Ian Mott

I am a retired Building Services Engineer. I trained with London Electricity Board and spent 26 years working for Essex County Council looking after school, libraries, old peoples homes etc. I then worked For Essex Police as their Head of Engineering

My pages:

Page link: 2015 Site Statistics
2015 Site Statistics
Monthly details
Page link: Memory days
Memory days
Have you say on when they are held
Page link: 2014 Site Statistics
2014 Site Statistics
The monthly details
Page link: 2014 Dunton Reunion
2014 Dunton Reunion
August 2nd
Page link: Old Hill Avenue
Old Hill Avenue
Pre war and the War Years, memories of people and places
Page link: Christmas Party 1953
Christmas Party 1953
Ebenezer Gospel Hall, Elizabeth Drive
Page link: Markhams Chase
Markhams Chase
Elizabethan Pageant 1953
Page link: 2014 Photo Display and meet the Community event
2014 Photo Display and meet the Community event
Your opportunity to meet other members of the Community and the Archive Team
Page link: CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 1
THE VOYAGE
Page link: CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 2
MY FIRST HOME
Page link: CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 3
INCIDENTS CONNECTED WITH THE SURGERY AND PATIENTS
Page link: CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 4
DOMESTIC HELP AND MISSES PERRY
Page link: Chapter 5
Chapter 5
THE NEW ARRIVAL AND ASSISTANT DOCTORS
Page link: Chapter 6
Chapter 6
OUR SECOND CHILD AND HOSPITAL LIFE
Page link: Chapter 7
Chapter 7
THE TURNING POINT AND THE INDIA LEAGUE
Page link: Chapter 8
Chapter 8
WAR TIME INCIDENTS
Page link: Chapter 9
Chapter 9
COMING OF PEACE
Page link: Chapter 10
Chapter 10
MY FIRST VISIT HOME
Page link: Chapter 11
Chapter 11
INDIAN VILLAGE LIFE
Page link: Chapter 12
Chapter 12
RETURN JOURNEY, BOMBAY
Page link: Berry
Berry
The Berry Boys Amateur Boxing Club
Page link: Archive Events planned for 2015
Archive Events planned for 2015
These are some of the events in the community for your enjoyment
Page link: Note 11
Note 11
Evolution
Page link: The Districts Public Telephones
The Districts Public Telephones
Long before the days of telephones in almost every home
Page link: What you feel about the Archive
What you feel about the Archive
The home for you comments
Page link: Petrol Heads of Laindon
Petrol Heads of Laindon
Do you remember Perry McCarthy
Page link: Would you sponsor the Archive
Would you sponsor the Archive
Help us promote and develop the archive
Page link: It's the end of Billy Foyle's Zoo
It's the end of Billy Foyle's Zoo
Basildon Recorder, Wednesday April 6. 1966
Page link: Laindon Centre
Laindon Centre
42 Years ago
Page link: Note 10
Note 10
Site changes
Page link: Meet the Archive Team
Meet the Archive Team
These regular meetings allow you to meet the team and raise any questions you may have
Page link: Community Archive Walks
Community Archive Walks
Enjoy a walk and revive your memories of our community.
