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Hadleigh: A step back in time: sixth and final pace.
Adults in Arcadian Gardens Next door neighbour Mr Bishop. Another next door neighbour Mr Hopkins. Miss Howship. ...
Looking for My First Home in Homestead Gardens
My name is Brenda Murrant and I was born in Hadleigh on March 25th 1947. ...
Hadleigh: A step back in time: fifth pace.
A brief account of school days at King Johns Secondary Modern School — Shipwrights Drive ...
Croisette's 3, Kingsway Parade
Croisette’s is a shop which many “old Hadleigh” people mention, but where relevant written records ...
Valerie Wells and West Woods
A pleasant exercise route, walked 3rd April 2020 around West Wood and Valerie Wells Wood ...
Hadleigh: A step back in time: fourth pace.
Another activity enjoyed by local folk was the John Burrows recreation ground at the corner ...
Jane Chalk? 1917
Can anyone help me? My father was Derek Howard, son of William James Howard. My ...
The Eckworths of the White Hart, Thundersley
As an archive, we have been most fortunate to receive the story of the Eckworth ...
Nissen Huts in Hadleigh c.1960
Back in the 1960s I recall there were a pair of Nissen huts in The ...
Kingsway Cinema, Hadleigh
Hadleigh’s long lost cinema, The Kingsway.
Pound Wood - Daws Heath
I started walking to the wood across the field by St Michael’s Church. The grass ...
Did anyone out there used to work at Messrs Trevards Manufacturing of London Road, Hadleigh? ...
Hadleigh: A step back in time: third pace.
Some Hadleigh characters that come to mind are firstly a man called Monty (who lived ...
Hadleigh: A step back in time: second pace.
Another extract from a poem Mr Lambourne told us about was of a prisoner awaiting ...
Hadleigh: A step back in time: first pace.
I was born in 1935 and my parents moved to Hadleigh in 1939 just prior ...
The Yeaxlee Family Tomb
The following article first appeared as part of the Hadleigh Heritage booklet, “Grave Revelations 1500-1900’s”, ...
Nanny Ede's Cottage
I am hoping to find information on a cottage formerly known as 105 London Road, ...
Stanley Alfred Haves
Introduction: On the eve of the Third Battle of Ypres the British occupied a few buildings ...
Daws Heath – The Forgotten World War 2 Outpost. By Richard Burgess
Growing together; Trust Links
Recent visits to the Growing Together, Thundersley showed how the local Trust Links project has ...
Walk around Daws Heath and Bramble Lane
From Western Road, through the walkway by Victory Villa, is the graveyard for Daws Heath ...
"Thundersley" in Benfleet Parish
Go to Hadleigh Park Avenue and the locals will tell you they live in Thundersley ...
Solby Wood Farm New Housing Development
Not so much a walk as pictures of the housing development at Solby Wood in ...
Western Road / Daws Heath Road to The Woodmans Arms
At the junction with Wyburn Road I walked up Western Road in the direction of ...
Zululand to Hadleigh Farm Colony
Many thanks to my cousin Jackie for passing on this article to me. I have been doing some research into...
More Hadleigh Memories 1930-1940
In this article, my grandad Attwood is mentioned. His picture was said to be on the wall of Hadleigh football...
Hadleigh Heritage Education and Schools
I remember getting the cane from Mr Tutt probably in 1940. Several of us were late back to school after...
A Thundersley Mystery of a Quiet Man
My Father knew Fergus Hume and for many years I had a copy of a poem he wrote when my...
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