Aveley, St Michael's Church c.1960

Memories of Aveley


My family moved to Aveley in January 1967, when I was three weeks old. We lived in Manor Close, where in fact my older brother still lives. One memory I have of High Street is the day when Wallis Supermarket open, I think it must of been around 1975, as I can remember being in the playground of the Junior (...Read full memory)

Being one of the first residents in Belhus Estate (Foyle Drive) I remember the night in 1957 when the fire engines came when the old mansion burned down.

My favourite memory from Love Lane School is of teacher Paddy Rice and slipper. It was really sad to have to leave Bushey Bit School which is now Thurrock Hotel and be moved to Love Lane, but looking back now and remembering Love Lane pupils, it was a great school. We never stopped laughing all day. It was a fun time and of (...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)

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