It had been many years since Hubby and I visited this area. In the seventies when we were setting up home in Maldon I was pregnant with my first child and times were hard we had bought our house but money was short and we had to buy each item of furniture a piece at the time.
On one of our outings we came across Battlesbridge and we spent hours there looking through the antique center’s, I think that’s when my love for antiquities started. we had not much money but i fell in love with this display cabinet and asked my husband can we get this? And bless him he did buy it for us our first piece of furniture for our seating room it was to be a while since we could buy another bit of furniture that cabinet cost us 150 pounds.
So many years later we take a trip down memory lane and find ourselves back at Battlesbridge the antique center’s still there and we did have a look around just like when we first went there all those years ago, it was a beautiful sunny day. Took lots of photographs when we got back home I’ve decided to look it up since I did not know much about its history.
Battlesbridge is a conservation area a village in the Parish of Rettendon it is a Suburb of the town Wickford. The village straddles the river Crouch south-west of Chelmsford. It takes its name from the Battaille family it is mentioned in a 1351 document as the settlement of Battlesbridge. Amazing what one can find out this day’s with this amazing technology that with just a click you can read just about anything….