I lived in Laindon as a boy, I am now 87. I used to go rabbiting, mushrooming, logging & picking holly & mistletoe when the seasons were right and sell door to door. I also loved the Bluebell woods. My favourite teacher in Markhams Chase School was Mrs Macmillan, I remember crying with her when she learnt that her son was killed during the war. Does anyone know what happened to Chris Larkin who used to own Larkin’s Tyre Service ? He used to be a good pal of mine. I loved Laindon. Regards Don.