Laindon High Road School 1956

The 1956 photograph

By Ian Mott

33 John Bailey34 35 Josie Bowen36
37 Avis Andrews ?3839 Barbra Stevinson40 Gloria Sewell
41 Jean McCarthy42 Veronica Freeman43 Maureen Brown44
45 Pam Rattenbury46 Jean Pattle47 Kay Pidoux48
4950 Mary Young51 Christine Smith52 Peter Sloper
53 Micky Pratt54 John Thorpe (Floppy)55 Bernard Redshaw56
57 Steve White58 Alan Newman?
David Norton?
59

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Laindon High Road School 1956' page

12 Maureen Thompson ?3 Veronica Nightingale4
5 Hazel Cutler6 Maureen Waterman7 Colin Ginbey8 Alan Chapman ?
9 Ernie Siggers ?101112
13 Greg Smith1415 Tony Dalas ?16 Dave Muncey
1718 Peter Riches19 Tony Willets20 Peter Sheehan
21 Fred Penson22 Paul Corbett2324 Raymond Arthey ?
25 Alan Daniels ?2627 Ian Coomber28 Alfie Bartley ?
29 Peter Abbot303132

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Gerald Almeroth-yes, John is Fred's son. I'm John's sister-in-law.

By Tina Penson
On 12/03/2014

Hi, I live in Denmark not Norway

By Peter Riches
On 11/03/2014

Hi why is it that my name is incorrectly spelt it is Muncey

Editor: I have corrected the spelling of you name.

By David Muncey
On 25/12/2013

Is Fred Penson the father of John, who I went to school with at Lincewood and Laindon High Road later in the 70's? I think they lived in Emanuel Road, Langdon Hills and we went to Laindon 1st cub scouts in the same road!

By Gerald Almeroth
On 16/09/2013

No. 43 is Maureen Brown. After leaving school at 16 in 1956 I worked in the city until 1963. I have been married for 52 years and we returned to Vange in 1968. My favourite teacher was Mr Gay. It was lovely to see all the familiar faces from my youth although many of their names have been forgotten. I hope that one day all names will be posted. Maureen Redmond née Brown

By Maureen Redmond
On 16/06/2013

Hi--I have just been looking at the 1956 photo. Found it by accident,but it is fascinating. I moved from Essex to Dorset in 1977 and am still working. I am MD of an engineering company in Poole. Colin Ginbey (no 7)

By Colin Ginbey
On 21/02/2013

16 - I can confirm that this is Dave Muncie - good little boxer at this age

18 - is actually Peter Riches - he now lives in Norway ?

By Mike Smith
On 17/12/2012

Emma Thomas. Thank you for the reply. The last time I saw Maureen was in the mid 1960's at Halstead, Essex. Alfie, I last saw a few years later. I would appreciate if you forward my email address to Maureen.

Editor: I have removed your email address so that you do not get spam email as a result of using the site and will forward it to Emma for onwards transmission.

By Ronnie Pigram
On 07/07/2012

Ronnie Pigram: Sorry for a delayed response but have only just seen these comments, Maureen is my Aunt, her sister Pat is my nan. It is correct Alf died, was about 1987 if I remember right, I was only young at the time, if you like I could pass your email address on to Maureen for you.

I saw her yesterday as she was in the area for a funeral today but is going back in the morning, she's keeping really well and am sure she'd be happy to hear from some old friends x

By Emma Thomas
On 19/04/2012

Just heard from Freddie Penson re number 20 and he says: Yes that is Peter Sheehan, and the one the other side is Paul Corbett, and just behind Peter, is John Bailey.

By Andrea
On 04/04/2012

Anyone think 20 could be Peter Sheehan?

By Andrea
On 03/04/2012

50 is Mary Young

By P Rattenbury
On 03/04/2012

I think 29 is Pete Abbott too, he's also in the correct area for age.

