Ken Porter

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Page link: Laindon Community Centre Café.
Laindon Community Centre Café.
Photographic Display.
Page link: Snippets from the Past (4)
Snippets from the Past (4)
Essex Countryside Magazine 1966
Page link: Save Dry Street Pastures
Save Dry Street Pastures
Say No to the development of open space
Page link: St Nicholas Church - Best Kept Churchyard
St Nicholas Church - Best Kept Churchyard
Peaceful, contemplative areas for visitors and for encouraging and interpreting wildlife in the churchyard.
Page link: Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
Basildon's Green Lung is under attack again
In the News once Again: the Meadows North of Dry Street (Otherwise known as the Dry Street Meadows)
Page link: Laindon and District War Memorial
Laindon and District War Memorial
It is your opportunity to have your say as to where it should be relocated.
Page link: Laindon High Road School
Laindon High Road School
The minimal facts
Page link: 'Mr Laindon - Parky'
'Mr Laindon - Parky'
Anybody that has been acquainted with Laindon over the last 80 years will no doubt have come across Cliff Parkinson
Page link: Queen Elizabeth Coronation
Queen Elizabeth Coronation
The Residents of Laindon and Langdon Hills, Essex. Tender to Your Majesty their Loyal and Affectionate Greetings on the occasion of your Coronation.
Page link: 'Memories of Laindon 1916 - 1928
'Memories of Laindon 1916 - 1928
My family moved to Laindon in 1916. I was thirteen years of age and the war was by now becoming truly frightening.
Page link: Laindon Station
Laindon Station
The opening of Laindon Station was the initial driving force in the development of Laindon
Page link: Laindon High Road School
Laindon High Road School
This school provided education for the children of our community for nearly 50 years
Page link: Old Laindon Reunion Saturday 16th March 1996
Old Laindon Reunion Saturday 16th March 1996
A gathering for families saddened by the changes in Laindon since the early 50s
Page link: Memories of the Railway Cottages - Laindon
Memories of the Railway Cottages - Laindon
East Horndon (later renamed West Horndon when the authorities realised that their geography was wrong)
Page link: White Post Farm
White Post Farm
The house is no longer a farm house but the farm is still in existance
Page link: Ceylon Villa and York Villa
Ceylon Villa and York Villa
Both houses over the past 100 years would have had many tenants but York Villa had a special tenant who is still remembered to day with great affection 'Doctor Chowdhary'.
Page link: Carpets with a past
Carpets with a past
This building is comparatively new dating to the 1970's
Page link: 35 year wait is over
35 year wait is over
Laindon and Basildon British Legion branch officially moved into their new home
Page link: Blackmore Farm House
Blackmore Farm House
This is a Grade II listed, late 1700s timber frame and plastered house with an earlier core
Page link: The Forming of Phoenix Striders Walking and Running Club
The Forming of Phoenix Striders Walking and Running Club
During our short life we have organised The Basildon 5K for 6 years and 1mile Fun Run for the past 2 years, these in aid of Little Haven's Children's Hospice.
Page link: Langdon Hills Second World War Army Camp
Langdon Hills Second World War Army Camp
Built in our hour of need and now returned to farmland
Page link: Hilda Bragg (née Harber) - Memories of Laindon and World War II
Hilda Bragg (née Harber) - Memories of Laindon and World War II
September 3rd 1939 was not an ordinary Sunday. Church bells rang and some people went to a Service but most folk stayed at home waiting to hear the worst.
Page link: Lee Chapel-Ebenezer Gospel Hall (Non-denominational)
Lee Chapel-Ebenezer Gospel Hall (Non-denominational)
Many of the newcomers, or 'plotland pioneers', came 'down the line' from East London area and they were seeking something different. So from the about 1905 through to the mid 1920s a number of small mission halls sprung up.
Page link: Ivy Powell's War Memories
Ivy Powell's War Memories
Ivy Powell (Neé Hymas) Clearly remembers the day the Second World War, was declared
Page link: David Blaine's Plotland memories. (1950/60s)
David Blaine's Plotland memories. (1950/60s)
I lived in a Plotland bungalow named 'Westholme' in Sidney Road off Victoria Road Laindon
Page link: Joe Goodman (Joe Cotterill) - Comedian
Joe Goodman (Joe Cotterill) - Comedian
A comedian and King of the one Liners
Page link: Basildon Operatic Society Potted History
Basildon Operatic Society Potted History
BasOP - the society for musical theatre in Basildon
Page link: Langdon Badgers
Langdon Badgers
Stretching from Basildon Golf Course to the Dunton Road, Langdon Hills is a very good stronghold for one of Britain's favourite mammals, the badger.
Page link: Laindon Memories
Laindon Memories
Joy has lived in Billericay since 1971, however like many people she still remembers Laindon with great affection.
Page link: Agnes Monk
Agnes Monk
Lady Chimney Sweep during 1st WORLD WAR. Buried at St Nicholas Church
Page link: William Henry Panter
William Henry Panter
William was born at the Rectory at Laindon in 1841
Page link: Langdon Hills
Langdon Hills
'The finest prospect: in all England'

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