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Wednesday December 31, 2008 19:50:52 pm My Website Link Email
Name: Brian Baylis
Town/Country: Norfolk
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: I wish every contributor on this Lovely website a Very Happy New Year for 2009. Long may we continue to read of each others memories of how Basildon area used to be.
 
Tuesday December 23, 2008 21:18:01 pm Email
Name: Mike Burchett
Town/Country: Langdon Hills
How I got here: Another Website Link
Comments: Born and bred in Langdon Hills since 1966. Have wonderful memories of Berry Lane, Dunton and plotlands - my stomping ground as a child. Having lived through the change, I haven't really seen the significance until recently. Would like to find out more about Plotlands and Langdon Hills history. Now live in a modern house next to the area of Berry Drive and Berry Lane (the 'shady lane' part).
 
Tuesday December 23, 2008 20:11:59 pm
Name: peter ayres
Town/Country: pitsea
How I got here: Through A Friend
Comments: came here from totenham 1954 went to whitmore way sch then to craylands.best mate at the time was dave walker his mum had the crane pub.i will be 64 next year and still in pitsea.looking forwood to retirement in 2010 when i can enjoy my favorite hobby caravaning.anybody remember tec in honywood rd.
 
Thursday December 4, 2008 02:44:19 am Email
Name: Glynn Spencer
Town/Country: Adelaide australia
How I got here: Just Surfed In
Comments: Went to Basildon Grammar Tech 56-57 then moved to Lancs then Australia. Served in the Australian Navy-Borneo, Viet-Nam etc,, Currently working in a diamond mine in West Australia but living in South Australia (much flying time)
I think I'll be regular on this nostalgic site.
 
Tuesday November 11, 2008 17:34:42 pm Email
Name: Judith Dutnall
Town/Country: Colchester, UK
How I got here: Just Surfed In
Comments: I lived in Langdon Hills from about 1955 until 1973 and have clear and happy memories of the place and the people. I like to look at the old photographs but don't go back to visit, preferring to remember (and dream about) the place as it was. Happy to be in touch.
 
Monday October 6, 2008 10:12:04 am Email
Name: Paul Stokes
Town/Country: Bangkok, Thailand
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: I grew up in Basildon and attended Fryerns School in the '70s-'80s. Since then, I've lived in Sweden, Malaysia and Thailand as a corporate world ex-pat. Fascinating website -all seems like so long ago.
 
Thursday September 18, 2008 10:43:18 am Email
Name: Fred Rand
Town/Country: Norfolk
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: Would all my old friends please note my new mail address I am still waiting to hear from Brian Markin I would love to get in touch again.
 
Friday September 5, 2008 15:43:01 pm Email
Name: Lianne Casbolt
Town/Country: Australia
How I got here: Another Website Link
Comments: I went to The Laindon School from 1990 - 1995. I emigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 1996. I was quite upset looking at the photos of the School in such a mess. I haven't been back to the UK yet but I was hoping it would still be there when I did return for a holiday. It is really lovely to see the pics of Laindon, hasn't it changed!
 
Sunday August 31, 2008 20:11:30 pm Email
Name: danny
Town/Country: basildon
How I got here: Occasional Visitor
Comments: hi does any remember the old house next to northlands lakes in felmores, it was next to a little pond which is still there, i remember climbing in the house when i was younger 1984/86 not to sure would love to no a bit about the house and its history or some pics, all i can remember was it had fireplaces in every room lol.any one out there pleaseeeeeeeee
thanks dan
 
Thursday August 28, 2008 07:21:25 am Email
Name: Caroline Harrison (Dansie)
Town/Country: Perth, Australia
How I got here: Occasional Visitor
Comments: My family and i lived in Laindon from 1978ish till 1985, when we moved to Australia. I have just been looking at the sad pictures of Laindon High School, all boared up and a wreck. I can't believe how much of a concrete jungle Laindon has become. I have wonderful memories of living in Laindon, and thanks to Facebook have been in touch with old friends who went to Millhouse Junior School...
A great site for walking down memory lane, and have been back to Basildon/Laindon to visit our old house on various trips back to the UK.
 
Friday August 15, 2008 11:35:36 am Email
Name: Fred Rand
Town/Country: Norfolk
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: Message for Brian Markin, please see message board
 
Thursday August 14, 2008 07:31:36 am
Name: brian markin
Town/Country: suffolk/ saxmundham
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: I was born in langdon hills 1936 (lee chapel lane) my parents came to laindon in 1925, my father was a local coalman. I went to laindon high road school. If any one remembers me you can leave a message on the guest book, best of luck to everyone.
 
