I came across the Greyhound track advert in the Friday 7th October 1932 addition of the Laindon Recorder several years ago but until recently have not been able to find anybody who can remember anything but it.Then in searching through the council archives recently I came across a number of audio tapes taken in the mid 1980s of people’s memories of Basildon . One of the recordings was of Ron Moorcroft memories. Ron other than owning a couple of shops in Laindon was also later in life the warden of the first Laindon Community centre. He tells us that the greyhound track was in Tavistock Road at the top of Nichol Road that ran off the East side of the High Road. The site is possibly where Mill House School playing field is today. He also informs us that in the middle of the track was a football pitch. What I found rather surprising was that the meeting was to be held on a Sunday.The only other information I have gleaned from somewhere is that the greyhound track was really a training ground but a few races were held.If there is anybody out there who has distant memories of this greyhound track, please add your comments. Editor: Nina Humphrey has asked me to add the following maps to this article. Click on the images to see a larger version.