Views from Church Hill, Laindon

A few undated photographs of the views around Church Hill, Laindon.

St Nicholas Church at the top of Church Hill, Laindon.
Barry Ellerby
Looking down Church Hill towards Markhams Chase.
Barry Ellerby
Looking across Pound Lane, Dickens Drive and St Nicholas Lane.
Barry Ellerby
Looking across from Dickens Drive. The wooden church hall can be seen in the middle of picture, slightly to the left.
Barry Ellerby
Barry Ellerby
Hall Farm with the spire of St Nicholas Church in the background.
Barry Ellerby

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  • I went to Laindon Park School from 1964 – 1971. Remembered the old house next to the church, scouts’ hall and further up you had the air raid shelter. Down the hill towards the school there was a large house and just off Hilly Road you had some green tinned bungalows and a grass track through the woods. Perry McCarthy ex racing car driver was there at the time.

    By Barry Leftwich (05/01/2020)
  • Hi David, I remember you well, I believe you had a friend called Terry McCarthy.

    By Alan Taylor (07/11/2019)
  • Yes, it was Laindon Park Primary then. I don’t know why it was called Donaldson’s. Can anybody Help. The Head Master was Mr Wilson and his son was also at the school.
    Mrs Card, Mr Stone and Mrs Hughes were three of the teachers. School lunches were brought in from Markhams Chase.

    Editor: The school was opened in 1877 and called St. Nicholas School Board. Later its name was changed to Laindon Park Junior School. Its nickname ‘Donaldson’s came from its long standing headmistress Margaret Donaldson who was in service for 28 years, from 1920 to 1948.

    By David Pritchard (28/11/2018)
  • I went to St Nicholas or Donaldson’s as it was also known. Our class was the old church hall. Dave Pritchard, Victoria, Australia.

    Editor: Now known as Laindon Park Primary School.

    By David Pritchard (28/11/2018)
  • I went to St Nicholas, and was in a play about Thomas Becket in Laindon Church. Used to go there just for a walk, as I lived in Little Lullaway. Just saw it all the time.

    By Lawrence Ash (25/08/2018)

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