Monday July 28, 2008 14:01:59 pm Email
Name: Fred Rand
Town/Country: Sutton, Norfolk
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: Thanks to this site I have been in touch with a lot of long lost friends, I would like to thank the dedicated people who run the site It,s so nice to see the old Laindon has not been forgotten despite being gobbled up by that Concrete Jungle Basildon!!! Cheers to all at this site Fred Rand.
 
Monday July 21, 2008 23:13:05 pm Email
Name: Sharon McCready nee Hill
Town/Country: basildon
How I got here: Just Surfed In
Comments: found this site tonight fantastic to look at old bas pics also reading the guest book people who went to timberlog - barstable who are all over the world now ..i must be getting old because i can remember the long riding pub and the bull ask teenagers now and they look at you funny as they only know the flats at staceys corner/ the old hang out .. hi to anyone who may know me and hello to anyone who doesnt enjoy your lifes- email if u want
 
Friday July 11, 2008 17:41:11 pm Email
Name: Tony Newell
Town/Country: Toronto, Canada
How I got here: Just Surfed In
Comments: Would anybody know what happened to Gifford House which was the headquarters of Basildon Development Corporation in the sixties?
 
Saturday June 28, 2008 21:35:58 pm Email
Name: Daphne Day
Town/Country: York
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: I used to live in Stanford le Hope in the sixties and work in the Basildon Telephone Exchange. Does anyone remember the band The Incas who played at the Locarno?

Daphne Day ( Williamson as was )
 
Tuesday June 24, 2008 16:48:08 pm Email
Name: Brian Rand
Town/Country: Norfolk
How I got here: Through A Friend
Comments: As an old Laindoner I found your site very interesting, It has bought back some very interesting memories, I lived on the Berry Park estate part of plotlands from 1952 till 1962 when we were compulsary purchased by Basildon Development Corp, I lived in Highlands Gardens, we then moved to Butneys in Basildon where we stayed till 1987 then moving to Norfolk, will continue looking at your site with great interest, Best regards B.Rand Ex Camboro Lodge Highlands Gardens.
 
Monday May 5, 2008 10:56:46 am Email
Name: Nicky Phillips- ne- Coney
Town/Country: high wycombe
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: I am doing a "tree" and have found some info on my relatives. Joe and Joyce Coney lived at Shanklin, Stack Ave in the 50's. Joyce later married Victor Gridley when Joe left her. My Great gran Lillian Coomber who was married to Percy lived at The Elms,Berry Road. Her mother Mary and brother William Coney also lived there for a while. I have piccy's of me as a child visiting about 1964. Does anyone remember them? My Dad still lives in Eastbourne, David Coney.
 
Tuesday April 29, 2008 11:27:19 am Email
Name: Brian Baylis
Town/Country: Norfolk
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: It was truly great to see the Exhibition at Laindon Library on Saturday and meet up with a lady who started school at Markhams Chase on the same day as me, then learn from her that one teacher is still alive.
 
Sunday April 27, 2008 00:23:47 am Email
Name: Valerie Wilson
Town/Country: Ireland
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: Best wishes to Basildon a big part of my heart is still there although i left 30 years ago... wonderful memories and life long friends... valeriewilson78@yahoo.co.uk
 
Thursday March 20, 2008 06:23:27 am Email
Name: Kevin McFarlane
Town/Country: Laindon
How I got here: Another Website Link
Comments: Lived in somercotes for 10 years left there in 94, moved back to laindon in 99 but have since left again reg keep in touch with mates so am aware laindon has all changed
 
Tuesday March 18, 2008 13:06:07 pm Email
Name: Dean Cooper
Town/Country: Arbroath, Scotland
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: To Helen,yes i remember i was born in number 44 claydon cresent late 60,s
 
Tuesday March 18, 2008 12:57:31 pm Email
Name: Dean Cooper
Town/Country: Arbroath, Scotland
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: Great to see bas again,i lived next to the barge pub for twenty years then another 18 years in and around Markhams chase area. Then moved to Sotland but still miss the place. Thank you i will be visting again.

Dean Cooper.
 
