Aveley, Kennington Estate c.1960

Memories of Aveley


In the 1960's my grandmother owned what I always new as Lennard house it was a huge place that my parents told me used to be the dower house to the Belhus House and and my uncles attempted to dig out a tunnel that ran between the two houses but had been damaged by bombing in the war my grandmother's name was Doris Beatson Clark do you have any photos of that house?

When my grandfather, Arthur Andrew Rush, proprietor of the Old Ship Pub in Aveley, died he left Lennard House and the surrounding land + two red brick cottages fronting onto Park Lane, to my Mother, Lilian Gough. Granddad Rush had previously built in about 1949/50, two bungalows adjacent to Lennard house, One "Meadow (...Read full memory)

I have been wondering who the two women are in the photo. I wonder if anybody has got any idea or knows who they are?

Born under a table in the front room of No.7 Hall Road on 16/7/1944 while an air raid warning sounded to herald the German V1s presence above. I attended Aveley Infants and Primary schools between 1949 and 1955 and then Aveley Sec.(Bushy Bit) from 1955 until 1959. My teachers were Ms Pentany and Ms (...Read full memory)

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