As recorded on here earlier this week, some of us have memories of the two removals firms most famous in Laindon, DC Jeakins and GW Jeakins. My memories are of the firm based nearest to where I worked as a 15 year old after school and at weekends in the winter, spring and summer of 1963. This company was GW Jeakins who were sited just off the A127 London bound at Laindon. The boss, as I recall was called George Jeakins although I would need to do research on this. He would drive in to Hatters where the firm’s account was kept and I would fill his black cab up while he chatted to Trevor Hatter who was our boss in the garage. At school I was friendly with Clive Jeakins who most people knew as Nobby Jeakins. He was related to the firm and was a brilliant lad with thick blond hair and a chirpy smile, there are pictures of him on this website. As I suddenly remembered yesterday, many of the GW Jeakins lorries were Ford Thames Traders and were painted in a dark reddish brown colour with gold sign writing on the sides. The taxis of course were black and I believe these were Austin FX4s. The company had another base in Stean Street London E8 which is where I suspect the firm had its origins. Fascinating times back in the day.