Memories of Lorraine Taylor

Living in Carlton Road, and a comment about St George's School.

Lorraine in the garden of 'Glendee'.
Anne and Austen Taylor with Lorraine
Anne and dogs.
Outer cover of Lorraine Taylor's wartime ID card
Inside Lorraine's ID card
Lorraine and Austen Taylor
Lorraine and Valerie Weber

I lived in Carlton Road during the 1940s and early 50s.






Anne Taylor was cutting the hay in our back garden when it was returned to us after the war, it had been confiscated for the war effort to grow crops.









Letter from Essex Agricultural Executive Committee returning the use of land to the Taylors after it had been used for crop growing during the war.


According to this letter of 1959, there had been flooding caused by problems with the flow of water in the stream along gardens in Carlton Road. A survey was to be carried out to resolve the problem.



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  • Hi Lorraine. Yes, Chris Nash does remember you and is waiting for you to get in touch with me, as she is not in computer technology. I will give you her phone number when you get in touch with me. Friends aren’t reunited yet.

    By bobcroot (23/12/2016)
  • Lorraine, if you email me through this site I will pass on Chris Nash (nee Collins) telephone number -  she is waiting for you.

    By bobcroot (12/12/2016)
  • Hi Lorraine, Chris lives next door to me in Linden Road, I will ask her if she remembers you, I expect she does. I was born in Downham Road in 1937, moved to Waverley Crescent in 39, and then settled in Linden Road in59. Still there. I went to school up the top of Market Road, my Mother couldn’t afford St George’s as my father was at war with the Germans.

    By bobcroot (26/11/2016)
  • I have just e-mailed Lorraine Taylor. Hopefully she will give me contact details and this site will have reunited friends from times past.

    By Geoff Whiter (26/11/2016)
  • Dear Bob Croot,

    I am thrilled and amazed that Christine Nash, nee Collins, lives so near to where I used to visit her and family, on the main road, during my later school years. Christine may remember the long walks we took with the dogs, she had a Scottie and a bigger dog, mine was a terrier, Toby, borrowed from a neighbour in Carlton Road. We went as far as Basildon, Pitsea and Vange. She trained to be a shorthand typist and went off by workmen’s train to a solicitor’s office near St Paul’s Cathedral while I was still at the school.

    I moved to Fulham when I was 15 and one weekend she came to stay with us there. Do you know if she remembers me? I am sorry I do not recall your name, did you go to St George’s as well?

    By Lorraine Taylor (20/08/2016)
  • Dear Bob Croot. Very sorry I have only just read your post, I shall look up Waverley Crescent to see where Christine Nash, nee Collins, now resides.

    By Lorraine Taylor (18/08/2016)
  • Hi Lorraine do you remember me? I lived in Waverley Crescent. Christine Collins, now Nash, lives next to me. You were lucky they gave your land back, everyone I knew paid to get it back or are still waiting.

    By bob croot (18/01/2016)
  • Does anyone remember St George’s School in the 40s and 50s? It was behind the shops between the market and the Carlton cinema. Some of the pupils were the sons and daughters of local traders, Roy Anstead (barber), Bobby May (ironmongers), Christine Collins (builder) and Jackie Newton, Rose Bailey, Dorothy Cork, Mary Offord, Beryl Murray, Valerie Weber and Olive Fallows. The teacher Miss Hutchinson lived in Wick Drive.

    By Lorraine Taylor (10/03/2015)

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