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Chelmsford Photographic Memories

Chelmsford Photographic Memories

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

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Caption for Danbury, The Village, Looking West 1903: Although not the highest point in Essex, Danbury certainly commands an impressive position. Drivers of vehicles such as the gig in the foreground, not only had the gradient to contend with, but also the uneven road surface. It would certainly have been a challenge for the early cycle clubs who met here in the late 19th century.

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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