Aveley, Children's Playground c.1955

Memories of Aveley


Hello. I came across this site yesterday quite by accident and was really taken away by all the memories. Here are mine - I was surprised by the names and everything else that came back to me. Forgive me if I don't spell all the names right, I think they should still be recognizable. And I hope there's enough space (...Read full memory)

I was born in Blenheim Gardens, I lived there until I was fourteen and we moved away. I remember Aveley with fondness. I can remember go-carting down Blenheim Gardens, the bonfire in the alley, the pit which I remember as being a wildlife paradise complete with bullrushes. Mr and Mrs Read lived at the bottom of our road, he (...Read full memory)

My grandparents, Arthur Andrew Rush & Lilian Maud Rush 9nee Sayers0 had this pub, The Ship Inn, from 1940 -1955. They had two daughters, my Mother, Lilian Beatrice Gough (nee Rush) & Gladys Barker (nee Rush). At the start of WWII, after being bombed out of our home in Romford Essex, I was evacuated (...Read full memory)

Hello, Colin Newberry here. I've already contributed a few memories, read those from others and thought it was now time to come back. Down at the Junior School, I suppose it was 1956/57, we had a new pupil join us in Mr Skinner's class. His name was Gregory Ferrari, the name was unusual and his clothing was too - always (...Read full memory)

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