On the bend by the chapel you will pass Iona Cottage on your left. A little way beyond is a terrace of 3 cottages.
Until 1943 2 longer terraces of cottages stood here.
On the morning of 11th January 1943 four bombs were dropped on the Basin. One of these landed on the two rows of cottages. Five villagers lost their lives that day and a sixth died in hospital 4 weeks later. All are remembered on the Heybridge War Memorial. Should we have something to remember them here in the Basin?