Banner Images

Hello and welcome to our banner images gallery which is a store of all the scrolling banner images on the site with brief notes about each.

If you would like to add one of YOUR images to the scrolling banner and also to this banner images page then please click here

When you are on the Home page the banner scrolls continuously through all the images you can see below - except if you have a browser that does not support Flash when you will only see the blue image which is at the top of the list.

  • If you come back to Home while the banner is scrolling the scroll will restart from the beginning
  • And if you click on any of the scrolling images when on the Home page you will be taken directly to its location on this banner page

    pic1 ...  The is the default still image for iPads and all other non-Flash browsers. Also its the first scrolling image in Flash enabled browsers. We tend to use pic1 as an extension to the text areas and don't change it very often.


    pic36 ...  Photo from Patricia James. Click here for more information (her comment of 16/03/15).


    pic35 ...  Map of part of the Rochford District including airport (OS 1:25000 1937-61), courtesy of National Library of Scotland (NLS).


    pic34 ...   Satellite image of exactly the same part of the Rochford District as above. Click the following link to an NLS image of Eastwoodbury and its replacements. Use the horizontal slider that appears in the bottom left corner of the NLS map to see Eastwoodbury disappear and the Tesco roundabout and airport runway appear (2014 Google satellite map).


    pic33 ...  Rectory Road, Hawkwell. Looking towards the church with the terrace properties opposite Sweyne Avenue. The card was posted in Hockley in November 1905 by a Mrs Hughes to her daughter in Leyton. See also this article from Val Smerdon.


    pic32 ...  Hockley railway station, winter 1908.


    pic31 ...  Magnified image of the Crouch estuary from John Speed's map of 1610. Click here to see the article on the crossing based on Philip Benton's book and comment from B Meldon on the crossing and the history of the several little islands in the estuary.


    pic30 ...  Group image of Rayleigh men who returned from WW1. Click here for further information.


    pic29 ...  Foulness Heritage Centre. The centre is open on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. Click here for further information.


    pic28 ...  Willans butcher shops. Photo taken sometime in late 19th or early 20th Century, around some Xmas time one presumes. (courtesy Peter Thorogood)


    pic27 ...  South side of Rochford Square taken in 2014 - the site of the Willans butcher shops shown in pic28.


    pic26 ...  Huntsmen and hounds leaving Rochford Square, date unknown (courtesy Peter Thorogood).

    Editor Note. The original photo has the typescript caption "ESSEX UNION HUNT AT ROCHFORD: Leaving the Market Square". Terry Ive has spotted that the photo is the wrong way around - its now corrected so the photo doesn't look funny anymore but the caption on the corrected original is now, of course, back to front!


    pic25 ...  Banner header from the old Hullbridge newspaper "Hullbridge Chronicle" (courtesy Gary Congram).


    pic24 ...  Detail from a Rochford Square market scene - photo taken during 1920s (from Peter Thorogood's collection).


    pic23 ...  1953 Street Party for Coronation. Click here to view the article by Viv Irvine.


    pic22 ...  Rochford Hospital site before demolition. Date aerial photo taken unknown but must have been taken, at latest, during late 1980s.


    pic21 ...  This is an extract from the 1777 Chapman and AndrĂ© Essex map, showing part of the western end of the RDCA district. The above Click Here link on the map takes you no further. However, there are many internet sources of old maps of our area. This part of the site is one of them. You will find lots of other sources by Googling Old Essex Maps: the site is a useful starting point that is relatively non-commercial.


    pic20 ...  An early 20th Century day out on a sailing boat. Paglesham maybe?


    pic19 ...  Tug of War at the 1971 Paglesham Village Produce Association (VPA) Fair. Anyone care to put names to faces?


    pic18 ...  Composite image of all the 14 Parish signs of the Rochford District (Foulness has been given a symbolic image as it has no Parish sign).


    pic17 ...  Google Earth satellite image of the rivers and islands of the District. Image probably taken around 2007, prior to the commencement of RSPB wetlands work on Wallasea Island. The image shows the predominantly rural nature of the eastern end of the RDCA area.


    pic16 ...  Mr Quy herding sheep ... date unknown.


    pic15 ...  The Rochford Square in Winter ... date unknown.


    pic14 ...  The Rochford Hundred, an extract from an Essex map of 1576.


    pic13 ...  Rochford Square, date of photo unknown but probably taken in the 1950s. The buildings in the background were demolished after a fire and replaced by the current block of shops and offices.


    pic12 ...  St. Mary's Church, Churchend, Foulness Island. The photo was taken in April 2012. The interior is now unsafe and the church is surrounded by barriers.


    pic11 ...  Stambridge Mills, date unknown.


    pic10 ...  Rochford Pump; Old House Rochford; Rochford Hall.


    pic9 ...  Bull Inn Hockley, then on the edge of town!


    pic8 ...  Rayleigh Parish Sign; Rayleigh High Street; Rayleigh Mount.


    pic7 ...  Hullbridge River Front, circa 1960.


    pic6 ...  Hockley Woods; Cherry Orchard Country Park (top); Hullbridge River Front (bottom); Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh.


    pic5 ...  Rochford Square, circa 1910.


    pic4 ...  High Street, Canewdon; Farming; Churchend, Paglesham.


    pic3 ...  St. Andrew's Church, Rochford, circa 1920.


    pic2 ...  Great Wakering Church; Barling Church.
This page was added by Bob Stephen on 11/10/2012.
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