Corringham, Giffords Cross Avenue c.1960
Memories of Corringham
I was born in post-war Corringham into a large family that had been evacuated from the blitzed East End of London. I was christened and married at St. Mary's Church and I lived in Chamberlain Avenue (down the left fork of the road) until 1974. Lampits Hill holds many memories for me. At the end of WWII (before I was ...Read full memory
Living next door to the hall (In Giffords Cross Cottages) I can remember going to film shows consisting of various shorts. Many were about road safety One I remember well was a section of the film "Champagne Charlie" with Tommy Trinder singing the song.
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
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