Commemoration of start of WW I
On the 4th August there was a short service to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of the Great War (First World War) at 11am at the Laindon War Memorial, it included prayers, hymns, songs of the time, a poem and was officiated by Reverend Colin Hopkinson. Refreshments were available at the Manor Mission afterwards.
Similar services were held at the same time at other war memorials around the borough.
If you have passed the memorial recently you would have seen that the Love Laindon project have done a great job clearing the gardens around the memorial and the council have been repairing the paths and brick walls.
A Roll of Honour binder of the district produced by Basildon Borough Heritage was presented at the service.