Billericay circa 1962

Film Footage taken on 8mm by Ian Rough

By Jim Devlin

This 8mm footage was taken by Ian Rough sometime around 1962. Ian now lives in South West France near Cognac. As a 13 year old schoolboy in Billericay he worked as an assistant projectionist at the Ritz Cinema in Chapel Street after school and at weekends. He later worked in the film/video industry and retired from McCann-Erickson Advertising 'RoughCuts Ltd' in 2005.

This video provides a great glimpse into how the High Street looked in the early sixties before many of the buildings were replaced.

This page was added by Jim Devlin on 01/07/2011.
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This is wonderful footage. I've lived in Billericay all my life, 45 years, and it is wonderful to see it as it was.

By Diane Wood
On 08/07/2011

This brought back memories...... good to see the Tudor Paint Shop featured as I worked there as my Saturday job, with Maureen & David Stanford.

By Lesley McGarr
On 20/07/2011

there's a scene in this filmed at the junction by the police station at the top of the high street sun corner looking down and a small light coloured car comes upto the camera, my mum thinks that might be her driving.

By Neil Cooper
On 30/11/2011

That was great to see the town as I worked in Kitts DIY store in 1962-1965 great memories.

By Paul Rodway
On 30/11/2011

What a trip down memory lane! People and places that were part of my teenage years, very emotional memories. I too worked in the Tudor Paint shop for a while on Saturdays and also looked after the proprietor's two young children in the school holidays!!

By Christine Cantlon (nee Dalton)
On 02/01/2012

It seems everyone had a Saturday job at the Tudor Paint Shop.... me too in the late 50's & also at the Stanford's builders yard (up the hill from the station). Teenage memories.!

By Geoff Fox
On 16/04/2012

You captured my memories, Very enjoyable thanks

By anthony beales
On 05/08/2013

Wonderful trip down memory lane. My weekend job was in the Chantry - happy days!

By Lesley Musgrove (maiden name)
On 14/08/2013

I was one of the 2 small children mentioned by Christine Cantlon. I am now 60 and my big sister Julie is 62. Maureen Stanford is now 86 and a great Grandmother.  David Stanford passed away in 1997, but the site of his old builders yard is still owned by the family, the site now being occupied by Dominos. My Mother remembers all of her helpers and has fond memories of Billericay in the 60s.

By Paul Stanford
On 18/05/2015