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Barstable: Timberlog Lane, Long Riding, Luncies Road and Sandon Road


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The 16 units comprising the neighbourhood centre at Timberlog Lane was under construction during 1954. Eleven of the units are in Timberlog Lane and the remaining three, odd numbered 1 - 5, are in Long Riding.

Above the Timberlog Log Lane shops are a combination of two storey maisonettes in one block and a second three storey block of maisonettes over 1st floor flats.

The first shops were let in early 1955. Stewards, T.V. and electrical dealers were one of the first to open on 2nd March 1955 along with Stacey's hardware, which would give its name to the Long Riding/Timberlog Lane junction.

A public car park was also provided, along with three public telephone boxes set in to the outer post office wall, though these would later be resited.

Some of the past and present businesses to have traded at Barstable:

Timberlog LaneOpenClosed
No. 199Crown Post OfficePost Office1950s 
No. 201Crown Post Office
Shuma Tandoori
Post Office
Take-away
1950s
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No. 203Howard's Dairies
Kibby's
International Stores
Rethink
Foodstore
Supermarket
Supermarket
Charity Shop
1955
1971
1972
 
1971
1972
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No. 205Twitchett's
Westminster Wine
The Local
Off Licence
Wine & Spirit Merchants
Off Licence
 
1960s
 
 
1970s
 
No. 207Bartens
W. Waide Pollard & Sons
Whites Wonderland
Auto-Care
Drapers, Hosiery, Clothes
Drapers
Toys, Prams & Cycles
Car Accessories
1950s
Pre-1962
c.1970
 
1960s
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No. 209Kershaw & Cressy
Peachey's Fresh Fare
Auto-Care
Wine and Spirit Merchants
Greengrocers & Florists
Car Accessories
 
c.1960s
c.1990s
 
c.1990s
 
No. 211Cox Bros.
Fred Bennett
T. Gleed & Sons
Food Stop
Butchers
Butchers
Butchers
Takeaway
1955
1970s
c.1980s
 
1970s
1970s
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No. 213Stewart N. Anderson
Vantage
Chemist
Chemist
c.1962
 
 
 
No. 215Barnett's (K. Barnett)
Styles Hair Studio
Ladies' and Gents' Hair Stylists
Hairdressers
1955
 
 
 
No. 217Stitcher's
Downsway
Home Sellers
Grocers
Supermarket
Estate Agents
c.1957
c.1974
 
1970s
 
 
No. 219Maurices
Martin
Not known
Newsagents and Confectionery
c./03/1955
1950s
1950s
 
No. 221L. Stacey
Stacey's Pie and Mash Shop
Hardware, Paints, Paraffin
Take-away
c./03/1955
 
 
 
No. 223Stewards
Whirlpool Laundrette Co.
Ladbrokes
Radio, T.V. & Electrical
Laundrette
Betting Shop
02/03/1955
c.1970
 
c.1965
 
 
Long Riding
No. 1Barton's the Bakers
Bread Shop
Bakers
Bakers
1960s
 
1980s
 
No. 3The Bell - Achille Serre
Man Lee
Wan Ying House
Cleaners and Dyers
Chinese Food Take-away
Take-away
1955
/02/1971
 
 
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No. 5Warren's
Sargent Bros.
Fish 'N' Chick'N
Fish and Chip Shop
Fish and Chip shop
Fish and Chip Shop
1955
1960s
 
c.1960s
 
 

Barstable
The two units at Long Riding, Barstable West were built by the development corporation who described them pantry shops. They were completed around July 1957 with upper flats accomodation.

Some of the businesses past and present are listed below:

Long RidingOpenClosed
No. 303W.D.J. Wright
PC Planet UK Ltd.
Groceries & provisions
Computer components & Accessories
Pre /10/1970
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No. 305Newswell - E.E. Goodchild
Long Riding News and Off-Licence
Confectionery, Tobacconists
Confectionery, Tobacconists & Groceries
Pre-1963
 
c.1980s
 

Barstable
The two units at Luncies Road were built by the development corporation and described as pantry shops. The were completed in late 1959 and designed with accommodation above which matches the style seen at numbers 562 and 564 Whitmore Way.

Some of the businesses are listed below:

Luncies RoadOpenClosed
No. 51W & D Crook
Motorstar Express
Groceries
Foodstore
Pre /06/1960
 
1970s
 
No. 53J.A. Forman (late of 2 London Road, Pitsea)
Martin's
Motorstar Express
Newsagents & Confectioners
Newsagents and Confectioners
Foodstore
Pre /06/1960
Pre /06/1961
 
1961
 
 

Barstable
The single shop at Sandon Road opened in the 1970s.

Some of the businesses past and present are listed below:

Sandon Road
No. 95Wavy Line Supermarket
Sandon
Foodstore
Food and Wine Superstore
c.1975
 
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Page added: 2013
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Other points of interest:
(1) Stacey's corner road junction was not the original Stacey's corner. That had been where Timberlog Lane took a right hand bend into what was later named Timberlog Close in the direction of Craylands. The family had lived on the corner there for many years where they traded paraffin and other hardware goods.

Text researched and written by William Cox, 2013.
Copyright © 2013, B. Cox - Basildon History Online. All rights reserved.

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