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Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
From Richard's comments, I am unsure if it was intended to indicate an...
By W.H.Diment
On 23/04/2014
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
Very interesting.  I’ve also made a few observations and apparently...
By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 23/04/2014
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
Willy Weedon looks younger in this photograph than when I knew him. Who are the...
By alan davies
On 23/04/2014
Patsy's Memories of Laindon
Patsy's Memories of Laindon
Patsy Mott (née Tyler) reminiscences - 2003
Patsy, I stumbled on this article while looking for the Fortune of War in the...
By Richard Haines
On 22/04/2014
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
I remember Churchill Johnsons because of the lovely smell of timber....
By Thelma Oliver
On 22/04/2014
Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
I can say that this is still an annoying junction to travel through. I was...
By Richard Haines
On 22/04/2014
Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
That’s fine William, it was just a thought on my part and I can see your...
By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 22/04/2014
Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
I cannot agree with Nina that it would have been better to remain a crossroads...
By W.H.Diment
On 22/04/2014
Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
Agree entirely.  It would have been better as a crossroads rather than a...
By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 22/04/2014
Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
Aerial View of Fortune of War Roundabout
This roundabout was badly designed from the start and the problem still...
By Richard Haines
On 22/04/2014
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
Hi Ted.  As far as I am aware, I am not related to the Burton family of...
By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 21/04/2014
Coronation Day 1953
Coronation Day 1953
Roberts Road Street Party
I have no idea how many street parties took place as part of the coronation...
By alan davies
On 21/04/2014
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
In the News once Again: the Meadows North of Dry Street (Otherwise known as the Dry Street Meadows)
Nina, thank you for pointing out the link to the site, it's all on there as...
By Richard Haines
On 21/04/2014
Laindon Bicycle Polo Team
Laindon Bicycle Polo Team
I think it is fantastic that Paul Brown, 20.04.14, has a genuine prewar Claude...
By W.H.Diment
On 21/04/2014
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
In the News once Again: the Meadows North of Dry Street (Otherwise known as the Dry Street Meadows)
Richard.  The website for the Green Action Group has been updated, see...
By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 21/04/2014
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
In the News once Again: the Meadows North of Dry Street (Otherwise known as the Dry Street Meadows)
The above is interesting because the article talks about 1300 homes in the...
By Richard Haines
On 21/04/2014
V2 on Laindon - 21st November 1944
V2 on Laindon - 21st November 1944
Where did this happen?
Yes the German V2s were ferocious and terrifying. Consider though, the...
By Richard Haines
On 20/04/2014
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
In the News once Again: the Meadows North of Dry Street (Otherwise known as the Dry Street Meadows)
Its heartbreaking and I bet none of these 'officials' who are up for...
By Andrea
On 20/04/2014
V2 on Laindon - 21st November 1944
V2 on Laindon - 21st November 1944
Where did this happen?
If any contributors wish to see just what a ferocious weapon the V2 was - as...
By Rob Merrison
On 20/04/2014
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
In the News once Again: the Meadows North of Dry Street (Otherwise known as the Dry Street Meadows)
Sickening!  Just seen in this in the Echo 'Basildon Council approves...
By Lisa Horner
On 20/04/2014
Laindon Bicycle Polo Team
Laindon Bicycle Polo Team
Hi.  Many years ago a friend gave me a Claude Butler polo frame complete...
By Paul Brown
On 20/04/2014
Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
Number 6 is my nan Margaret Marchant married name Margaret Cullum who...
By Martin Taylor
On 19/04/2014
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
Nina has mentioned "Casablanca" in her comment. I of course remember this...
By Ted Bruley
On 19/04/2014
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
In the News once Again: the Meadows North of Dry Street (Otherwise known as the Dry Street Meadows)
Totally agree with you Ken when you say "If this development goes ahead it will...
By Lisa Horner
On 19/04/2014
Ling's and Boon's
Ling's and Boon's
North Parade
If you look at the two photographs there is a similar pram out side Boon's....
By Ian Mott
On 19/04/2014
V2 on Laindon - 21st November 1944
V2 on Laindon - 21st November 1944
Where did this happen?
Colin, thanks for adjustments made, your research is truly fascinating. This...
By Richard Haines
On 19/04/2014
Ling's and Boon's
Ling's and Boon's
North Parade
Following my posting of 18/04/2014 a few additional thoughts come to mind. Who...
By alan davies
On 19/04/2014
Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
No 35 (with the ears) is me!! Stephen Brasier....
By Steve Brasier
On 18/04/2014
Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
32 isn't me. Can't remember who it is but I'm on page 6. Steve...
By Steve Brasier
On 18/04/2014
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
A Laindoner's memories by Ted Bruley
‘Grangewood’ was at the northern end of Tavistock Road, just around...
By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 18/04/2014