Memories of Station Road

... and how it got its name

Jim Devlin
Station Road today
Jim Devlin

We came to the town in 1951 and lived in Station Road, which was a strange name for the road because we were nowhere near the station. In those days the road was unmade and only had the odd building plot taken up.

The reason why it was called Station Road was that when the railway was to be put through Billericay that’s where the railway was supposed to come … where our road was. However they decided it would be much better to put it through the present site because there wasn’t so much digging needed to be done, although they had to go down a long way, and although that was where the railway went through, the place where we lived still remained Station Road.

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