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'Ghosts' of Wickford
When I first came to Wickford in 1975, I was told that a white witch ...
Artificial flowers go all over the world - Mr William Croot.
“I even send daffodils to Wales,” said Mr W. Croot, Vice President of the Wickford ...
BOB STEPHEN TEST POST
NOTES Since the work below I investigated some page layout options. If images to the side ...
Brock Hill area "Obelisks"
Having recently moved to Brock Hill, I have noticed some peculiar “obelisks” situated in the ...
Comments on the Wickford Academy of Wickford
Interesting comment on the Wickford Academy of Wickford. Miss Florence Fox taught my mum Gertrude Nathan ...
Dr. Clive Bruton (1941-1996): world renowned neuropathologist of Runwell Hospital
Clive Bruton was born in Leicestershire in 1941. He was educated in South London and ...
Edward Bentley, the Runwell Horse-Burker
Written for 'Essex Belongs To Us' under the title, 'The Shocking Case of the Essex Horse-Burker'
First World War insignia
Overseas and wound stripes
Graham Gooch opening new kitchen furniture shop.
This photograph was taken in the new shop adjoining Chris’s DIY, in Southend Road, when ...
Harry Skeggs (1924 - 2017) - one of the first British troops to enter Bergen-Belsen, in April 1945.
The funeral of Harry Skeggs, a committed and engaged member of St Catherine’s congregation for ...
This picture shows what is now approximately number 25. Postage is believed to be between ...
Open Day, 2018, remembering the 1958 Flood.
Jo Cullen took a number of photographs during the day. Here is one of them.
Opening of the new Key Markets store in 1981.
On the 24th March, 1981, Key Markets opened a new store in Wickford. A large number ...
Personal pictures of carnival preparations.
The picture of the bride and groom is of my Auntie Pat ( Kathleen Taylor) ...
Photo memories of Wickford carnival in the late 1940s.
Another later entry into Wickford carnival – Auntie Pat (Kathleen) Taylor dressed as ‘The Old ...
Stanley's sermon hits the airwaves
On the 27th May, 1981, the Rev. Stanley Hodges had the biggest congregation of his ...
TEST POST - ICON MANIPULATIONS
Added icon to Media Library (default-icon-deletion-test.jpg) Setup this page and made icon the default Featured Image Published ...
The Harrows, North Benfleet.
The Harrows public house was originally in Harrow Road, North Benfleet. See photos below. The night ...
The Vanished Giants of Wickford.
If someone were to ask me what single feature of Wickford in my childhood comes ...
Wickford Floods 1958
With everyone on lockdown due to Covid 19, it’s given some the opportunity to look ...
Wickford in the late 1990s
Wickford Junction Signal Box
Wickford Junction Signal Box. The train from Southminster approaches Wickford with the driver handing over ...
Wickford Markets in the 1980s.
These photographs from the Echo newspaper archive show market scenes in 1981 and 1989.
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