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Town Centre and various neighbourhoods

Basildon postcards from the Town Centre area and new town neighbourhoods.

Title Number Colour Publisher Date View Detail
G. I. Barnett & Son
Church of the Holy Cross101B/WG.I. Barnett & Son, Publishers.c.1959Pathway to front porch and partial view of the tower.Clear front view, portrait photograph. Greetings from Basildon on rear of card.
Marconi's Factory102B/WG.I. Barnett & Son, Publishers.c.1959Main Marconi 2 storey office block.Clear front view. Greetings from Basildon on rear of card.
 103B/WG.I. Barnett & Son, Publishers.   
Modern Shopping Centre104B/WG.I. Barnett & Son, Publishers.c.1959Shops at Whitmore Way, Fryerns.Clear front view. Greetings from Basildon on rear of card.
 105B/WG.I. Barnett & Son, Publishers.   
A New Shopping Arcade106B/WG.I. Barnett & Son, Publishers.c.1959Shops at Timberlog Lane, Barstable.Clear front view. Greetings from Basildon on rear of card.
 107B/WG.I. Barnett & Son, Publishers.   
See Pitsea entry.108B/WG.I. Barnett & Son, Publishers.   
Porch of Basildon Parish Church109B/WG.I. Barnett & Son, Publishers.c.1959Close up of the front porth.Clear front view, portrait photograph. Greetings from Basildon on rear of card.
Colourmaster International
Founded in the early 1960s as Photo Precision Ltd by 2 RAF photo reconnaissance officers. Company later taken over and rebranded Colourmaster Ltd in 1969. The company has since ceased trading.
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ColourColourmaster International
Photo Precision Limited. St. Ives, Huntingdon
c.1965Town Square looking east, Waterloo House close and East Square shops (Harts, Jeffrey, Robinson Rentals, Forbuoys).Clear front view, caption on back.
Originally available as PT8448 rear caption: Town Centre, Basildon
Town Square, BasildonES 791
PLX8449
ColourColourmaster International
Photo Precision Limited. St. Ives, Huntingdon
c.1965Town Square view, Keay House, Brooke House.Clear front view, caption on back.
Originally available as PT8449 rear caption: ?
The Mother and Child Statue, BasildonES 798
PLX8450
ColourColourmaster International
Photo Precision Limited. St. Ives, Huntingdon
c.1965The Fountain looking towards East Walk.Clear front view, caption on back.
Originally available as PT8450 rear caption: The Fountain, Basildon.
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PLX8451
ColourColourmaster International
Photo Precision Limited. St. Ives, Huntingdon
c.1965Southernhay pedestrian crossing facing East Walk shops.Clear front view, caption on back.
Originally available as PT8451 rear caption: Town Centre, Basildon.
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PLX8452
ColourColourmaster International
Photo Precision Limited. St. Ives, Huntingdon
c.1965Town Square steps down to East Square.Clear front view, caption on back.
Originally available as PT8452 rear caption: Town Centre, Basildon.
The Market Place, BasildonES 945
PLX 8512
ColourColourmaster International
Photo Precision Limited. St. Ives, Huntingdon
c.1976Basildon market seen from Market Square access road.Clear front view, caption on back.
St. Martin's Church, BasildonES 987
PLX 8205
ColourColourmaster International
Photo Precision Limited. St. Ives, Huntingdon
c.1976St. Martin's Church and front lawn.Clear front view, caption on back.
The Art Centre, BasildonES 994
PLX 8179
ColourColourmaster International
Photo Precision Limited. St. Ives, Huntingdon
c.1976Original Towngate Theatre (formerly Arts Centre) in Towngate.Clear front view, caption on back.
Town Square, BasildonES 980
PLX 8115
ColourColourmaster International
Photo Precision Limited. St. Ives, Huntingdon
c.1976The Fountain and Town Square looking west.Clear front view, caption on back.
Town Square, BasildonES 1001
PLX 8165
ColourColourmaster International
Photo Precision Limited. St. Ives, Huntingdon
c.1976Town Square view, Keay House, Brooke House.Clear front view, caption on back.
BasildonES 1085
PLX 8163
ColourColourmaster International
Photo Precision Limited. St. Ives, Huntingdon, Cambs.
c.1976Multi-view of ES 945, ES 980, ES 987, ES 994 and ES 1001.5 views of the Town Centre. Standard size.
