Canewdon View Road, Ashingdon (2)

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Sunnyside, Derek Hurrell's home

By Nathan Bell

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This is a brief response to Patricia Rudorfer's article about Canewdon View Road.

Derek Hurrell is one of my neighbours and lived in Sunnyside after Patricia’s family moved to Rayleigh. Derek has stories about being the paper boy, cycling out in the countryside delivering papers to Fambridge and towards Hullbridge for the local newsagents Wyeth’s. He became an Army Cadet when old enough and is in the group photo of the Essex Regiment, in this archive. He used to park an army lorry on the empty ground opposite Sunnyside. Later he was a fireman in Rochford and now lives in Doric Avenue.

I remember Canewden View Road from the 1950s when there were small trees & bushes growing alongside the path. And there was some sort of oval track, in the empty ground, that was well overgrown but was a cycle track for the Ashingdon Adders, so I was told. We used to play up & down the drive to Newton Hall the ground now occupied by Newton Hall Gardens, behind Wyeth’s newsagent’s shop.The attached view of Canewden View Road and the Ashingdon Road from Canewden View Road will, I hope, will be of interest to Patricia.

This page was added by Nathan Bell on 15/04/2014.
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I lived on Canewdon Road at Moon Cottages in 1960 with my gran Mrs Matthews and one of our neighbours were called the Unwins. Does anybody remember them?

By Richard Francis
On 04/07/2017

Interesting article which I stumbled on. My uncle, Eric Wyeth owned the newsagents/sweet shop where they also lived next to Newton Hall. So nice to see someone remembers. His youngest daughter, Erica died in 2012 still living almost next door to the shop on the corner of Newton Hall Gardens.

By Tricia Wyeth Bing
On 15/08/2016

Hi Nathan, I was wondering if you knew my grand father who lived near by. His name is Maurice Cooper. He lived there with his mother Florence Minnie Cooper and his blind grandparents. I think his mother was a salvation army recruit.

By Michelle Campbell
On 06/04/2016
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