Pictures of Broad Creek Village from about 1942:
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|Classroom||Broad Creek Elementary School|
|Police Station in BCV||Broad Creek Elementary School Safety Patrol 1954-55|
|John, Bill, Pat, Jimmy Sizemore and ??||Jessie Dennison with baby Ernie.|
|Richard, Burton, Clyde, Bev Stephens||
Eddie Dalton 5th Grade Band Broad Creek Elem.
|Anne Beach and Patty McDonald in the middle.|
|William Henry Hobbs III (Billy)||Broad Creek School 1956-57||Front of school||Band|
|Choris||Faculty 7th Grade & Teachers||Faculty 6th Grade||Library Staff & Projectionists|
|Lunch Room & Custodial Staff||Mr. Taylor and Mrs. Mixon||Safety Patrol||S.C.A.|
|Faw (Bo) and Glenn Miller||Tim Soyars and sister Sheila Soyars. The pictures is 1948-49||Ronnie Horton on horse in front of her house. A man came thru the neighborhood with a horse and took pictures of the kids for a fee.||Ronnie Hortons birthday party age 6. Some of the kids in photo are Roger & Edwin Beachum, Burton Stephens, George 7 Tommy Midgett, Van and Bruce Vanlandingham. Left side is Monica, Sheila and Jackie Rothell. This was 1953.|
|Ronnie Horton and her brother Donnie on our swing set, the railroad tracks were in our backyard.||Ronnie Horton and her brother Donnie on our car in front of our house.||Ted Creekmore at school bus stop 1953 corner of West Woodlawn and Sewells Point road.||That's me. I was 17. Derwood Harris|
*This is a picture looking down Ingleside Road towards Sewells Point Road with the Stores on your left. I remember the shopping center with a post office, Colonial Store, Peoples Drug Store, and Bill's Barber Shop. There was a covered bus stop on the corner in front of the shopping center where we caught the bus to downtown Norfolk. I lived in the corner house that you see above the white truck in the picture. My dad repaired television sets and there was a neon sign in the window that said "Norfolk County Sales and Service TV repair".
*3506 Sewells Point Road (later changed to Village Ave.) Norfolk County. Robert and Dorothy McDonald with children, Bobby, Billy, Johnny, and Patty and dog fluffy.
*1203 Ingleside Road, John and Claudine(Deenie) Beach lived with their three daughters Barbara, Belinda(Binnie), and Anne, with their dog snookie.
*3702 Sewells Point Road, Ivan and Roxie Staten with sons Johnny and Jimmy.
*3508 Sewells Point Road, Albert (Al) and Jessie Dennison with children son Ernie and daughter GladisRay.
*1303 West Woodlawn Ave., Clyde and Helen Stephens with children, Donnie (Clyde), Richard (Dickie), Burton and daughter Beverly.
*West Big Ben Court, Charlie L. Murphy and Gilberta Murphy with sons Kenneth D. Murphy and Jackie Ray Murphy.
*3705 Parkland Road. It was the last house before the first circle, past West Highland, going East on Parkland Road from Ingleside road. Bobby Kowalski lived behind me, so did Malcolm & Betty Paul, Joe Carroll and Clara, Tainy & Pasty Hassle. I went to Broad Creek Elementary school and I believe I have a picture of our Boy Scout troop from Broad Creek. I also went to school with Jimmy Sizemore. I remember when he was killed. David and Brenda Webster lived on Kingwood road as well as Mickey Ferris and Billy Joe Radford. David, Billy Joe, Bobby & Mickey were in our scout troop. There was a girl that lived on the corner of West Highland & Parkland named Dottie Ann Smith, who's is now married to a police chief in Palm Beach, FL. Her email address is DBrads1114@aol.com. I'll look around and see what pictures I can come up with. It was a very pleasant surprise to find this website and relive many great memories. I won my first Yo-Yo contest at the Peoples Drug store. I used to take out their trash for a cherry coke. Always got my haircut at Bill's & my and my Grandmother caught the bus to downtown Norfolk many times at that bus stop. I, like you, had no idea we were poor until my Mom remarried and we moved to Estabrook and I went to Norview. Thanks for putting up the site. My Mom was Estelle Dalton & my Grandmother, who lived with us, was Lilly Mae Faulk.
