Sunday, March 26, 2023

Ockendon Housewives Are Revolting!

WELL, they were in the summer of 1958 when Mrs Joyce Lewis campaigned against the cost of living. Joyce and the woman of South Ockendon banded together to complain that the local shops in Derwent Parade were putting the prices up on Fridays and Saturdays.

Their slogan was: “Remember Always Price High Do Not Buy”.

Pathe films went along to film Mrs Lewis as she spoke from the balcony of her home.

It is a fascinating dip into the area, fifty years ago. We would love to know what happened to Mrs Lewis and her family.



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