St Peters Road

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

St Peter's Road, 1967
Unkown from Grays Library Collection

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  • I lived in 5 Polar walk in the 1950 to 1961 lived next door to Alan Gibson family.

    By Peter Robinson (24/01/2023)
  • Hi my late nan and grandad lived in the prefabs but cant remember where. Think it may have been St Marys Road. Their surname was Lee, would appreciate any information or photos.

    By Lynne Netting (24/11/2020)
  • I lived at 3 Rosemary Walk with my parents until 1965 when we moved up to 179 Godman Rd; it was a few months before the three tower blocks were built.
    I went to Herringham Infants School and then to the Junior School including the time after we moved. It was a long walk to school.
    It would be nice to see a map or some photos from those years.

    By Gary Howchen (13/02/2020)
  • Hi Adrian I lived at 17 poplar walk
    I think your parents moved out when I was about 5 your garden went up to the garages in theresa walk

    By John Wiseman (24/11/2018)
  • Lived in one of these then moved to council house in Brentwood road then after Tilburg mum bought a house in river view no 5

    By Chris Parkhurst (02/04/2018)
  • We lived in Brentwood road opposite the vicarage. ( Rev hogwood ) in the prefabs , we moved to Langton way chadwell when I was 5yrs

    By Lynne lough nee Rees (04/03/2018)
  • The mini in the photo is our mini, parked outside 22 St Peters Road, my Nan and Grandad, Jack and Rosie Edwards x We have fond memories of staying over in the prefab. I often went there to get my hair cut x Peter

    By Peter Tucker (13/02/2018)
  • Poplar Walk was all prefabs. I grew up in no.6…….very happy memories.

    By Alan Gibson (20/05/2017)
  • 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.



    By Martin Kay (03/03/2017)
  • 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 (13/02/2017)
  • 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 (23/01/2017)
  • 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 (22/09/2015)
  • 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.



    By Charlotte Jones (15/08/2015)
  • I lived in acacia walk   and had many happy  memorys in the prefabs

    By Barry Brown (01/10/2014)
  • 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 (26/09/2014)
  • Hi Jane,

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

    By Barry Banks (25/09/2014)
  • 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 (24/09/2014)
  • Jayne, 

    Uncle George and my godmother Auntie Flo.

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

    By Barry Banks (18/09/2014)
  • 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 (18/09/2014)
  • My mum and dad’s name was George And Florrie Shaw

    Jane Butler(nee Shaw)

    By Jane Butler (16/09/2014)
  • 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 (16/09/2014)
  • For Jane Butler (nee Shaw):

    And your Mum and Dad’s name ?

    By Barry Banks (15/09/2014)
  • 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 (15/09/2014)
  • 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 (15/09/2014)
  • 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 (11/09/2014)
  • 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 (12/07/2014)
  • 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 (19/04/2014)
  • 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 (17/02/2014)
  • 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 (28/01/2014)
  • 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 (26/01/2014)
  • 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 (12/11/2013)
  • 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 (12/11/2013)
  • I moved in to No 33 after the Wrights  moved out

    By Audrey` Richards (12/11/2013)
  • 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 (11/11/2013)
  • My first council house was a prefab in 33 St John’s Road loved that prefab

    By Audrey` Richards (04/07/2013)
  • 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 (03/07/2013)
  • I lived in St Peters rd I cannot remember what number I think my brother was born there 64 yrs ago

    By Sandra Firth (14/06/2013)
  • I used to live at number 18 St Peters Road, which is the first prefab on the right of the picture.

    By David Veitch (19/09/2012)

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