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2002 entries
01) Books about Basildon
02) Memories (Double Six and Peachey's) - 5 replies.
03) Old Postcards/Telephone Directories/Books - 2 replies.
04) Fryerns Boys Club - 1 reply.
05) Hello
06) Basildon - Depeche Mode - 2 replies.
07) Need to know some history - Swanstead, Vange - 1 reply.
08) Depeche Mode's hometown - 4 replies.
09) Film footage of Basildon
10) Geography coursework
11) Depeche Mode

2003 entries
01) Yardley History - 1 reply.
02) Romanies - 1 reply.
03) Yardley products
04) Essex Broadband Wireless
05) Inverness Road, Laindon
06) Laindon High Road School
07) Spooks Scooter Club - 11 replies.
08) Craylands - 4 replies.
09) 1953 Flood - 3 replies.
10) Does anyone remember the 1962/1963 snowfall? - 8 replies.
11) Old Mates - 2 replies.
12) Old Vange Cemetery - 1 reply.

2004 entries
01) Laindon Park Primary School
02) New Towns
03) Astor Nurseries
04) Help me find
05) Lancies or Hancies cottage, Pitsea
06) Laindon History - Five Links Estate

2005 entries
01) Margot Brummer - 1 reply.
02) Vange - Mapleford Sweep - 2 replies.
03) The Old Fortune of War, Laindon - 4 replies.
04) Kingswood School
05) Bob Beaney
06) Laindon High Road Secondary School
07) York Borg Warner - Old Friends
08) Pembrokes Printing
09) TB Sanatorium Langdon Hills - 3 replies.
10) Nicholas School
11) Unusual grave at St. Michael's Church, Pitsea - 5 replies.
12) Strange gravestone at St. Michael's Church, Pitsea - 4 replies.
13) Local newspapers in Pitsea in the 1800s - 1 reply.
14) Save Brooke House - 1 reply.
15) Depeche Mode Fans
16) Basildon Hall - 3 replies.
17) Martins Ice Cream Vans/Mobile Shops - 6 replies.
18) Trindehay + Old Bungalow in Lee Chapel North - 5 replies.
19) Pitsea Market Domes - 2 replies.
20) Vange Well and Gloucester Park lake - One or two mysteries - 5 replies.

2006 entries
01) Pitsea 1942
02) Pound Lane Post Office - 2 replies.
03) Old motorcycles in Pound Lane area of North Benfleet - 3 replies.
04) Pitsea Northlands Willow Pond - 4 replies.
05) Local soccer information
06) Kimberley Road, Laindon - 1 reply.
07) Dicky Birds and Tonibell's ice cream vans - 8 replies.
08) House called Onclayd in Salisbury Avenue, Langdon Hills
09) Tonibell - 6 replies.
10) Basildon Hall - 2 replies.
11) Arthur Willis of Laindon
12) Bastiani ice cream van - 6 replies.
13) Rectory Road, Pitsea - 7 replies.
14) Pitsea School - 6 replies.
15) Co-op milk depot, Bluehouses, Basildon
16) Reunion - 1 reply.
17) Locarno (Mecca) Ballroom - 12 replies.
18) Campbell's Motor Services of Pitsea - 4 replies.
19) Old Tom buses of Laindon
20) Vange boot sale field - 1 reply.
21) Black Cottages, Bowers Gifford - 1 reply.
22) Moat House - 2 replies.
23) Shop at Honeypot Lane
24) Shamrock House, Pitsea
25) Mr Whippy ice cream factory - 3 replies.
26) What are they going to do with Pitsea? - 2 replies.
27) Rectory Road barn - 3 replies.
28) John Crowley (Cattawade Link) - 5 replies.
29) Bungalows in St. Nicholas Lane area of Laindon - 1 reply.
30) Bonallack & Sons Coachbuilders - 2 replies.
31) Girls Life Brigade - 2 replies.
32) Laindon or Langdon Hills in the 1950s - 5 replies.
33) Dunton Drive, Laindon
34) Orange Line Taxis - 8 replies.
35) Mobile tuck shops - 3 replies.
36) Railway Hotel, Pitsea - 4 replies.
37) Research - 3 replies.
38) Vacationing in Basildon - 1 reply.
39) Search for relatives - 2 replies.
40) Whife and Sloper dairies and Firmans dairy - 5 replies.
41) Milton Bus Service - 2 replies.
42) Relatives in Laindon
43) Basildon's Astrodome
44) Pitsea War Memorial - 3 reples.
45) The Winston Social Club - 3 replies.
46) Topsy Saye - 1 reply.
47) Saturdays in Pitsea in the 1960s - 4 replies.
48) The Laindon School reunion
49) Sad loss of Dave Clark Five member - 1 reply.
50) Merry Christmas - 2 replies.

