Nostalgic memories of Tolleshunt D'Arcy's local history

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For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Carole and Roger Banham moved into 35 Darcy way with our son Steven it was a great place to live our first home . We used to go to the kings head pub we loved the place so very country..our second son Toby arrived 21 June 1972 at Malden hospital. Cath and Richard had two sons Barbara and Dennis had a boy and girl (...Read full memory)

During the '70s I visited the memorial at Tolleshunt D'Arcy with Gilbert John Olley, his grandfather having settled in the area during the 19th century growing capers on their smallholding for the London market. Alice Olley told us that her husband's family originated from two Huguenot brothers, although we have found no evidence of this.

I along with my sister and mother were evacuated from Ilford to the station master's house at Tolleshant D'arcy. The railway line had three trains in each direction each day and my sister and myself were allowed to open and close the manual level crossing ( we were 6 and 4 at the time!!). The station had a ticket office (...Read full memory)