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Hullbridge Village History

The Drive in Hullbridge.

The memories of Graham Hardy.

I moved to Hullbridge from Leytonstone in about 1954 when I was two and a half years old, when my Dad was appionted Headteacher at the primary school.
I remember coming on a steam train for part of the journey.
We moved into the school house and my sister (Christine) and I were very excited because the previous tenants left a peddle car and a trycycle for us, I guess thier children must have grown out of them.
My Dad told me a lot about the hisory of the school, when he first started there were about 90 or so children including a few from Woodham Ferrers (which at that time was a handful of houses) who were ferried across the river in a rowing boat. At the height I beleive there were about 1000 cildren before it was split into an infants and junior school.
Living next door to and attending the school for 6 years I remember the names of most of the teachers who taught there,so if anyone has any questions about the scool or its teachers if they drop Gary Congram a line I would be happy to try to answer them.

I have very happy memories of growing up in Hullbridge and if anyone is interested Iwould be happy to share some of them.

I have sorted out some of Dads paintings and will post some of them when I take some decent pictures of them.