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Westley Green Development, Dry Street, Langdon Hills–Part 3
Following previous articles on the development at the east end of Dry Street, another two ...
My first experience of Butler’s Grove was around 1961 when a classmate asked me back ...
Acorn Window Services
Acorn Window Services – sponsors We would like to thank Acorn services for a very generous ...
Funeral Procession in High Road, Laindon.
This photo was recently published on the Basildon Heritage website with an appeal for any ...
Memory Day 25th May 2019.
Another successful Memory Day took place on Saturday 25th May. Despite it being a Bank ...
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 Green Development, Dry Street, Langdon Hills, part 2
Following my article date 21st June 2018, the Redrow development at the east end of ...
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 ...
Chowdhary School, Lee Chapel North 1980
Hello Garry My daughter Michelle was also in Mrs Brown’s class and we both remember you and that your name...
Laindon Shops and Employment – Mid Sixties
My Mother's family lived in Laindon from the 1920's, so from Time to Time, I visited them long before I...
Cecil Alex Hewett 1926-1998, another one of Laindon’s famous and talented people
Christopher Howse of the Telegraph newspaper kindly referenced Cecil Hewett's 'Cathedral and Monastic Carpentry' in his "Sacred Mysteries' column last...
Uncle Bill Foyle and King
I delivered glass to a factory unit at the farm. Upon opening the driver's door I was confronted by a...
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