Page link: Laindon Park Conservation
Laindon Park Conservation
Managing the area for the benefit of the community
Page link: Down the Line
Down the Line
With the approval of his family we have pleasure in reproducing a book produced by the late Allan Young
Page link: Down the Line
Down the Line
Chapter 6 - Tales from the Bungalow
Page link: Down the Line
Down the Line
Chapter 5 - The end of an Era
Page link: The war comes to Dunton
The war comes to Dunton
A village mourns
Page link: Down the line
Down the line
Chapter 4 - The War Years
Page link: Down the line
Down the line
Chapter 3 Life 'Down the Line'
Page link: Down the line
Down the line
Chapter 2 - 'Landsbury" the Young family bungalow
Page link: Down the line
Down the line
Chapter 1 The Dunton Hills Estate
Page link: Map of our Parishes
Map of our Parishes
The Parishes shown are as they were Circa 1900
Page link: Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Page link: Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Page link: Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Page link: Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Page link: Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Page link: Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Page link: Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Page link: Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Page link: Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Page link: Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Page link: Langdon Hills Primary
Langdon Hills Primary
1961 School Photograph
Page link: Laindon Library
Laindon Library
Our Librarian
Page link: Laindon Baptist Church
Laindon Baptist Church
The Centenary in 2009 marked the 100 years of the Fellowship working in the Community
Page link: Prince of Wales Public House
Prince of Wales Public House
From Beer House to Public House
Page link: The Laindon Motorcycle Crowd Relax
The Laindon Motorcycle Crowd Relax
The music that they enjoyed and still do
Page link: Remembering walks through our Community
Remembering walks through our Community
The pleasure experienced from every day walks we use to take
Page link: James Hill
James Hill
The First Warden of Laindon High Road School Youth Centre
Page link: Note 9
Note 9
Notice Boards
Page link: YO-YO
YO-YO
An Autobiography on life's little ups and downs
Page link: Photographs of Laindon Cricket Club Teams
Photographs of Laindon Cricket Club Teams
Can you provide the names
Page link: The Haunted House
The Haunted House
at the junction of Berry Lane and Beatrice Road
Page link: Photograph Display and Fourth Memory walk
Photograph Display and Fourth Memory walk
Held at the Dunton Visitors Centre of the Essex Wildlife Trust
Page link: Laindon Common
Laindon Common
Heathland restoration
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Page link: Sissinghurst
Sissinghurst
Does the this name mean anything to you
Page link: Langdon Hills Football Club 1929-30
Langdon Hills Football Club 1929-30
Here is one to test the memory
Page link: POW Camp 266 Langdon Hills
POW Camp 266 Langdon Hills
An historical look at what life was like
Page link: Cycle Polo Memorabilia
Cycle Polo Memorabilia
Do these items trigger any memories?
Page link: Working in heyday of the reel cinema
Working in heyday of the reel cinema
Life and time of a former projectionist in Laindon
Page link: Laindon Athletic FC
Laindon Athletic FC
A brief History
Page link: Laindon's Largest Fire
Laindon's Largest Fire
Laindon Timber Fire - Sunday 17th April, 1932
Page link: Laindon Shopping Centre - The Decline
Laindon Shopping Centre - The Decline
We continue to await action on the promised regeneration
Page link: 2012 Fuchsia Show
2012 Fuchsia Show
An enjoyable show with a very special visitor
Page link: The Changing Face of our Community
The Changing Face of our Community
The changes have affected more than the structure and people
Page link: Peter's Hair dressers
Peter's Hair dressers
Comments and memories of when some of us visited the Hairdresser to have our hair styled not just cut
Page link: Bottled memories of a long-gone farming life
Bottled memories of a long-gone farming life
Based on an Echo article (Thursday February 14 2008)
Page link: Celebrating the Community in Photographs
Celebrating the Community in Photographs
A selection of Postcards
Page link: Laindon Park Primary School.
Laindon Park Primary School.
School Play 1958.
Page link: Claremont Road VE Party
Claremont Road VE Party
Photograph and names provided
Page link: Sandringham Road VE Party
Sandringham Road VE Party
Photograph and names provided
Page link: Westley Road Langdon Hills VE Day Party
Westley Road Langdon Hills VE Day Party
Photograph and names provided
Page link: A Portrait of Plotlands
A Portrait of Plotlands
by Deanna Walker
Page link: Joan Sims - High Spirits
Joan Sims - High Spirits
The story of a local Girl
Page link: My Life Story
My Life Story
Chapter 1 - Early childhood
