The Wickford floods

Photographs from the John Neville Collection

By Geoff Whiter

Photo:Wick Drive

Wick Drive

Photo:High Street

High Street

Photo:The Broadway

The Broadway

Photo:Halls Corner

Halls Corner

Photo:Wick Drive

Wick Drive

Photo:Wickford

Wickford

Photo:Southend Rd

Southend Rd

Photo:The Broadway

The Broadway

Photo:Wickford

Wickford

Photo:Southend Road

Southend Road

This page was added by Geoff Whiter on 12/11/2011.
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The DUKW, the US amphibious lorry, in some of these photos was owned by Silva Carter.

By James Nason
On 15/11/2011

The one driving the DUKW was Roy Carter. I was on the DUKW in the picture. Nobody had ever driven it before and Roy made a good job of driving it through the High Street and bringing people to safety and dropping them in a safer place away from the flooding. The picture of the Lady looking into the shop window was Mrs. Egan. She was looking into the window of her own shop which was by the Railway Bridge. Egan's Radio shop used to be Peacock the Plumbers. In the background of this picture is Mr.Wallace (Pop Wallace) who lived in a flat above Giles above a shop just opposite the Carlton Cinema (now the 99p shop) I also remember whilst we were stranded in our Newsagents (Adcock's) and saw the boat in the picture rowing past and a while later there was also a coffin sailing past which I presume came from Carters Undertakers (wonder where it ended up)

By Barrie Adcock
On 23/01/2012

We lived in Belmont Ave. between 1945 and 1990s. I remember this well, may have been in one of the photos.

By Jennifer dignum(Weeks)
On 23/01/2012

I was just looking through some old family photos and found 2 taken of 'Warders'. I was trying to work out what connection they had with my family and realised my grandad lived in the flat about that shop. He was a baker.

By Wendy Ramsbotham
On 05/10/2012

Looking at the Wickford floods I thought I recognised my grandfather in the second photo of the High Street. He was Pop Wallace who lived in a Flat with his  brother Charles in the High Street. In later years he helped in Adcocks Newsagents. In his earlier years he was a member of Wickford Cricket Club. I have found some photos and match reports which I would love to give to the club. 

By Beryl Young
On 16/12/2013
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