Memories of West Thurrock

I was born in No.5 Peaceful Row (Bug Alley) and remember it well, I left in 1953. We played on the meadow and in the railway sidings, the level crossing was replaced by the bridge and the Manor Way is now a dead end.

I used to live in West Thurrock and go to Aveley School after West Thurrock Infants, I was in Thurrock for many years. What I want to know is can anyone remember what we used to call 'bug alley', most of my play days was there playing with friends. We had so many good times and not much to play with. I've tried to (...Read full memory)

My father Stan Wilson grew up in a cottage on the marshes at West Thurrock where his father was the resident engineer for the adjacent Pumping Station (Sewage?). The 1939 census shows the family comprised Robert Wilson and his wife Rosa Wilson (nee Crates) and 4 children Bob, Rose, Stan (...Read full memory)

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