Hart Road, Thundersley Village

Photos taken from the front garden of number 85, opposite The White Hart

In 1950, we moved from Hadleigh into No 85 Hart Road; one of the Wiggins-built new houses. The second photo was taken just after we moved in, the third when a petrol station and workshop were built on the field.

These were demolished in 2004 and replaced by a block of retirement flats.

No. 85 is now a Doctor’s surgery.

Building of 85 at the north corner of Hart Road and Park Road.
Ian
The field next to The White Hart.
Ian
The Garage and service station 1960's
Ian
Retirement flats 2011
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Doctor's surgery, 2010
Ian

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  • I moved into 154 Hart Road in 1953 [aged 3 ] …I remember the open field pictured and spent some time playing there on my home-made go-kart complete with pram wheels [c1961.] As a teenager [1967] I used to put 10bobs {10 shillings or 50p} worth of petrol in my motorcycle at the service station [ the lady that worked there [reddish hair I think] was very friendly and let us ‘hang around’ sometimes. Rode through village to visit parents in St Peter’s and can’t help thinking that the flats are not an improvement to what was there before..

    By Michael Souter (27/01/2018)
  • Hello

    I am sure the photo of the service station is newer than the 1960s 

    I’m sure the pumps were removed in the 1980s and the car in it is a Citroen Xantia which came out in the early 90s 

    The only reason I have a lot of interest in this, is that my uncle was the owner and mechanic there for many years.  The window to the right was my other uncle’s dry cleaners and my grandad used to live in the flat at the top right.

    Hope this is of help 

    S Khan

    By S khan (06/05/2015)

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