Page link: My Life Story
My Life Story
Chapter 4 - Coming up to Date
Page link: Broadway Radio
Broadway Radio
Memories of my days in Laindon
Page link: Workhouse
Workhouse
Social Services in the days in days gone by
Page link: A look at the lives of our ancestors
A look at the lives of our ancestors
'Call the Midwife' by Jennifer Worth
Page link: Football Memory Joggers
Football Memory Joggers
Programmes from two matches in the Romford & District League
Page link: Laindon Cricket Team
Laindon Cricket Team
The team relaxing
Page link: Bill Kiddell 1894 - 1987
Bill Kiddell 1894 - 1987
Nicknamed the Father of the Laindon Labour Party
Page link: My plotland story
My plotland story
My view of the evolution and demise of Plotlands
Page link: Dr Shannon
Dr Shannon
Laindon's Medical Pioneer Passes
Page link: Table Tennis in Laindon 1950/55
Table Tennis in Laindon 1950/55
The Good old days, when we were young, fit and not on medication
Page link: Laindon Athletic Minors
Laindon Athletic Minors
This paper cutting from May 1960 will get the memory working
Page link: Laindon High Road School  2011 Reunion
Laindon High Road School 2011 Reunion
For those born between 1947 to 1953 who attended LHR - Sponsored by Paul and Jim Gibson
Page link: Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
The 1956 photograph
Page link: Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
The 1956 photograph
Page link: Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
The 1956 photograph
Page link: Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
The 1956 photograph
Page link: Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
The 1956 photograph
Page link: Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
The 1956 photograph
Page link: Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
The 1956 photograph
Page link: Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
The 1956 photograph
Page link: Markhams Chase story
Markhams Chase story
A brief history of the early days and its dedicated first Headmistress
Page link: Note 8
Note 8
Looking to the future and have you noticed the improved photographs
Page link: Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
The 1956 photograph
Page link: Laindon High Road School 1956
Laindon High Road School 1956
The 1956 photograph
Page link: Lovely Laindon 4
Lovely Laindon 4
Selling Laindon
Page link: My Life Story
My Life Story
Chapter 3 - Outside interests
Page link: My Life Story
My Life Story
Chapter 2 - Growing up
Page link: Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School
Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School
The 1958 photograph Introduction
Page link: Note 7
Note 7
An apology and a tip
Page link: The Laindon Motorbike Crowd
The Laindon Motorbike Crowd
Youthful Laindon in the 60s
Page link: The Winston Club
The Winston Club
One of the last remaining Commercial Buildings in the High Road
Page link: Note 6
Note 6
Proposed changes to the site
Page link: Note 5
Note 5
Trying to make the site easier to navigate through
Page link: Tollworthy's Butchers
Tollworthy's Butchers
Tollworthy's was one of the many butchers in the Old Laindon High Road
Page link: Laindon High Road School
Laindon High Road School
More Photographs of its Destruction
Page link: The Haven and Plotlands
The Haven and Plotlands
by Jennifer Shirley, Assistant Museum Manager at The Haven Museum
Page link: Morris's Outfitters
Morris's Outfitters
One of our lost shops
Page link: Note 4
Note 4
Somewhere to start new lines of interest
Page link: Laindon War Memorial and the Water Fountain
Laindon War Memorial and the Water Fountain
Where should they be located
Page link: Northumberland Avenue
Northumberland Avenue
Early Years by Fred Taylor. Born 25/9/1929
Page link: Dunton Reunion 2011
Dunton Reunion 2011
This is my opportunity to visit and reminisce my childhood playground
Page link: 2011 Fuchsia Show
2011 Fuchsia Show
Another successful show and a couple of enjoyable days for the Laindon Community Archive Team
Page link: Firman's Dairies
Firman's Dairies
Sonny Firman started his milk delivery business in 1932 in the Langdon Hills area
Page link: John Georgiadis
John Georgiadis
Attention Music Lovers!
Page link: Final phase of development by Bellway at Radford Park Laindon
Final phase of development by Bellway at Radford Park Laindon
Public Consultation event held at James Hornsby School on Saturday 11 June
Page link: Note 3
Note 3
Changes to the layout
Page link: The Dagenham East Rail Crash
The Dagenham East Rail Crash
This crash on the LTS in 1958 greatly affected the people of Laindon
Page link: Main Post Offices of Laindon
Main Post Offices of Laindon
Standing outside the shop on a suitable day, with the wind in the North West quarter, it might be possible to spit on Laindon Station to justify any claims that the Andrew's shop was in spitting distance of the railway.
Page link: Note 2
Note 2
Some site changes and how to have a tea break while writing an article.
