Laindon

Laindon first gets a mention in 998 where one man from Ligeandune was required for ship duty. The Domesday Book records the name as Legenduna, with the parish being held by the Bishop of London. It means ‘hill of the Lyge`. The Lyge is believed to be a Celtic river name and Dun is Anglo Saxon for Hill. The Lyge springs from the hill upon which St Nicholas Church stands and is tributary of the River Crouch but I defy anybody to find the source. During the eighteenth century it was often referred to as Langdon Clay.

The High Road was the heart of the community, the absorption into Basildon left us with a High Road in name alone.

Page link: 1944 Laindon cum Basildon Parish News
1944 Laindon cum Basildon Parish News
How times have changed !!!!!
Page link: BBC Essex at Laindon Station
BBC Essex at Laindon Station
'The Essex Quest' 29.03.2015.
Page link: Bonny Baby Show
Bonny Baby Show
When and Where?
Page link: Carnival Queen 1959
Carnival Queen 1959
Laindon girl - June Ferguson (now Higgs)
Page link: Cottis the Bakers Van
Cottis the Bakers Van
Bread van, Risen again!
Page link: Early Life in Laindon 1940 to 1947. Part 2.
Early Life in Laindon 1940 to 1947. Part 2.
Living next to the Arterial Road.
Page link: Eileen Fowler
Eileen Fowler
(maybe) the first keep fit instructress?
Page link: Heathcote - Douglas Road
Heathcote - Douglas Road
The history of a house.
Page link: Keith Gardiner
Keith Gardiner
Memories
Page link: Laindon and its Roads
Laindon and its Roads
The influence of history
Page link: Laindon Carnival
Laindon Carnival
Gone but not forgotten
Page link: Laindon High Road Shops and Public Buildings
Laindon High Road Shops and Public Buildings
Existing prior to New Town Re-development
Page link: Laindon Lodge
Laindon Lodge
History of the Lodge
Page link: Laindon People
Laindon People
Worldwide distribution
Page link: Laindon's Festival of Britain Celebrations.
Laindon's Festival of Britain Celebrations.
Plus News Snippets from 1951.
Page link: Looking for Jimmy Milne
Looking for Jimmy Milne
Old Bricklaying friend
Page link: Old Bondy
Old Bondy
By Andrea Ash
Page link: Second World War Years
Second World War Years
Harry Rossiter
Page link: The Great Cowes Eatate
The Great Cowes Eatate
Any Information on the Title
Page link: Laindon Station
Laindon Station
The opening of Laindon Station was the initial driving force in the development of Laindon
Page link: Bungalow Demolished
Bungalow Demolished
Corporation claim we are blameless
Page link: Cromer Avenue - Sheltered Accommodation
Cromer Avenue - Sheltered Accommodation
My nan's home from 1966 to 1978.
Page link: Laindon Map
Laindon Map
High Road V High Street
Page link: LAINDON MEMORIES
LAINDON MEMORIES
Oct/Nov 1999 Jan 2000
Page link: Laindon's Largest Fire
Laindon's Largest Fire
Laindon Timber Fire - Sunday 17th April, 1932
Page link: Morningside - Station Road
Morningside - Station Road
The History of a fine house-cum-shop.
Page link: East Anglian Film Archive
East Anglian Film Archive
The Changing Face of our Community through two films
Page link: Mystery Mound
Mystery Mound
Manor Road Recreation Ground
Page link: Old Laindon photographs
Old Laindon photographs
Some additional photographs
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: Ron Moorcroft
Ron Moorcroft
Laindon Community Centre
Page link: Room with a view
Room with a view
Before Royal Court
Page link: White House Farm
White House Farm
King Edward Road, Laindon
Page link: A Short History of Laindon
A Short History of Laindon
By Alice Jackson
Page link: Lovely Laindon (Part 1)
Lovely Laindon (Part 1)
"Selling Laindon"
Page link: Lovely Laindon (Part 2)
Lovely Laindon (Part 2)
"Water and drainage" (Continuing the theme of "how is it you became a Laindoner?")
Page link: Lovely Laindon (Part 3)
Lovely Laindon (Part 3)
"The dangers of cross infection." (Continuing the theme of "how is it you became a Laindoner?")
Page link: Lovely Laindon (Part 4)
Lovely Laindon (Part 4)
"A Family Moves" (Continuing the theme of "how is it you became a Laindoner?")
Page link: Lovely Laindon (Part 5)
Lovely Laindon (Part 5)
"A Question of What's in the Mind" (Continuing the theme of "how is it you became a Laindoner?")
Page link: Lovely Laindon (Part 6)
Lovely Laindon (Part 6)
"The Builders" (Continuing the theme of "how is it you became a Laindoner?")
Page link: Lovely Laindon (Part 7)
Lovely Laindon (Part 7)
"A Road That Survived"
Page link: Robert Scott in Wheelchair Race
Robert Scott in Wheelchair Race
Wheelchair race for charity from Prince of Wales to the Crown Hotel Langdon Hills
Page link: A Mystery Solved?
A Mystery Solved?
The "missing" level crossing.
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
More Photographs of its Destruction
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: Photo Album
Photo Album
They kept the Community in touch but who, why and when?
Page link: Radio Fever Grips Laindon
Radio Fever Grips Laindon
An early attempt to get Laindon listening.
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: New Housing In Laindon
New Housing In Laindon
Planners and Architects idea of the way forward in housing!
Category link: King Edward Estate
King Edward Estate
Story of the estate and those who lived there