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Memories of Elizabeth (Betty) Shynn, nee Watts. April 2018
In 1941 my family moved from Thundersley to Wickford. At first we lived in a ...
Memories of Wickford - Suzette Higgins
Paula Sloane, one of our Archive members, who sadly died in November 2017, had met ...
DOLPHIN PRINT 1959-2018
My parents bought the shop about 1959 and ran it as a greengrocers. They then ...
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 ...
Memories of Robert Green.
We have been informed that Robert Green died in the early part of May 2020. Robert was one of our...
Runwell Hall – the Lordship of the Manor of Runwell.
Augusta Kemble was, I believe, unmarried, and was the last member of the family to live there. She left my...
Stanley’s sermon hits the airwaves
Stanley Hodges came to Wickford in around 1959, I believe from Broxbourne, with his adorable wife, Edna. Replacing the then...
Wickford Youth Centre
I have really enjoyed reading about Wickford Youth Centre. I am currently writing some research on youth clubs and youth...
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