Showing posts with label Five Links. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Five Links. Show all posts

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Five Links Memories

Just a quick post today with a short video I put together while I was visiting Essex over the New Year.  Friends of mine on Facebook have probably already seen it, but here it is again - this time on YouTube.

I grew up on the Five Links Estate in Laindon from 1977 to 2002 (Handley Green), although it has a bit of a reputation these days, it was, and always will be my home.  With each visit something else changes, so I have created this little montage as a reminder of what the estate looks like now.  I might do another one in a few years time so I can compare how much has changed.

It's sad that Brendon, Handley Green and Laindon Link no longer exist by name, and I am sure it'll only be a matter of time before the remaining 'links' ; Newberry Side, Mellow Purgess and Somercotes cease to exist.  Laindon as a whole is changing so much (and not for the better may I just add).