South Green

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  • I lived in Outwood Farm Road for three years – 1957 approx. Does anyone remember the Hammonds Farm and what happened to the family, they had a daughter Jean who I was friends with?

    By Isabel Smith (04/07/2016)
  • I used to go to Sunday school in this tin hut in the middle 1960s. It was pulled down to make way for a new house. I remember then going to the Chapel at the corner of Outwood Common Road/Southend Road in South Green where I joined the church based group Juco’s and Covernentor’s. One of the buildings was wooden. This was pulled down and a brick built ‘church’ was put up. That came down in the late 1990’s I believe with where the sheltered housing is now.

    By John Lambert (29/03/2016)
  • I went to Billericay school until 1954 and knew South Green well. Thanks for the pics. They brought back happy memories.

    By Trevor Nightingale (21/02/2016)
  • Thanks Keith, that’s been bugging me for weeks, can’t even remember now how it came up ! Used to work at Ball Plastics and had wet lunches in there frequently. 

    By Don Joy (10/10/2015)
  • Guess you are thinking about The Burstead Plough Don?

    By keith harvey (30/09/2015)
  • The pub was called the Burstead Plough, an Ind Coope pub if I remember rightly. It was a sixties estate pub.

    By Editor (29/09/2015)
  • Can anybody help ? On the corner of Hickstars Lane was a pub that appears to be long gone. What was the name of this pub ? Letting me know will allow me to get some sleep. Thanks. 

    By Don Joy (25/09/2015)
  • I remember the boat as being an old Lifeboat

    By Paul Atkinson (15/09/2015)
  • This photo is one of my Mum’s, Joan Shirmer (nee Tucker) she still has the originals and negatives of many old pictures, not only South Green but also various parts of Billericay. 

    By Lesley Cowles (11/09/2015)
  • Yet another of my mum’s pictures!

    By Lesley Cowles (11/09/2015)
  • Thanks for your comment Emma. The photo shows the top end of Grange Road at South Green, with the green to the left side where the pub sign is. The building you can see is the Plough which later moved to the site on the corner of Hickstars Lane which was subsequently demolished to make way for a care home. The old pub building which you can see the gable end of is the Doctor’s surgery and is now painted white.

    By Editor (01/06/2014)
  • Hello,

    I’m enjoying these photos very much – thank you for publishing!

    I’m trying to place some of the photos, particularly this one. Can you advise more on the location of this photo?

    Thank you.

    By Emma N (31/05/2014)
  • I remember South Green post office being called “Coles”. This would have been about 1959  and when you entered the shop through the centre door the post office counter was to the right hand side, it had a heavy metal metal grill (no glass).

    You turned left to reach the sweet counter which was mostly penny sweets black jacks, Jambaree Bags and the like. The deli and bacon slicer were at the back next to the sweets and dry goods were facing the front door slightly to the right.  

    By Trevor Savage (11/05/2014)
  • Can any one else remember that there was an old boat in the field behind Connolly’s farm near to the field boundary with the prefabs and towards Outward Common road. It was clearly visible from the bus stop. How did come to be in the field one wonders?

    By Trevor Savage (11/05/2014)
  • I guess this is about 1962 or 1963 because you can see Ben Curtis’ Shop in the background. He is still open and working…

    By Trevor Savage (11/05/2014)
  • I remember going to a choir boys Christmas Party in this hut in Church Street in about 1961. The hut was cold and horrible and dirty and the party lousy.

    By Trevor Savage (11/05/2014)
  • I confirm the was also another tin hut very much like this one in Coxes Farm Road near its junction with Outward Farm Road. Two of these huts existed at the same time as I knew them both.

    By Trevor Savage (11/05/2014)
  • Hi,

    Thank you so much for this wonderful site. My Father, Peter Elvin, was born in Billericay in 1924. He lived in Norsey Road and often spoke of Norsey Woods and the Bluebells. I live in Australia so I am thrilled to have this site to refer to for family history purposes.

    Kind Regards and please keep up the wonderful work on this site.

    By Jennifer Elvin (07/05/2014)
  • I think I can just remember when the road was realligned, some time in the mid 1960’s?

    By David Bally (03/03/2013)
  • It’s a shame that elm tree had to go (possibly diseased). As a kid I climbed most trees in that area, but that elm tree beat me and most of my friends.

    By Robin Lockhart (01/10/2012)
  • No. This ‘tin hut’ was in Church St. Gt. Burstead about 200yds up the hiil from Fennell’s grocery store on the opposite side of the road. The grocery store was then renamed Grange Stores.

    By Robin Lockhart (01/10/2012)
  • Was this in Outwood Common Road? I seem to remember my brother and I going to Sunday School here. We lived in the prefabs at Bullsteads Walk.

    By Roy Tampkins (19/05/2012)
  • My Grand Parents together with my mother, her brother and sister lived in this ‘tin hut’ as it was known from about 1921 to 1928. When my mother was first married she lived in a bungalow opposite from 1938 till 1947. This old ‘tin hut’ was my first Sunday school.

    By Robin Lockhart (04/11/2011)

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