Old Images of Wickford, Essex

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Old photo postcard of Wickford Essex circa 1910

Glimpse history through old images of Wickford, Essex, England.

Wickford Floods 1958

Three days of rain led to Wickford’s fourth bout of flooding during the summer of 1958. Residents blamed the large scale of housebuilding that had been happening in the area.

Maynard’s Drapery, the Gresham Cafe, and Barber’s General Stores were hit, along with households and main streets.

This still doesn’t stop a double decker bus valiantly carrying on like nothing is happening!

“Flood Town” Protests (1958) – British Pathé on YouTube


Historic Book

Extract from: The Winthrop Papers

Published in 1865

Page 113

Thomas Reade , the youngest son of Edmund Reade of Wickford , Essex , Eng . , was a
colonel in the Parliamentary Army , and for some years Governor of Stirling Castle . He
appears also to have served under Gen. Monk in the proceedings connected with the
Restoration . His sister Elizabeth was the second wife of John Winthrop , jun .; and Fitz
John Winthrop , to whom several of these letters are addressed , was a captain in his regi
ment . The widow of Edmund Reade married Hugh Peter . Col. Thomas Reade died
before December , 1677. – Winthrop’s Hist . of N. E. , i . 65 ; Proceedings of Mass . Hist . Soc . ,
1862-63 , pp . 254-258 . – EDs .

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