Black Notley, Essex

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Black Notley, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Black Notley

Historic Maps of Black Notley and the local area.

I vividly remember what my dear dad told me about the time he was an inpatient at Black Notley when he had TB of his hip in the early 30’s. He told me there was a star in the middle of the floor of the ward and if you were naughty (he was 6-7 years old) your bed was wheeled onto the star where there wasn’t a roof and left there regardless of the weather. He also told of the times he woke up with snow on the end of his bed.

I spent over 10 months as a patient in Black Notley Hospital during 1958/59, and in April 2019 I was invited to recount my memories in an interview with BBC Essex. If you would lite to listen to this 17-minute interview please visit the link below: Kind regards, Chris Dell