Memories of Surfleet

Alf Taylor's old image of Surfleet Reservoir in the past.
Alf Taylor's old image of Surfleet Reservoir in the past.

Alf Taylor (86), who was born in Stockhouse Lane in Surfleet, has a number of images of the village as it was in the past.

The picture above shows what were presumably originally fishermen’s homes at Surfleet Reservoir, in the days before some of them were “gentrified”. Alf , one of 16 children, left the village school at 14 to work on the land.