Aveley, The High Street c.1950

Memories of Aveley


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.

I arrived in Aveley in 1957/58 I was herdsman at Bretts Farm, Romford Road and worked for David Watt. Once a year we would take the young cattle through Belhus Park then along Daglen Drive, up Stifford Road to Ford Place, then on to Davey Down's farm for the summer months. We would then bring them back in the (...Read full memory)

I attended this school in 1958. My head mistress was Mrs Meredith. Its now a hotel and I must say it is very nice. I am looking for anyone who was at this school same time - my name was Carol Cook, I lived in Fourth Avenue, West Thurrock.

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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