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Growing up in Langdon Hills
Growing up in Langdon Hills
Hi Jean.  Thanks for your reply.   What's your town in France...
By Brian cordell
On 28/11/2014
Some Colbear/Marchant family photos
Some Colbear/Marchant family photos
A very interesting photograph.  I think this is a few yards north of the...
By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 27/11/2014
Some Colbear/Marchant family photos
Some Colbear/Marchant family photos
Thelma, no, I don't think that it was the same Marchant family at Noak Hill...
By Jean Colbear
On 27/11/2014
Some Colbear/Marchant family photos
Some Colbear/Marchant family photos
Jean, how lovely, I can see your grandmother as she walked around the side of...
By Thelma Oliver
On 27/11/2014
Growing up in Langdon Hills
Growing up in Langdon Hills
Jean, I thought you might like to know I was great friends with a German lady...
By Thelma Oliver
On 27/11/2014
Growing up in Langdon Hills
Growing up in Langdon Hills
Hello Jean, I do remember Mrs O'Neil but not many more.  I have put a...
By Thelma Oliver
On 27/11/2014
Growing up in Langdon Hills
Growing up in Langdon Hills
How pleasant to have not one, but two replies so quickly. I used to pop down to...
By Jean Colbear
On 26/11/2014
Growing up in Langdon Hills
Growing up in Langdon Hills
Hi Jean,  Doris Martin is my sister-in law, she married my brother Dave in...
By Joan Baterip
On 26/11/2014
Growing up in Langdon Hills
Growing up in Langdon Hills
Hi Jean.  Nice to hear from you.  I  remember you, we were near...
By Brian Cordell
On 25/11/2014
Memories of Lee Chapel
Memories of Lee Chapel
How lovely to read such a full description of Primrose Hill and roads, level...
By Thelma Oliver
On 25/11/2014
Growing up in Langdon Hills
Growing up in Langdon Hills
I remember Jean Colbear very clearly and her Grandparents as I lived at the end...
By Thelma
On 25/11/2014
The Henbest Family
The Henbest Family
Probably the best way to describe where Pasadena stood in Berry Lane, would be...
By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 24/11/2014
The Henbest Family
The Henbest Family
My memory cannot place the whereabouts of Pasadena in Berry Lane...
By alan davies
On 24/11/2014
The Henbest Family
The Henbest Family
Memories of Maud Henbest.  A strict looking lady but very kind and...
By Thelma Oliver
On 23/11/2014
Doris the Hairdresser.
Doris the Hairdresser.
Lovely memories of Doris. I always had my hair permed. On the Friday before my...
By Thelma Oliver
On 23/11/2014
My Early Life in Laindon
My Early Life in Laindon
By Brian Baylis
My friend who lived in that part of Church Road always called the factory in...
By Barry Ellerby
On 22/11/2014
The Winston Club
The Winston Club
One of the last remaining Commercial Buildings in the High Road
Reading about the Publicans' wheelchair races, I recall that one year when...
By Robert Springate
On 21/11/2014
Langdon Hills Old St Mary's - Old Church Hill
Langdon Hills Old St Mary's - Old Church Hill
Wheaton Family
Hello Francis,  Was Wheaton Avenue named after your family? The Avenue is...
By Robert Springate
On 21/11/2014
My Early Life in Laindon
My Early Life in Laindon
By Brian Baylis
Hello I have enjoyed reading the memories on this website and wonder if anyone...
By Donna Clark-Tickner
On 21/11/2014
The Blacksmith's
The Blacksmith's
An old meeting place for the community
The Blacksmith previous to Mr Quelch was Thomas Newman - the family also ran a...
By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 21/11/2014
The Haven and Plotlands
The Haven and Plotlands
by Jennifer Shirley, Assistant Museum Manager at The Haven Museum
My grandmother Letitia Holmes had a few plots. My dad told me once that when...
By Diane Dinch
On 21/11/2014
Do you Recognise anybody
Do you Recognise anybody
This is my uncle Sid. I can remember him singing to us at Christmas. His sons...
By Diane Dinch
On 21/11/2014
Memory Day 24th May 2014.
Memory Day 24th May 2014.
They came from afar.
I have just seen the pictures of your memory day the 24th May 2014, two faces...
By Sheila Attenborrow
On 19/11/2014
Prince of Wales Public House
Prince of Wales Public House
From Beer House to Public House
I have just been reading the comments on this page and feel I must correct Mr...
By Sheila Attenborrow
On 18/11/2014
Gibbs - Ladies Hairdresser
Gibbs - Ladies Hairdresser
When I left school and could afford to go to a hairdresser, I chose Gibbs. ...
By Anne Burton
On 17/11/2014
Doris the Hairdresser.
Doris the Hairdresser.
Hi Alan.  I was quoting from an article I found in the Recorder, written...
By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 16/11/2014
Doris the Hairdresser.
Doris the Hairdresser.
Nina, a further question. The events of the spring and summer of 1940 went...
By alan davies
On 16/11/2014
Doris the Hairdresser.
Doris the Hairdresser.
Another first class article from Nina. The number of interesting ...
By alan davies
On 16/11/2014
Photographs of 5X and 5X2 1962.
Photographs of 5X and 5X2 1962.
Laindon High Road County Secondary Modern School
Looking through the photographs one thing makes a strong impression. Hair! Long...
By alan davies
On 15/11/2014
V2 on Laindon - 21st November 1944
V2 on Laindon - 21st November 1944
Where did this happen?
Angela, you state that your mother lived "opposite where the V2 strike happened...
By alan davies
On 14/11/2014