Lane. My Grandparents were William and Louisa Barrenger. My Mum Mabel Barrenger (later Mabel Dutton) was born at 9 Hurst Green. Many of my family were all born there including my sister and two brothers. One of the things I can remember about the High Street is the fair arriving on Hurst Green and also watching the Carnival go along the High Street.
Brightlingsea holds many memories, the shops in the High Street, Bird's the newsagent, Phillip's the fruit and veg shop and further along there was the bakers at the top of Tower Street. On the opposite side there was the Chemist then the Grocery Shop.
My Mum worked at Jacobs Hall when Mrs Wholmes ( I think I've Spelt that right) and her daughter Celia were there. I left Brightlingsea in 1968 but Brightlingsea is where I spent a happy childhood and as I sit here I can see the High Street as I knew it. I also belonged to The Salvation Army - people would know me as Anne Craig.
A memory shared byon Feb 15th, 2007.
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