2007 entries
01) Obituary Lookup Request Laindon Recorder
02) House called "ONCLAYD" in Langdon Hills
03) Land at Brickfield Road, Vange - 1 reply.
04) Aeroplane Park - Lee Chapel South - 13 replies.
05) Basildon's Musical Heritage - 1 reply.
06) No.6 Tyler Avenue, Laindon - 4 replies.
07) Gloucester Park Swimming Pool - 1 reply.
08) Laindon Filling Station - 3 replies.
09) Yazoo - 2 replies.
10) Steam Trains - 7 replies.
11) Farmfoods Store, Pitsea
12) Tonibell Van Drivers - 13 replies.
13) Wilf and Agnes Smith - 1 reply.
14) Laindon High Road School - 15 replies.
15) Vange Bootfair - Brickfield Road - 7 replies.
16) Bread deliveries in Pitsea - 3 replies.
17) Parmenter family - 2 replies.
18) Trenham Avenue, Pitsea
19) 1985/88 Barstable School friends
20) Pitsea prefabs - 1 reply.
21) Ngoma bungalow, Helmore Crescent, Laindon
22) Jack the doorman at Pitsea cinema - 2 replies.
23) Ernie Phillips - 2 replies.
24) Missing person from Craylands estate in 1974
25) 5 Hartford End, Craylands, Basildon - 1 reply.
26) Pitsea Cemetery
27) Happy Birthday
28) Wagner's christmas cracker factory, A127, Laindon - 3 replies.
29) The Van Gogh pub, Paycocke Road - 4 replies.
30) Old Rectory, Dunton
31) Old Rectory, Basildon - 1 reply.
32) Charles Caravan Park, Dunton
33) (Doughy) Saunders the baker - 1 reply.
34) Wraysbury Drive, Laindon - 3 replies.
35) Roads divided by the A127 through Basildon
36) Markhams Chase school twins
37) One Tree Hill & Dry Street development - 7 replies.
38) Ho--Ho--Ho. - 1 reply.
39) How Laindon and Basildon have changed - 2 replies.

