Footer Family of Elizabeth Drive
Hi my name is Jeff Footer and I was born in Laindon, in a little house called Kenwood down Elizabeth Drive. What I remember of those years was my dad always had birds, rabbits, even some pigs and we always had a dog of some sort.
The winters back then were very bad, we would get snowed in days at a time. Next door but one was the Ebenezer Hall where I went for a few Xmas parties.
The people I remember were the Barker girls, they lived next door to us, Rosie Cooper, she had two brothers Johnny & Dickie, then there was the Doodes across the road to us, George Knight who I still keep in contact with, Colin Dobbs who I keep in contact with and down the road a bit further was Roy Haswell. These are a few of the names that I can recall.
I can also recall an air raid shelter in our yard which Dad filled in after the war had ended.
Our water supply was a well which Dad used to put his beer down to keep cool on a hot day.
Of course all of the above had lots more in between. I hope this jogs some people into writting about the Drive. More to come.