By Steve White
On 11/02/2012

The Query on 29 - all along I thought it was Peter Abbott but wasn't 100% sure. We used to walk home together from Langdon Hills Primary School - I think he lived on the other side of the school somewhere like Vowler Road.

By Andrea
On 10/02/2012

24 Raymond Arthey anyone confirm?

By Steve White
On 10/02/2012

Yes Andrea I am No 57 but a bit older than that now! I still have these two panorama photos in good nick!

By Steve White
On 10/02/2012

Hi Brian, The Ariel NG 350cc went in 1960 in favour of a Vespa scooter, I would like to see Dave Norton again and have asked the editor to send you my email

By Steve White
On 10/02/2012

Hi Steve White . Your right it is Dave norton he is good friend of mine he is back in Basildon if you want get in touch let me know.

Have you still got that red hunter you and your brother used to play around?

By Brian cordell
On 07/02/2012

51 Christine Smith, 41 Jean McCarthy, 29 Peter Abbot, 27 Ian Coomber, 18 Peter Richardson, 16 Dave Muncie? 6 Maureen Waterman.

By dave coleman
On 06/02/2012

44 is not Biddy Hammond found her on another page

By dave coleman
On 05/02/2012

I am sure No 58 is David Norton he lived near Colbears farm off Markhams Chase I used to hang out with him. 

By Steve White
On 01/02/2012

Re query on (the late) Greg Smith - my cousin Carol (nee Pinnell) who was Head Girl, has written to me saying she seems to think he was in 5X with her and that they left in 1956.

By Andrea
On 28/01/2012

I feel sure that No 13 is Gregg Smith, would love to hear from him. Gregg was part of the crowd who worked in the city (London) when we all left school and we travelled on the trains each day. Gregg was on the train that night in 1958 that crashed into the one I was in, he came to where I was trapped and stayed with me all the time it took to free me and I was taken to hospital. Great Guy.

By Jean Pattle
On 10/01/2012

Hi Editor, Being one of the oldest in class I left earlier than most of my class mates. All the girls page 2 No.19 page 3 No.12 to 17 page 4 No.18 & the boys page 8 No.19, 20, 21. page 9 No.13. Were in my class.

By albert Bedford
On 10/01/2012

Im sure thats Greg Smith too, I remember him writing an article on running in the school magazine not long after I started in 55. I'm sure he was in 5X in 56 and left at the start of the summer holidays that year.

By ken page
On 10/01/2012

Hello Christine No.13 is definitely Greg Smith I was in the same class as Greg and your husband, if his name is Alan. I left at xmas 1954 but Greg and a few others stayed on for an extra year in what was then known as 4x

By Albert Bedford
On 09/01/2012

No 45 is Pam Rattenbury my sister

By T. Rattenbury
On 07/01/2012

Number 52 is my good friend Peter Sloper.

By Jannet English
On 06/01/2012

I pretty sure the Number 46 on this page is not my sister Pat Pattle but me Jean. No 47 is my friend Kay Pidoux, Kay moved to New Zealand in the sixties. Love seeing these pics. 

By Jean Rowe (née Pattle)
On 31/12/2011

Re. Alfie Bartley. Sadly I have to tell you that Alfie died many years ago in a car crash. It happened not long after he and Maureen moved to Devon.

By Christine Hutchings
On 29/12/2011

No 46 on this page is Pat Pattle

By Christine Hutchings
On 29/12/2011

No 13 on page 9 is not Gregg Smith as he was the same age as my husband and had left Laindon High Road school the year I started there

By Christine Hutchings
On 29/12/2011

Re. Alfie Bartley. Alfie and I served an apprenticeship at the Ford Motor Co. Ltd., Dagenham. I was Best Man at his wedding to Maureen (nee Perry). He left Ford's and joined the Police Force. We continued to meet on many occasions but lost contact in the 1960's. The last time I saw him was in a cafe on the A127. I would so much love and enjoy meeting with them again. If anyone can help to put us in contact again I would be most grateful. I can also be contacted via benfleethistory.org.uk Thank you.

