The Bear Inn - a Memory of Stock.

My name used to be Marilyn Jesse and my memories of stock back in the late 60's early 70's are delightful. Since my boyfriend of the time lived next door to the Bear Inn, the pub became a bit like home from home. Many weekends were spent in the lounge bar with the roaring, wood, fire warming all who entered from the cold british winters. The aroma of the true sunday, english, lunch wafted from the kitchen to the delight of the local patrons, followed by an extremely full, satisfied stomach and a half pint of real guiness to wash it all down. Many evenings were spent with the guys from 'DEAR MR TIME' Barry Everitt the lead singer lived next door, which is why I was able to enjoy the village stock experience for a few years. Village cricket on the green, walks through the churchyard and over the fields after lunch, chats with locals along the way........
The village hall with its variety of entertainment. one of them being barry and the band, playing to a packed audience may i say..Now Jim the local butcher who was also their roadie, married Ann the teacher and as far as i know stayed in Stock
The Bear as we know is haunted and let me tell you so was Barry's parents house, I know from experience.
Wnter brought icy, thick foggy, windy roads and many nights were spent digging out our cars from the ditch's between Chelmsford and Stock in a mini skirt after a night out with the band. Lovely.......

A memory shared by Marilyn Jesse on Nov 1st, 2010. Send Marilyn Jesse a message

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