Sandra Dean - BACP Registered member

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Author (Amanda Green), Blogger, Life Writing Workshop coach, BACP Counsellor Dip., Aerial Photographer and Orangutan, Animal and Mental Health campaigner in Essex

Dale farm Basildon Essex aerial photos after eviction

dale farm October 29 2011 Basildon Essex copyright Sandra M Dean

I thought I would take some aerial photos of Dale farm in Basildon, Essex now that the eviction has taken place and the council are clearing the land…

Apart from a few caravans the land has mainly been cleared.

More photos to follow…


Dale Farm eviction today at Basildon, Essex of Irish travellers

Today is the day the Irish travellers settled on Dale farm, Essex are to be evicted by the Basildon Council. This is to be an expensive project – up to £18 million to be spent on the eviction itself.

These travellers are Ethnic Irish travellers and have been living on the green belt site for […]

The Magic Mushroom restaurant review, Barleylands, Billericay, Essex

Magic Mushroom restaurant Baarleylands Billericay Essex

I wanted to dine at this restaurant for a few years, and finally, we had a Sunday lunch – it was definitely worth the wait too!

We chose to eat outside in their terrace area, which was lovely since it was a warm July day, although the […]

All about Kara Tointon

Eastender’s Kara Tointon and Ricky Groves are set to wed next week as their characters in the popular soap opera based around Albert Square. Then, they will exit the soap on 27th August for good, so I thought it was a good point to write about Kara Tointon, who is not only a fellow Essex […]

Ian McNaughton from Diversity Dance group

Diversity Ian McNaughton

Ian McNaughton – 25 years old From Basildon – he is brothers with Jamie Mcnaughton, and Matt Mcnaughton who are also in the groupIan can be seen in this photo – he is the first guy on the left….

Ian, Jamie and Matt: Elder brother Ian’s the eldest of the group. […]

Jamie McNaughton from Diversity Dance group

Diversity jamie McNaughton

Jamie McNaughton – 23 years old from Basildon – he is brothers with Jamie Mcnaughton, and Matt Mcnaughton who are also in the groupJamie can be seen in the picture in the front with the white top on to the right hand side, next to his brother Matthew (in the grey […]