Braintree Road - a Memory of Witham.

I was born at 38 Braintree Road in 1942 and enjoyed growing up in the area close to Chipping Hill. The old forge was in operation and us kids would spend hours watching My Dorking shoeing horses. I went to the Chipping Hill School from 1947 to 49.
I spent a lot of time at Halfhides Farm which is now long gone under the London overspill estate although the original pond still remains.
I lived a couple of houses from Crittalls factory and could see the sparks from their processes flying when they worked the night shift.
My neighbours were the Revell's and the Pounds and the Banthorpes.
I attended the Church School from age 7 through 11. It's also long gone.
If anyone remembers me I was known as Jim Green.
I now live at Portland Oregon USA.

A memory shared by Edward Green on Nov 17th, 2009. Send Edward Green a message

 Comments & Feedback

Sat Feb 11th 2017, at 3:41 pm
ptricia46 commented:
does anyone know anything about rickstones school in the fifties as my sister went there magaret redman: regards pat kings

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

or Register to post a Comment.

Sparked a Memory for you?

If this has sparked a memory, why not share it here?

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.