North Weald Bassett, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of North Weald Bassett and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Happy Summers In North Weald

My mother Pamela Joan Jackson moved to North Weald from Leytonstone during the war with her parents John Arthur Jackson and Rose Lucy Jackson and her sister Rose. They lived at 23 Bassett Gardens. My aunt Rose married Pat Barry, had a son, John, born in 1939 and lived at 39 High Road, North Weald. I ...Read full memory

Aiden's Bike.

I remember this picture well, back in 1955, i was a nipper, and my good friend Aiden, he was a bit of a petrol head, he loved bikes more then anything in the world, that bike in the picture was his one, he was my best friend untill he had a major bike crash, and lost his head, the bike was saved though.. but the rider was gone forever... sad times....

Marconi Bunglaows

We moved to North Weald when I was three. Lived across the street from The Talbot in Marconi Bungalows. Dad worked at the Marconi Radio Station. I used to catch the bus for school at The Talbot. I had a friend who lived in the house next to it. I lived there until I emigrated to the US in 1961. The mother ...Read full memory