Memories of Rayleigh

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 used as a Cobblers workshop and the buses ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by Ken Soulsby


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 were part of me childhood, I remember ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by Helen Scott

Dutch Cottage

I live 4 doors down from the cotttage and it is still going strong.

A memory of Rayleigh by Phil Hind


I too remember this cottage well as I used to walk past it every day going to Sweyne School. I found this site by accident but am glad that I did find it. As I now live in New Zealand it is good to see some photographs of my old home ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by James Butler

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 Ancestors Lived Here

I recently visited this 'dutch cottage' again (after taking my mum there in the 1990's) and the girl who lives there and is the also the guide, is full of good information about this. She was surprised when I said that ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by Gary Cockley

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 over there. She had two children, William ...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 push each other in. I sometimes think this is ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by lamolossi

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 a garage on the site. I think it was ...Read full memory

A memory of Rayleigh by Keith Donetta

Dutch Cottage

I also remember this charming little cottage from my childhood in the 1960's. Was so pleased to see it featured on BBC Breakfast this week & to hear it is open to the public once a week by the young woman who now lives there.

A memory of Rayleigh by Maureen Barnes

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