With the coming of the railway in early Victorian times and growth of Warley Barracks, Brentwood became the substantial suburban town that we know today. This is a sequence of postcards reproduced from my grandfather’s (or great grandfather’s) collection. All date from the first and second decade of the twentieth century.
We have just alighted at Brentwood Station and in need of refreshment have walked over the railway bridge into what is now the junction of Warley Hill and Crescent Road. On our left is the Essex Arms, a reminder of the local Regiment.