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Wednesday November 21, 2012 20:33:33 pm Email
Name: Lars
Town/Country: germany
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: dear all,
I went to basildon last week to visit the roots of depeche mode.
I was very surpised to found nothing which remembers on the fact that basildon was home of one of the most famous bands. In my mind the fact that basildon has such famous sons must be used as a tool of destination marketing. Why does it not happen? I would have been happy to visit something official wich makes sure that basildon is proud to be a basis of depeches history.
Tuesday November 6, 2012 21:09:28 pm Email
Name: Linda Waplington nee Mitchell
Town/Country: Reading
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: I am looking to locate Linda Williams (I do not know her married name) who I met whilst working in the City in 1968. She lived with her father and step-mother in Curling Tye. She worked in a Travel Agents in Leadenhall Street with another Linda. I visited her house in Basildon and we went on holiday together with another Linda - 3 Lindas! Any news of her would be very welcome.
Sunday July 22, 2012 19:53:21 pm Email
Name: angela ayres
Town/Country: Basildon
How I got here: Just Surfed In
Comments: Lived in Basildon all my life, watched the changes. Some not so good, watchiing all the green space go is sad....
Monday July 16, 2012 12:15:02 pm Email
Name: Anne Skinner nee Morris
Town/Country: W. Australia
How I got here: Just Surfed In
Comments: Lived in Basildon actually near Great Burstead, and I went to The Bryn in 1960-62 sorry to hear its gone
Saturday July 7, 2012 18:43:44 pm Email
Name: Sharan Ann (Sharon Jackson)
Town/Country: Wilmington, NC
How I got here: Regular Visitor
Comments: For anyone looking to contact people of just to have fun there is a big group on Facebook called Basildon Memories. The group is run by Ian Clarke.

