'Island Nest'

As remembered by Terrence Killick

As kids we had such lovely times on Shell beach circ 1945-onwards. Our house in Brighton had burnt down due to bad wiring so we were dispatched to Grandparents who lived in ‘Island Nest’  Waarden Road whilst repairs were undertaken. We would fight to see who would carry the accumulators down to the electric shop for a recharge. I know we all went to the loo in a tin shed at the bottom of the garden. Water came from a water butt. The road was unmade and a small stream ran across it. A wooden ‘bridge’ would be used for access.

In the original earlier radio broadcast on the flooding of Canvey, I feel sure its my uncle, Cliff Jarrold who is told ‘put some trousers on’ by a rescuer

The house ‘Island Nest’ is my Grandparents ‘as they bought it’ but they then upgraded by filling in the verandah. Grandpa Jarrold grew tobacco, and milk came from next doors goat.

Comments about this page

  • lovely story I live in warden road town end bit different know

    By Ray Addison (19/10/2014)
  • My Dad was born in ‘Le Buoys’, Waarden Road in October 1928. I’d love to find out about that place. 

    By Sue Condon (19/08/2015)
  • I used to play with a boy called Colin Jarrold who lived just off Waarden road in Thisselt road. Such an unusual surname so probably no coincidence. He would be about the same age as me about 75
    They moved to London in the 50s

    By Sparrow (25/11/2019)

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