Saturday March 1, 2008 12:10:23 pm Email
Name: Helen
Town/Country: Basildon
How I got here: Just Surfed In
Comments: Hi I lived in Methersgate in the 1960's. Does anyone remember the orchard around the area of Claydon Crescent?
 
Thursday February 21, 2008 19:22:41 pm Email
Name: Barry Jenkinson
Town/Country: rotherham, south yorks
How I got here: Word Of Mouth
Comments: lived and worked in basildon from 1983 to 1986
still have family living in south benfleet.
make regular visits to basildon, it has certainly changed over the years
 
Tuesday February 12, 2008 14:08:20 pm Email
Name: Jim Green (Mr. Jim)
Town/Country: Cyprus
How I got here: Through A Friend
Comments: As an ex Basildon man if anyone would like to get in touch with me I would be very happy to reply. Please note that in my e-mail address there is an underscore (hyphen on the line) between basboy and 700. Jim Green.
 
Monday February 11, 2008 12:59:24 pm Email
Name: Jim Green
Town/Country: Cyprus
How I got here: Through A Friend
Comments: I moved to Basildon in 1960 with my family and was a Postman at the old Laindon Sorting Office in the High Road. Final move to Gladwyns on LCN & was there for almost 40 years. Played football for local GPO team and raced Autocross in a Mini Cooper for years. Moved to Cyprus in 2003 although a few of our kids still live in Basildon with their families. Used to be a great place to live but changed over the years, sadly not for the better. Still have many fond memories of places and people we knew some of whom still keep in touch. I still consider myself a Basildon Boy and I always will. Basildon was good to me and my family and it's still where my heart is.
 
Sunday February 10, 2008 15:09:28 pm Email
Name: Billy Cartwright
Town/Country: Bedfordshire
How I got here: Just Surfed In
Comments: Just discovered this site, really enjoyed looking at the photo's of Timberlog Lane, they brought back a lot of memories.

I enjoyed the stories told by Thomas Edwards and Mrs J R Cartwright as they also brought back a lot of memories of people and places that I knew.

My grangfather was a nurseryman, we lived in a bungalow in Timberlog Lane called "VERONICA" opposite where Long Riding is now.

I lived there until I was 17 when I joined the R.A.F., my neighbours one side were John and Derek Hood they lived with their parents Percy and Lillian, the other side was Ronnie Counter and his parents.

Peter Ross and his father had a car scrapyard on the corner of Ivy Road,on the other corner was Blundells General Store, changing later to Tom Ward.

Dick Stacey was a pal of mine his father owner the coal yard they lived on Stacey's corner.

Billy Cartwright.
 
Friday February 1, 2008 23:15:27 pm Email
Name: Mike Fruin
Town/Country: launceston tasmania
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: Colin & Linda mentioned living in King Edward Drive.Around 1955 I worked weekends for a pig farmer at the top of the Drive. His name was 'Dicky' Bird and he drove stock cars. His wife was Rosie and he had 2 daughters, Shirley and Brenda and a younger boy called Jim. 'Dicky' was killed in a car accident on the Southend arterial around 1957.
Anyone have any information?
 
Friday February 1, 2008 22:37:21 pm Email
Name: Colin and Linda Clarke
Town/Country: Basildon
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: Love this site! as old Laindon People
(my wife from Kings Road and me from king Edward) since the 1940's we loved old Laindon. We both went to Laindon High. Amazing just how many shops and what variety there used to be. Just try and remember all Laindon's cafes!
 
Saturday January 26, 2008 15:15:15 pm Email
Name: Mike Webster
Town/Country: Pitsea
How I got here: Occasional Visitor
Comments: Love seeing old pics of the area. Although a Corringham boy,my father's family came to old Basildon in the 1920s and owned a poultry farm in Church Road and later on Kiln Farm in Pitsea. I wish the area still looked like it did in those old photos,it's awful now!!
 
Saturday January 12, 2008 23:41:09 pm Email
Name: Geoffrey Mansfield
Town/Country: Christchurch N Z
How I got here: Just Surfed In
Comments: Born Laindon 1922. Worked at Laindon station 1940 to 1949 when left for New Zealand. Attended Laindon High Road School in the 30's. Served in RAF during WW2. Played football, (not very well) with Laindon Athletic. Have revisited UK several times.
 
Tuesday January 1, 2008 00:26:40 am Email
Name: Brian Baylis
Town/Country: Norfolk
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: May I please be the first to post on here in 2008 and Most seriously wish You ALL A Happy New Year.
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