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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, ...
Sgt. John Sidney Wall
Service number ‘927481’ – 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 15th February 1943, ...
Sapper Frederick Wade
Service number ‘211357’ – 28 Bomb Disposal Engineers Killed on Friday 23rd June 1944, aged 24. Son ...
Sgt. Charles Corbett Stevens
Service number ‘946087’ – 156 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Killed on Wednesday 20th May ...
Flt. Sgt. Robert Ernest Pugh
Service number ‘1616263’ – 644 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Killed on Thursday 19th July ...
2Lt. George Anthony Cripps
Service No. 105586 – 2/5th Bttn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) Killed in action on Monday ...
Private Edmund Mark Wiffen Hornsby
Service Number ‘G/67440 – ‘C’ Coy. 6th Bn. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) Killed in ...
Private James Wilfred Rayment
Service Number ‘6/1964’ – 1st Bn. Canterbury Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force Died on 9th July ...
Sgt. Herbert Stewart
Service Number ‘250466’ – Essex Regiment, 9th Bn. Died of wounds 24th August 1918 aged 33. Husband ...
Great Burstead War Memorial
The memorial at Great Burstead is on the left side of the porch of St ...
Second World War Memorial
The Second World War Memorial is placed behind the First World War Memorial and was ...
Sgt Henry Thomas Joel
Born December 1921 in West Ham, son of William Henry Joel and Dorothy Joel (nee ...
I lived in Billericay from 1972 until 1981, when my family moved to Sussex.. My parents didn't drive so we...
Before Sunnymead School
I too did my first ever swimming badges in the freezing raised pool at Sunnymede - a "width" and a...
I went to ballet and tap classes both here at Archer Hall and also above the Co-op in the High...
My grandfather served on Cattistock during the war, he was chief stoker.
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