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Morgan's Shop

Manor Road c1955, Chigwell Row
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The shop with the sunblind known as Morgan's sold confectionary and tobacco. It was established in about 1943 or '44 by -?- Morgan after he was invalided out of the forces. I believe he married Miss Freebody, the daughter of the butcher who had a shop at the village end of Gravel Lane, just below the Maypole.

I Live Here

Manor Road c1955, Chigwell Row
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I have lived here with my parents since I was 3 years old (1980). If anyone knows more history about the shop and the house I would love to hear from you. ssavage55@hotmail.com

Morgans Shop

Manor Road c1955, Chigwell Row
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Before John Morgan took over the shop with his wife Bettine (Freebody) the butchers daughter, it was run by two sisters - the Miss Read's from at least 1935. It is reputed to have been a bank at some time much earlier. The Morgans added the newsagents when Dellows shop in Oaklands Terrace closed after Mr Dellow died. Oaklands Terrace are the cottages further along the road in the photo. John Morgan died suddenly many years ago, his wife Bettine died about 3 years ago. Their only daughter lives in Brazil. The Pet supplies shop in Gravel Lane was Freebody's butchers shop. In about 1935 I remember seeing a pig in the yard behind the shop that had been slaughtered. It was hanging up and being dipped in a tub of boiing water and the bristles were being removed. It made it easier for Jack Freebody and his assistant to scrape the bristles off the carcass.

Growing up in The Village. 1960 -1965

Manor Road c1955, Chigwell Row
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As a young lad growing up in the village was a joy with the forest & common for a playground. We knew nearly everybody that lived there. You talk about Morgans the newsagent and Myers the Butchers; I worked for both of them, also Palmers who had the Wavey Line store. Hayes the sweet shop across from the Brewers and another two people I worked for. My brothers worked for Pete Fuller. Does anyone remember Crowns the green grocer who had a stall on the corner of Retreat Way? I left the village on the 9th of April 1965 to join the army where I spent 22 years of my life, always coming home on leave. My parents are still in Lambourne Crescent. So many friends have gone & I have lost contact with. It would be nice to meet up with them again.

Oakland Terrace Cottages, Chigwell

Manor Road c1955, Chigwell Row
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I am looking for any info my great grandfather who lived in 2 Oakland Terrace (until his death in 1947) with his wife Martha who died about 1934 .I believe Martha's son and his wife also lived in this cottage and were still there in 1947 when my grandfather died. I think the cottages were demolished, I may have had another relation living in another of the cottages in the early 1930's. Would be great if any info was out there Thanks Kay

Abridge Picture A106012

The Village c1960, Abridge
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This photo appears at the back of Essex Living Memories (pages 112 - 113) and in "I Remember When ... Memories of Britain (page 134)".  The two ladies in the foreground with the prams appear familiar - The lady on the left may be Mrs Peagram with her son Colin in the pram, the lady on the right could be Mrs Hockley with her son, Kenneth.  The couple with the child in the pushchair outside the butchers looks like and could actually be my parents and me.  They might have just stepped off the No.10 bus, the back of which you can see parked by the Blue Boar Pub on the left.  I believe, the No.10 bus route at peak times went all the way to Algate East, non-peak time buses went to Stratford, Leyton or Leytonstone.  At the time this photo would have been taken we weren't yet living in the village, but my parents formed the Leyton Self-Build Group which started with 100 members and was left with... Read more

Abridge in The 1950's

The Village c1960, Abridge
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I moved to Abridge in 1950 when I was ten years old. My parents bought the white cottage on the London Road, which had a wooden building next to it. This very soon became The Poplar Cafe, my mother’s dream of riches!
I attended the little village school for a year until I passed the 'Scholarship' and went on to Loughton County High School for Girls in 1951. The head teacher, Mr Garner, took the top class (the oldest children) and I remember him quite well. He seemed a very kind man but very old to me. I imagine he must have been close to retirement age because a new head was appointed a few years later, who had several huge, Airdale dogs. Mrs (Daisy) Barr, who taught the youngest children was related to my aunt and uncle, Kath and Vic Barr, who lived next door to us at no. 1 Bayles’ Cottages. At no. 2 Bayles’ Cottages was my uncle Vic’s mother and younger brother, Jim.
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