Aveley Memories

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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)

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)

Omg, I remember so many of you. I started at Love Lane in 1965 and left in 1970. I was friends with Susan Harvey, Carol Head, Jackie Kirk, Karen Harman, Barbara Cox, Lesley Davidson, Libby Campbell, June Tyler, Liz Knapp, Christine Havis, Sandra Glendenning; Janet Hobb, Deborah Daly (these are the few names I can (...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)

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)

I have very fond memories of growing up in Aveley. I was born in a prefab in 1947 at 4 East Walk, my dad worked at Thames Board Mills clocking up over 30 years of service (he died in Field Road in 1970), like everyone born there I attended Primary School and the Junior school and entered Bushy Bit in 1958, what a (...Read full memory)

My great grandfather was park keeper at Bellus Park for many years. I am not sure of his christian name or his wife's but I believe they were Charles and Louisa but I know their surname was Osborne. He was a wonderful man with a very distinctive moustache, a bit like a waurus and his wife was a lovely lady who had a deformed (...Read full memory)

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 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)

Does anyone remember the stables at Park Lane? There was a horse there called Appollo owned by a girl called Jackie, her mother owned the stables. Jackie and I were good friends, we hung out a lot, if anyone remembers her please let me know, I'd love to hear from you.