An unusual view of Wickford Market, early 1900s

By Jo Cullen

Photo:Wickford Market

Wickford Market

Marian Hurst

This page was added by Jo Cullen on 25/08/2011.
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The shop you can see top left I believe was Harringtons, newsagents, and where the people are standing is now the old arcade. The 251 bus used to stop there opposite the Castle pub.

By charles young
On 07/11/2012

Amazing. As there was a Harringtons sweet shop at the bottom of Jersey Gardens, when I lived in Wickford during the 40s and early 50s. I also remember the arcade shops, a shoe repairers near to Harringtons and Sadds Builders yard in Jersey Gardens.

By Lorraine Taylor
On 31/03/2015

The shop in this photo is Harringtons, newsagent and sweetshop.  I worked for Harringtons for two years as a morning paperboy.  I was paid 1/8d per day and 2/6d on Sundays, a total of 12/6d per week.  It was hard work.  The weather sometimes was quite awful, and the distances I rode considerable, but it made me extremely fit.

That was back in the late 1950s, but I can still remember the layout of the shop, and Mr Harrington and his wife.

By Martin Bishop
On 30/06/2017
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