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Wickford Junction Signal Box
Wickford Junction Signal Box. The train from Southminster approaches Wickford with the driver handing over ...
Edward Bentley, the Runwell Horse-Burker
Written for 'Essex Belongs To Us' under the title, 'The Shocking Case of the Essex Horse-Burker'
Brock Hill area "Obelisks "
Having recently moved to Brock Hill, I have noticed some peculiar “obelisks” situated in the ...
Personal pictures of carnival preparations.
The picture of the bride and groom is of my Auntie Pat ( Kathleen Taylor) ...
Wickford in the late 1990s
This picture shows what is now approximately number 25. Postage is believed to be between ...
'Ghosts' of Wickford
When I first came to Wickford in 1975, I was told that a white witch ...
Wickford Internment Camp.
Carol Cooper contacted the Archive with a request for information. “I do hope you are able ...
Duchess of Cambridge visits Wickford
Photographs, thanks to Laura Anne Phillips. On Wednesday 7 February 2018, Wickford had a visit by ...
War Time - the ARP.
I remember that the garage in the garden of Milestone Cottages was used to house ...
Wickford Carnival 1987
Carnival procession outside Castle PH September 12 1987 Photos thanks to David Sampson
Youth club at Methodist Church hall, Southend Road.
Thanks to John Rogers for these photographs of the youth club, taken in the 1960s ...
Teresa Gorman, MP.
Graham Gooch opening new kitchen furniture shop.
This photograph was taken in the new shop adjoining Chris DIY in Southend Road when ...
Karrimix works, Russell Gardens, in April 1973.
Dick Emery opening the new Coop store in Wickford.
With Mrs Val Ascott and Stewart. Photo is dated 3 November 1970.
The Harrows public house
A public house has been recorded on or near the site of the present Dick ...
Wickford Markets in the 1980s.
These photographs from the Echo newspaper archive show market scenes in 1981 and 1989.
Photo memories of Wickford carnival in the late 1940s.
Another later entry into Wickford carnival – Auntie Pat (Kathleen) Taylor dressed as ‘The Old ...
Opening of the new Keymarket store in 1981.
On the 24th March, 1981, Keymarket opened a new store in Wickford. A large number of ...
Family photographs from 1930-1949
Karen Ridgeon has sent these photographs which depict family moments of the 1930s and 40s.
The Vanished Giants of Wickford.
If someone were to ask me what single feature of Wickford in my childhood comes ...
Paula Sloane (November 1946-November 2017)
Members of the archive were greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of one ...
In the background behind the roof of the school there is a chimney and a roof belonging to the Red...
Wick Lane, railway men’s cottages, c.1915 – 1930.
My grandparents, Mr and Mrs Elvin, lived in the house 4th from the right, and my father, George Elvin, was...
Wickford Railway Station and Wick Lane Railway crossing
My grandparents, Mr and Mrs Elvin, lived for most of their married life in the terrace of railway houses at...
Fairmead Estate in 1960s
Can anyone tell me anything about 'Springfield', a property on the old Fairmead Estate?
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