pre-fabs

St Peters Road

Andrew Burt

St Peter's Road,Chadwell. View to North during demolition of prefabricated bungalows in 1967.

Photo:St Peter's Road, 1967

St Peter's Road, 1967

Unkown from Grays Library Collection

This page was added by Andrew Burt on 28/04/2012.
Comments about this page

I used to live at number 18 St Peters Road, which is the first prefab on the right of the picture.

By David Veitch
On 20/09/2012

I lived in St Peters rd I cannot remember what number I think my brother was born there 64 yrs ago

By Sandra Firth
On 15/06/2013

I lived at no. 1 St Peters Road from 1949 to 1954. The prefab was next to an orchard which had a resident horse. I think his name was Trigger.

By Richard Bennett
On 04/07/2013

My first council house was a prefab in 33 St John's Road loved that prefab

By Audrey` Richards
On 05/07/2013

To anyone interested I have a Thurrock street directory from about 1953. It list all Thurrock streets and house numbers and all the names of tenants residing there at the time. Re the above, Arthur E Wright lived at No 33 St Johns, at No 1 St Peters lived Cyril Bennett, Earnest E Veitch lived at No 18.

By Mike Pountney
On 12/11/2013

Thanks Mike. I wasn't 100% sure but now you've confirmed it. I was only 5 when we moved out. Does the road still exist ? I guess I wouldn't recognise the area now and I suppose the orchard has gone.

By Richard Bennett
On 13/11/2013

Mike, I lived in Southey Walk at that time and I would be very interested to recall the other residents that also lived there. Hope you can oblige. Regards, Barry Banks.

By Barry Banks
On 13/11/2013

I moved in to No 33 after the Wrights  moved out

By Audrey` Richards
On 13/11/2013

I live at 29 St Peter's road (I think) until it was demolished and then moved to a new house in Langton Way.  I can remember a green area behind our prefab where as children we would always gather to play with the newly cut grass, also most of the street going to one prefab that had a television to see the coronation.  Good memories.

Diane Stevens (now Porter) 

By Diane Porter
On 27/01/2014

To Mike Pountney,  It is at all possible to have a copy of the directory you mentioned, particularly of Tilbury, Chadwell and Little Thurrock, I lived at 31 Gainsborough Ave from 1946/1955, it would certainly stir a lot of memories for me.

By Tony Duligal
On 29/01/2014

i used to live in st johns road in a prefab,it was on a corner and there was a field opposite us on the east side where we used to play…not far from us there was a big house where i think the grants lived.My dad worked in the docks and brought home an ex rat life raft that we used as a big paddling pool,and i remember that half the kids in the street was in it too!!..great innocent days when i was 5…we even had a big telly with a tiny screen that a lot of the kids would come and watch hopalong cassidy….

By Jonathan Tidswell
On 18/02/2014

on my old doctors card my address is 21 st peters road. I was only a baby when my parents moved back to tilbury. 1965

By mark falconer
On 20/04/2014

Hi I lived at 23 St Peters Road what a lovely place to live the prefabs were great (Jean Dunn) I remember the party for the Queens Coronation on the green between St Johns Road, and  St Mary's Road.

By Jean pitcher
On 15/07/2014

I lived in St Peters Road, (Jane Shaw) we moved there after the Tilbury floods, and moved to Sabina Road when the new houses were built. David (Veitch) was it your mum who made our dressing up clothes, I am sure she did, as we used to put on little plays and panto's. Happy days.

By Jane Butler
On 15/09/2014

For Jane Butler (nee Shaw):

And your Mum and Dad's name ?

By Barry Banks
On 16/09/2014

I have a 1954 Thurrock street guide giving all the names of the people residing within Thurrock in street order. This guide also contains all the shops and businesses that were trading during that year.

[Note from administrator: Contact details removed.]

By Mike Pountney
On 17/09/2014

i used to live in st marys road it was inbetween st peters and st johns road with my mum and dad and older sister Josie we moved out in 1957. it was a lovely place for young kids growing up. fields and woods before the new estate was built.big playing field where i remember the older kids organising running races for everybody. names of some of the children i remember are david and joan lucas mickey Vincent john England tony senior jimmy goyette. there were many others but i think my memory needs jogging.i look back on my days as a young kid there with great fondness.      ken lawson

By ken lawson
On 16/09/2014

My mum and dad's name was George And Florrie Shaw

Jane Butler(nee Shaw)

By Jane Butler
On 17/09/2014

Yes Ken Lawson our childhood in St Peters Road, was very happy, do you remember Jimmy Goyette, having a pet monkey?I am still incontact with Diane Stevens. Do you remember the Co Op travelling shop coming round every Friday.? Also the Fizzy drink man .

By Jane Butler
On 17/09/2014

Jayne, 

Uncle George and my godmother Auntie Flo.

Did you once work for Elliot, Mortlock, Busby in Grays ?

By Barry Banks
On 19/09/2014

jane butler (nee shaw)    yes I remember jimmy goyetts pet monkey  so unusual as most of us had a dog cat or rabbit!! also the mobile shop and the fizzy drinks lorry which I think was called Neptune or corona? also do you remember a horse and cart selling fresh bread? loved that smell and an ice cream man on a 3 wheeled bike. sadly my memory fails me with some names vaguely remember your maiden name jane shaw and jean dunn but cant recall the other names that have written on this page.  whenever I holidayed in places like butlins. places with chalets it always reminded me of the prefab estate in chadwell st mary.

By ken lawson
On 19/09/2014

Yes Barry I did work for Elliott Mortlock, what was your connection? I worked for Malcolm Stockwell for many years, he died some time ago, a very nice person.

so my mum was your, godmother!  Are you still in the Grays area?,  did you go to St Chads school? I am still incontact with Keith Luck from school days(now in Australia)

Jane Butler(nee shaw)

By Jane Butler
On 25/09/2014

Hi Jane,

I have sent you a message on Facebook with an update.

By Barry Banks
On 26/09/2014

When living in St Peters Road, ---anyone remember the lovely firework bonfire we had.? We put our fire works together , and had half cooked baked potato's!

Jane Butler nee Shaw

By Jane Butler nee Shaw
On 27/09/2014

I lived in acacia walk   and had many happy  memorys in the prefabs

By Barry Brown
On 02/10/2014

Hi,

I hope Mike Poutney is still attached to this link. I'm hoping to get information on number 2 farnshaw road, Chadwell St Mary. It is listed on my Mother's birth certificate. Her maiden name was Memory.

 

Thanks 
Charlotte

By Charlotte Jones
On 16/08/2015

I am interested to know if anyone remembers my relatives who lived in the pre-fabs St Mary's Road, they were Alfred N Burt and his wife Catherine,  who lived at 17 and David G and Olive Burt at 19 St Mary's Road.

By Andrew Burt
On 23/09/2015

Hello all,

I lived at 25 St Mary's Road before moving to Langton Way.  This site brings back a lot of memories, some names I recognise.  Do you remember the pig bins for food waste, didn't they smell when the lid was left off.

Look forward to hearing from anyone that remembers me.

By Martin Kay
On 24/01/2017

On my birth certificate it has 14 Poplar Walk, Chadwell St.Mary as my address. I was born in 1958.  Anyone know if they were pre fabs.

By Adrian Stevens
On 14/02/2017

Hi Adrian Stevens,

I remember Poplar Walk and most likely prefabs.  You can contact subscriber Mike Pountney who has an old street directory.  Not sure how you go about it.

ATB

 

By Martin Kay
On 04/03/2017

Poplar Walk was all prefabs. I grew up in no.6.......very happy memories.

By Alan Gibson
On 22/05/2017