Hall Road Friends - a Memory of Aveley.

I have fond memories of growing up in Aveley. We first lived in the pre-fabs in Dacre Cr. or Ave. when I was about 5. I vividly remember my first day at the infants school. Marching into the hall to the 'soldiers tune' played on the piano by Mrs. Ward (I think). Getting the slipper from the headmistress (Mrs. Branch or Blanch) at 5 or 6 years old for running up the school drive towards the High St.
Playing in the wartime concrete bunker in the school orchard. Laying out under the trees on our rubber mats in the summer learning to read our Janet and John books. We later moved to a 3 bed house in Hall Rd. My playmates were, Joan Edmeads, Brenda Branch, Susan Hoare, Janice Smith and Joyce Williams to name but a few. We moved to the new Belhus Estate in 1952 and experienced the excitement of Queen Elizabeths coronation. A street party for the children and fancy dress in the morning with our lounge full of neighbours watching the proceedings on our television and in the evening we all celebrated with a show.
We moved back to Aveley Village in 1956 when my parents, working class people bought their first house at 2 Davis Road for about £1,500. I started the senior school, affectionately known as Bushy Bit in the September at the age of 11. My first form teacher was Miss. Broughton who taught music, others were Miss. Gresham, Miss. Bolt, Miss. Meredith, Mr. Woodward, Mr. Rice, Mr. Napier and Mr. Barnaby to mention a few. I loved my years at this school although I was not a very academic pupil I'm afraid to say. I left school aged 15 in 1960 to work as a typist in an insurance firm in London.

A memory shared by Angela Taylor (Beeny) on May 1st, 2014. Send Angela Taylor (Beeny) a message.

 Comments & Feedback

Mon Apr 2nd 2018, at 9:40 am
stevelindaday commented:

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

or Register to post a Comment.

Sparked a Memory for you?

If this has sparked a memory, why not share it here?

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.