Basildon Through Time by Lisa Horner
Lisa is a local artist and historian who has combined her two skills to produce ‘Basildon Through Time’. Lisa was raised in Wickford but now lives in Ramsden and is a fierce champion of the Borough of Basildon and hates it when people criticise it, probable one of the reasons why she decided to write a book of the borough.
She is the first to admit that when she embarked on the book she did not know everything about the borough but with the help of a number of people including members of the Laindon Archive and Basildon Heritage groups has come up with a fascinating pictorial book on the borough combining old photographs with the modern equivalents, with historical comments. The first 41 pages cover Laindon and the surrounding district.