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Chelmsford Photographic Memories

Chelmsford Photographic Memories

The photo 'Danbury, the Village, looking east 1903' appears in this book.

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Caption for Danbury, The Village, Looking East 1903: Danbury sits at the top of a long uphill haul on the road from Chelmsford to Maldon. Before the Navigation was opened, this was the main thoroughfare between the two towns. The low wall on the extreme left had been a pound - an overnight stopping-point for animals being driven to Chelmsford's livestock market.

An extract from Chelmsford Photographic Memories.

Memories of Danbury

I was a student nurse in London in the 1960's. On my days off I used to visit my grandmother Minnie Grainge who lived at various times in Little Baddow and Danbury. Her family home had been in Woodham Walter. In those days I used to catch the bus at Chelmsford which took me through Eve's corner to Little Baddow. I remember, (...Read full memory)

One of three sons, Peter Came a local historian and former pupil of Danbury Infants and Juniors School who later became a teacher at Maldon School wrote extensively about the village in preparation for a book which unfortunately he never achieved.   The school stood a short distance from Eves Corner in the (...Read full memory)

I remember the Griffin Hotel as the Griffin PH, when as a student nurse I visited it with my elderly grandmother Minnie Grainge on days away from London. She was so proud to be escorted by her eldest granddaughter and as a local woman whose family had come from Woodham Walter was acknowleged by so many as she walked through (...Read full memory)

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