DID YOU KNOW…. Before Sunnymede School was built the school land was intended to be part of a housing estate. Rather than be a cul-de-sac, a road was going to run from The Meadow Way along the school boundary (parallel to The Rising). This was going to be Lilac Avenue.
Another road was going to run from the end of The Meadow Way through what is the school playground to join Mons Avenue. This map is dated 7th September 1931 – I’ve got ones going back to 1928 but because they are heavily coloured, they don’t scan as well.
This article and comments were originally posted on our Facebook site Billericay Life & Times on 30 July 2017