*Eddie Dalton Norview Class of "59"
1221 Big Been Road (a court) also behind Bobby Kowalski, somewhat. I remember some of the folks mentioned in the letter, along with these others: Ray Powell, Stuart Bryant, Poochie Lipscomb, David Falkner, Everret McGraph, Roger Nelson, Billy Joe Radford, Charles Wood and sister Nancy Wood, kathleen Rooks, Carolyn Hollenbeck, Donnie Pope, Rodney Terry, Dieter Krause and a lot of others that I can't recall their names. I, like many others, moved into Broad Creek at about three years of age, my father being employeed at Norfolk Naval Air Station. Yes, we didn't have any idea we were poor, had everything we needed, mainly good friends that shared many days and evenings with sports and general mischief. I was also in BSA Troop 22, meeting in the Civic Building, in Foxhall. I believe the scoutmaster was a fella named Newton? My close friends in the troop were David Faulkner (an Eagle Scout) and Billy Joe Radford. Now , Billy Joe Radford and I had some great experiences in the scouts and at Broad Creek Jr. High. Hated to see him end up at Granby , but that's where his parents moved after leaving the village. My mom (Evelyn Hardison who did a lot of substitute teaching at Broad Creek Elementary) and I practically had to be kicked out of the village, she being determined to stay as long as she could. That was a day to remember. Would love to hear from any of you former villagers.
*Don Hardison Norview High Class of 60
3715 Sewells Point road, later it became Village Ave. Orion, SR. and Stella Waterfield. Sons: Orion, Jr., Charles Daughter: Sue. Then we moved to 1305 Big Bend RD. I was a paper boy in the Big Bend area. I was in Boy Scout Troop 22, which was sponsored by the Fox Hall Lions Club, it later became Troop 199, sponsored by the Norfolk Police. Mr. Guy Newcomb was the Scoutmaster. Mr. Matthews, Mr. Cope, Mr. Kawalski, Mr. Templeton, Mr. McGallister were also scout leaders. I went to Norview High School in 1957-58 which was in Norfolk County. A lot of families from BCV moved to Lynnwood Shores which was also in Norfolk County. We all went to Great Bridge High School, and made Great Bridge a powerhouse in sports. Thanks, Orion Waterfield
*3712 PARKLAND RD OR COURT, DIRECTLY ACROSS THE COURT THAT I LIVED IN WAS JOE SCOTT, NORFOLK POLICEMAN AND I THINK THAT HIS SON IS OR WAS A NORFOLK POLICEMAN. MALCOLM PAUL, RED HAIR AND FRECKLES AND PALE SKIN ALSO LIVED IN THAT COURT. MR. CORBETT, THE MAN WHO RODE A BICYCLE WITH A ICE CREAM BOX ON IT, LIVED BEHIND THE COURT WHERE MALCOLM LIVED. SOMETIMES WE LIKE TO GO TO MR. CORBETT'S HOUSE AFTER SCHOOL BUT MALCOLM WOULD ALWAYS THREATEN TO BEAT US UP. BOY, THINGS WERE SURE TUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TENEE HANKS DIED LAST YEAR. HE WAS MARRIED TO DORIS WHO HAD A BROTHER THAT WE ALL CALLED "CRAZY JOE" BECAUSE HE WALKED WITH A LIMP AND HIS BODY WAS KINDA SPASTIC. I THINK HE MUST HAVE HAD MS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. TENEE'S BROTHER JOHN HANKS, RETIRED FROM THE FORD PLANT AND HE WAS MARRIED TO DORIS ALEXANDER. SHE LIVED ON THE CORNER FROM US AND SHE MADE ASH TRAYS AND OTHER DECORATIVE OBJECTS, WITH MOSTLY SEA SHELLS. I THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE BEAUTIFUL. DORIS ALEXANDER DIED ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO FROM CANCER. JOHN REMARRIED A FEW YEARS LATER. DO YOU REMEMBER BILLY HUNT, BROWN HAIR AND FRECKLES AND PRETTY POPULAR. I BELIEVE THAT HE HUNG AROUND WITH JERRY MARTIN