Corringham, Giffords Cross Avenue c.1960

Corringham, Giffords Cross Avenue c.1960

Neg. C243055

Memories of Corringham

The Old Conker Tree

This photo is taken from outside my grandparents house, Church Cottage, Church Road. This old tree caused some stress to my granddad as every year children would come and throw sticks to bring down the best conkers. I left in 1972 aged 14 to go to New Zealand. But this tree brings back great memories. My Great Aunt ...Read full memory

The Regent Cinema

I am a member of a dance club that has accquired the Regent Cinema in Corringham Road. The building was flooded early in 2010 and since then the new owners with help from their members have been slowly restoring the building. In early December 2010 the upper floor was finished and The Old Regent Ballroom opened for ...Read full memory

A memory of Corringham by Bill Nicoll

Going To Church

I left Corringhamin 1956 when I was 11 years old I well remember the Bull Inn as I passed it every Sunday on my way to church, my dad was the rector there for 21 years. I remember all the coaches that took the church members on trips to the seaside in the summer and to the pantomime around Christmas time. Someone mentioned ...Read full memory

Regent Cinema

I lived in Corringham 1954-1972. The Regent, known to most of us as the old bug'utch or Stanford fleapit, was of course our local cinema. I saw many films there, they were usually nearly a year old before they were shown at the Regent. I'm presuming that a film just a few weeks after its grand London premiere would be ...Read full memory

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