Jaywick, A 'b' Type Bungalow c.1955
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A Selection of Memories from Jaywick

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My grandparents owned a beachfront bungalow and every summer from the year I was born, 1960, to when they sold it in 1970, we spend summers there. Does anyone remember the trampoline compound, where you could also hire boats? It was on the beach virtually in front of our bungalow and run by husband and wife, Harold and Vi. I remember every morning walking to Dots with my grandad to buy rolls and a ...see more
My uncle Steve owned a bungalow in Jaywick Sands, "Abijan", at 18 Lavender Walk where I spent my childhood bank holidays and annual six week school holiday between 1945 and 1953 and occasionally short breaks in later years, we got to know most of the holidaymakers in Lavender walk as most like us would visit at every opportunity throughout the year. My uncle owned an Morris 8 and my father a ...see more
I myself live in Battersea London , I was about six or seven at that time, and I had never seen the sea befor. Their was a neighbour who had a girl called yvonne and her brother malcombe and they asked my mother whether they could take me on holiday with them. The journey seem to take for ever not being the roads as they are today , I remember the four wheel bikes that you could hire, and the lorry that ...see more
Jaywick has always been a very special place for me and most of my happiest childhood memories are from when my sister, myself, my parents and grandparents and our dog Sally would have our annual holiday there in the first week in June. We stayed in a lovely bungalow in Lake Way called 'Many Happy Returns' which we always called our Little Mauve House due to its colour. :) One vague memory has suddenly come to me and I ...see more