AND STEVE ROBERTS. I SURE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE GUYS. MR. AMES WAS THE ASST. PRINCIPAL AND HEAD OF THE SAFETY PATROL. I WAS ALSO A PARTROLMAN AND WON A TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C. THEY HAD CHOSEN STUDENTS FROM ALL OF THE AREA SCHOOLS. I WAS THE MAY QUEEN AND CECIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE KING. I HAVE SOME PICTURES BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOAD THEM. I'LL SHOW YOU THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE OVER HERE. WE MOVED TO THE OTHER END OF THE VILLAGE TO LITTLE BEN ROAD. I CAN'T REMEMBER THE EXACT ADDRESS BUT CHARLES AND MARVIN JONES LIVED DOWN THE ROAD AND SO DID TOMMY AND BOBBY WINFREE. TOMMY DIED QUITE A FEW YEARS AGO. TOMMY WAS VERY FEMININE AND HE COULD DANCE LIKE CRAZY. HE AND BOBBY BOTH HAD BLACK HAIR, COMBED IN A DUCKTAIL. BUBBA REEVES AND HIS BROTHER RAY LIVED CLOSE BY ALSO. HE WAS MY BOYFRIEND FOR A WHILE. PHYLLIS KING, HER SISTER AND BROTHER, JR. KING LIVED RIGHT ON THE CORNER OF LITTLE BEN AND BIG BEN ROAD. PHYLLIS HAD OLIVE SKIN AND WORE HER LONG HAIR IN A PONY TAIL ALL THE TIME. THEY MOVED TO OCEAN AIR APARTMENTS WHEN WE MOVED TO LYNNWOOD SHORES. KEN WHITLEY AND DAVID PRIDDY USE TO COME OVER AND PLAY FOOTBALL WITH US. KEN WAS A FOOTBALL COACH AND DAVID WAS KILLED IN VIET NAM. I REMEMBER THAT HE HAD A SISTER NAMED KAY. BOTH KAY AND DAVID WERE BLONDE. I KNOW THAT KEN IS STILL IN THIS AREA. HE WAS AT A FUNERAL FOR GENE WINSTON AND MORE RECENTLY, A FUNERAL THAT JOHNNY CANANT ATTENDED. THERE WAS ALSO A BOY WHOSE NAME WAS SHACKLEFORD BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER HIS FIRST NAME. I REMEMBER A TOUGH GUY NAMED DICK MORGAN. I BELIEVE HE GOT INTO A FIGHT IN FRONT OF THE DRUGSTORE DOWN BY YOUR HOUSE AND EITHER HE KNOCKED SOMEONE OR HE WAS KNOCKED THRU THE PLATE GLASS WINDOW. REMEMBER THE FILLIPINO GUY WHO USE TO BRING THE DUNCAN YOYOS? YOU HAVE DON HARDISON'S NAME ON THE LIST. HE HAD A BROTHER NAMED HENRY, ABOUT OUR AGE, AND A SISTER NAMED LYDIA WHO WAS OLDER. LYDIA DIED IN HER TWENTIES. THERE WAS A BOY NAMED DALTON WILSON WHO HUNG AROUND WITH EDDIE MIXON. DALTON WORKED FOR LUCENT PHONE CO. I SAW HIM ONCE AT THE FORD PLANT. THEY USE TO PLAY BALL IN A BIG FIELD NEAR CENTER RD. JOHNNY SNOW LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE RECREATION CENTER. JOHNNY HAD 3 BROTHERS, ROGER, PAUL AND TIM. LOUISE AND HENRY KAUFMANN LIVED A FEW DOORS DOWN FROM THEM. I REMEMBER THE FRIDAY NITE DANCES AT THE RECREATION CENTER. I MET A GUY NAMED TOMMY COOPER. HE WAS TALL AND THAT'S ABOUT ALL I REMEMBER ABOUT HIM. THERE WAS A GIRL NAME MARIE HUFFMAN AND HER BROTHER BILLY. MARIE HAD LONG BLACK HAIR AND FRECKLES AND VERY PRETTY. THE BOYS WERE CRAZY ABOUT HER. SHE TALKED ME INTO GOING TO GRANDY PARK RECREATION CENTER ONE FRIDAY NITE AND WE HAD TO GET A RIDE HOME WITH SOME GUY NEITHER ONE OF US KNEW. I LIED ABOUT GOING TO MY MOM BUT CHARLES TOLD ON ME. TOMMY MCFARLAND LIVED NEXT DOOR TO US ON LITTLE BEND RD. I DON'T REMEMBER A LOT ABOUT HIM EITHER. I REMEMBER HIS MOTHER MORE I GUESS BECAUSE SHE WAS ALWAYS VISITING MY MOTHER. JIMMY, JERRY AND CHARLES SALYERS LIVED IN BROAD CREEK. JIMMY DIED A FEW YEARS AGO AND JERRY RETIRED FROM THE NORFOLK FIRE DEPT. MY BROTHER CHARLES STILL TALKS TO HIM SOME. THEIR COUSIN ARTHUR SALYERS, HAD 3 SISTERS THAT I HUNG AROUND WITH WHEN I LIVED ON PARKLAND RD. BETTY WAS OUR AGE AND SHE IS MARRIED AND LIVES AROUND HERE. SHE WORKED FOR FINE'S MENS SHOP UNTIL