Thundersley 1933

Kelly's Directory of Essex

1933 Kelly's Directory
Brief description of Thundersley, and Daws Heath
Page 510 longer description and details of Thundersley
Kelly's 1933
Page 511, Kelly's 1933
Residents of Daws Heath, Page 512, Kelly's 1933
Kelly's Directory of Essex in 1933, people, businesses and descriptions of the area.
Raymonds Drive

Kelly’s is an invaluable guide as a snapshot in time of how districts were seen, and the following selected extracts show some of the ways that things were seen in 1933.
“Thundersley is a parish, near the High Road from Grays to Southend (now known as the A13) seven miles west by north from Southend and 36 from London.”
“The whole of the area has been Town-planned.”
” The Council have provided a cemetery, allotments and 52 houses for the working classes.”

“The church of St Peter, standing on an eminence, is a small but ancient edifice of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of a chancel,  nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and a western turret of wood, rising above the roof, with a shingled broach spire and containing 2 bells.”

“The church was restored and the chancel entirely rebuilt by the Rev. W. W. Talfourd M.A. rector in 1885, when  a stained east window was erected as a memorial to Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd kt. justice of the Common Pleas, who died suddenly at Stafford, 13 March 1854, while in the act of addressing the grand jury.”

“A new west window was placed in 1901 as a memorial to the Rev. William Wordsworth Talfourd M.A. rector 1881-1901.”   “The living is a rectory, net yearly value £421, with 40 acres of glebe and residence…”

Thundersley residents in 1933 included: (note the format is surname first.)
Maley  Rev. Edwin Albert  M.A.  Rector, The Rectory, Church Road

Adams Archbld. R. undertaker, Rayleigh rd.  T N Hadleigh 58325
Cadman Marjorie (Mrs.), confctnr. London rd

Cook Percy, market gardener, Dawes Heath rd
Dunger Dorothy (Miss), pianoforte teacher, Florestan, Raymonds drive

FairPlay Arth. E motor engnr. Thundersley Park garage. TN South Benfleet 30
Fry Jas. Wm. dairy farmer, New Thundersley

Grant Cosmo M.B. & C.M. Aberd. physics. & surgeon. & medical officer & public vaccinator, Hadleigh district, Ravenswood, Kiln rd. TN Hadleigh 58428

Hadleigh & Thundersley British Legion Social Club Ltd. (G Bissett, sec.) Kiln rd
Harrod Fredk. stater. & post office, Rayleigh rd.  TN Rayleigh 16

Keys Sydney & Son, hay dlls. Glenesk, Rayleigh rd  TN Hadleigh 58401
Lyon & Bashford, nurserymen, Kiln rd  TN Hadleigh 58414

Newman Norman C. nurseryman, Mount nurseries
Packham Brothers, motor car garage, London rd  TN South Benfleet 72

Patmore Bros. bakers, Hart rd  TN Hadleigh 93242
Potter Vincent J. Woodman’s Arms P.H.   TN Rayleigh 63

Smith Clifford Hy. boot repr. Church rd. New Thundersley
Thorington Wltr. dairy, Hart rd

Toll House Poultry Farm (H.J. Thomson, propr.), Rayleigh rd TN Rayleigh 63
Tuck A. W. & Son, mouse breeders, The Mousery.  TN Rayleigh 180

Uplands Holiday Home (Miss A. W. Wotherspoon, supt.) TN Rayleigh 232
Wiggins Claude Stanley, bldr. Raymonds, Church rd. TN South Benfleet 108

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