Basildon, Essex, England
The plotland area around Dunton, Laindon and Langdon Hills was very important to many hundreds of people from the 1930s to the 1970s. Now, the best part of almost a century later, thousands of their descendants and friends continue to be fascinated by the unique sense of freedom and exhilaration they felt. All this despite - or because of - a whole range of difficult conditions.
We hope to be able to use these pages to enable others to acquaint themselves with something that has now completely disappeared - and to gain some insight into why so many feel so much nostalgia about possession of a small plot of derelict farmland on which they could build.
If you have memories or photographs of the Dunton Plotlands that you would like to share, contact Peter Jackson at: