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Tuesday 24th October 2017

Added Article by Richard Kirton ‘Old Ted’s Model of St Mary’s Church’. Photo provided by Roy Deeks.


Monday 23rd October 2017

Added Article by Richard Kirton ‘Old Ted’s Holy Well’ based on Newspaper Cutting provided by Lesley Marshall.

Replaced Photograph of the Threshing Team in ‘Peter Huxter Collection - Little Wakering’. Photo provided by Lesley Marshall.


Tuesday 17th October 2017

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 38 - Autumn 2017’.

Added Article By Roger E Nixon ‘Bombs dropped on Barling during World War One’.

Added Article By Ken Moore ‘Station 23 Great Wakering - Essex County Fire Brigade’.


Wednesday 20th September 2017

Added new submenu item under ‘Barling Magna’ on above Navigation Bar  Barling School Photographs.

Added new photograph, courtesy of David Armstrong

of a larger Group of Children on Great Wakering Church corner at the Coronation Event in 1953

 Great Wakering Child & Worker Groups.


Monday 31st July 2017

Added 1 picture ‘Great Wakering Rovers 1967’.

Added 1 picture ‘Great Wakering School - 1953 - Year 8 - Fred Scott’.


Sunday 9th July 2017

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 37 - Summer 2017’.


Wednesday 28th June 2017

Added article by David Bailey ‘Robin Trower - Local Lad made Good?’.


Wednesday 28th June 2017

Added article by Roy Deeks ‘Memories of a Pupil 1953 to 1959’.


Saturday 17th June 2017

Added article by Richard Kirton ‘Extracts from the Barling School Log Book (1901 - 1950)’.


Monday 24th April 2017

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 36 - Spring 2017’.


Monday 16th January 2017

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 35 - Winter 2017’.

Added article by Richard Kirton ‘Georges Brewery - Our Local Brewery’.


Tuesday, 3rd January 2017

Added Article by Dave Lee ‘War Weapons Week 1941’


Tuesday, 1st November 2016

Added Article ‘Victory Magazine - Produced by the staff of Great Wakering School


Friday, 28th October 2016

Added Article ‘Portions of the Great Wakering Estate Essex in 1926


Monday, 17th October 2016

Added 20 Pictures taken by Peter Griffiths of our ‘Reunion on 1st October 2016


Sunday, 9th October 2016

Added 1 Picture taken by Richard Kirton of our ‘Reunion on 1st October 2016 - Kitchen Staff

Added 23 Pictures taken by David Bailey of our ‘Reunion on 1st October 2016


Saturday, 8th October 2016

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 34 - Autumn 2016’.

Added 27 Pictures taken by David Bracci of our ‘Reunion on 1st October 2016

Added 7 Scans of Carol & Roger Osborne’s Postcards - Barling.

Added 6 Scans of Carol & Roger Osborne’s Postcards - Little Wakering.

Added 20 Scans of Carol & Roger Osborne’s Postcards - Great Wakering.

Added Article ‘Albert William Lubbock of Trumpions Cottages

Improved Site Navigation Menu - Items Grouped into Articles and Photograph Collections


Friday, 30th September 2016

Added article by Councillor Ivy Knight Barling Magna Wildlife Reserve.


Friday, 30th September 2016

Added article by Richard Kirton ‘Little Barling Parish’.


Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Added a photograph from John Peters ‘Audrey Peters outside the Baptist Mission Hall’.


Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Added article by Dave Lee ‘The Piper of Wakering: John Stow’.


Saturday, 24th September 2016

Added article by Richard Kirton Wick Meadow, Little Wakering.


Wednesday, 7th September 2016

Added 12 pictures Miss Jane Unwin Collection.


Tuesday, 12th July 2016

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 33 - Summer 2016.


Tuesday, 5th July 2016

Added article by Dave Lee ‘Great Wakering Carnival Queen and her Princesses’.


Tuesday, 24th May 2016

Added article by Mick Prior ‘National Service’.


Monday, 25th April 2016

Added interview with David Rippingale, Foulness Farm Worker to the ‘Farming through the Years’ article.


Tuesday, 12th April 2016

Added article by Bill and John Pavelin ‘King Edward VIII’s Writing Box?’.


Tuesday, 12th April 2016

Added article by Dave Lee ‘The Volumes - Great Wakering Boy Band in the 60s’.


Tuesday, 12th April 2016

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 32 - Spring 2016.


Saturday, 2nd April 2016

Added article by Tony Alps ‘Emigration to Australia - Tony Alps’ Family’.


Friday, 1st April 2016

Added article by Richard Kirton ‘Farming through the Years’.


Wednesday, 10th February 2016

Added article by Richard Kirton ‘King of the Road’.


Saturday, 30th January 2016

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 31 - Winter 2016.


Saturday, 9th January 2016

Added article by Carol Osborne (nee Wiseman) ‘Firemen’s Children’s Party - Christmas 1945’.


Monday, 16th November 2015

Added article by Richard Kirton Barling Primary School History.


Friday, 13th November 2015

Added article by Richard Kirton Sand Pit Cottages, Shoebury’.


Sunday, 25th October 2015

Added article by Dave Lee ‘1965 - Local Carnival Float’.


Wednesday, 14th October 2015

Added Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 30 - Autumn 2015.


Sunday, 11th October 2015

Updated article about St Timothy’s Church in Stonebridge.

Added 17 pictures Sylvia Lloyd (nee Stock) and Shirley Gibson (nee Lubbock) Collection.


Wednesday, 9th September 2015

Added picture submitted by Mike Prior of the old forge between the British Legion and Congregational Church.


Wednesday, 19th August 2015

Added names to ‘Great Wakering School Class of Boys & Girls at the Old School’ photograph in Maddie & Ray Sherwin’s Collection.

