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Eric Kirkham Cole: EKCO
and Me!

In the centre of a new housing development in Southend-on-Sea there now stands this statue of  Eric Kirkham Cole, inventor and founder of the company EKCO. Here, where once stood the sprawling factory he established, himself and many brilliant built minds for 30 years pioneered the development of radio, TV, radar, nucleonics, plastics and many innovative products. At it's height the company employed some 8000, including myself, mum, dad, two uncles and a cousin. Click here to read more about this largely forgotten company and some of its outstanding achievements.

A Page from the Past

Opinions are Rife!
Whether it be the pandemic or a football manager, how healthy are your opinions? What currently is your greatest influence, or more profoundly, WHAT IS TRUTH? 
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Opinion Health Checkup

NOTE: SADLY THIS SITE IS NOT YET PHONE FRIENDLY

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Rebels Lane

Adventures of the Mind

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As a child of the '50s, growing up on a council estate in Southend-on-Sea, the Green Belt was at my front door. It was the boundary that kept developers out, but not the inhabitants. Rebel's lane was the gateway, winding its way from the end of Archer Close through farmland into rural pastures, rivers, woods, brickworks, WWII bunkers and into the adventures of young minds. This website is simply a record of my adventures both of the past, as I remember them, as well as of the present. It is not a blog for discussion, but positive feedback through e-mail is welcome.

 

Steve Petchey

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