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Braintree Essex in the 1950's

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Hi,

Does anyone remember Thorogoods Restaurant in Braintree in the 1950's please? where was it?

We are planning to take my mum on a trip to the area next summer and was wondering if the area still exists as mum used to work there as a teenager, her name was also Thorogood, but as far as we know she was not related to the owner.

From 'google' it looks as though her childhood home at Boarded Barns, Little (Bardfield) Sailing is still standing.

Thank you.

Gwen :)
 

leefer

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Hi Gwen.

I found Zilch but a couple of things to consider.
There are a couple of Thorogood farmers in the area so they may have owned and run it but maybe it was named something else.
What i would do before your trp is ring the number or email the library on the link below and ask the question....Braintree is a smallish town and i reckon they will have some info for you..........good luck and i hope you find it:)

http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=26954

PS i often pass or deliver there and will ask the question if i am there in the next few months.
 
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Hi

Thanks Lee,

I think it just went as ' Thorogoods' and I think it was popular with young servicemen doing their National service locally, which is how my mum meet my step brother, (a complicated tale!).

I wonder how much of the centre of Braintree is as it was in the 1950's or has it all been redeveloped?

Sorry have not been on sooner but I have had a dental abscess followed by flue.

Gwen :)
 

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Well i hope the New Year brings better health Gwen.....i will deffo pop into Braintree and ask the question when i have a chance...someome is bound to know where it was and what it is now..
 

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There are hundreds of Thorogoods in the Braintree areas of Essex. In some of the PR's in the parishes about 2 out of 20 families are Thorogoods.

I have ancestors from there but have not yet fund a Thorogood line. I have many Stocks in the area.
 
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