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Although the dedicated H&TCA Notice-Board in Hadleigh Library is currently blank, a typical board would look like this.      After the current emergency, it will again display fascinating links with local heritage and other community organisations.
Whilst access to the library is restricted,  there are no drop-in mornings.  However, we continue to respond to information requests and add material to the archive.
The editors meet remotely to debate research activities, discuss the editing of new articles and consider comments.     In fact, we can report an increased demand for the archive’s careful publication of non-political, non-hostile articles and commentary without advertising.
To send in fresh articles see the contribution area here. 

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  • I understand that my great Aunt moved to Thundersley after working as a nurse in London. She lived at 177 London Road, a house called ‘Dallahousie” in the 1920s. Has anyone a photograph of the house?

    By Clare B (26/02/2022)
  • I’ve found out the original name of my house was ‘Topex’
    It’s a 1930s house off Commonhall Lane.
    Would anyone know the relevance of this please?

    By Kate (14/06/2021)
  • I was wondering, when was the reservoir built in the country park and did it/does it supply water to anywhere, making it a reservoir in the true sense?
    {Ed: this is transferred from “Contact us” to the “Can You Help” category.}

    By Kate (14/06/2021)
  • I am finding the Hadleigh Archives so interesting. I was born at Windyridge Bramble Road Daws Heath in September 1930 and lived there until my marriage in 1954. My father William Carruthers with his brother built and developed the Haresland Estate in the 1920’s and 30’s: Fairmead, Landsdown and Moorcroft Avenues. My brother David [94] and I often talk of our happy childhood playing in the fields and woods at Daws Heath and into Belfairs.
    I started school at Hadleigh Infants, then at Leigh Heath School on the London Road, Leigh Highlands, but returned to Hadleigh School when that school evacuated at the start of the war before I went to, first, Chelmsford High until Westcliff High returned from evacuation in Derbyshire.
    My parents met and were married at Hadleigh Congregational Church, my father was the organist there and my mother sang in the choir when I was little. I remember sitting there with my brother either side of our grandmother who lived in Hadleigh at Moorcroft, Daws Heath Road close to Scrub Lane.
    So many memories of those happy childhood years and very thankful for them. I have lived in the USA for over 60 years and have been back to the area many times and still have cousins in Leigh.

    By Jean de Jong (10/09/2020)

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