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Just out out sight on the right was the post office, a wall paper shop and a sweet shop. Behind the photographer was a row of shops which included a barbers shop.

There was a big house behind the trees on the right and there used to be an old lady who lived there. She used an old fashioned bath chair. On the right are some police houses and I remember so of those old motorcycle based vans being parked there too.

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 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 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

I have very fond memories of DJing at the Bue Lagoon Battlesbridge on Sunday nights for many years. Great friends from Wickford and our hosts Joe & Doreen Dod! Through the 60s Ricky Racoon

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)

I was born in the third house along in this picture, it was my grandparent's house and I was born in the living room 24/3/58. Many happy memories playing in the park at the end of the road.

I remember Alvin Stardust's mum owned a cafe here and I got his signature for my sister Tracy.