Wickford Academy of Music and Elocution

Principal: Florence Fox, L.L.C.M. A.L.C.M.

By Paula Sloane - The first picture was donated to Wickford Library anonomously.

A picture of pupils at the Wickford Academy of Music and Elocution.

It was located at 'East View', Wick Lane.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Wickford Academy of Music and Elocution' page
Photo:Copy of programme for a performance put on by the Academy in November 1933..

Copy of programme for a performance put on by the Academy in November 1933..

Don Hill

Photo:Florence Fox was Don Hill's grandmother, Peggy Fox was Don's mother (shown as performing item 9).

Florence Fox was Don Hill's grandmother, Peggy Fox was Don's mother (shown as performing item 9).

Don Hill

Photo:The Gypsy Play

The Gypsy Play

Don Hill

Photo:Florence Fox

Florence Fox

Don Hill

Photo:Florence Fox

Florence Fox

Don Hill

Photo:Florence Fox with some of her pupils. Her daughter, Renie, is second from the right.

Florence Fox with some of her pupils. Her daughter, Renie, is second from the right.

Don Hill

Photo:Peggy Fox and Dulcie Mays in dance pose.

Peggy Fox and Dulcie Mays in dance pose.

Don Hill

Photo:Peggy Fox, another daughter of Florence, in dance pose.

Peggy Fox, another daughter of Florence, in dance pose.

Don Hill

Photo:A Southend Standard article about Florence Fox's retirement in 1967.

A Southend Standard article about Florence Fox's retirement in 1967.

Don Hill

This page was added by Paula Sloane on 15/01/2017.
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Miss Florence Fox taught my mum Gertrude Nathan the piano and she had a bungalow in Wick Lane

By Sue Murton
On 27/09/2013

Madam Florence Fox taught me to play the piano; she entered me for an examination at the Guildhall School of Music. Winifred Gowlet was also entered for the examination at the same time. We both passed with honours.

By Gertrude Harris
On 29/09/2013

The Academy was listed in the Kelly's Directory for 1929 and 1937 (and maybe others). The address given was East View, Wick Lane.

By Maurice Wakeham
On 20/04/2016

In an idle moment I thought I would Google 'Wickford Academy of Music' to see if there was any information, because Florence Fox, who ran the Academy, was my grandmother.

I have a copy of a programme for one of the performances put on by the Academy with the aid of a number of pupils, plus a copy from an article in the Southend Standard, written to record Florence's final retirement from teaching (at the age of 85!).

See photographs above.

By Don Hill
On 17/11/2016
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