The following has been contributed by Barbara O’Brien, daughter of Laurie Hatherall:-
“My dad, Laurie Hatherall, lived in Laindon from when he was a little boy. .His mother and father had a hardware business at 2 North Parade. After his father died, his mother married the local Policeman Simon Wells. Laurie went to Bursted House College. Later he bought ‘Southways’, in Dunton Road. My aunty Doris Collison, Laurie sister, was a teacher at Laindon High Road School.
My dad Laurie is in the photo, the second one in the back row”