Views of Runwell Road

From the Eileen Cox collection

The original house was destroyed by fire in 1939 when this was built for the Harvey family who ran Wickford market.
Photo taken c1915-1939. The house was pulled down to make way for Wickford bypass c1978
Brookside cottages, opposite the Quart Pot c.1920
Mount Plesent was pulled down in 1938. The shop and post office were run by Jessie Nock, and shows it as it was c.1910
Burr Hall, c1915-1930
Runwell Rd c.1915-1930 towards the Quart Pot.

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  • We used to walk past Burr Hall quite often and my sister used to say that there was a tunnel from the Hall and under the road. It used to have cannons in the front garden and we thought what a lovely “posh” house it was. One of my brother’s friends Tony Tatum lived opposite in or near Brookside Cottage. 

    By Steve Card (27/02/2017)
  • Where was the Mount Plesent shop in Runwell? I remember a shop mentioned in this site which was opposite The Chase, by Runwell Hospital, but that was still there later than that. I remember the blonde lady standing outside smoking a cigarette.         

    By bobcroot (30/01/2017)
  • We moved into 1 Brookside Cottages in the late 1980s. Love that house, although it had been extended when we moved in. The Tudor style house is Burr Hall and is opposite Brookside Cottages.

    By Clare Peckover (25/02/2016)
  • In the picture titled ‘Brookside Cottages, Opposite the Quart Pot’, the one nearest to camera is no 1. In 1935, when I was 6 months old, my Mum Edith and Dad Richard all moved into No 3, which is in the background.

    The Tudor style house I believe is Burr Hall.

    By Denis Ketley (11/01/2014)

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