Waterworks Road, Wickford

I am researching my family history and have come to some cousins who lived at Fairview, Waterworks Road, in the 1920s.  In the 1939 Register they were a few doors along the road at what looks to be Tresco?, Waterworks Road, (next to Beauchamps).  They were the Hollingback family, John, a retired butcher who died in 1924, his wife Louise and daughter Beatrice. I wonder if anyone remembers them or if there are any pictures of the houses they lived in.  Is Waterworks Road off Southend Road, Wickford?  Many thanks for any help.

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  • Dear Mary Armour, I too have an interest in the Hollingback (Hollenbach) family, as I am researching the history of IBSA in Essex during the early 20th C, and believe they were members. If so, then I may have a photograph of Louise taken in around 1945. Please contact me at steven.abbott@yahoo.co.uk. Many thanks, Steve Abbott

    By Steven Abbott (25/10/2020)
  • I think the people that own Halls pet shop live down Cherry Lane.

    By Deborah fricker (09/03/2018)
  • Thank you Phil for the additional information re. the location of Waterworks Road. I am hoping to get there and see the location soon.

    By Mary Armour (10/09/2017)
  • I think I recall this road which was unmade until at least 1970. It was quite obscure and was more a gravel track which  turned off from Southend Road going towards the Southminster line railway bridge – just at the point the road dips for the bridge. Waterworks Road ran parallel and elevated to Southend Road albeit hidden by a tall hedge of Elms, before it turned left at the rail line – before petering out. 

    By Phil Merrin (29/08/2017)
  • Thank you Geoff Whiter!  It is great to know the road is still in existence – it would be wonderful if there are any photos of Fairview or Tresco.  

    By Mary Armour (30/07/2017)
  • There are now only 2 properties in what was Waterworks Road, now renamed in the late 60s to Cherry Lane. I am making enquiries with the owners to see if they have any photos.

    By Geoff Whiter (26/07/2017)

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