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Markhams Chase story
Markhams Chase story
A brief history of the early days and its dedicated first Headmistress
I started at 'Markham's Chase school' as it was known then in 1945...
By Anne Burton
On 30/01/2015
Markhams Chase story
Markhams Chase story
A brief history of the early days and its dedicated first Headmistress
Yes definitely.  It was originally the home of farm workers from Blue...
By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 29/01/2015
Markhams Chase story
Markhams Chase story
A brief history of the early days and its dedicated first Headmistress
Does anyone remember Lawrence's - the sweet shop near to the school?...
By Sue Tripp (Nee Moore)
On 29/01/2015
Journey 1 - Fortune to St Nicholas Lane
Journey 1 - Fortune to St Nicholas Lane
The journey now continues up the High Road
Further along the High Road, towards the station was The Variety Stores, which...
By Sue Tripp (Nee Moore)
On 29/01/2015
Carpets with a past
Carpets with a past
This building is comparatively new dating to the 1970's
I remember very well taking my mum's little red book to the dairy and to...
By Sue Tripp (Nee Moore)
On 29/01/2015
The first journey through our community
The first journey through our community
The Journey starts from Laindon Common and has so far reached the start of the main section of Laindon High Road
My granddad lived in a self-built bungalow (he and my dad built it in the ...
By Sue Tripp (Nee Moore)
On 29/01/2015
A sign of the times.
A sign of the times.
One word or two?
When I was growing up in Laindon, everybody local to me said 'Laindon...
By Sue Tripp (Nee Moore)
On 29/01/2015
Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School
Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School
The 1958 photograph
No. 50 is Christina Rosetti...
By ChristyL
On 29/01/2015
Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School
Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School
The 1958 photograph
Thanks Joan, it would be lovely to see you and catch up after all these years. ...
By Marie Jenner nee Hockley
On 28/01/2015
My Langdon Hills Burr / Partridge Ancestors
My Langdon Hills Burr / Partridge Ancestors
Hi Pat. So pleased you have found this site, it is just great to share...
By Ellen English Nee Burr
On 28/01/2015
Map of Kings Road in the 1950s
Map of Kings Road in the 1950s
Would LOVE to see some old pics of how it used to be before they built Chenies...
By Mrs D
On 28/01/2015
Map of Kings Road in the 1950s
Map of Kings Road in the 1950s
Anyone remember the woods where Chenies Drive is now? I remember the trees in...
By Mrs D
On 28/01/2015
Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School
Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School
The 1958 photograph
So lovely to see you on this site Marie, I have often wondered what happened to...
By Joan Baterip
On 27/01/2015
My Langdon Hills Burr / Partridge Ancestors
My Langdon Hills Burr / Partridge Ancestors
Hi Ellen, I just came across this site, can't believe it.  I was Pat...
By Patsy Spendlove
On 27/01/2015
Old Photographs of Langdon Hills
Old Photographs of Langdon Hills
These are photographs of properties South of the Railway
Hi Richard, so sorry i haven't looked at these pics for years.  Yes I...
By Patsy Spendlove
On 27/01/2015
Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School
Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School
The 1958 photograph
Just found this site and have enjoyed seeing some old faces. Would like to know...
By Marie Jenner nee Hockley
On 27/01/2015
The Laindon Motorbike Crowd
The Laindon Motorbike Crowd
Youthful Laindon in the 60s
Great seeing a photo of my dad Bill Finch with his mates, amazing....
By Mick Finch
On 25/01/2015
Laindon Youths - Enefers Café
Laindon Youths - Enefers Café
Amazing site, my dad was Bill Finch. Unfortunately he passed away in 1975...I...
By Mick Finch
On 25/01/2015
Langdon Badgers
Langdon Badgers
Stretching from Basildon Golf Course to the Dunton Road, Langdon Hills is a very good stronghold for one of Britain's favourite mammals, the badger.
Laindon Park Conservation have a short DVD of the badgers that live on St....
By Barry Ellerby
On 24/01/2015
ENEFER'S CAFE
ENEFER'S CAFE
Previously on the site of McDonald's by the Fortune of War roundabout.
What happened to the large concrete pipe that used to lie along side the...
By Robin Lockhart
On 22/01/2015
Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
The 1956 photograph
No. 37 is Wendy Fox (now Liddle). Still a friend of mine....
By Isabel Smith (nee Beaney)
On 21/01/2015
Old Photographs of Langdon Hills/Laindon
Old Photographs of Langdon Hills/Laindon
Taken by David Sarfas, Tony Ringwood and Kenny Bird
Yes these photos are really clear, some of them already being known to us...
By Richard Haines
On 17/01/2015
Old Photographs of Langdon Hills/Laindon
Old Photographs of Langdon Hills/Laindon
Taken by David Sarfas, Tony Ringwood and Kenny Bird
What a wonderful collection of memories.  I had friends called Violet and...
By Thelma Oliver
On 16/01/2015
Buckenhams
Buckenhams
Fryth Farm, Noak Hill
I knew Paul Buckenham from the Young Conservatives in Laindon and wondered if...
By Joan Goodfellow nee Merchant
On 16/01/2015
Old Photographs of Langdon Hills/Laindon
Old Photographs of Langdon Hills/Laindon
Taken by David Sarfas, Tony Ringwood and Kenny Bird
Lovely to see these photos brought back many happy memories of shopping with my...
By Joan Goodfellow nee Merchant
On 16/01/2015
Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Think No. 29 is Cohen, maybe Robert Cohen?  It might jog someone's...
By Gary Stolworthy
On 16/01/2015
Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
No. 32 is Stephen Braysher, not sure about spelling? The other bloke who said...
By Gary Stolworthy
On 16/01/2015
Enefers
Enefers
I can still remember the taste of their treacle tart and custard
Further to W H Diment 04/02/14. The New Avenue post office was before the...
By L G Miller
On 15/01/2015
Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
No. 5 I'm sure his name is Kenneth Henley? (Kenny Henley)....
By Gary Stolworthy
On 15/01/2015
Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
I believe No. 19 is Janet Davis....
By Martin Robinson
On 15/01/2015