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.