Community Memories

These are the personal memories and recollections of people who were or are members of our community. Also included are the family stories that provide a wealth of inspiration to those looking at the social history of our community.

The photographs provided by our contributors are their personal property and as such are protected by copyright  We are very grateful that they have let us use them as part of their contribution as each one is worth many words in connecting with the community.

Page link: A bit before my time
A bit before my time
Sorting out my drawers!
Page link: A bit before my time revisited.
A bit before my time revisited.
Sorting out my drawers again!
Page link: Remembering walks through our Community
Remembering walks through our Community
The pleasure experienced from every day walks we use to take
Page link: A Castle in Laindon
A Castle in Laindon
Pathe News 1961
Page link: A Century of Changes
A Century of Changes
Happy New Year to the Laindon Archive
Page link: A Short History of Laindon
A Short History of Laindon
By Alice Jackson
Page link: Lee Chapel North (Part 3 continued)
Lee Chapel North (Part 3 continued)
Retracing the walk home from school (see photos below).
Page link: Memories of the Railway Cottages - Laindon
Memories of the Railway Cottages - Laindon
East Horndon (later renamed West Horndon when the authorities realised that their geography was wrong)
Page link: My Early Life in Laindon
My Early Life in Laindon
By Brian Baylis
Page link: My Memories of Laindon
My Memories of Laindon
When the Laindon Link was being constructed, we used to use it to roller skate down it, it made a terrific skating rink.
Page link: My plotland story
My plotland story
My view of the evolution and demise of Plotlands
Page link: My RAF Days
My RAF Days
Restoration of one of the first type of Helicopters
Page link: Mysterious Events
Mysterious Events
Have you have any similar unexplained incidents or can you solve these
Page link: Old Laindon Reunion Saturday 16th March 1996
Old Laindon Reunion Saturday 16th March 1996
A gathering for families saddened by the changes in Laindon since the early 50s
Page link: Our Village
Our Village
My memories by Jemima Chapman
Page link: Photo Album
Photo Album
They kept the Community in touch but who, why and when?
Page link: School Trip 1955
School Trip 1955
LAINDON HIGH ROAD SCHOOL
Page link: The St. John Ambulance Brigade, Laindon Division
The St. John Ambulance Brigade, Laindon Division
These are Dave Peck's recollections of his time in Laindon
Page link: Tiger Moth
Tiger Moth
PRIMROSE HILL
Page link: When
When "Youth Service" came to Laindon
A look-back at the influences on the youth of our Community
Category link: National Events
National Events
Events that have had an effect on the members of our Community
Category link: Memories of our Motorcycle Days
Memories of our Motorcycle Days
Memories of then and Now