Miscellaneous photographs of Hadleigh

Can you find yourself or a relation in these photographs?

All photographs are believed to have been taken by Harold Ward and the images are reproduced by kind permission of his family.

As it has proven difficult to identify all possible remaining owners of copyright,  if anyone believes (s)he owns the copyright of any of the images used in this article,  we would be delighted to hear from you with a view to acknowledging this in any future display or publication.

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  • This picture shows the junction on the way to Daws Heath Road. I think it must have been taken around 1956 as I think the car in the picture is a Ford Prefect {Ed: might be a Consul?} Going down the road you can see the open front of the fishmongers and behind in the distance is the new bus shelter. Opposite the fishmongers there used to be an old newsagents and sweet shop owned by a Mr Ruggins. A favourite trick of children, if Mrs Ruggins wasn’t watching, would be to ask Mr Ruggins to get something from the back of the shop and while eyes were averted help yourself to a gob stopper or a halfpenny chew that were on the front of the counter.

    By Ian Brighton (11/08/2015)
  • Would the house on the left be Dr James’ house? A lovely house knocked down to build those awful shops.

    By Simon Hooper (17/05/2013)
  • What an idea Robert, if I was more mobile I would be out there with my camera.

    By Ian Hawks (03/03/2013)
  • In the last photo, the teacher on the far right looks like Mrs. Alfred Hawks the wife of the Headmaster, my grandfather. The school would be the old Church School, now Sandcastle Nursery.

    By Ian Hawks (03/03/2013)
  • Great photos of old Hadleigh as I remember it, 1920s-30s.

    By Ian Hawks (02/03/2013)
  • What a marvellous collection. Are there dates with any of the pictures or postcards? Makes me want to pick up the camera again and try and re-photograph all the places.

    By Robert Hallmann (02/03/2013)
  • I wonder what the occasion was? Or did Hadleigh ladies always dress in such fashionable finery?

    By Robert Hallmann (02/03/2013)

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