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My parents moved down to Aveley when I was 5, we moved into 94 Ravel Gardens, I think we were there for about 7 years then we moved into 147 Usk Road . There was 6 of us kids. I loved growing up in Aveley, we were always bunking off school, going over the sandpits and down the woods, normally with my best mate Gill (...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)

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)

I lived in Tamar Drive and went to the local school, my senior school was Lennards Comprehensive. My best mates were Jenny Cutler, Shirley Jassec, Pat Madder. We spent alot of time roaming the streets, I remember the fair coming to town down the villiage, and I remember hanging out at the Chinese shop, always up to no good. I had (...Read full memory)

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.

I lived at the Westrock at Purfleet and went to School at Love Lane Aveley. I was one of the first intakes at Aveley Comprehensive 1963. I have many fond memories at the School with my friends, from year 3 onwards I was in the School football team and still cringe about Mr Napier. Kevin lock, David Low, Alfie Timpson, Ann Gilbert, (...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 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 (...Read full memory)

My family moved to Aveley in January 1967, when I was three weeks old. We lived in Manor Close, where in fact my older brother still lives. One memory I have of High Street is the day when Wallis Supermarket open, I think it must of been around 1975, as I can remember being in the playground of the Junior (...Read full memory)