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Posted by Natasha on 22/12/2015, 12:28 pm
I'm trying to find any information about my Grandfather's family. They moved to Basildon around 1940, and his sister Sylvia Helene Thompson was killed during a bomb blast at 36 Gordon Road in February 1944, aged 10, she was buried at Holy Cross church. Her Grandparents Ellen and Stephen Thompson lived at 61 Gordon Road, and Stephen was also buried at Holy Cross.
My Grandfather Peter Thompson was born in 1928, and we have a photograph of him and his sisters Greta and Sylvia when they lived in Basildon.
In 1949 he emigrated to Australia, his last address was Whitwell, Isle of Wight.
I'd love to piece together some information about my Grandfather's childhood, and would appreciate any information anybody has about life in Basildon in the 1940's.