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Basildon Local Interest Websites
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Local Interest Websites
Old Man Stan
Local celebrity pensioner 'old man Stan' with news, views, videos and much more.
Weblink: Stan's You Tube Page   Stan's Facebook Page (website currently unavailable)
Love Laindon
Community website involving the churches in Laindon whose aim is to make a difference in the general cleanliness of the area, particularly at the shopping centre which had suffered from years of neglect.
Weblink: Love Laindon Website
Our Basildon
Explore Basildon's past, present and future with the Our Basildon team of local historians. Comprehensive website that includes a downloadable heritage trail guide.
Weblink: Our Basildon Website
Basildon A127 Arts Trail
Find out more about arts and culture in the Basildon borough.
Weblink: Official Arts Trail Website
Geo Essex
Information site relating to the geology and landscape in the Basildon area.
Weblink: Geo Essex
Fragments and Reflections
Everything and anything and all that's inbetween. A blog by Ben Williams.
Weblink: Fragments and Reflections
Facebook Groups
Basildon Memories
Nostalgic trip down memory lane for anyone with an interest in the towns past. Lots of photographs and personal memories from a membership of over 1000.
Weblink: Basildon Memories
Pitsea Memories
Facebook group for all who lived, worked or went to school in Pitsea.
Weblink: Pitsea Memories
Save Our Recreation Ground, Kent View Road, Vange
A campaign against Basildon Council's decision to sell off part of the Kent View Road recreation ground in Vange for housing to help fund the Basildon Sporting Village at Gloucester Park.
Weblink: Save Our Recreation Ground, Kent View Vange
Save Basildon's Open Spaces!!!!
Campaign group set up to raise awareness and to protest against future development on Basildon's open spaces and parkland.
Weblink: Save Basildon's Open Spaces
Save Our Gloucester Park
A campaign against Basildon Council's decision to sell off parts of Gloucester Park for housing to help fund the Basildon Sporting Village that opened at the northern end of Gloucester Park in April 2011.
Weblink: Save Our Gloucester Park
Basildon A127 Arts Trail
Started in 2010, this annual event is held by artists from Basildon, Billericay and Wickford. The aim of the trail is to highlight the creative talents of the town at accessible venues such as local shops.
Weblink: A127 Arts Trail
Local History
Basildon Borough Heritage & Museum Group
Preserving the culture and heritage of the borough through historic talks, photographic exhibitions and an archive of artefacts and written memories.
Weblink: Basildon Heritage Group
Basildon History Online
The history of Basildon and the surrounding area with chronology of events, photographs and a message board.
Weblink: Basildon History Online
Laindon & District Community Archive
The community archive website for Laindon, Langdon Hills, Dunton, Lee Chapel and parts of Great & Little Burstead.
Weblink: Laindon Community Archive Website
Dunton Plotlands
Discover the history of the former plotland community at Dunton. Lots of period photographs as well as some "as it looks now" views.
Weblink: Dunton Plotlands
The Cater Museum
The Cater Museum in Billericay High Street was established in 1960. It is housed in an 18th century house and open Monday to Saturdays. Admission is Free.
74 High Street
CM12 9BN
Weblink: Cater Museum
The Billericay Society
Established in 1935 as The Billericay Area Group of the Essex Branch of the Council for the Preservation of Rural England they became the Billericay Society in 1972. The society works to preserve the heritage of Billericay.
Weblink: Billericay Society
Billericay History
The Billericay Community Archive Group, formed in 2010 in partnership with Essex County Council Libraries & the Essex Records Office.
Weblink: Billericay Community Archive Website
Wickford Community Archive
Local website for Wickford created by volunteers to preserve the history of the area for future generations.
Weblink: Wickford Community Archive Website
www. Canvey Island
On-line archive of pictures of Canvey Island in the form of old post cards, photographs and newspaper cuttings.
Weblink: Canvey Island Archive Website
Canvey Island
The Canvey Community Archive covering the history of Canvey Island.
Weblink: Canvey Community Archive Website
Benfleet Community Archive
The Benfleet Community Archives digital archive of the history of Benfleet.
Weblink: Benfleet Community Archive Website
Humour and Satire
Basildon Eye
Basildoneye is specifically for Basildon folks who are serious about stupidity. Stories range from transmogrifyingly silly, to alarmingly cretinous, yet put in a nice, but hideous way; with a bit of amiable, yet chilly satire slung in.
Weblink: BasildonEye
BasildonEye Archive site
Local Radio
Gateway 97.8
Basildon & East Thurrock local community radio station Gateway 97.8 broadcasts from within Kelting House and covers local events, news and topical issues.
Weblink: Gateway 97.8
Basildon Hospital Radio
Basildon Hospital Radio has been broadcasting to the patients, staff and visitors since 1974. Radio listeners can also tune in on 1287 Medium Wave.
Weblink: Hospital Radio Website
Music Related Websites
Blues at the Farm
Hear the best blues bands at the South East's best blues venue. Located at the Barleylands Club, next to Basildon Council depot, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UF.
Contact Phone: 07732 325479
Weblink: Blues at the Farm
New Crawdaddy Club
Follow the link for information on forthcoming gigs.
Contact Phone: 01702 347007
Weblink: New Crawdaddy Club
Basildon Studio
Fully equipped recording studio and 6 rehearsal rooms, complete with P.A system and drum kit.
Unit 4
Basildon Business Centre,
SS14 3FT
Contact Phone: 01268 270066
Weblink: Basildon Studio
School Reunion
Laindon High Road
Class of 1962-1967. No recent updates, website appears to be in hibernation.
Weblink: Laindon High Road 1962-1967
The Laindon School
Class of 1983-1988. Lots of information, school photos and guestbook.
Weblink: Laindon - The Class of 1988
The Laindon School Reunion
For anyone who attended the school between the years 1994-1998.
Weblink: Laindon School - 1994-1998
Sport Related
Mick Toomer's Angling Pages
England International sea angler Mick Toomer has been involved in all aspects of angling from journalism, photography, angling videos, lectures, TV appearances, consultancy, casting tuition, tackle shops and fishery management.
Weblink: Mick Toomer
Basildon & District Pool League
Statistics, league tables, news items and much more.
Weblink: Basildon Pool League
Basildon Monday Darts League
League table, venues, fixtures & results, 180's.
Weblink: C.P.W. Darts (Basildon)
Wickford & District Darts League
League tables, venues, fixtures & results, player statistics.
Weblink: Wickford & District Darts League
Protest Websites
Green Action Broup Basildon
Group formed to fight the development of land at Dry Street owned by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
Weblink: Green Action Group
Basildon Golf Course Landfill Protest
Enviromentally motivated website set up in protest at Basildon Council's decision to allow landfill spoil to be deposited onto Basildon Golf Course.
Weblink: Golf Course Landfill Protest Website
Miscellaneous Websites
Mark Crosby Computer Services
Mark Crosby is an experienced Computer Engineer based in Northlands Park, Basildon. He is a specialist in all things computer related including: Computer Networks, Fibre Networks, VoIP/PBX Telephone Systems, Computer Operating Systems, PC Repair and Website Development.
Weblink: Mark Crosby Computer Services
Laindon Weather
The Laindon, South Essex Weather Station.
Weblink: Laindon Weather Website
British satellite and digital television information guide and DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radio stations.
Weblink: Basildon.TV
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