THEY CLOSED. SHIRLEY AND HELEN STILL LIVE AROUND HERE TOO. BILL SAID THAT BOTH JACKIE MURPHY AND HIS BROTHER (?) HAVE DIED. I REMEMBER THEIR MOTHER AND FATHER. MRS. MURPHY USED TO DIP SNUFF AND IT SEEMS THAT SHE WAS SICK ALOT. I USE TO PLAY MARBLES WITH JACKIE. WE ALSO PLAYED "ROOT THE PEG" AND OF COURSE IT WAS PLAYED WITH AN ICE PICK OR KNIFE. I GOT MAD ONE DAY AND STUCK THE ICE PICK IN JACKIE'S FOOT. I'LL WRITE MORE LATER AS I THINK ABOUT IT. ALSO PENNY BRAXTON PROBABLY REMEMBERS A LOT OF THINGS AND I'LL BET THAT FAW (BO) MILLER DOES TOO. MARVIN MILLER'S OTHER BROTHER IS GLEN AND HE IS RETIRED FROM A POLICE DEPT. IN NORTHERN VA.I BELIEVE THAT BO OR GLEN HAS A WEB SITE ABOUT BROAD CREEK TOO. I'M GOING TO SEND THIS TO MARVIN SO HE CAN SEND IT TO BO AND GLEN. I'LL SEND IT TO JOHNNY CANANT SO PENNY CAN SEE IT TOO. Linda Reynolds Williams
*I have enjoyed looking and your info about Broad Creek Village. I lived there from 1943 (I was 6 months old) until about 1950. We lived at 4721 Meadow Road. Johnson, Earl, Catherine, Thomas, Patsy Thank you, Pat Watson
*1216 E. Woodlawn Ave. It's been a long time. Great site on our old neighborhood. Hope all is well with you and family. Enjoyed reading all the info about BCV. Mae Faulk mentioned she remembered when Jimmy Sizemore was killed. I wasn't aware of that and was wondering how it happened. He and I did a lot together as he was the "Eddie Haskell" of our area. We were
always doing stuff (his ideas) that would get us into trouble. Bo, Marvin, Brenda, and I lived at 1216 E. Woodlawn in a duplex next to the Myers family. Henry, Tookie, little Shirley, father Gage T. Myers and mother
We lived there from 1945 until 1958 when it was torn down. Moved to Lynnwood Shores along with many others including Jimmy Sizemore. I ran with Jimmy Horton. They lived just down from the McDonald family. Jimmy had one sister, Lorraine. He was killed in a tractor accident many years ago. Not sure if their parents are still alive.
There was Forrest Morefield who lived on the corner of Sewell's Point and West Woodlawn. His father was in construction work. In our court was Freddie Bratten and his younger brother and their dog Joker (black cocker
spaniel) Their mother was from England. They had a big fight over letting all the neighborhood kids in to watch their new fangled TV. The father worked for the Phone Company. Anyway, they eventually left and the rumor
was they returned to England so we never saw them again. We had to quickly locate another family that owned as TV.
Charles Waterfield was one of my school buddies. Ann Beach lived behind us not too far from the McDonalds. Dr. Horton had an office on the corner next to the Beach family. Remember he smoked big cigars all the time.
Our house is directly behind and to the right in the picture of Jessie Dennison. Oil heater located in the living room kept us warm. If you really wanted to be warm you would sit on it. Only remember one bad house fire while we lived there. Amazing more didn't but down.
I now live in N.Virginia. There were a couple of BCV houses that ended up in Fairfax County. Not sure if they're still there. I believe they were sold for 600.00 back in 58 to anyone who would remove them.
*1444 South Highland Ave, This is great! My family moved to BCV in about 1945 and left in the early 50's, maybe '54. We lived at 1444 South Highland Ave. The family name was H.E. Edwards. There were 5 children and we all fit snugly into 3 small bedrooms, and I do mean snugly!
