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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 ...
Laindon Poem - 1931 Laindon Recorder
Laindon Poem – 1931 Laindon Recorder Browsing through and old 1931 Laindon Recorder I came across ...
School Photo - Mr Gay's Class.
Can anybody put names to the faces in this photo taken in the quadrangle of ...
Photos of Langdon Hills Primary 1911
My cousin in Norfolk was recently sorting through her late mother’s box of old photos and came ...
Shops and residential properties High Road Langdon Hills
Below are maps and descriptions of the shops and properties in High Road, Langdon Hills ...
Prof. Noall-Stevens (1906–1990)
Some people in our area may remember him as Professor Noall-Stevens. He has recently been ...
‘Carlton’, The Avenue and the Standen Family.
We were contacted this week by Simon Callan with a request for information about a ...
Annual Photographic Display 2019
Please note that this event replaces the Memory Day at the Library on 30.3.19. Thank you.
Private Arthur Judge – Korean Hero
Hello Carl I'd love to hear some of the stories and memories from your great-grandmother about Arthur. My uncle, Dave...
Regal Social Club
I have just seen myself in this photo. I am in the second row, 4th along from the left with...
I was born in 1956 when my parents lived in 'Homeleigh' Topsham Road. I lived there until it was subject...
Markhams Chase Primary School
Third boy along, Keith List, was my Cousin who lived in Pound Lane.He had two older brothers and all three...
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