Aveley, The School, Ship Lane c.1960

Memories of Aveley


I went to this school for 2 years in form one and two. I remember one year we had an open day and did performances for parents. All was going well until the headmaster noticed that one of the boys doing the gymnastic display had his hair too long (it was touching his collar). He called out to (...Read full memory)

This was the school I went to from 1963 until I left school in 1967. I have many fond memories of getting into trouble with a little help from friends. Mary and Wendy were two of my closest friends. My name back then was Edith Richards and I lived in Usk road on the Kenningtons estate. I was there from 1953 untill 1971 (...Read full memory)

I was 7 when we moved into 128 High Street, Aveley in 1942. Our back fence backed onto the rec' and my best friends were Donald Crawford, Ray Andrews and Bob Painter. It was during the Second World War of course, and I returned after being evacuated to (...Read full memory)

I went to Aveley School from 1966 - 1971, I lived in Martin Road and we often walked through the rec to get to school. I remember Paddy Rice and the Merediths as well as Ron Whitwood, Miss Close and Mr Stowell. We went to the Hall Road Parade at lunch time and had chips. I also played in Belhus Park and (...Read full memory)

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