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Hullbridge Village History

The History of 135, Ferry Road.Ordnance Survey Grid Ref (TQ 809 947)

High Elms Farm.

In 1843 when the tithe map was drawn up this was part of High Elms Farm which was owned by the Trustees of William Tunsten and occupied by James Harvey.


Suttons was a general groceries store.


In the Oct 1965 issue of the The Resident an advert appeared on page 2 stating: TED'S (formerly Sutton's), Fresh Fish Daily, Grocery and Provisions, Fruit and Vegetables, Service-Civility-Vegetables. Weekend orders delivered free, 135 Ferry Road Mr Ted Rose took over the shop from Suttons in 19?? and it was a general store with a green grocers stall outside. Two ladies worked for Ted at the time Mrs Iris Fruen and Mrs Jean Congram.
Around 1968 Ted's shop became a "self service" shop with a wet fish counter. In 1970 the premises had Tel No: Hullbridge 363.

Oct 1965 1968

Ferry Fisheries


Ted Rose converted his shop into a Fish and Chip shop in 196? but then sold this to John Wicks and emigrated. John kept the name of the shop. 1984 Southend 230363
1987 An advert appeared in Sept Ripples.
The following were posted on HMH Facebook forum:-
Julie Choat
Ian Wicks (parents) owned the fish shop whilst I was in Hullbridge. Don't remember the owners before.
John used to call me 'Thumper' not sure why!!!
Mark Hale
John and Silvia Wicks live in the bungalow behind still.


The lease was taken up by Chris Alexander who changed the name to "Alexanders". The lease was sold on to Neil ? who currently runs it with the help of Sue O'Flynn.

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