'the Limes' London Road Abridge
A Memory of Abridge.
Looking at the photo 'Main Road and 'The Malsters Arms' 1955. you can see the row of lime trees which were in the grounds of 'The Limes' where my Grandparents lived. They were Mr.& Mrs Pond. (Joseph & Jessie). I think they moved to Abridge after the first world war and lived in the council houses over the road before moving to 'The Limes' some time later. Their eldest daughter Kathleen (my mum) married William Atkinson in 1935 and lived in Woodford Bridge and had three sons Terry, Alan & Roger (me)
We used to visit on a fairly regular basis in the fifties & early sixties and sometimes used to go down the village to the Post Office where we could buy 1d ice lollies !!!!
My Mum's brothers and sisters were all raised in Abridge, so altogether the family was, Kathleen, Margaret, Joyce, Philip(Pip), Norman (Jim) & James (Jack)
As far as known they would have all attended the local school in Hoe Lane and my Mum, even years later kept in touch with her school friend Ida Lucas who had married Arthur Rix and they lived further up the London Road and he was a local builder.
If you have any memories of any of these people please get in touch.