This photo was taken at the Salvation Army Hall in Northumberland Avenue in approximately 1948.
Dimpy remembers the photo being taken after a procession down Laindon High Road which was believed to have been performed on various occasions by the Salvation Army.
George Hopper, Micky and Dimpy’s father, used to play the cornet and flugelhorn in the band and sang with the ‘Songsters’ (choir). At one time he was also the Band Master.
We wonder if there is anybody else who has memories or photos of the Salvation Army from Laindon or the local area depicting their activities during this time. If so, we would be glad to add them to this site, as it was and still is a great organisation that helps people from all walks of life.