Aveley, The High Street c.1950

Memories of Aveley


I lived over the second shop on the right. KENNIES STORES which was owned by my grand parents. We as a family lived there until 1962 when we left for New Zealand where I still live. The first shop was a butchery owned by Mr & Mrs Mapley who also came to New Zealand following their son Dennis. Reids was the next which (...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)

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)

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)

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