Patsy Edwards Blanchard
*I was born January 30, 1945 and was too young to remember when we moved to Broad Creek Village. We first lived on Big Bend Court and the last address at which we lived in Broad Creek Village was 1025 Kingwood Avenue. We moved from there to 1531 Norcova Avenue in 1956. Mr. Ames is in the picture with the safety patrol. My dad and mom are George W. Elliott and Marilyn B. Elliott. I have an older sister, Carolyn, a younger brother, Bob (who passed away in 1995) and a younger sister, Catherine. I was friends with a Larry Isrow and have lost track of him. I used to play sandlot football with Tommy Tatum and a bunch of other kids. I attended 1-3rd grades in a little school just down the street from Pine Ridge Elementary and my teachers were: 1st grade-Mrs. Barr, 2nd grade-Mrs. Wicklip and 3rd grade-Mrs. Barrett. I attended Broad Creek Elementary for 4th and 5th grades with Mrs. Henry and Mrs. Vergakis. I went to Coleman Place Elementary in 6th grade with Mrs. Pritchard and Sherwood Elementary in 7th grade with Mr. Ames.
I remember waiting in the car with my mom for my older sister to finish school for the day when the bell rang, one of the windows opened and a young student jumped out of the window. Shortly thereafter, the teacher poked her head out of the window and yelled, “Henry Cooper, get back in here!”
*I used to live at 1376 West Big Bend Road (in one of the courts). My stepfather brought me, my mother and my sister to Broad Creek after he got out of the Army in 1947. We lived there until 1954, after which time they moved elsewhere and I joined the US Navy. My parents names were Clarence and Evelyn Saunders. My name was "Raymond" Simonin and my sister's name was Shirley Simonin. We had friends in the court named Dot and Gordon Crombie. They had a son named Terry that I used to pal around with. Also in the same court was the Wood family. I remember a boy named "Sonny" Wood living there. My sister and I attended Broad Creek Elementary School. I later attended Norview High School before joining the Navy. I have fond memories of growing up in "the village" and think of them often.
*Hello John, my name is Pete (Petey) Philbrick. My parents, Pete and Ellen, and my two brothers, Jerry and Ronny, lived at 1134 Pineridge Road from 1946 to about 1958. Our house backed up to Pine Grove and All three of us graduated from Norview (1959, 1961, 1963) and my two brothers both finished College. I have very fond memories of living there, like most folks that lived there, we did not know that we were poor. There were some very rough,rough, people but there was also many, many extra nice people that were our neighbors. Our neighbors were the Peeles, who son Bobby Graduated from University with a masters in Electrical Engineering and went to work for Bell Telephone Labs. Right next door was the Self's, and I believe that most of their children graduated from College. On the other side of me was an old maid teacher, Dorothy Wilkerson, who taught at Maury. The Davis boys, lived just down the street, I remember Charles, Bobby, Gleason and Alfred The Davis boys had an extremely pretty sister and I think her name was Caroline. Bobby Hull lived just down the street near Donald Weaver. Edward Pierce and his sister also lived nearby. Directly across the lived the Bishop's, Harry and his sisters Charlotte, Nancy and another that I can't remember her name. The Black's also lived nearby, Elbert, Terry and I believe Shirley.
I carried newspapers when I lived there, both the morning and the afternoon. Made it much easier when it came to "go collecting" which was the hardest part of the newspaper job. The cost was $.25 without Sunday delivery and $.40 including Sunday. I had to go back many, many times to collect, as people just did not have the money to pay. Most were honest people that would eventually pay, but when they started to close the Village down and people were moving out, many moved without paying and I had to quit delivering because I was actually losing money on the route.
I live in Arizona now, but if someone would organize a reunion, I am sure that I would attend.
