Memories of Merrylands Road

I recall as a lad of ten or eleven being fostered to a family called Howard of Dingle Dell, Merrylands Road (hopefully correct address.) Eldest daughter was Margaret and son Brian. Can anyone remember this family? I would be interested to know what happened to them. I am eighty years old now and have had an interesting life so far.  It would be good to catch up with old memories. Many thanks!

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  • Hi I used to live at Sweet Clematis, Merrylands Road, Laindon. I am now 71 years old, and only today, was telling my daughter of the wonderful life as a child growing up there. I remember my neighbour next door I think was called Brian Howard, and a lady that backed on to our garden was called Edie and kept goats. Another near neighbour was a Mr Dodd who I believed was an Essex policeman. The other next door neighbour was a lady called Doris, who I stayed with after school until my parents came home.
    I hope you are still well.

    By Michael Lea (12/02/2021)

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