Sharan Ann

Tuesday July 3, 2012 14:22:35 pm Email
Name: Eileen Scott (nee Tonkin)
Town/Country: Pitsea, Essex UK
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: From 1947 until I emigrated to Canada in 1953 I lived in Station Lane Pitsea. My mother owned 'Miriam' Hairdressers there. It was one of three shops that stood well back from the road. The other two shops there were Foxwell's Cafe and in the middle was Huckle's Photographers (later named Recklaws.) These shops and some of the nearby houses and bungalows were built by my grandfather Harry Cude who also built houses in Rectory Road.
I went to Pitsea School till 1949.
I returned from Canada in 1957 and lived with my hubby and kids in Walthamstow till hubby sadly passed away.
I returned to live in Pitsea from London in 2005. I remember Pitsea as a child as a pretty little village. It has changed a great deal since I was young but I am happy to be back here.
My aunt Enid used to own Ramsey Stores in Nevendon Road Wickford for many years. Think that later became a night club.
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Trevor Evans who back then lived in Brackendale Avenue? He would now be in his late 70's. I'd love to find him.
Great site. I love it and will be back.
Sunday July 1, 2012 15:02:43 pm Email
Name: simon brown
Town/Country: chester
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: I lived in lancies road basildon in 80s by the shop
im trying to find my mum who ive not seen for 20 years
she lived on lancies road tell around 92 to 95 them moved just round the corner to sandon Road her name is carol brown may be using her madin name webb
Also anyone rember chris brown smoked a pype
Saturday June 2, 2012 08:06:28 am Email
Name: John Bohea (Jack)
Town/Country: Ipswich
How I got here: Just Surfed In
Comments: It's brilliant to read all these messages on my home town. I moved to Vange in 1942 during the bombing of London. We lived in an old first world war army hut along Timberlog Lane called Jessamine (not sure on the spelling). My dad rented it from a Major Reynolds ? as we had no-where to live. We stayed there for thirteen years believe it or not. It had a tin roof that leaked and we were the only one's to have a flushing toilet (outside of cause) and most of the neighbours used to use it. It had a garden of about 300 ft long. We then moved to 67 The Slades, Vange when given a new 3 bedroom house by Basildon Council, my mum was over the moon, so many mod cons that she had never had. Where Jessamine used to be is now Bardfield Junior School. I would love to see a picture of the old Jessamine if any one knows of one.
Wednesday May 30, 2012 19:29:55 pm Email
Name: Robert Falconbridge
Town/Country: Kirkcudbright, Scotland
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: Does anyone who lived in Laindon in the 1970s remember a wild tranquil pond to the west of Worthing Road and New Century Road. It's long gone of course but I remember as a kid exploring there and seeing a huge amount of dragonflies.
Saturday April 28, 2012 15:00:26 pm Email
Name: arthur reader
Town/Country: west sussex
How I got here: Just Surfed In
Comments: Great to see so many old pitsea and basildon names.
Played football with Armada bowers and pitsea in the early years of 1953/6.
Close friend of Dave Marks we were the Marksman band played regularly at the Railway hotel.
Many happy memories
Wednesday April 25, 2012 19:31:21 pm Email
Name: Strickland Banks
Town/Country: London
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: Had a really nice time in Basildon, site had loads of useful info - thanks
Saturday April 14, 2012 11:18:23 am Email
Name: Gillian Moore
Town/Country: Sydney Australia
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: In response to Sue Collingwood entry of September, 2011. Harry George Moore of Moat House farm is my great great grandfather. I have tried emailing you but have received no response. If anyone knows her please pass on this message as we are very happy to share family history with her.
Thursday March 15, 2012 21:14:24 pm Email
Name: Tony Brimble
Town/Country: Brisbane Australia
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: Lived at 101 Curling Tye Basildon 1955-1970. Attended Bryn School. Fond memories of Whitmore Way shops, collecting Tizer bottles and returning them for money. Had my first beer at the Double Six. Fish & chips from Stacey's Corner. Fishing at a place on Whitmore Way (the name escapes me) The Zero Six night club at Southend and the Beer Keller. Worked for T&G Motors driving Tow trucks. The list is endless.
Tuesday February 28, 2012 11:44:50 am Email
Name: Wendy McDermott (nee Carey)
Town/Country: France
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: In response to Maureen Baxter (nee Ridley) posting in the 2007 guestbook

My father built a bungalow in Lillie Avenue, Pitsea. I was 18 months old when we moved to our new Basildon Development Corporation house, as part of the new town housing.

I do not remember Lillie Avenue at all, but do have memories of my sisters talking about the pond and what a fantastic place it was to live, on my sideboard I have a photo of us all outside the front door of the bungalow Dad built. I do beleive my uncles also built houses in the same road.

Great to read all the memories people have of the place.
Wednesday February 22, 2012 20:31:50 pm Email
Name: Ruth Murley
Town/Country: woburn, england
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: I found this site very interesting as I am doing ancestory research and my maiden name was Price. I was born in Laindon in 1953 in the house called Pinjara in Almada Ave. I do not remember this as our family moved to Basildon when I was about 2 years old. My mother lived I believe in Elizabeth Drive, the house called Chenies - her surname was Andrews. My father's name was Thomas Price and his father (my grandfather) Tom Price, built the spiritualist church in Laindon. I do believe he did have healing powers as when I was a child he did indeed lay his hands on me when I was ill and I felt the "power" go thru me! He was said to be a seventh son of a seventh son, and indeed when I researched his family, this is correct!! I can remember going back to Laindon over the years to visit friends and so can remember how Laindon was all those years ago.
Monday January 16, 2012 07:16:50 am Email
Name: jeneine
Town/Country: australia
How I got here: Search Engine
Comments: I'm trying to contact any relatives of Jean Valerie Moore (maidien name) who lived on Rectory Road Basildon in the 1950s. Her Dad was a builder. Jean was a telephonist and was interested in amateur dramatics...if anyone can help please contact me at many thanks Jeniene
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