BasildonES 1085
PLX 8163
ColourColourmaster Postcards
Gatwick Publishing Limited, Kelvin Way, Crawley, Sussex.
c.1976Multi-view of ES 945, ES 980, ES 987, ES 994 and ES 1001.Larger (6" x 4") size. Distributed by Dennis Brothers, Southend.
BasildonPLC8453ColourPhoto Precision Ltd.c.1965Multi-view of PT8449, PT8450, PT8451 & PT8452.Centre 'Basildon' caption. Printed in Great Britain. All views later part of Colourmaster International Series: PLX 8449, PLX 8450, PLX 8451 & PLX 8452.
Lettercard
Colourmaster also produced a lettercard using 6 previously issued postcard views of Basildon Town Centre. The details are given below.
Picturesque BASILDONLC 406/G885ColourNo publisher credit.c.19766 views taken from: ES 798 (PLX8450), ES 1001 (PLX8165), ES 945 (PLX8512), ES 987 (PLX8205), ES 980 (PLX8115) and ES 994 (PLX8179).Card when opened is 565 x 139mm. To the rear of views is a short description of Basildon under the heading: Basildon A Tourists' Guide plus a small map of parts of Essex and Kent. A Colourmaster Pictorial Lettercard.
E. T. W. Dennis & Sons
Eastgate Shopping Centre, BasildonB.111002LColourE. T. W. Dennis & Sons Ltd, Scarboroughc.19851st floor view of ground level.Large 150 x 105mm. Front lower white border with caption, number & union jack. A Dennis postcard. Photography by J. R. Adams. Later version front: same less union jack + rear wording change to: Dennis print & publishing (0723) 500555. Barcoded. Last series of commercially available postcards of Basildon.
St. Martin's Church and Gardens, BasildonB.111004LColourE. T. W. Dennis & Sons Ltd, Scarboroughc.1985View of the church.Large 150 x 105mm. Front lower white border with caption, number & union jack. A Dennis postcard. Photography by J. R. Adams. Last series of commercially available postcards of Basildon.
Town Square, BasildonB.111005LColourE. T. W. Dennis & Sons Ltd, Scarboroughc.1985Mother and child fountain.Large 150 x 105mm. Front lower white border with caption, number & union jack. A Dennis postcard. Photography by J. R. Adams. Last series of commercially available postcards of Basildon.
Town Square, BasildonB.111007LColourE. T. W. Dennis & Sons Ltd, Scarboroughc.1985Town Square view looking west towards Marks & Spencer.Large 150 x 105mm. Front lower white border with caption, number & union jack. A Dennis postcard. Photography by J. R. Adams. Last series of commercially available postcards of Basildon.
BasildonB.111009LColourE. T. W. Dennis & Sons Ltd, Scarboroughc.1985Multi-view of B.111002L, B.111004L & B.111005L.Large 150 x 105mm. A Dennis postcard. Last series of commercially available postcards of Basildon.
EssexE007010LColourE. T. W. Dennis & Sons Ltd, Scarboroughc.1985Multi-view, 4 Essex views including B.111004L.Large 150 x 105mm. Dennis print & publishing 500555. Barcoded.
Ernest Joyce & Co. Ltd.
Southernhay, BasildonEJE 1724 P46014ColourErnest Joyce & Co. Ltd., Norwichc.1965Pre pedestrionised Southernhay view with original street lighting and duel carriageway.Standard size. Colour by A.J. Howard. Made in U.S.A. Plastichrome by Colourpicture Publishers. Inc., Norwich, Norfolk.
South Walk, BasildonEJE 1725 P46015ColourErnest Joyce & Co. Ltd., Norwichc.1965South Walk shop view and original bus station layout.Standard size. Colour by A.J. Howard. Made in U.S.A. Plastichrome by Colourpicture Publishers. Inc., Norwich, Norfolk.
Fred Spalding
The bungalow of Mr. & Mrs. Watson, Honey Pot Lane, Basildon831B/WFred Spalding, Chelmsford1906The wooden bungalow belonging to Mr. & Mrs. Watson.Fred Spalding copyright notice to front bottom right corner.
The bungalow tragedy, the pond hole, Honey Pot Lane, Basildon832B/WFred Spalding, Chelmsford1906The garden pond.Fred Spalding copyright notice to front bottom right corner.
