Braintree, Public Gardens 1900

Memories of Braintree


The Institute School, was opposite the White Hart Hotel, Upper Bradford Street, Braintree. I attended this school c.1950-51. Then Principal was Miss A Thompson; teachers remembered were Miss Firmin; Mrs Allen and the late Miss Howlett (Miss Howlett died of breast cancer c.1951-52?) Can (...Read full memory)

We moved to Braintree with our Dad, George Harkins, in 1966. He was an American, stationed at Wethersfield air force base, married to a young British girl, Eileen. We lived at 82 South Street for about 5 or 6 years, and me and my brother John attended Manor Street Primary school. After our time there we moved (...Read full memory)

The wall on the left in the photo is Manor Street School which I attended from about 1953 until 1959. I am still in touch with Rod Gray. Does anyone else remember me or Rod from that time? The Headmistress was Miss Jarvis who was always accompanied by her Dachsund dog!

I lived in Cressing Road, went to Chapel Hill Primary School and then to Braintree County High School. I left there in 1952 when my father was transferred by Crittall Metal Windows, to Dunedin, New Zealand. I remember the 750th Anniversary celebrations in 1949 and had always said I would like to return for the 800th (...Read full memory)

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