Dry Street

Clip from "Film produced by Woodlands School Students in co-oporation with Basildon Council 1974"
Dry Street
A similar view today
Ken Porter

A view of Dry Street from years past above and the view today below

A video clip from a promotional film produced in 1974 to show the improvements brought about to the District by the development of Basildon.

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  • I used to live here with my parents 1977-2003. It was the general store and post office after being the Red Cow pub. It was built in 1802, and the glazier had signed one of the window panes. We used to deliver food to the few houses left in the Chase and Southway that survived compulsory purchase for the bypass that was never built.

    By Deb Sherwood (17/12/2016)
  • Large numbers of my Hammond ancestors lived in Dry Street during the 19th century.

    By Lesley Neville (01/07/2016)
  • I moved into Dry Street in 1954 with my parents and moved out in 1967.   In 1973 I moved back with my wife and daughter and we shared the house with my parents until 1989 when they moved out to buy a retirement home in East Sussex.

    By Gregory Pead (10/01/2016)
  • Oh happy days!  And now they want to build on parts of this beautiful place. 

    By Andrea Ash (nee Pinnell) (10/08/2015)
  • My friend, Alan Carter, had a grandad on Dry Street who, I seem to remember, was the last surviving crew member of the “Cutty Sark”.  Was that possible?  Let’s assume he was 100yrs old in 1962.  I also think he made a broadcast on the radio.

    Editor:  The name of Alan’s grandad would be helpful and any additional information if possible.

    By Martin Richardson (29/06/2015)

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