Important Notice Regarding Delivery:

We have been advised by Royal Mail & Parcelforce that their delivery services will be disrupted by industrial action on the following dates: Friday 30th September 2022 and Saturday 1st October 2022 so this is going to disrupt the delivery of some orders.

Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Elmstead, 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 Elmstead

Historic Maps of Elmstead and the local area.

Memories of Elmstead
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Read and share your memories of Elmstead itself or of a particular photo of Elmstead.

I grew up in Elmstead Market moving there when I was 18 months old and left in 1965 when I was 8. I went to Elmstead School where Vera Norfolk was my first teacher and the headteacher was Mr Clegg. Vera's sister Muriel ran the village shop and they lived in a little cottage at the crossroads on School Road/Colchester Road. Roy and Frances Lee (with Frances' sister Iris, daughters June, Carol, Betty) lived on the ...see more

Added 27 January 2019
My name was Margaret Locke when I went to school here from 1955 to 1961. The teachers were Miss Webb (head teacher), Mrs Wringe and Miss Vera Norfolk. I have fond memories of Elmstead and was christened in St Pauls church and married at St Lawrence church 40 years ago next month. I also used to read the lessons in church when Hallidie Smith was the vicar. What started me looking at this site was an article in the ...see more