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I Was Born In Althorne - a Memory of Althorne.

My name is Clair salmon I was born at my home in althorne the house called charmouth on burnham road, I arrived late in July 1974. I was the youngest of two children, my sister phillippa was three years older than me she had been born in doddinghurst then my parents moved to althorne not long before I was born. I have some wonderful memories of the people of the village, we used to keep our horse at mal bass,s farm, the Keebles lived up the hill with there sons Paul and Shaun, June pete and there girls Elise and carrie Howard lived next door, there was Gina brash, oj day, Catherine ward , nicky austin , Gail ringrow, Lisa jarmin, jo inkpen, Emma McDermott , Petra and many more lots of lovely families and there children, I especially remember we all used to travel up and down the village using the chase up to the church. I spent many a happy time crabbing down the creek. Dr warren delivered me and he continued to be the doctor for everywhere for years his old house in South minster.I went to mayland and althorne county primary school at the top of button hill in the old buildings. It really was an idyllic country up bringing for a county like essex that has just so many people in it today it's hard for anyone visiting essex to understand how rural some of it can be. I remember the terrible October storm that blew everyone's roofs off and we all helped get the horses back in. I remember being snowed in and power off and the shops going onto rations. I miss it really . I saw Janet cloak still lives in the village I remember her son Adam from primary school. Happy times happy days I shall look through my photos and see if I can find any of the pub when the car crashed into the front of it. Oh and Lucy underwood she was another young lady and Gemma French all grew up there oh so many people for such a small area Bradley meneer too ah I miss the althorne crowd.


A memory shared by jamesjc23 on Aug 20th, 2014. Send jamesjc23 a message

 Comments & Feedback

Sun Feb 19th 2017, at 6:46 pm
ajfrith87 commented:
My wife and I are in the process of purchasing 1 Ravendale cottage the one in the picture with the wall and the gate and wondered if anyone had any info on how old the property actually is thank you
Tue Feb 24th 2015, at 6:05 pm
Tony Marchant commented:
Moved to althorne in 1998 live in melford lodge opposite post office .plenty of fresh air friendly people
Tue Feb 24th 2015, at 5:52 pm
Tony Marchant commented:
Sun Nov 9th 2014, at 6:57 pm
paultmaples commented:
You've brought back some nemories there Clair with the names you mentioned. I lived in Althorne from 1957 till about 15 years ago and my great aunt used to be head mistress at thst school before Mr Parlour was there.

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