Aveley, High Street 1952

Memories of Aveley


I attended this school in 1958. My head mistress was Mrs Meredith. Its now a hotel and I must say it is very nice. I am looking for anyone who was at this school same time - my name was Carol Cook, I lived in Fourth Avenue, West Thurrock.

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)

I can remember many good time growing up in Aveley. We used to go to the Botany in Purfleet for the day walking across the pipe on the Mardyke. I went to Bushy Bit between 1959-1963 cannot remember Old Paddy Rice throwing the black board rubber at you if you was not doing what he had told you. (or (...Read full memory)

You described the first shop in this parade as Fishy Jacks, I can't remember the name but I used to go to Aveley County Secondary School in Love Lane just around the corner and we used to spend our dinner money in that chippy! It was about 1964/65 and if I remember correctly, our dinner money was 2 bob (...Read full memory)

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