Basildon, The Jolly Friars c.1960

Memories of Basildon

i was one of the first pupils to enter woodlands .i had moved to basildon in 1955 from ilford .went to swan mead, then manor,then at woodlands till leaving at 15yrs old

I can remember in my youth, meeting here as a member of the Basildon drum and trumpet corp, we used to march up the slope and into the town square where we did our display. That was in the 1970s.

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)

Moved into Long Riding in Jan 1957. I was 15 months old. I lived the other end, in the town houses.

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