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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 ...
Teresa Gorman, MP.
Graham Gooch opening new kitchen furniture shop.
This photograph was taken in the new shop adjoining Chris’s 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 Key Markets store in 1981.
On the 24th March, 1981, Key Markets opened a new store in Wickford. A large number ...
Family photographs from 1930-1949 (Karen Ridgeon).
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 ...
Wick Farm originally dates back to the 17th century.
Paula Sloane (November 1946-November 2017)
Members of the archive were greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of one ...
Peacock's, about 1946-47.
Karen Ridgeon contacted us by email: I have attached a picture belonging to Mum, taken outside ...
When the railway arrived in Wickford in November 1888 the population started to use it ...
Wickford Methodist Church
Carter & Ward, a new venture after the Second World War.
My dad (Laurie Laybourn) was the manager at the Grays site when I was a kid. I spent many summers...
Photographs without information.
My Dad, Robert Cass, was born in Wickford in 1938 and he’s in the VE Day picture labelled Wick Lane...
My Grandad Frank William Shynn joined Hall Mark Hatcheries in about 1937 as Foreman and worked there until his retirement....
Sidney C Darby. Agricultural Engineers.
Really interesting reading all the above as my late father Ben Cootes started his career as an Agricultural engineer at...
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