Interesting comment on the Wickford Academy of Wickford.
Miss Florence Fox taught my mum Gertrude Nathan the piano and she had a bungalow in Wick Lane
By Sue Murton
Madam Florence Fox taught me to play the piano; she entered me for an examination at the Guildhall School of Music. Winifred Gowlet was also entered for the examination at the same time. We both passed with honours.
By Gertrude Harris
The Academy was listed in the Kelly’s Directory for 1929 and 1937 (and maybe others). The address given was East View, Wick Lane.
By Maurice Wakeham
In an idle moment, I thought I would Google ‘Wickford Academy of Music’ to see if there was any information, because Florence Fox, who ran the Academy, was my grandmother.
I have a copy of a programme for one of the performances put on by the Academy with the aid of a number of pupils, plus a copy from an article in the Southend Standard, written to record Florence’s final retirement from teaching (at the age of 85!).
See photographs above.
By Don Hill