Billericay, High Street c.1955

Photo ref: B319031

Memories of Billericay


I used to love the six weeks summer holidays...always walked from South Green to Lake meadows....seemed such a long trek for my little legs...but well worth it...when having taken off my sandals and socks....I could stand on the the fountain and feel on top of the world! Brilliant memory!

I remember this old cafe very well - not too well lit inside, but friendly atmosphere - my Mum, her friend Joan Slaney and son Michael (who was the same age as me) used to have tea and cakes etc. in the cafe on some occasions after our Mum's had picked us up from school.  The last time I went to Billericay (many years ago now) this cafe had become an Indian Restaurant.

I was born in St Andrew's Hospital which was once a workhouse, I wasn't sure of the year it became St Andrew's Hospital. I was born there in May 1967 and my sister was born July 1968. I am not sure of year the hospital became Billericay Burns Unit before it moved to Broomfield, Chelmsford, where it is to the present day.

Any one remember the 4 miles fun run and the parties at Cherles III,

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