Added 3 pictures Judith Smith Collection - Foulness Defenders.


Sunday, 26th July 2015

Added an Email debate about Blacksmiths in Wakering kicked off from a query by Yvonne (Hubbard) Flower.

Added 12 pictures Doreen Mills Collection - Congregational Church, Great Wakering.

Added 12 pictures Doreen Mills Collection - High Street, Great Wakering (Gallery 1).

Added 12 pictures Doreen Mills Collection - High Street, Great Wakering (Gallery 2).

Added 9 pictures Doreen Mills Collection - Miscellaneous, Great Wakering.

Added 7 pictures Doreen Mills Collection - The Old School, Great Wakering.

Added Edition 29 of ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter.


Saturday, 11th July 2015

Added 3 pictures Judith Smith & Pearl (Mumford) Perryman Collection - Barling.


Monday, 29th June 2015

Added 5 pictures Robert Aldridge Collection - Great Wakering.


Tuesday, 8th June 2015

Added article Memoirs of Colin Abrey.


Tuesday, 7th April 2015

Added comment about the Elser Family article by Tony Alps.


Monday, 6th April 2015

Added further comment about the Elser Family article by Laurence Street.


Sunday, 5th April 2015

Added comment about the Elser Family article by Peter Griffiths.

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 28.


Thursday, 2nd April 2015

Added article about the Elser Family including a photograph supplied by Tony Alps.

Added comment about the Elser Family article by Laurence Street.


Tuesday, 31st March 2015

Added 14 pictures Maddie & Ray Sherwin’s Collection - Great Wakering.

Added 3 pictures Maddie & Ray Sherwin’s Collection - Surrounding Area.

Added article ‘Wilf Alp in his Forge - 1963’ from the ‘Southend Star’ dated 9 April 1963,

Added article by Phylis Alp ‘Great Wakering Shops in the 1930s’.


Wednesday, 25th March 2015

Added 12 pictures ‘Great Wakering Secondary School (1957 to 1965)’ (supplied by Barbara (Prince) Wood).

Added 1 picture ‘Group of Children on Great Wakering Church Corner at the Coronation Event in 1953’.

Added 1 picture ‘Roger Reynolds’ Gang in 1956 at Millhead Brickfield, Great Wakering’.

Added 1 picture ‘Mystery Photo of Farm Workers.

Added 3 pictures ‘Great Wakering Fire Brigade 1940s and 1956’.


Monday, 16th February 2015

Added 20 pictures and Report ‘School Reunion 2013 (1 of 3)’ (supplied by David Bacci).

Added 16 pictures and Report ‘School Reunion 2013 (2 of 3)’ (supplied by David Bacci).

Added 11 pictures and Report ‘School Reunion 2013 (3 of 3)’ (supplied by David Bailey).

Added 1 picture ‘The Murrell Family’ (supplied by Jackie Murrell).

Added 2 pictures ‘Great Wakering Images’ (supplied by Robin Nicholls).

Added 3 pictures ‘Great Wakering School - Folk Dancing’ (supplied by David Bailey and Bernard Cooper).

Added 2 pictures ‘Great Wakering School - Cross Country Team’ (supplied by Barry Cerson).


Thursday, 12th February 2015

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 19.

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 23.


Wednesday, 11th February 2015

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 01.

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 03.

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 04.

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 05.

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 06.


Saturday, 24th January 2015

Added 6 pictures Les Gilkes Collection - Little Wakering (supplied by Les Gilkes).


Friday, 2nd January 2015

Added 17 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Great Wakering Miscellaneous (supplied by Pauline Huxter).

Added 7 pictures Anne Holmstead Collection - Barling (supplied by Anne Holmstead of Wellington, New Zealand).


Friday, 26th December 2014

Added Article by Laurie Street - ‘Wintry Memories - 1947’.


Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Added 10 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Great Wakering Churches & Chapels - Gallery 1 (supplied by Pauline Huxter).

Added 10 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Great Wakering Churches & Chapels - Gallery 2 (supplied by Pauline Huxter).

Added 10 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Great Wakering Churches & Chapels - Gallery 3 (supplied by Pauline Huxter).

Added 10 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Great Wakering Churches & Chapels - Gallery 4 (supplied by Pauline Huxter).

Added 4 pictures Stonebridge Tea Gardens.

Added Article ‘1953 Flood Memorial Service’.

Added article by Richard Kirton ’St. Timothy’s Church, Stonebridge’.


Tuesday, 9th December 2014

Added article by Laurie Street - ‘Lest We Forget’.


Wednesday, 12th November 2014

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 26.


Monday, 10th November 2014

Added Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 24.

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 25.


Monday, 20th October 2014

 Added 11 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Surrounding Area (supplied by Pauline Huxter).

Added 5 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Foulness Island (supplied by Pauline Huxter).

Added 20 pictures Gregory - Hubbard Album (supplied by Yvonne Hubbard).

Added ‘Small Beginnings’ Newsletter - Edition 22.


Wednesday, 15th October 2014

 Added 11 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Great Wakering High Street (supplied by Pauline Huxter).

Added 20 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Great Wakering Roads - Gallery 1 (supplied by Pauline Huxter).

Added 8 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Great Wakering Roads - Gallery 2 (supplied by Pauline Huxter).

Added 20 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Little Wakering (supplied by Pauline Huxter).


Wednesday, 8th October 2014

Added 7 pictures Southend-on-Sea.

Added 9 pictures Foulness Island Past.

Added 10 pictures Foulness Island School.


Thursday, 2nd October 2014

Added 10 pictures Peter Huxter Collection - Barling Magna (supplied by Pauline Huxter).

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