Hadleigh, The Castle 1891

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Caption for Hadleigh, The Castle 1891: Looking across the fields towards the ruins of the castle it is apparent how little remains of the original building. There are excellent walks in the area. The ruins are now cared for by English Heritage. Leigh-on-Sea

An extract from Southend Photographic Memories.

Memories of Hadleigh


The garage belonged to my mum's cousin and on the opposite side of the road or thereabouts my grandma's sister lived who could be seen pushing an old barrow around Hadleigh, wearing white plimsoles during the fifties. Just next door to the garage was Jim's cafe and a couple of cottages prior to the garage (...Read full memory)

I purchased my first house at 28 Chapel Lane with my late wife. This lane led down to the Salvation Army Farm where an annual event of motor cycle scrambling took place. The lane was quiet apart from this event and to compensate the organisers gave residents complimentary tickets which we used (...Read full memory)

Living in Canada now I'm not sure if the bus shelter in this photograph is still there. In the early sixties I, my brother and sister caught the bus from this stop to our school, Holy Family RC Primary, in Benfleet. We'd have our pink bus passes at the ready and join a host of other kids on their way to their respective (...Read full memory)

In 1964 I was 4 years old. My Mother, brother and sister moved to Hadleigh, living at the Hollies on the corner of Softwater Lane and Rectory Road. The small parade of shops on the right were bulit sometime between 1964 and 66, I'm guessing. There was a newsagents and a kind of bulk supermarket. I can't remember how (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Hadleigh, The Castle 1891: Looking across the fields towards the ruins of the castle it is apparent how little remains of the original building. There are excellent walks in the area. The ruins are now cared for by English Heritage. Leigh-on-Sea

An extract from Southend Photographic Memories.

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