Memories of Wickford, Broadway Approach c1960

I remember my father buying a Christmas tree here, in the green grocers around 1964 when I was very young. Also used to buy a portion of chips from the chip shop on the way home from school.

I remember walking past this point on shopping trips with my mother, being dragged along (wasn't good at walking) or on my way to/from school. I was born in 1953 in Sugden avenue where bungalows had massive areas of land (maybe I was small) with them and even a caravan on one plot. I also remember standing outside the pub (...Read full memory)

This is one of the bus stops that used to have lots of kids awaiting the Bus to take them up the Southend Road to Beauchamps School - although there were also a couple of 'elite' who mounted this bus to take them to Rayleigh Swaine, the Grammar School at Rayleigh! Just opposite this bus stop was a very old Public (...Read full memory)

We elite from Rayleigh Sweyne were already on the bus when it got to the Broadway just no room for the other passengers. Always got a cup of tea in the Arcade Cafe.

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