Wantz Corner, can you help with the date?

From a Facebook post

By Geoff Whiter

This photograph is one on Frith's website, but has been circulated widely on Facebook. It is dated c.1955 but does anyone have more up-to-date information?

Copyright Friths.

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This page was added by Geoff Whiter on 03/01/2017.
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This looks very strange. It looks well before 1955, as I have lived here all my life, and there is no building either way, and there was at that time. Ask Lorraine Taylor, she lived there also.

By bobcroot
On 13/01/2017

Looking again at this photo suggests to me that this is more like 1935, as to the right is a concrete post and railings which surrounded an open ditch, meaning the road at the top was Church End Road. Along there on the right were some large houses which I remember them being there in the 40s, and that was the main road for buses etc. as buses came down from Chelmsford. The island I remember had a sign behind the photographer which said pointing to Stock and Chelmsford, to the top left corner to Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch along the Church End Lane, and Wickford and Southend to the right. The distant houses on the top right could be Whiteways on the left, or the red brick house on the right going up what we called Guilders Hill.

By bobcroot
On 17/01/2017

I have got that wrong. Guilders Hill, with Whiteways is on the bottom right going up Swan Lane. Those distant houses could have been Pearmains Cottages, on the entrance to what is now the school road.

By bobcroot
On 28/01/2017

Top left is now Home Holly House.

By bobcroot
On 15/03/2017
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