*Comments: My name is Larry Watts and I lived at 1103 Ingleside Rd. from the time I was born in 1946 until we moved to Ballentine Place in 1954. My parents were Eugene and Jeanette and my sister's name is Kathy. As you stood facing my house, Ronnie and Ashley Sears and their parents lived immediately on my left and immediately to my right was Jimmy and Dutchie Doughtie and their daughters, Rita and Delores. Immediately to their right was Jimmy and Edna Stocks and their sons Richard (Dickie) and Steve. The Hanks family lived across the street from us and I have a picture around here somewhere of the Hanks girls, Irene and Anita posing with me in the snow in our front yard. They were both considerably older than me. For some strange reason, I had it in my head that one of the girls was named Nancy but I suppose that was Anita because I know the other one was Irene. I went to Ingleside Elementary in the first grade in the old National Guard Armory on Ingleside Road. I think it wa s also a recruiting station somewhere along the line. I went to Pine Ridge Elementary in the second grade and had Mrs. Gustafson as a teacher. I then went to Broad Creek Elementary in the third grade and had Mrs. Wisenhunt as my teacher. Then we moved to Tait Terrace in Ballentine Place in the summer of 1954. As a side note, I worked with Bob and Bill on the Norfolk Police Dept. I know Bill left many years ago and, if my memory serves me correctly, I think he initially went to work as an investigator for an attorney. I know he eventually opened a restaurant/bar in South Norfolk called the Fifth Precinct. If that picture on your website is you, it stopped me cold. It's amazing to me how much you and Bob and your dad, for that matter, look alike. I first saw the b&w photo of your family and thought how much your dad and Bob resembled each other. Then I saw your pic and I was even more amazed. Okay, time to stop boring you but I really enjoyed the pictures you have posted.
*3400 Block of North Woodlawn Ave, Hello, thank you for your site. My uncle recently passed and he and
my father lived in BCV when they were young. I remember my uncle mentioning BCV off and on but I never
got to see the place. Not sure when it was razed and became the Industrial Park, so it's kind of nice
to see some pictures. My grandfather's name was George Heilig and he worked at the Norfolk Naval
Shipyard. My dad was George (Sonny) and my uncle was Ed (Mann).
*My father's family and my husbands family both lived in BCV.
My dad's family lived on Kingwood Ave. Their name was Powell's. Cecil, my dad, was the oldest, there was Frank, Ray, Patsy, Roxey, Willard, June and Joan. Also, his aunt Beula and Carl Taylor, and Pauline and Charlie Doolin.
My husbands family were the Wood family. They lived right across from the flagpole at the school. Smythe, JB, Freddie and Alan. His parents were Fred and Betty Wood. Thank you,
Sherri Powell Wood
*The Scott family lived at 1210 E. Woodlawn. Joe and Ada Scott and their two sons Joe Jr. and Rudy. Joe Jr. is a Retired Norfolk Police Sgt.
and is currently a bondsman. Rudy (me) is also retired from the Norfolk Police Dept and is currently a deputy sheriff. The Miller family lived in the same court and later moved to the same street in Lynnwood shores,
Faw and Edith Miller with their kids Bo, Glenn, Marvin and Brenda.
*1256 West Woodlawn Ave - - Watson, Allden, Sr ( Curly ), Ethel, Allden, Jr ( AC
), Wayne, Wally and Pixie. My family lived in BCV from 1945/46 until 1957/58.
*Dan Nate, David Nate and Dennis Nate, sons of Chief Petty Officer Francis Nate and Jean Nate. We lived on the first street behind the shopping center (food store/market), which was on a 4 laner, but we had a 4-5 acre field between our house and
the market. I got hit by a car in front of the market, after getting off my school bus. As I crossed the highway, all was cool, but I spotted my "very good-looking baby-sitter leaving the store so I ran across the parking lot, got to within 25
feet of the front door and suddenly saw the biggest, MOVING black Buick ever, bearing down on me...then the lights went out, as I was hit. The male driver got out and picked me up, as I was unconcious, and turned to the crowd asking if anyone
knew me. Luckily the same pretty young woman that I got hit over spoke out, gave him my name and address, but I awoke at that moment, scared, in pain, and bit the man, who then dropped me, in surprise. I then RAN around the back of the
shopping center, across the big empty field, up my front steps and threw myself under my bed, afraid I was in big trouble. Next thing I knew the driver was at our door, as were my babysitter and the police, ALL looking for me.
They explained to my Mom, who then pointed under my bed. Dragged me out, took me to Bolling Green AFH and the diagnosis was a broken collar-bone.
*My husband, Ken Whitley, doesn't do much with the computer so I am writing to tell you he is thrilled to see this web site! He can probably fill in some blanks when he gets a minute. He is coaching wrestling at Norview and teaching drivers ed part time. His brother Joel moved to Hawai'i a few years ago. I will send him your site. He will probably know alot about Broad Creek Village since he is older than Kenny. Karen Whitley
*1141 W. Woodlawn Avenue. Gordon, Jackie and Nancy Trueblood, children of John and Myrtle Trueblood. Just two doors away on W. Woodlawn lived my father's brother and family: Martin and Phyllis Trueblood and children Martin Jr. (Boogie) and Wanda. Next door to us was the Leonard Family with children Betty Lou, Julian, Wilma Lou, Philip and Warren. Across the street from us was the Stanley Family. William and his wife Lina, and children Paul, Edna, Loraine, and Rosemary. Gordon Trueblood
*I lived at 1311 West Woodlawn Ave with my Step-Father Wavely Richardson, Mother Elizabeth and brother Donnie Richardson.
