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Throwback Thursday: Shenfield Common then and now

PUBLISHED: 12:30 28 February 2019

Shenfield Common in 1881. Picture: Michael Foley

Shenfield Common in 1881. Picture: Michael Foley

Michael Foley

Take a look at our picture from the past!

Shenfield Common. Picture: Michael FoleyShenfield Common. Picture: Michael Foley

Shenfield Common was owned by a number of landowners before it became a public park in 1881.

An avenue of lime trees was planted in 1895 to give unemployed residents work.

A bandstand once stood on the site and was used by bands from the Warley Barracks and the pond was the perfect place for horses to have a drink of water when they needed rest.

Do you have any old pictures that you would like to share? Email hayley.anderson@archant.co.uk or enjoybrentwoodmore@archant.co.uk

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