Buckhurst Hill, Congregational Church 1923
Memories of Buckhurst Hill, Congregational Church 1923
I went with my family to the Congregational Church all my life till we got married there in 1970 and then moved away. I remember the new hall being built and Harold Johnson getting cement on his cassock whenthey laid the foundation stone. Of course both the old hall and church have now been demolished. The church used to put on shows in both the old and new hall which we took part in. My friends were there and I have many happy memories of church, singing in the choir, Sunday school, collecting for missions and sitting next to my mother and Mrs Cowley in the same pew every Sunday.
Memories of Buckhurst Hill
We lived in Chigwell during the 1960s before moving to Hertfordshire in 1969, which seemed like a foreign country then, strange accents etc. How times change! My father, John, was organist at St John's Church, Buckhurst Hill and my younger sister, Sarah, and I used to sing in the choir. We would have been around 8 and 10 ...Read full memory
When I was small about eight I met a little girl who I often saw behind the counter of Gower's Bakery, located at the corner of Church Road and Epping New Road. Her name was Jill Stock. She was related to one of the Gower ladies who ran the shop. Jill was a frail little girl and very shy. In a short time we ...Read full memory
This is a Memory Without Evidence. In 1984 I visited my childhood home, "Ivy Cottage" no 58 Epping New Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex. The cottage, in poor condition, was still being lived in. The contractors yard was also still being used, along with the workshops. However, the Company became French/ Kier and the ...Read full memory
I was born in Andrews Close in 1969 and wondered if anyone remembered the Lorelei cafe at the top of Queens Road opposite the Pink Clock Boutique which was owned by the daughter of someone famous. My Mum and Dad owned Gingers in the 70's on Princes Road.