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There is a dedicated H&TCA Notice-Board in the Hadleigh Library which displays frequently updated, fascinating links with local heritage and other community organisations.   There are drop-in mornings at Hadleigh Library, too.

For queries, one of the best ways to contact us is to e-mail us at  admin@hadleighhistory.org.uk

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  • 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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