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Historic maps of Silver End and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Silver End maps

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Silver End area books

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Cressing - The Street

The Village 1909, Cressing
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This picture must have been taken when the former 'Peculiar People' chapel visible on the right of the photograph (one of the few buildings then on that side) was built. It has just celebrated its centenary. Now 'Cressing Evangelical Church' it was opened in August 1909, and is very much still in use for regular worship. I live nearby, in Braintree, and my late father came as Pastor there in 1968. If you know or knew the village, you may have come across him - John Pierson.
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The Peculiar People's Chapel

The Village 1909, Cressing
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Mark Pierson (hello Mark - we know each other) suggests the Peculiar People's chapel was in the Street - but it was definitely situated at Hawbush Green, at least during my early childhood in the Fifties. I distinctly remember hearing services held there as the congregation sang with gusto and without the benefit of any accompaniment - it was round the corner from where I used to live. By the way "Peculiar" in the title means "set apart" not "odd"! The chapel sadly closed soon after that but the Evangelical Church filled the gap. I remember Mark's father John very well, though I was no longer living in the village by that time - he became a good friend.

Hatches Farm

The Village 1909, Cressing
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I was moved to explore the interest in Hatches Farm, Coggeshall Road by Winifred Murray in the first edition of the Braintree book. I was a grandson of Fred and Nellie Crozier during the years of war, together with my mother, Ethel Lewis, 1941-1946 dad (Dick) being away on military duties. Any chance to share memories on Hatches would be really appreciated and I look forward to any responce from Winifred or her relations. Thanks. Together with news of former pupils of BCHS 1953-1960!

Saved From Hell .

In 1939 my brother and school friends were evacuated to the village and were taken in by local families; my first being Miss Lane who had the big house opposite the Crosskeys, however four boys were too much for her and we were split up. I went to Mrs Easter as a stop gap, next I draw a veil over, then finally to my great joy a real sanctuary with Tom and Daisy Joslin and daughters, Joan and Breyl, at what was then No.13 The Street. Some of the best days of my young life.......more may follow. Thank you, White Notley. b


I have little information, other than my paternal Grandmother was the eldest of 16 children born in Bradwell approximately at this time, or much earlier, possibly 1875 onwards. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Cook. A cousin of mine says we should have a lot of relatives in Bradwell! Unfortunately we have no record of them. My Grandmother married a Edward Bennett and later they became a Victualer of The Fox Tavern. 81 Bolyn Rd., Islington in 1910. This information I found in The Historical Directory of London, My email address is . I live in Canada

Black Notley Hospital

When I was a very young child I spent many months at Black Notley Hospital suffering from bovine TB. Fortunately I was unaware of the significance of my bed being near the door to the corridor and one evening a kind nurse whispered to me that my guardian angels just above that door would always be with me. Following many months with little to amuse me other than to look out across surrounding fields and a distant street light, I was fortunate to make a miraculous recovery and have enjoyed more than sixty years of exceptionally good health, during which time I have had the pleasure of caring for others. I owe my life to my surgeon, Mr Sheppard, of London Road, Chelmsford and dedicated NHS nurses at Chelmsford and Black Notley.

School And War

I was born in Jan 1936 in Witham, where my father's family had settled in the 1790's. When I was two my parents moved into one of the new council houses at the north end of Church Street, so I went to Chipping Hill Infants School. I can remember my young mother walking me into the place in early September 1940, at the height of the Battle of Britain. Our teachers were a fiery little welsh lady named Miss Griffith and a quietly sedate headmistress, Miss Murrells. The school was always full, because there were a lot of men and women working for the war effort at Crittall's factory, which normally produced metal windows. My father worked there as boy and man for 50 years. After leaving Chipping Hill, I attended the Board School in Maldon Road - quite a walk, especially as I sometimes had to do the return trip twice a day. One of our teachers was Miss Springett, who until recently, I learned is still alive -... Read more

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