Rowing across to Halls Corner from Nevendon Road

September 1958

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  • I’VE SEEN A PHOTO LIKE THIS IN A LOT MY FATHER HAD. I’M SURE THE PEOPLE IN THE BOAT ARE MY DAD, DONALD TOWNSEND, AND DENNIS GARLAND, WHO MARRIED MY DAD’S SISTER JEAN. MY DAD LIVED IN BROMFORDS DRIVE WITH MY MUM JEAN, AT NO 43, IT WAS CALLED LYNDHURST. MY DAD WORKED FOR CARTER AND WARD, MY MUM AT RUNWELL HOSPITAL AS A TELEPHONIST. DENNIS GARLAND WAS A NON RETAINED FIREMAN AT WICKFORD STATION AND WORKED FOR JOHN SADDS. I’M SURE AUNTIE JEAN WORKED IN A SWEET SHOP I THINK CALLED ROWLANDS. DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER A TOY SHOP THAT USED TO BE NEAR THE POST OFFICE ON SOUTHEND ROAD, I THINK CALLED SALINAS, NOT SURE OF THE SPELLING. I WAS BORN AT 81A SEVERN ACRES, AND MY NAN LIVED AT NO 50. NEXT DOOR WERE THE WHITLOCKS. MY GRANDAD WAS AN ARP WARDEN MR PARISH. ANYONE REMEMBER MY OTHER GRANDAD SIDNEY TOWNSEND, WORKED FOR SADDS AS WELL? MY NAN, GEORGINA PARISH, WORKED IN THE CATERING DEPARTMENT AT RUNWELL HOSPITAL. ANYBODY REMEMBER HER?

    By GARY TOWNSEND (24/10/2014)
  • I lived in the house in the background, just behind the bus in the first picture and to the left of it in the second. My father, Dr George Renton, along with Dr Andrew Brown, Dr. Griffiths, and later Dr. Prem had a medical practice at the house. As a 14 year old I just remember how exciting it all was!

    By David Renton (06/11/2013)
  • Thinking about this there is a brook running at the lower part of the Ethelred gardens near Saxon close, this runs from Brock Hill to the river Crouch. When I was young, we crossed it on two railway sleepers, it was very tricky on a bike, they must have lived one side of the brook.

    By BOBCROOT (18/06/2013)
  • Did the flood really reach Ethelred Gardens?  Tell me more.  I remember it part way up Harold Gns, Ethelred is further up the hill.

    By bob croot (01/03/2012)
  • I remember the floods of 1958. I lived with my parents in a bungalow in Ethelred Gardens and it was completely flooded. My mother was 8 months pregnant with my brother at the time. We had to stay with neighbours further up the road and I remember being carried through the water by our next door neighbour and my dad carrying my mum.

    By Mrs Jackie Colyer (12/05/2011)
  • We had a 3 month old baby in September 1958, and had visited my parents for the weekend in Bethnal Green, on arriving back at Wickford by train, we found that there was an army Dukw waiting outside the station to take us back through the High Street, and up the London Road. Fortunately our bungalow was safe, but it was quite an experience.

    By Mrs. Doreen Mimms (02/05/2011)

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