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Memories of Pitsea, St Michael's Church c1955

I love this old church, St. Michael’s, our scout troop was named after it. I was in the scouts for many years. I enjoyed every minute. Alas we had to attend the new church, St, Gabriel. I was married on May 24th 1975, after special permission from the Bishops of Chelmsford. I was allowed to be married at St. Michaels. The last (...Read full memory)

Sadly I believe, St Michael's Church  is little more now than a ruin of it's former self, nothing like it was in the 1940's when it seemed to stand proudly on the hill watching over and protecting the small village below as it had done since Norman times: even then the inscriptions on some of the (...Read full memory)

Pitsea will always bring back happy memories for me. I was born in my gran's bungalow during WW2 & remained there till I was 3, when my mum took me & my brother back to London, where she had been bombed out. But I always went back to Pitsea, throughout my childhood, to stay with my grandparents. The freedom I felt (...Read full memory)

I was born in Brick House, London Road, in 1930. My father was Arthur Herbert Holmes, an architect and surveyor. He planned many shops and other buildings around Essex. My older brother Anthony James Holmes is buried in St Michaels Churchyard. He died as a baby. I left here in 1933 but I have happy memories of giving (...Read full memory)

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