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Hanningfield Reservoir Photos
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On 19th September 1957 the then Minister of Housing and Local Government, The Rt. Hon. ...
In 1995 Nicola Simmonds from Billericay School won the Essex Schools Cook of the Year ...
Mr Stumpy R.I.P.
Organising a much needed pruning of the trees outside St. Mary Magdalen in the High ...
Bell Hill Windmill
Stories abound of the Gastly Miller, Thomas Wood, who in 1763 was awarded a lease ...
Britannia is a 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built in January 1951, the first of 55 ...
Billericay's Shopping Mall
In the late 1980s proposals were made to increase the number of shops in Billericay ...
Billericay School Juniors 1963
The photos below are from a long traditional school photo taken in May 1963
Memories of Fairview, Southend Road
My family and I lived at 5 Fairview where our back garden had the only ...
My Great Great Grandfather
My great-great-grandparents owned the Shepherd & Dog at Crays Hill. On the left is my ...
Over the years the archive has had a number of requests from individuals seeking information ...
The South Green Sign
When designs for the South Green sign were considered the history of the Green was ...
Before Sunnymead School
DID YOU KNOW…. Before Sunnymede School was built the school land was intended to be ...
Mayflower in the 1960s
Looking through our family photograph albums I was amazed to find this old photograph of ...
Memories of Lockers
I was bought up in Lockers on the Southend Rd from 1950 to approx 1962 ...
105-103 High Street
Caleb Houghton, linen draper, occupied this premises in 1848 adding a grocery department in 1860. ...
Ball's Plastics Factory
The Former Ball’s Plastics factory in Kennel Lane faced farmland with the triangle of South ...
St. Peter's School
In the late 1960s two schools were planned for this site, infant and this junior. ...
These photos show the aftermath of a train derailment said to be in 1956 before ...
Taking the Bus to Work
The double deck bus shown above at the Chequers junction with the High Street shows ...
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
The Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Laindon Road has a brass plaque on the ...
2Lt. Percival Edey Cripps
Service number ‘99802’ – 1/5th Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) Killed in action on Saturday ...
Cpt. Jim Marcham
Service number ‘146096’ – Intelligence Corps Killed on Sunday 7th January 1945, aged 38 Son of Joseph ...
Leading Seaman Rupert Henry Evans
Service number “C/JX150615 – Royal Navy H.M.S. Warspite Killed in action on Thursday 16th September 1943, ...
I was born in the flats that ran the length of Station Garage that my Father S.R. Vanhinsbergh ran, initially...
Town Sign Unveiling
Although I lived in Wickford, I had many friends in Billericay, one of whom was Robert Porteous who lived with...
Memories of Billericay School
Anthony Bates do you remember Robert Grieve? There were three of us, you joined the RAF I joined the Army...
Foxcroft Children’s Home Remembered
I believe I was in one of the two homes in the early 1960's but not sure when and how...
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