Memories of Rayleigh

Cottages

I would like to know if anyone out there has any photos of the row of cottages that were just in the Eastwood Road as you came into Rayleigh High Street, I would be very interested, as they ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by Helen Scott

Cottages Eastwood Road

I remember the cottages which were very near the road,coming down Eastwood Road from High Street. I regret no photos but remember the last one farthest from the High Street was ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by Ken Soulsby

1957 1965

I used to walk from way down Eastwood Road to Crown Hill and down to The Sweyne School for many years. I always used to look at the Cottage with awe thinking how old it was and wondering at ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by Roger Ball

Still There...

My family have lived in and around Rayleigh since the early 1900s. I was born in the early 1960s and just about remember the High Street being two-way. Woolworths has now been replaced ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by Ian Gale

Small Person

As a boy i walked past the Dutch Cottage on my way to the high street , as a child i found it a bit eerie , i saw a small person coming out of there a couple of times which seemed to add ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by Eric King

Rayleigh High Street

I was brought up in Rayleigh and have memories of the High Street since I was a small child in the 1950s, and remember going to the shops with my mother. I moved away years ago so these photos brought back a lot of memories for me.

A memory of Rayleigh by Julian Moss

My Memories Of The Top End Of Rayleigh High Street

I lived on the Lower Road between Hockley and Hullbridge between 1950 and 1967. Rayleigh was our local town. Before Woolworths was built, there was ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by Keith Donetta

Looking For Friends

55 years ago I went to a private school in Herefordshire, and during the breaks I used to stayed with Webb family in Rayleigh, Essex county. Aunt Mary was my guardian while being ...Read full memory

The Brook In Bull Lane

I remember a narrow brook in Bull Lane running along the bottom of the houses left hand side walking from the high street. My schoolfriend and I used to jump over it and try to ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by lamolossi

Smallholding In Eastwood Road

This memory is my mum's - in the 1940s she remembers her dad taking her (on his motorbike with mum in the sidecar) to a smallholding on Eastwood Road in Rayleigh - she ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by Lyn Gallon

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