2008 entries
01) Mopsies Road, Basildon
02) Langdon Hills Army Camp - 4 replies.
03) Laindon War Memorial - 1 reply.
04) Family History, Osborne Road, Pitsea - 2 replies.
05) Basildon Hall - 2 replies.
06) Mike Smith, lead singer of the Dave Clark 5 - 12 replies.
07) Markhams Chase playing fields - 7 replies.
08) Chase - Open Meeting
09) Famous Basildonians - 2 replies.
10) Basildon magic memories - 11 replies.
11) Lee Chapel North Community Centre
12) 1970's Fryerns Sunday afternoon disco - 3 replies.
13) Langdon Hills Family History - Townsends - 2 replies.
14) Clock Man - Town Centre, Basildon - 1 reply.
15) Adventure Playground
16) Laindon Memorial Hall - 4 replies.
17) Adventure Playground, Church Road (off Whitmore Way 1970's) - 2 replies.
18) Wrenns---60s workplace - 3 replies.
19) S. E. M. - South Essex Motors
20) Twins
21) Basildon Stock Cars
22) Bus Drivers or Conductors - 6 replies.
23) Rotary Hoes & Brown and Tawse at West Horndon - 9 replies.
24) Stock Car Racing - 2 replies.
25) Double Six Darts' Team - 1 reply.
26) Brockwell's of Laindon - 4 replies.
27) Good old days - Redgrave Road, Vange - 2 replies.
28) Old Vangeites - 1 reply.
29) Remember Me? - 8 replies.
30) Markhams Chase School - 1 reply.
31) Basildon Telephone Exchange - 2 replies.
32) Grant Best printers of Durham Road, Laindon - 2 replies.
33) Boxing Club - 6 replies.
34) Peters Hairdressers (Barbers) - 6 replies.
35) Bus crash at Dunton Wayletts
36) John Birch of Laindon
37) Woodlands Girls School Fire - 3 replies.
38) Information on John Alderton born 1806/1807? - 1 reply.
39) Prestlands Fair - 4 replies.
40) Brian Markin - 2 replies.
41) Martins Mobile Sales Trucks - 3 replies.
42) Alan Wickens - 1 reply.
43) Trenham Avenue, Pitsea - does anyone remember..........
44) Old house at Felmores - 1 reply.
45) Thanks for the memories & St. Martin's church choir - 1 reply.
46) Derek Hood
47) Redgrave Road
48) Byron's Shop, Windsor Road, Laindon
49) Miss O'Brien - Langdon Hills Primary School - 7 replies.
50) Old Laindon - 3 replies.
51) Old Hearse - 8 replies.
52) "Wild West" in Laindon - 4 replies.
53) Seeleys Butchers Vange - 4 replies.
54) The Incas
55) A Bedwell & Son, Wash Road, Laindon - 2 replies.
56) Trenham Avenue Twins
57) Luncies Road Youth Club - 2 replies.
58) Jimmy Green
59) Jolly Friar Shops - 1 reply.
60) Fobbing Well - 4 replies.
61) Craylands School - 6 replies.
62) Martins Ice Cream Vans and Mobile Shops - 2 replies.
63) Merry Christmas - 3 replies.

2009 entries
01) Dunton Plotlands - 4 replies.
02) David & The Embers - 4 replies.
03) Cottis the Bakers - 9 replies.
04) History of Basildon - 1 reply.
05) Bowers United
06) The Cubs
07) Swan Mead School - 5 replies.
08) Gloucester Park Lake - 5 replies.
09) Holy Trinity Church and Clubhouse - 5 replies.
10) Barton's the Bakers - 4 replies.
11) Laindon - 2 replies.
12) Searching for old school friends from Laindon High School - 3 replies.
13) Tonibell - 4 replies.
14) Great Gregory Park - 3 replies.
15) Pitsea School Reunion - 1 reply.
16) Roads divided by the A127 - 4 replies.
17) In memory of Fred Rand - 12 replies.
18) Family Tree
19) Berry Lane - 1 reply.
20) Willis family of Berry Lane - 3 replies.
21) The Crane Public House
22) Bull family
23) Alan Wickens - 2 replies.
24) Memories of Basildon - 3 replies.
25) Oakley Bull familys - 2 replies.
26) Staceys Corner - 2 replies.
27) Loverings of Trenham Avenue
28) Drowning at Laindon - 2 replies.
29) Pitsea Market - 13 replies.
30) Gloucester Park
31) The Bull, Pitsea - 2 replies.
32) Blast from the past - 2 replies.
33) The Gun Inn - 2 replies.
34) St. Michael's Pitsea - 7 replies.
35) Laindon Recorder - 4 replies.
36) Marshall family of Armada Avenue, Laindon - 7 replies.
37) Laindon United FC - 4 replies.
38) Blog
39) Roger Honeyball
40) Ann Purle - 1 reply.
41) Tom Levine - 3 replies.
42) Basildon/Laindon Postmen - 11 replies.
43) Spooks Club - 5 replies.
44) Ernie Byron - 3 replies.
45) Basildon Market - 3 replies.
46) Cullender family
47) Peter Kruder
48) Laindon - 17 replies.
49) Gibson family - 2 replies.
50) Pitsea rail crash - 6 replies.
51) High Road, Laindon - 3 replies.
52) Laindon Station - 9 replies.
53) 1958 Floods - 6 replies.
54) My Book "This is Basildon" - 9 replies.
55) Prince of Wales to the Crown publicans' race - 9 replies.
56) Johnny Copperwheat
57) Happy Christmas - 2 replies.
58) "Old Bonner" - 6 replies.
59) Christmas Greetings - 2 replies.
60) New Year Greetings - 1 reply.
61) Goodale - Bowers Gifford

