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Yesterday and Today: Compare the differences on Southgate Road

It's illuminating to look at the same places with one hundred years or so in between then-and-there and here-and-now. Here are some of the historic pictures in the two walks-into-the-past on other pages, juxtaposed with the same view this summer, 2018: LOOKING NORTH TO OCKENDON ROAD (first left after the pub) AT THE JOLLY FARMERS, … Continue reading Yesterday and Today: Compare the differences on Southgate Road

Yesterday and Today: Compare the difference on Essex Road

It's illuminating to look at the same places with one hundred years or so between there-and-then and here-and-now. Here are some of the historic pictures in the two walks into the past on other pages, juxtaposed with the same view this summer: 2018. (In summer, of course, the trees tend to obscure the differences, even … Continue reading Yesterday and Today: Compare the difference on Essex Road

A walk through the past: Going westwards to Essex Road

They say the past is another country..and it's often in black and white when you look at the photographs. Here are a few postcards of Ockendon Road and the surrounding area some dating back--what?--100 years or more. Not sure when they were taken but if anyone can add more information, please do. The street seems … Continue reading A walk through the past: Going westwards to Essex Road

Can the tree gardens continuue? A message from Tony Campbell

This poignant email was sent by Tony Campbell on 8th November: Dear Ockendon Road gardener. I am sorry to have to write with disappointing news.  I do so on behalf of those who have been helping to look after those tree gardens that are not the individual responsibility of yourself and others. Sadly, advancing age … Continue reading Can the tree gardens continuue? A message from Tony Campbell