Aveley, Kennington Shopping Centre c.1960

Memories of Aveley


I lived in Aveley Villiage from when I was born in 1957 until we moved to the Kennington Estate about 1971.   We had a funny house in Church View which seemed to be back to front compared to some of my friends houses.   Our end of Church View was a Cul de Sac with a circular turning area in the road where it ended.   Hours (...Read full memory)

Hello Glenda, my dear. I remember that name - Lighten. Where is Eastern Ave? Is it the road where Trevor Johnson and David Warren lived? Michael Cox there too. Remember him? Now I remember our dads - good mates - working at the Tunnel. Down in Church View at the bottom were the Eggletons - much feared. Although (...Read full memory)

I lived in one of the cottages directly opposite these shops in the 50's. No 33 Kennington Cottages. My youngest brother and sister were born here. I have so many fond memories. I seem to remember the drapers shop had a lovely dog. I used to buy warm peanuts on occasion in the sweet shop.They were warmed by a funny little glass (...Read full memory)

I remember when I first moved to Aveley, I was 7 years old. My nan lived in the prefabs and my mother, brother and myself moved in with her until they were demolished when I was eight years old. Then we moved into Hall Avenue, most of my friends lived all around me and we all started Love Lane School together although I (...Read full memory)

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