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Martin’s Bank is on the extreme right of this photo, there was a path between the bank and the railway line that led up to the market. To the left of the bank was a record shop, I still have a record bought there for me when I was young. Further along from that there were a couple of wooden houses. And then there was Market Road.
I lived on nevendon road by a yard that made building blocks.. I was only 4 or 5 and remember walking to a nursery school with my mother.this was a church hall behind the police station. I remember the market and good old Woolworths. A lot more green fields then obviously. I then attended the infants / junior school . Fond memories
My father Harold Lock was manager there from about 1935 until early 1960s. He was also in charge of food distribution for Wickford during the war . Is there any information about the shop etc., available?
Right, I may be showing my age now and out of the blue finding this on the internet about 1973/1974. its about Alvin Stardust and his Mum at Wickford BR Station, for some bazaar reason at the age of 13 myself and a mate David Hook we used to travel from Harold Hill ( aka arnold 'ill) to (...Read full memory)