Page link: Note 1
Note 1
The pleasures of editing the website
Page link: My RAF Days
My RAF Days
Restoration of one of the first type of Helicopters
Page link: A Short History of Laindon
A Short History of Laindon
By Alice Jackson
Page link: My Life
My Life
By Alice Jackson
Page link: Old Photographs of Langdon Hills
Old Photographs of Langdon Hills
These are photographs of properties South of the Railway
Page link: Old Photographs of Laindon
Old Photographs of Laindon
Collection of all the old Photographs that are not yet used in articles
Page link: Legal and Technical
Legal and Technical
Message Board rules and protocols
Page link: Hilda Kiddell's Laindon War Memories
Hilda Kiddell's Laindon War Memories
We moved down to Laindon from London in 1929
Page link: Laindon & District Horticultural Society
Laindon & District Horticultural Society
There is evidence that a Laindon Society was formed with Mr Pettingrew as chairman in 1939
Page link: Launch of Archive Website
Launch of Archive Website
A selection of Photographs taken at the launch
Page link: Travel from the Old Fortune towards Laindon Common
Travel from the Old Fortune towards Laindon Common
A short video taken from the passenger seat of a Bond three wheeler
Page link: Laindon High Street
Laindon High Street
Identifying the shops and their location and the changes over the years
Page link: Patsy Mott (née Tyler)
Patsy Mott (née Tyler)
I am a proper Essex girl.
Page link: The Geology of the Langdon Hills
The Geology of the Langdon Hills
The geology of the Langdon Hills is similar to other high points in south Essex
Page link: Buckenham Butchers
Buckenham Butchers
From dead meat to deep sleep
Page link: Richards Dairy
Richards Dairy
Drink more Richards Laindon Milk
Page link: Fortune Services Station
Fortune Services Station
A service station with a long association with Laindon
Page link: Enefers
Enefers
I can still remember the taste of their treacle tart and custard
Page link: New Fortune of War
New Fortune of War
A sign of the way Laindon has changed
Page link: The Three Spires
The Three Spires
More buildings that have been around for many years
Page link: The Blacksmith's
The Blacksmith's
An old meeting place for the community
Page link: The Old Fortune Of War
The Old Fortune Of War
From drinking when the horse did the driving to wheels for your car
Page link: Travelling Down Noak Hill
Travelling Down Noak Hill
Look at the roof line on the Right
Page link: Victorian Post Box
Victorian Post Box
On the green by the junction of Laindon Common Road and Noak Hill Road. Is there another in the Basildon borough?
Page link: The Dukes Head
The Dukes Head
It is believed that the Dukes Head is the oldest public house in the old parish of Laindon.
Page link: Laindon Common
Laindon Common
The common, as a park was created in 1260 for the people of Laindon
Page link: New Housing In Laindon
New Housing In Laindon
Planners and Architects idea of the way forward in housing!
Page link: Laindon Shopping Centre
Laindon Shopping Centre
The new shopping centre that replaced the High Road shops
Page link: Dry Street
Dry Street
A short video clip of a trip down Dry Street
Page link: Dunton Church
Dunton Church
The old Parish Church of Dunton
Page link: Little Burstead Church
Little Burstead Church
Looking to the north as you pass through Little Burstead Parish while travelling along Dunton Road
Page link: Laindon Athletic Club
Laindon Athletic Club
Goal shot of the 1952/53 Team at the Recreation Ground
Page link: Laindon Polo Bicycle Club
Laindon Polo Bicycle Club
An unusual sport
Page link: Spartan Football Team
Spartan Football Team
1946/7 Team, Winners of the Romford and District League
Page link: Laindon First Team
Laindon First Team
First team 1948/9
Page link: Laindon Football First Team
Laindon Football First Team
First Team believed to be taken during the 1940s
Page link: Laindon Cricket Club
Laindon Cricket Club
Photograph of Team in 1950's
Page link: Langdon Hills Football Team
Langdon Hills Football Team
Photograph approx 1931/32 with Cricket Pavilion as background
Page link: Laindon Football Team
Laindon Football Team
Another goal shot of the team in 1950
Page link: Journey 1 - Fortune to St Nicholas Lane
Journey 1 - Fortune to St Nicholas Lane
The journey now continues up the High Road
Page link: Ian Mott
Ian Mott
A little of my background
Page link: Snow Lovely Snow!
Snow Lovely Snow!
Lincewood in the snow
Page link: The first journey through our community
The first journey through our community
The Journey starts from Laindon Common and has so far reached the start of the main section of Laindon High Road
Page link: Patsy's Memories of Laindon
Patsy's Memories of Laindon
Patsy Mott (née Tyler) reminiscences - 2003
Page link: Lord Leatherland of Dunton
Lord Leatherland of Dunton
Brought to my attention by Deanna Walker and Peter Jackson in their book 'A Portrait of Basildon Plotlands - The Enduring Spirit'

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