Two Laindon girls, Ivy Jobson and Brenda Buckenham, both members of Langdon Players, were injured in the Dagenham rail crash in 1958. They were travelling home together when Ivy sustained a broken leg and head injuries and Brenda sustained two broken legs and a fractured pelvis. In May they were photographed enjoying a show with their legs still in plaster.
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Ten people died and 87 were injured in a rail disaster on the Fenchurch Street-Southend line on Thursday 30th January 1958. British Railways issued the following casualty list of the Dagenham rail disaster which was published in the Laindon Recorder on 5th February. The dead and the injured.
Dead:- Mr J Theobald of Rosemary, Sunnyside Gardens, Laindon. W.J. Sandiford of Sycamore Avenue, Upminster. Miss Fay Dolties, of Lincewood Park Drive, Langdon Hills. Mrs Marjorie Fruin of Danbury Down, Basildon. James A Taylor of The Elms, Marguerute Drive, Pitsea. J. J. White of Worthing Road, Laindon. Mr A Lucas of Albert Road, South Benfleet. Mr H E Mears of Kilbowie, Topsham Road, Laindon. Miss Patricia Feddes of Langford Crescent, Thundersley. Mrs Doris Barkway, Chester Avenue, Cranham.
Among the injured were:- John Anderson, The Plough, Front Lane, Cranham. Guard; W Archer, Richmond Avenue, Shoebury. Isaac Bloom, Grosvenor Road, Westcliff. Miss B Buckenham, Mundles Farm, Laindon. Mrs Bass, Tylers Avenue, Basildon. Mrs Phyllis Cole, Dry Street, Langdon Hills. Mrs G Cicking, Walker Drive, Leigh. Mr R Dunlop, Avondale Road, Vange. June Franklin, Jobbing Road, Canvey. Mr S Foreman, Station Road, Westcliff. Joan Godden, Manor Road, Pitsea. Mrs Gore, Rectory Road, Basildon.
Mr H J Harwood, Rochmond Avenue, South Benfleet. Mr S H Hayden, Lymington Avenue, Leigh. Mr G Harris. Ivy Jobson, High Road, Langdon Hills. Mrs D Knight, Leigham Court Drive, Leigh. Mr W J Knott, Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh. Mr A Mayhew, Wash Road, Laindon. Miss Brenda Breame, Cleveland Road, Basildon. Ivy Childs Beta, Basildon. Miss Corkingdale, Church Road, Laindon. Mr Charles Dalley.
Mr D Milne, Vowler Road, Laindon. Mr John Mendes, Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff. Miss M G Newman, Victoria Drive, Leigh. Mr J H Palmer, Duncon Drive, Laindon. Mr F Porter, Pound Lane, Bowers Gifford. Mr R Palmer Brook Drive, Fobbing. Mr T E Price, Roberts Road, Laindon, Miss Jean Pattle, King Edward Road, Laindon. Mrs Diana Raw, Mapleford Sweep, Basildon. D. Rosenberg, Leigh Beck Road, Canvey, Miss Iris Smith, Spenders Close, Basildon. Mrs Smith. Standon Road, Basildon. Mr Sargent, Avondale Road, Pitsea. Mr S Spiers, Nelson Road, Vange, Miss I Stewart, Hillcrest View, Vange. Mr T Syrett, Worthing Road, Laindon. Mrs Snow Gibbs, Redcliffe Drive, Leigh. Mr K Valendom, West Crescent, Canvey. Mr Henry Venables, Devonshire Road, Laindon. Miss Vincent, Highlands Road, Bowers Gifford. Mr H A Williamson, Keith Way, Southend. Mr R Weston, Lloyds Bank Flat, High Road, Laindon. Mrs U Williamson, Arterial Road, Laindon.
Those treated for injuries at Dagenham (East) Station and then allowed to go home were:- Mr Abbott, South View Road, Basildon. Mr W Barrs, Belfairs Park Close, Leigh. G Brown, Rushleigh Drive, Vange. Mr Downs, Ramsey Drive, Vange. Mr P W Ellis, Southbourne Grove, Westcliff. Miss Goosh, Goldings Crescent, Pitsea. Mr J Lee, Arterial Road, Eastwood. Mr S E Overton, Anerley Road, Westcliff. Mr T Windley, Crowstone Road, Westcliff.