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Vange (2): Clay Hill Road and Marsh View Court

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Riverview Centre

The Riverview sub centre was built in the 1970s to replace the shops in the High Road. Martin's the Newsagent were one of the first traders to occupy the new units which were completed in 1978.

Below are some of the shops past and present to have occupied the units.

Riverview CentreOpenClosed
No. 1Life Chiropractic ClinicChiropractors----
No. 3LondisSupermarket1990s 
No. 5Bruce's Convenience Store
Sub-Post Office
Post Office services
No. 7The Off Licence - Wisebuys LocalOff Licence----
No. 9Martin'sNewsagent, tobacconist & confectioner1978--

Marsh View Court

The small neighbourhood centre at Marsh View Court were the first new shops to open since the Paynters Hill and Ramsay Stores closed in the 1980s.

Below are some of the shops past and present to have occupied the units.

Marsh View CourtOpenClosed
No. 1Allcures PharmacyDispensing chemist  
No. 2-3One StopFoodstore  
Page added: 2013
Other points of interest:

1) The development corporation had considered replacing the Barge public house during the early stages of planning for a new neighbourhood centre to serve the new housing estates in Vange.

Text researched and written by William Cox, 2013.
Copyright © 2013, B. Cox - Basildon History Online. All rights reserved.

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