Basildon, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Basildon and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

I Still Live Here

My mum and dad came from Tottenham and Edmonton, they moved to Danbury Down, my mum and dad were offered the house because my dad worked for Mobil Oil. The nearest shops were Staceys Corner, the 16 shops. Then on a bike ride my dad found Little Bentley, he asked the foreman who was building a 4 bed house if he could have ...Read full memory

A memory of Basildon by Amanda Fouche

Prince Philips Visit

I was born in Billericay in 1954 and lived in Church Road, Laindon . I remember my mother and grandmother taking me to see Prince Philip when he visited Basildon. I was only a small child but I do remember seeing him walking past us as we stood outside Rumbelows, my grandmother told my mother on the way home she thought Prince Philip looked taller on television! Happy days,

I Hate Basildon

Having moved at the horrid age of 13 years to Basildon from Hornchurch in the early 1960, I found the surrounding countryside a wee bit scary. Now I love the countryside and could never live in a town again and with that moved to the S.W. I hate Basildon because what started as country town ended up as a thug-filled town ...Read full memory

A memory of Basildon by Colin Wonfor