Aveley, The School, Ship Lane c.1960

Memories of Aveley


I was born in Blenheim Gardens in 1964 at my parents' house. I have great memories from the Tuffty Club through to starting school at the Primary in Aveley. Teachers that come to mind were Mrs Sykes and Mrs Southgate. The sports days were great and yes, I cheated in the egg and spoon! I remember going to Minehead and (...Read full memory)

Hello. I came across this site yesterday quite by accident and was really taken away by all the memories. Here are mine - I was surprised by the names and everything else that came back to me. Forgive me if I don't spell all the names right, I think they should still be recognizable. And I hope there's enough space (...Read full memory)

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)

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