S. X. Tools, Pound Lane, Laindon

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  • My grandad worked there William Draycott think he was night watchman.

    By David Draycott (04/01/2023)
  • Worked there from 1966 to 1970 and can remember most of the faces there. Have some photos of a football match there.

    Editor: We would be pleased to display your photos on this website, many of our readers and contributors are very interested in local football teams from the past.

    By Alan Ross (06/02/2022)
  • Hi all, my Grandad – William Marshall and my dad David Marshall both worked at SX tools. An excellent tool room in its day.

    Editor: It would be nice if someone could describe what kind of business this was, did they manufacture products for retail or perhaps equipment for engineering equipment? Also has anyone got photographs of the building? The S,X,Tools name was written on the roof of the building and was a local landmark for those traveling towards Billericay on the road from Basildon.

    By Shaun Marshall (17/11/2021)
  • Hi Albert (Bert)
    Yes, we played cricket for Laindon at the back of the Basildon Country Club. Robin Shields is another on your list we played with. Question: does anybody have a photograph of S.X. Tools? Oh, I lived in Pound Lane the side of the Arterial Road.

    By Kenneth F Porter (24/10/2020)
  • Hi. Albert. Do you remember Betty Andrews working at S.X.tools in 1967? She lived on Devonshire Road.

    By Mel lake (23/10/2020)
  • I worked there briefly on leaving school. I think I got the sack.

    By Paul Stickland (21/10/2020)
  • I worked at S.X tools for twenty years from 1955 until it closed down in 1975. I did my apprenticeship and a two year finishing course. “Jigger” Jarman was my first boss. I also remember receiving a watch for ten years service, have still got it and a gold Omega watch for fifteen years service, still got it and still use both watches. I lived in Wash Road and was very handy to get to work, I have lovely memories of old pals, Roy Webster, Malcolm Woolgar, Robin Shields, John Spencer, Fred Lucas, Jack Hutchins, Colin Fergusson. Hope you are all well lads.
    Albert (Bert) Merrison.

    By Albert (Bert) Merrison (19/10/2020)
  • My father John Church worked at S. X. Tools. I remember the coach trips to London shows. I remember Roy Webster, Eric Munn, John Rowe (or Lowe).

    By David Church (21/09/2020)
  • S.X. Tools my Father was the tool room Foreman there, we lived in Royston Avenue so it was very convenient.
    I still have the cutlery canteen he was presented with on reaching 20 years service. I remember that he use to get a box of goodies every Xmas, Jams, tinned food, seasonal sort of things. They did seem to look after him until it all came crashing down. He took a job at the Police garage after that.
    I remember a lot of the locals, I use to work in Flack’s as did my mother, she also worked in the canteen of the “Blouse” factory. They were good times and we didn’t know how good.

    By Andy Willingham (16/04/2020)
  • Yes I remember it well as I lived in Martindale Avenue just off wash road. Roy Webster worked there, he lived at number 12 Martindale Avenue. He lives on the estate where Flacks shop was in Wash Road, sadly he has bad health so he doesn’t go out much.

    By Alan Taylor (10/04/2020)
  • Ref SX tools a friend of mine Charlie Herbert [still kicking] worked there and I remember a tale he told me about his time there , early 1950’s anyone remember him..

    By Robert Howard (03/02/2020)
  • Thank you Peter for your response to S X Tools. I was also there in the 60s a good time to live in Laindon. Also a good café at the Fortune of War – good breakfast.

    By Mel lake (31/01/2020)
  • Yes. I delivered milk to S X Tools in the 60s.

    By Peter Sloper (30/01/2020)
  • Does anyone remember S X Tools in Pound Lane, Laindon?

    By Mel Lake (28/01/2020)

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