The same people who created Our Basildon are hoping to embark on a similar heritage project for the town of Rayleigh, which has a history going back many hundreds of years. Despite, or perhaps because of, our technological progress, the past continues to exert a fascination for us. The traditional perception of heritage and history as endless facts, dates and events, has been complemented by a new emphasis on the more intimate heritage of the people who came before us in our houses, streets and cities. The legacy of their daily lives, and their attitudes towards family, religion, employment, arts and culture, morality, are the social and industrial realities that stir the imagination. They lead us not just to visit the remains of past lives, but to seek to recreate the past, to join in with it and to understand it as much as we can by applying new smart phone technology, video and oral recordings and the building of archives for future generations to enjoy.