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Belmont Avenue, 'West View'.
‘West View’ is one of the oldest houses in Belmont Avenue, being built in 1905 ...
'Unexploded bomb' dredged from the Crouch in Wickford.
The Open Day ‘Gumboot Alley’ exhibition drew in many visitors who wanted to share their ...
Wickford Community Archive Open Day 2018
Saturday 28th April was our annual Open Day. The theme of the day was ‘Gumboot ...
Memories of Pre-fabs in Wickford.
Mrs Angela Randall showed us these photographs. The top one, taken about 1950, is of her ...
Open Day, 2018, remembering the 1958 Flood.
Jo Cullen took a number of photographs during the day. Here is one of them.
Gigney 'advertising plate' found.
On Saturday 28 April 2018, the Community Archive group held its annual exhibition. One of ...
The Happy Hours Club
The Happy Hours Club was a group run by Reg Tidridge within the Runwell Youth ...
The Wickford Branch Library
The photos from the Evening Echo archive show the Wickford Toy Library at its opening ...
Harry Skeggs (1924 - 2017) - one of the first British troops to enter Bergen-Belsen, in April 1945.
The funeral of Harry Skeggs, a committed and engaged member of St Catherine’s congregation for ...
Wickford Cricket Club members WW1
Over the past 4 years we “The Forget Never Team” have carried out research on ...
The Harrows, North Benfleet.
The Harrows public house was originally in Harrow Road, North Benfleet. See photos below. The night ...
Dr. Clive Bruton (1941-1996): world renowned neuropathologist of Runwell Hospital
Clive Bruton was born in Leicestershire in 1941. He was educated in South London and ...
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 ...
The Castle, as a background to 1987 Wickford Carnival.
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 ...
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