Surridge Dawson
East Square, BasildonSD 41B/W ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southendc.1962East Square and Freedom House.Black and white & retouched to colour. Both examples have serated edging.
South Walk, BasildonSD 42B/W ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southendc.1962Southernhay view of South Walk and Eastern National bus station.Black and white & retouched to colour. Also larger 9" width standard height B/W panoramic view card. All examples have serated edging.
Market Place, BasildonSD 60B/W ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southendc.1962View from Fodderwick of Market Square.Black and white & retouched to colour. B/W example unnumbered, caption: Basildon. Also larger 9" width standard height B/W panoramic view card. All examples have serated edging.
Jolly Friars, BasildonSD 61B/W ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southendc.1962Whitmore Way view of Jolly Friars public house and Fryerns shops.Black and white & retouched to colour. Also larger 9" width standard height B/W panoramic view card. All examples have serated edging.
Basildon, Long RidingSD 91B/WSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southendc.1962Long Riding street scene close to the Hockley Road junction with three storey town houses either side.Black and white. All examples have serated edging.
The Market Place
Basildon
Essex
K.614ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southend-on-Sea1960sElevated view of Basildon Market.Clear front view. A "GALACHROME" PRODUCTION.
BasildonSD ??B/WPublished by S.D. & Co. Ltd.c.1962View of Whitmore Way and Church Road shops, Fryerns.B/W example unnumbered, caption: Basildon. All examples have serated edging.
The Fountain
Basildon
Essex
K.615ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southend-on-Sea1960sNear full length view of fountain looking east.Clear front view. A "GALACHROME" PRODUCTION.
Bus Station
South Walk
Basildon
Essex
K.616ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southend-on-Sea1960sPre 1966 Bus station view in original layout.Clear front view. A "GALACHROME" PRODUCTION.
The Town Centre
Basildon
Essex
K.617ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southend-on-Sea1960sSouthernhay zebra crossing view of East Walk shops.March 1966 example. Clear front view. A "GALACHROME" PRODUCTION.
New Town
Basildon
Essex
K.618ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southend-on-Sea1960sClay Hill Road view of Town Centre.Clear front view. A "GALACHROME" PRODUCTION.
Basildon
Town Centre
K.619ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southend-on-Sea1960sTown Centre view taken from East Square.Clear front view with serated edges. Printed in Holland.
BasildonK.620ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southend-on-Sea1960sMulti-view of K.614, K.615, K.616 & K.617.Centre 'Basildon' caption with serated edges. Printed in Holland.
Basildon
The Market Square
K.1074ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southend-on-Sea1960sElevated Market Pavement view of market looking west.Clear front view with serated edges. Printed in Holland.
Basildon
The Town Square
K.1075ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southend-on-Sea1960sPre M & S view of Town Square looking east.Clear front view with serated edges. Printed in Holland.
Basildon
East Walk
K.1076ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southend-on-Sea1960sEast Walk view towards Town Square.Clear front view with serated edges. Printed in Holland.
Greetings from BasildonK.1077ColourSurridge Dawson & Co. Ltd. Southend-on-Sea
Some examples published by Coastal Cards, Holland-on-Sea.
1960sMulti-view of K.615, K.1074, K.1075 & K.1076.Centre 'Greetings from BASILDON' caption with serated edges. Constance Post Card. Vita Nova (Printers). Printed in Holland.
Basildon B/WPublished by S.D. & Co. Ltd.1960sMulti-view of SD 91, SD 60, SD 61, & SD ??.Centre 'BASILDON' caption with serated edges. This is a real photograph. Printed in Gt. Britain.
Basildon ColourPublished by SURRIDGE DAWSON & Co. Ltd., Southend.1960sMulti-view of SD 60, SD 61, SD 41 & SD 42.Centre 'Greetings from BASILDON' caption with serated edges. Constance Post Card. Vita Nova. Printed in Holland.
Lettercard
Coastal Cards of Holland-on-Sea also produced a lettercard with 9 previously issued Surridge Dawson published postcard views of Basildon Town Centre. The details are given below.
A Letter Card from BasildonL/C 21ColourPublished by Coastal Cards, Holland-on-Sea1960s9 views taken from: K.619, K.1077, K.615, K.618, K.1076, K.617, K.1075, K.614 and K.1074.Card when opened is 413 x 290mm. Printed in Holland by Vita Nova N.V., Schiedam.
Page added: 2008

Text written 2008.
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