2010 entries
01) Bowers Gifford - 10 replies.
02) Claydon
03) My grandad Edgar Willis of Laindon - 5 replies.
04) Do you remember my mum Eileen?
05) Bob Hayes - 2 replies.
06) Memories of the bikers
07) Basildon District Museum - 7 replies.
08) Who remembers Mrs Bell, teacher at Bluehouse Infant School
09) Prefabs in Pitsea - 8 replies.
10) Honeypot Lane - 10 replies.
11) Prefabs in Laindon - 2 replies.
12) Billy Foyle - 10 replies.
13) Pat Birch of Bracken Mount, Laindon - 5 replies.
14) Talk on the history of Laindon - 3 replies.
15) My Brother's mates
16) Basildon fair 1960s - 1 reply.
17) The Pearman family - 9 replies.
18) The Railway Hotel, Pitsea - 16 replies.
19) Drowning at Vange
20) Laindon Hotel - 5 replies.
21) Vange Swimming Pool
22) Basildon Youth Association - 3 replies.
23) Holy Cross Church - 1 reply.
24) Bonallack Coachbuilders - 12 replies.
25) Seeking old friends in North Benfleet area
26) Pitsea prefabs & Nurse Holland - 13 replies.
27) Dicky Birds Ice Cream - 9 replies.
28) Papworths Mobile Shop - 1 reply.
29) Vange/Pitsea Carnival 1930 - 2 replies.
30) McKenna's in Vange 1932
31) Lucas depot in Bentalls, Basildon
32) Craylands secondary school - 6 replies.
33) Family Edwards of High Road, Vange - 4 replies.
34) Pitsea People Power - 2 replies.
35) Wendy Darke & Pat Card - 6 replies.
36) Ernie from Pitsea
37) Markhams Chase School - 6 replies.
38) Plotlands - 2 replies.
39) Youth Clubs in the 1960s - 9 replies.
40) Remember Me? - 9 replies.
41) Aeroplane Park
42) Laindon Park School - 1 reply
43) Honeypot Lane - 7 replies.
44) Yardley, Basildon - 4 replies.
45) Pitsea United
46) Basildon Road
47) St. Nicholas Church - 2 replies.
48) Harts Bookmakers, Pitsea - 2 replies.
49) Pitsea in the 1940's and 50's - 8 replies.
50) New book about Pitsea
51) Armada Football Club - 1 reply.
52) Help with identifiying an early new town photograph - 3 replies.
53) Another unidentified early new town photo... - 2 replies.
54) FOR JOY POULTON RE: FRANKIE CLELAND
55) Craylands School from 1945 to around 1955 - 1 reply.
56) St. Andrew's Youth Club
57) Kimberley Road, Laindon - 6 replies.
58) Ken Page
59) Basildon Library
60) New book about the Plotlands - 4 replies.
61) Basildon Memories on Facebook - 1 reply.
62) Pre-new town buildings - 12 replies.
63) Gladys Turbard - 1 reply.
64) Good neighbours
65) Slaughter Electrical, Laindon - 13 replies.
66) Looking for an old friend
67) Seeking an old friend from Basildon Aquatels
68) Pre-new town Basildon on Google Earth - 3 replies.
69) Greetings - 3 replies.
70) christmas greetings

