Aveley, Purfleet Road c.1960

Memories of Aveley


It brought back so many happy memories reading about Aveley, I went to BUSHY Bit school around 1959-64 then it closed and moved to Love lane. I Lived in Myrtle Grove until I got married at Avely Church in 1970. I remember Miss Norman, PE teacher, and Mr Sidebottom my form master. My maiden name was Thomas.

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)

My friend Dionne Page lived here, Number 10 if I remember right, well the house on the corner......had just left school, Aveley Comp, as it was then called.  Dionne's dad use to call us "THE BLACK FOOT TRIBE".  That summer we used to hang out at Johnny Cobbs stables, the best summer ever.  Many memories. Dee where are you now.  Would love to hear from you.

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)

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