Recently I was able to copy a friend’s newspaper cuttings from the time of the Wickford floods. I think these cuttings should be shared with others.
PHOTOGRAPH 1 – 6 September 1958
My comment: –
The stranded Eastern National 251 bus in the photographs, if my memory is correct, went from Southend to Wood Green in North London. I think it left hourly during weekdays. Its route, again trusting on my memory, took it through Eastwood, Rayleigh, Wickford, Billericay, Brentwood, Harold Wood, Romford, Ilford, to Wood Green.
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH 2 – 7 September 1958
PHOTOGRAPH 3 – 6 September 1958
My comments: –
Does anyone remember the name of this woman wading through flood water?
Does anyone know who the four stranded passengers were and how they coped during the night?
In this photograph you can see Kershaw’s furniture reupholstery shop/workshop. The Kershaw family also owned a small general grocery store on the Nevendon Road parade of shops just past Grange Avenue between the two bends.
PHOTOGRAPHS 4 & 5 Unknown newspapers 6 September 1958
PHOTOGRAPH 6 – 11 September 1958
PHOTOGRAPH 7 – 6 September 1958