I attended the First grade at Ingleside Elementary School 1953-54 and then Second thru Fourth Grade at Broad Creek Junior High School 1954-1957.
Our neighbors were: Mr. & Mrs George Vanlandingham and their children Van, Bruce, Nancy and Renee.
Burton, Clyde, Richard, and Bev Stephens, Roger and Edwin Beachum
George and Tommy Midgett, Jackie and Shelia Roththalia.
Hope you can use the photos for your site. Some of the children I can identify others have been lost to my bad memory.
1st Photo: My birthday party age 6. Some of the kids in photo are Roger & Edwin Beachum, Burton Stephens, George 7 Tommy Midgett, Van and Bruce Vanlandingham. This was 1953.
2nd Photo - Me on horse in front of our house. A man came thru the neighborhood with a horse and took pictures of the kids for a fee.
3rd Photo - Me and my brother Donnie on our swing set, the railroad tracks were in our backyard.
4th Photo - Me and my brother Donnie on our car in front of our house.
I will try to register on your web site. Please let me know that you have received these photos.
Jonas Ridge, NC
*1111 Woodlawn Ave. next to the RR tracks. Nathan, Hazel, Clara, Jean, Elmer and Gerald Cool. I was born in BCV and lived there until I was 4 (1945-1949).Moved to 139 Cumberland Ave. which later became 5151 Kennebeck Ave. I still live in Virginia Beach, Va. as does Clara. Jean lives in Chesapeake, Va.. Elmer lives in N. Little Rock, Ar.. Nathan and Hazel have passed away.
*1202 (East or West? - I can't say right now and cannot find my papers) Woodlawn Avenue in BCV from May 1943 until November 1948. My parents names were Roy and Mildred French, and my siblings were Wayne and Charlotte French. Both parents died in 2004. W and C graduated from Norview HS, he in 1956 and she in 1957. BCV was frequently mentioned in our home, and we often went to shop in the stores there, and later I remember going to Dr. Horton's office there. BCV always (who knows why?) had a special allure and fascinatioin for me -- whether it was the feeling that it was a real community or just wondering about my family's life before me.
*Mary Davis: 1234 Rush Street. 1945 to 1958. All of the surrounding units were boarded when we
left. I lived next door to Wayne, Juanita and Essie Hale on one side and Kay Williams on the other side.
Also on Rush street were Benny & Tana Lane, Doris & Joyce Bridges. Around the corner was Barbara
and "Petey" Peterson. Judy Holland lived over one block.
Galen & Wayne Edney: South Highland until 1956. Lived down the street from Dicky Johnson.
*4829 Westview St. from 1942 until 1954. Evelyn Garrison(Colonna)
brother is Albert Hugh Garrison and sisters Hattie Sue Garrison
(Collins) Celia Ruth Garrison (Skipper) Martha Lucille Garrison (Metcalf)
Our parents were James Albert and Osie Garrison. Hugh was a master electrician
and retired from Colonna’s Shipyard a few years ago. I retired from C & P
Telephone Co. in 1984 but continue to operate my own business in real estate and
Sue retired from C & P Telephone co in 1986. Celia was a registered nurse
and worked as Director of Nursing but passed away in 2000. Lucille is in Human
Resources at Colonna’s Shipyard. We remember all the good times and friends in
BCV, Barbara, Gerldine, and Sandra Mercer. Abner, Otis and Claude Barnette, May
Adams, Donald Weaver and his sisters, Charles and Lynn Nisson. All the Bateman
children, Frankie Saunders, Lloyd and Stella Powell and many others. They were
the good ole days. I would like to hear from anyone that lived in
*4000 South Highland on the corner. My name is Shelton F Williams, Father Edison
and Mother Audrey and Half Brother Larry McClellan lived in the home. We moved in
early 1954 to 1033 Philpotts Rd in Norview so my brother could go to the new High
School...I believe we moved there in 1948 from 48th st.
