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Dust Bins --- Then & Now!
Friday is the day when the garbage gets picked up by the San Diego county ...
Hilly Road residents Sara and George Hunt
I fondly remember visiting my grandparents at their Hilly Road home called “Sunrae”. I particularly ...
Wheelchair Race 1966.
Here are some more photographs of the 1966 Wheelchair Race from the Prince of Wales ...
Nostalgia in Willow Park, Langdon Hills.
Roy, a beautiful Suffolk Punch was hired from Hawthorn Heavy Horses at Chelmsford, to haul ...
BBC Essex ‘The Quest’ visits Mark’s Hill Wood, Langdon Hills.
Sunday morning at 9 pm, members of the Basildon Natural History Society gathered in Mark’s ...
Annual Photographic Display - Manor Mission, 30th March 2019
A beautiful day brought out dozens of people to the Manor Mission Hall. Several were waiting ...
Westley Gardens Development, Dry Street, Langdon Hills, part 2
Westley Gardens Development – Dry Street, Langdon Hills – Part 2 Following my article date 21st ...
W. J. Cottis - Diploma 1909.
I was contacted by a lady who had recently bought a very old embroidery that ...
Memories of Dry Street
It is strange how a simple task can lead to a sequence of events. Currently ...
Basildon’s Worst Case Of Eviction?
Whether or not you are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Basildon New Town, it may ...
Flying Officer Anthony William Wicking - Cold War Hero
The Second World War finally came to an end in 1945, but peace was still ...
Spire's Supply Stores 10-12 Laindon High Road.
The following photographs and information on Spire’s Supply Stores, 10-12 Laindon High Road were recently ...
Langdon Hills School Trip 1966.
Langdon Hills School c 1956.
Back row from left. Mr Wiggins. 1. 2. 3. 4-George Le Surf. 5. 6. 7. ...
The Curious Building in Station Approach.
The first photo we have of this little building is from very early last century ...
Keith Cullis - Shop in The Broadway, Laindon.
Many will remember Pelham’s shop in The Broadway, Laindon. Records show that Mrs Pelham’s husband Abraham ...
Memory Day at Laindon Library 23.02.19.
Once again, another enjoyable success at the Library. Over 20 people arrived, some bringing photos ...
The Trials of Getting Educated. A Poem.
Yet another visit to the Headmistress. My form teacher has sent me to her. I don’t think ...
The Pets that stayed behind. Poem.
Mr & Mrs Smith are leaving England. Basildon Council has bought their Laindon home. They can’t take ...
The Ride Home - A Poem
I get on my bike. The more I peddle the brighter my dynamo light shines. A good ...
Through my bedroom window the smell of roses assaults my nose. As I drowsily awaken the sun ...
Waverley Cottage and Abbotsford
In 1909 two similar houses were built in Waverley Road, Laindon. Their names were Waverley ...
Forward To The Past. Laindon Before Plastic.
I loved to go to the shops back then Just a few pennies in my hand With ...
William & Dorothy Watson
William and Dorothy Watson were my Grandparents. They had three children, Dorothy, Derek and Sylvia ...
Old Photographs of Langdon Hills/Laindon
I have been looking for sites like this to make up a family history scrapbook. My family lived at "Rosemary"...
Dust Bins — Then & Now!
There were also some communal dustbins on the corner of St Nicholas Lane and Basildon Drive. My mother sent me...
Dust Bins — Then & Now!
I seem to remember a few metal bins at the top of Roberts Road on the rough bit of ground,...
Stan Hollands 1922 – 1992.
I’m trying to find out more history on what is now known as Gulmarg, 7 Butlers Grove, is this the...
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