Jim Pedder's Goat

I lived in Central Avenue, Daws Heath Road, between 1942 and 1968.
In the early 1950s, the number 22 bus used to run past the end of Central Avenue between Leigh on Sea and Hullbridge.
At intervals, Jim Pedder, who lived in the Close at the end of Central Avenue, would get on the bus with his goat, and stand on the platform with it.
To make sure I was not making this up, I asked my brother , who is three years older than me, and he remembers this. He also remembers the goat coming back on the bus, unaccompanied, and the bus conductor tying it up on a piece of street furniture at Central Avenue, presumably for the owner to collect.
We have no idea where the goat went, and why, or even if it was a male or female.
I do hope someone can shed light on this!

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