*1180 West Woodlawn Avenue, Andrew and Eunice Creekmore with Andrew Jr (Ted)(me 1944-) and my
sister Linda Creekmore (1947-). I spent a lot of time in the nearby court where
many children lived. A few I remember are: Ricky Moore, Jack Christmas, the Dowds,
Mr. Hicks, Scottie and David Gurganus and their daughter Bonny(1947—); Jerry Agalini,
Gil Cobern, Garney Scott, Vernon Chandler Jr (Bub) Ted Tindle, Peggy Baxter,
*2921 Big Bend Road from '45 to '49. Mom and Dad were Spencer and Mary Butler
and a younger brother named Clyde.
Attended Coleman Place School, Ingleside School and Broad Creek Jr. High until 1954. Graduated from Norview High in 1958.
Grandparents lived @ 1303 E. Woodlawn Ave. until they were forced to move in 1958. Their last name was Lanier.
I now live in Birmingham AL, a widower with 3 grown children and 11 grandchildren.
*4029 North Highland Avenue, My name is Priscilla Ann Whitehurst Day. I lived in Broad Creek with my parents Hazel and Billy (father passed away in 2001 and mother passed away in 2009) and on 4029 North Highland Avenue until that area was razed and then moved to 1335 Brookside Avenue. We lived there until June 30, 1958, which I believe was the last day people were legally allowed to live there. We moved from there to Princess Anne County, in Bellamy Manor, on the corner of Providence Road and Virginia Beach Blvd. Of course, it soon became Virginia Beach. I graduated from PAHS and later from Radford College, becoming a teacher and retiring eleven years ago after 35 years.
I have very fond memories or Broad Creek and the wonderful people who lived in our court on North Highland Avenue, especially, and I'm still in touch with a friend of my mother's who lived there, Elsie Williams (husband Harry now deceased) who had four children and lived on North Highland but not in the court. I remember many of the families there and also on Brookside and Pineridge whom I met after moving in the fifth grade. I went to Pineridge Elementary School and before that to a small school on Sewells Point Road that I had only first and second grades. I think it was connected to something like a rental office and there may have been a fire station next to it. Two of the teachers I remember there were Mrs. Tucker and Miss Anne Calevas, who later became a lawyer in Norfolk. I know there was at least one other teacher but I don't remember who she was.
Fondly, Priscilla Day
*1331 N Woodlawn Ave from 1947 to 1952 right in the corner by the railroad tracks and Princess Ann hwy. Russell M. Pearson and little brother Joe.
*I lived in Broad Creek Village for many years with my mother, dad and three sisters. Edith, Johnni and Sharron. I moved in 1953 when I married Johnny Ballance. We moved to Balantine Place and then moved to Lakeland Apartments after that. I went to BCV school and then to Norview High. I remember some names that I went to school with but not a lot of them. This is some of the names, Peggy Davis, Peewee Corbett, Elton Cartwright, Paul Cornette, Dicky Weaver, Jeannette Egan, Edwin Broughten,Jean Peese, That is just a few of them. Thanks for all of the information and by the way I lived on north Kingwood and then on Little Bend Road Thanks Again My e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org PS I started out at Engle SIde Elementary so you know about how long we lived there. Sue Overby
Here is a story that Ted Creekmore wrote about the village and asked me to put on this webpage. Just click on this link...to read it. http://johncmcdonald.com/broadcreek/village.pdf
*1305 Center Ave, in the same unit that Doctor Meyer Legium Had his practice. We moved in , in February 1955 the month I turned 17. My father was Derwood B Harris, he managed the Spur station on the corner of 18th and Monticello Ave, next to the 9 Minute Car wash. He Passed away in 1972(at the age of 62). My Mother Carma Harris used to work at the Roses 5 and Dime in the shopping Center. Later retired from Wal Mart. She passed away in 1995 at the age of 80. My sister Linda (BORN 3 Jan 1943) now lives in Madison Heights Virginia. My younger brother John (Born 27 Oct 1949) lives at Virginia Beach. My Dad said he was the Home Run King of Great Bridge High. We moved in Jan 1958. I graduated from Norview in 1957. I am Derwood Taylor Harris (Born 19 Feb 1938) I am 73 and live in Sumter, South Carolina. I have 14 Grand children and 1 Great Grand Daughter. I am attaching one photo that I have from that period. Thank You. Derwood Harris
*FROM: Tim Soyars TO: email@example.com Message flagged Monday, July 11, 2011 My family lived in Broadcreek Village from the early 1940s until 1952 when we bought a home in Norview Heights.
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