2011 entries
01) Keith Burton
02) Rosina Yems - 4 replies.
03) Harold George Howard - 3 replies.
04) Kent View Recreation Ground, Vange, Basildon - 2 replies.
05) Prefabs in Pitsea - 8 replies.
06) Laindon Park 1962/63 - 2 replies.
07) Tonibell Book - 12 replies.
08) I am looking for old friends Ted and June Ash - 1 reply.
09) Carnival Time
10) Fundraising
11) Talk on Laindon - 4 replies.
12) Woodward of Lee Chapel Lane
13) Student at Craylands - 1 reply.
14) Hats off to Basildon Council - 1 reply.
15) Basildon Standard - 9 replies.
16) The day "Old Basildon" died - 3 replies.
17) Campbells field now Kent View Recreation Ground - 1 reply.
18) Steps near Laindon Station - 1 reply.
19) Pipps Hill Golf - 4 replies.
20) The Quays Pub - 6 replies.
21) Dunton Plotlands Reunion
22) Laindon + Berry Boxing Club - 7 replies.
23) All Saints Church, Vange
24) Old Old Laindon
25) New to Basildon
26) Dale Farm
27) Keeble's - 4 replies.
28) Copy of Basildon Standard - 2 replies.
29) Basildon History Site - 3 replies.
30) Tonibell depot 70-80s
31) George Moody - 1 reply.
32) Friends - 21 replies.
33) Old photos of Vange - 11 replies.
34) Eddie Morris (Ernie Morris) - 3 reply.
35) Asda - 2 replies.
36) Laindon High Road as it now is - 4 replies.
37) East Anglian Film Archive - 6 replies.
38) Christmas Greetings

2012 entries
01) Brighton Run pub - 2 replies.
02) Newspapers - 3 replies.
03) Oldstores / post office Pitsey
04) Pitsea, Bowers Gifford and Vange war memorials - 11 replies.
05) Laindon Hotel - 2 replies.
06) Ken Page visit to UK
07) Old hall near Mapleford Sweep
08) Bartons Bakery - 8 replies.
09) Pig farm in Pitsea - 5 replies.
10) St. Margaret's School, Bowers Gifford - 3 replies.
11) "The plots" Pitsea - 1 reply.
12) Woodfield Road, Pitsea
13) Ex Plotlander's Visit
14) Johnny Birch - 6 replies.
15) Long Riding public house
16) Old map of Basildon - 1 reply.
17) Mr Cluff, Laindon High Road School
18) Memories of growing up in Basildon - 1 reply.
19) Basildon Heritage
20) Bata shoe shop
21) Armada FC
22) Flacks shop, Laindon - 2 replies.
23) Plotlands bungalow - 3 replies.
24) Clarke Chapman - John Thompson factory - 5 replies.
25) Marney Drive, Pitsea
26) Vange Well No.5
27) Old Laindon - 6 replies.
28) Searching for person in children's home
29) Kids nursery in Pitsea - 1 reply.
30) Christmas 2012 - 2 replies.

2013 entries
01) Winter of 1963 - 6 replies.
02) Pitsea coal merchant Jack Bonarius
03) Carey
04) DC Jeakins
05) Basildon Carnival
06) Bob Keeble
07) Ernie
08) Holy Cross + St Nicholas - 5 replies.
09) Rectory Road family
10) Help for uni project - 1 reply.
11) Sanatorium in Dry Street
12) Jim Green
13) Burnt Mills car accident - 5 replies.
14) Dave from Adelaide - 3 replies.
15) Jolly Friar public house - 2 replies.
16) Waterloo grille company
17) St Marys Crescent, Pitsea - 1 reply.
18) Christmas Greetings - 1 reply.
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