By Ronnie Pigram.
On 29/12/2011

OOh aye lass, sure is, thanks for clearing that up Nina. I didn't know him very well, just to pass the time of day with was about all. Maureen was in my class throughout our school days, I hope they are both ok.

By Ken Page
On 23/12/2011

Hi Ken. Definitely Bartley. His family lived in Devonshire Road not far from me. His sister Linda and I were in the same class. I also knew his wife Maureen Perry, she was the half sister of Ronny Graves who was a good mate of my brother Dennis. Complicated, Ay What!

By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 21/12/2011

I may well be very wrong but,wasn't it Alfie Bartlett not Bartley? I gave both him and his very pregnant wife Maureen [nee Perry] a lift home up the Crown Hill just a couple of days before leaving for Oz. I have heard that poor Alfie died years ago in a car crash, true/false, anyone know?

No. 8 Alan Chapman?

By Ken Page
On 21/12/2011

Sorry peeps, being in the same form as Peter Sloper and my desk being net to his and Micky Pratt, I recon I have it spot on. As I have said, Peter was our milkie and often had a chat.

By Eddie Lewis
On 20/12/2011

Think Gloria is correct Peter Sloper is more likely to be No 31 on page 2 and 52 on page 9 is probably his elder brother ? John. Also No. 41 is not Nick Flashman (now deceased) as it is a girl but I cannot recall a name for her.

By Ann Rugg
On 19/12/2011

Page 9 No 42 is Veronica Freeman

By Ann Rugg
On 17/12/2011

53 is Mike Pratt not Platt.

By Ken Page
On 17/12/2011

The Sloper Brothers. John was born 1941 and Peter 1942. I think that's John on Page 9. No. 52. and Peter is on Page 2. No. 31 (I recognised him).

By Nina Humphrey (née Burton)
On 17/12/2011

Just as a matter of interest Gloria, there is a piece on UTube with Peter with an old milk van at a car show from the 50s.

By Eddie Lewis
On 17/12/2011

Hmmm, were both there, just can't remember Peter's brothers name, could have been John, perhaps someone else can sort it, Gloria. I know they both worked as milkies after school, in fact Peter was our milkie, was the firm Whife n Sloper.

By Eddie Lewis
On 16/12/2011

Eddie, Sorry mate but have a look at page 2 No. 31 I think that might be Peter Sloper, but did he have a brother that may have been there?

By Gloria Sewell
On 16/12/2011

Is number 25 Alan Daniels?

By Andrea Ash (nee Pinnell)
On 14/12/2011

29. Peter Shearcroft, 19.Tony Willets, 58. Alan Newman & 41. Nicky Flashman ??

By Gloria Sewell
On 14/12/2011

No.33 John Bailey

By Eddie Lewis
On 14/12/2011

39 Barbara Stevinson, 3 Veronica Nightingale, 33 Johnny Bailey? 42 Veronica freeman? 15 Tony Dallas ?

By Gloria Sewell
On 13/12/2011

9  Ernie Siggers?, 7 Colin Ginbey, 13 Greg Smith? & 54 John Thorpe (Floppy)

By Colin Clarke
On 13/12/2011

2 - Maureen Thompson, 9 - ?  & Siggers 22 - Paul Corbett

By Andrea Ash (née Pinnell)
On 13/12/2011

55 - Bernard Redshaw 57 - Stephen White?

By Andrea Ash (née Pinnell)
On 12/12/2011

No.52 Peter Sloper. No.53 Micky Platt.

By Eddie Lewis
On 12/12/2011

I think no.37 is Avis Andrews .Could be wrong though

By Brenda Mason (née Lewis)
On 12/12/2011

No. 28. Alfie Bartley

By Nina Humphrey (née Burton)
On 12/12/2011

No. 21. Fred Penson No. 40. Gloria Sewell.

By Nina Humphrey(nee Burton)
On 11/12/2011
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