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Eighty years ago today.
Extracts from Billericay War Diary, 2nd October 1940.
Old times in Wickford recalled
Memories of Miss Jephson in 1949.
Shotgate, the new development.
These 2 pictures show how the development of Fanton Chase was sold to local residents ...
Amongst our files archived from the original photographs held by the Evening Echo newspaper was ...
Shane Fenton aka Alvin Stardust
A history of Stardust in Wickford
1967 Carnival Queen Ann Camp and Princess Sonia Martin
Wickford Carnival Queen presenting her Princess with the trophy for the best lady driver in ...
1964 Wickford Carnival Pictures
How the Air Training Corps came to provincial Essex.
At the end of 1940 it became obvious that something had to be done quickly ...
Boy among the brambles
Ronald Dean's memories of Wickford based on his autobiography.
Poultry farming: a major industry in Wickford
"All Aboard" 2.
The early days of railways at Wickford.
Shotgate, the development of Fanton Chase.
This aerial shot has been submitted by Ray Prince. It shows the development of Fanton ...
New pub and restaurant for Runwell
Information on the Runwell Hall
The origins of the Shotgate Estate
Walker Bros., (Shotgate).
A Wickford business in the 1930s.
Artificial flowers go all over the world - Mr William Croot.
“I even send daffodils to Wales,” said Mr W. Croot, Vice President of the Wickford ...
A short History of the White Swan Hotel
The original Swan premises were owned by Thomas Bell.
Highcliffe Road - VE street party, 1945?
Lorraine Taylor's memories of the post-war years.
Not being in school on VE Day meant that I did not know if schools ...
75th Anniversary of VE Day (8th May 2020).
What do you remember of 8th May 1945, V.E. Day?
Wickford County Junior School Coronation Pageant (2)
Can you identify any of these people?
St Margaret's - Parish Church of Downham
Details of the history of St Margaret's, Downham.
Family of Liane Porter
My Great Great Grandparents
Wickford High street
Wickford High street on a Sunday in 1961.
How to meet the Archive group.
How lovely to read your comments Lorraine. Yes Mum is Loretta. Mum and Dad (Sid) sailed to Australia in 1959....
Charlie Simpson, Sergeant, Wickford Home Guard
Bob Dilworth was my uncle. My mum is Lilian Hawes (nee Dilworth, Bob's younger sister). If anybody would have any...
A sketch of Mayes Bros, Wickford.
Thank you for these comments Eric, they mean alot to my family. My father came to be near to me...
Mayfield’s Swimming Pool in Battlesbridge
I loved going to Battlesbridge pool. We cycled from Rayleigh, and used to play music on the juke box. I...
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