Basildon Through Time

By Ken Porter

Basildon Through Time by Lisa Horner

Lisa is a local artist and historian who has combined her two skills to produce 'Basildon Through Time'. Lisa was raised in Wickford but now lives in Ramsden and is a fierce champion of the Borough of Basildon and hates it when people criticise it, probable one of the reasons why she decided to write a book of the borough.

She is the first to admit that when she embarked on the book she did not know everything about the borough but with the help of a number of people including members of the Laindon Archive and Basildon Heritage groups has come up with a fascinating pictorial book on the borough combining old photographs with the modern equivalents, with historical comments. The first 41 pages cover Laindon and the surrounding district.

Ken Porter

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Basildon Through Time' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Basildon Through Time' page
This page was added by Ken Porter on 24/12/2014.
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Will try and obtain the book shortly. The photographs shown are of old St Mary's Church where some of my ancestors are buried.

By Thelma Oliver
On 04/01/2015