Basildon, Essex

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Basildon, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Basildon

Historic Maps of Basildon and the local area.

We moved from Dagenham to a newly built council house in Lee Walk in 1961 and I really enjoyed my time at the Lee Chapel South Junior school. I can still remember some of the wonderful school assemblies that took place, the tuck shop, gymnastics in the school hall and the school trips to Swanage and Barnstable. (...Read full memory)

I went to Basildon Infant School in 1961. My first teacher was Mrs. Southgate, who left shortly after I started. I was very upset by this, but my new teacher, Mrs. Frith, was extremely kind and asked me to put the straws in the milk bottles and also take a message to the school secretary. This seemed to solve the (...Read full memory)