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House names for the southern part of Norsey View Drive

Residents of the southern portion of Norsey View Drive can look up their house name on the map below.

A map printed in 1967 shows the house names for all houses from north of Tylers Avenue to Perry Street . On this map the house names are marked as numbers had yet to come to Norsey View Drive . This map predates the building of Buttesbury Junior School and you will notice that the now infants school is marked as Buttsbury Primary School .

Can you shed some light on other features of the map.

  • What are the buildings shown on the site of the junior school? Are they piggeries or stables?
  • Is the swimming pool, shown to the north west of the primary school, a private or public pool?
  • Is the Christ Church shown a former building?

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Perry Street/Norsey View Drive
Ordinance Survey

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  • Here’s what the Chelmsford Chronicle of 8 September 1933 had to say about the goings on at the Perry Street Swimming Pool: 

    The second annual gala of the Billericay Swimming and Social Club, held under ideal weather conditions, at their swimming pool on Saturday, before a good number of visitors, was highly successful. The proceedings were opened by members and visitors drinking to the success of the gala in water from the pool in which the swimming was to take place. The first item was a flight dive by the lady members. Mr E.H. Temme, who successfully swam the Channel in 1927, and who was introduced by the director of the club Mr H. Ford, gave a demonstration of the rate of striking during his recent unsuccessful Channel swim. His trainer, Mr T.C. Sayer, explained how Mr Temme was forced to give up on the last occasion, after twelve hours of good, strong swimming, although it was against his wish that he was taken from the water. A demonstration was then given of the methods adopted during the swim of feeding Mr Temme from his boat, his food consisting of chicken broth and glucose. Mr Temme received an ovation on leaving for Hastings, to swim in the London v Paris match. Mr A.J. Patterson demonstrated the back crawl. An excellent display of high and acrobatic diving was given by members of the East Ham swimming club. Ladies took part in a blindfold race, which caused considerable amusement, as did cock fighting, pillow fighting, and wrestling on horseback between teams.

    By Sian Lang (02/09/2017)
  • We moved to Norsey View Drive in 1964, just off the map, the area where the Junior school is was a chicken and Pig farm as I remember being chased by some geese that were there. The swimming pool was a private one.

    By Maeve Walmsley (08/11/2013)
  • It is now clear that the church shown on the map is the present Christ Church.

    By Jim Devlin (08/11/2013)
  • Nice to find out the name of my house. Thanks

    By Anton (17/09/2010)

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