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Offline Jean Price

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Bowling Alley, Basildon, 1851
« on: Monday 20 May 19 06:38 BST (UK) »
Hello All,

In 1851 John Albury, a baker and grocer lived with his family in Bowling Avenue.
Can a person who knows this area give me some idea of where to look on a modern map for this road/street?

Thank you
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Re: Bowling Alley, Basildon, 1851
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 May 19 07:58 BST (UK) »
"walk" the census pages. Go back/forward until you reach a street that you can recognise

It appears to be in locality of RG8 8NA
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Re: Bowling Alley, Basildon, 1851
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 May 19 06:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you for answering me Pauline.

Jean Price
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Re: Bowling Alley, Basildon, 1851
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 May 19 07:21 BST (UK) »
Census returns are subdivided into Piece, Folio and Page.
Page 1 of each Folio usually contains the enumerators details of his/her area.

So worth checking page 1 ;D
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Re: Bowling Alley, Basildon, 1851
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 May 19 08:13 BST (UK) »
Thank You to you too KGarrad

My original question was wrong (I think).
Bowling Alley is probably an area/suburb/district/neighbourhood - I had said road/street.

I had hoped that a person who knew Berkshire/Basildon would be able to describe the area. The Berkshire Family History Society https://www.berksfhs.org.uk/ says that it is a local place name in Basildon.

It really does not matter. My question was of no importance.
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Jean
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Re: Bowling Alley, Basildon, 1851
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 23 May 19 08:26 BST (UK) »
The 1851 address was Bowling ALLEY, not Avenue.

I wouldn't have been at all surprised if it was next to the pub.
Bowling alley(s) connected to the pub are not that uncommon in the region.
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Re: Bowling Alley, Basildon, 1851
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 23 May 19 08:36 BST (UK) »
In the West of England (where I am from) it would probably have been called a Skittle Alley ;D
Still a major pub sport in Bristol and Somerset and surrounding areas.

So, I agree with PaulineJ - almost certainly next to a pub.
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Re: Bowling Alley, Basildon, 1851
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 23 May 19 08:49 BST (UK) »
I have dug such a big hole for myself that I think I will now scuttle away into the darkness.

Apologies for wasting your time. I will also practise my reading skills.

Jean
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Re: Bowling Alley, Basildon, 1851
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 23 May 19 09:03 BST (UK) »
You patently has less of a mis-spent youth than either KGarrad or myself.

Don't fret it.
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