My Childhood Years In Stebbing - a Memory of Stebbing.

My Grandparents, Harry and Hannah Young lived in the first cottage on the left as you enter the village. I spent most of my school holidays there with them and my Mother and I were evacuated to live with them during W.W.2 for a period of time. I attended Stebbing school for about 3 weeks, then was moved from there to a small village or church hall in the road behind the now Bowls club (my great great Grandparents lived in one of the cottages there which was destroyed by a land mine).
My memories of Stebbing were all formulated as a child. Church was a great part of that as my Grandfather was the Verger for many years, grave digger, clock winder etc. on many occasions taking me up the tower with him to wind the clock!
Early mornings, lighting the fires under the floor gratings to "central heat" the building.  I last visited the village about 2 years ago. There are many new buildings, but most of the "old" remain. I very much doubt that I will be visiting again in the near future as I am now living in Australia, but look back with great fondness to this little corner of Essex.


A memory shared by Vera Webster on Apr 22nd, 2007.
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