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My memory of Hockley is staying in a children's home called Clements Hall in 1960/5. It was near a few orchards where we would go scrumping for our midnight feasts. It really was a great place to stay as a kiddy. We had geese running loose in the grounds and each Christmas we had geese for Christmas dinner. In (...Read full memory)
When I was very small, my mother brought me here to play on the swings and slide in the park opposite the pub and shop. On hot days I was allowed an ice-cream or ice-lolly from the shop. In the distance Rochford Hospital chimney could be seen, surrounded by fields. This view was in my earliest recurring dream; I (...Read full memory)