Wickford, New Estate c.1955
Memories of Wickford, New Estate c1955
My parents moved to Wickford in 1955, we had a bungalow built in Highcliffe Road, by local builders the Gunnets, and my sister was born there in 1956. It was a lovely place to live, across the road and a short walk where a few shops. A general store, a butchers and a newsagents, which then was run by a Mr Lovekin. The (...Read full memory)
My grandparents moved to 49 Highcliffe Road in 1947. They were one of the first families to move into the new council houses. There they raised their six children, three of whom went to Beauchamps School. My mother and her sister both went to Chelmsford Grammar School after passing the 11 plus & 13 plus (...Read full memory)
My grandparents lived at number 49 Highcliffe Road.
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.