My uncle, Thomas Maassen, was a long time resident of Wickford. His address was ‘Trece’, Brock Hill. I have several water colours painted by his friend, Vic Cobourne (Ed. since corrected as Vernon Cobourn by his granddaughter). The first print, dated 1974, is of Hall’s Corner, at the junction of High Street and London Road. The second one is dated 4 July 1972 and has a notation ‘Part of Wickford High Street, near Railway Station and part of old building due for demolition’. The third one is also of part of the High Street.
(Warwick Osborne now lives in Aukland, New Zealand.)