Wartime memories Langdon Hills and Laindon
Salisbury Avenue Primrose Estate
I lived at the end of Salisbury Ave which continued through a small wood into a field and then Primrose Estate. My house was opposite Marlborough Rd and further along was Gladstone Rd between them lay Gibsons farm with cows, horses etc.
We had milk direct from cows collected in a jug an when the war started we were given a registered milk man Sonny Firman with his hand barrow and churns of milk.
Up through the roads mentioned to the top and circling round we came to Norview house and many days were spent scrambling over wall to scrump apples.
I would mention there was no electric lamplight in winter time. Coal was delivered during summer when ruts had dried out.
My parents once a week attended Lee Chapel Social Club, this was a social evening tea biscuits and dancing (I played piano for waltz etc. before portable record players came into being) this was in St Nicholas Hall at Barkers corner end of Eliazabeth Drive.