Peter Hayden has kindly supplied this photograph of his father-in-law, Sidney W Salt as a teenager, standing outside his parents’ shop in High Road, Langdon Hills. The shop called ‘Langdon Hills Corn Stores’ was close to Laindon Station – about the third shop before Osborne Road. Sidney’s parents were Sidney T and Florence E Salt. The 1929 Electoral Register shows Sidney and Florence living in “Restawhile”, Nore View Crescent. In 1949 they were living in ‘Kilcan’ Lincewood Park Drive.
The photograph is thought to have been taken between 1930 – 1932. In later years, the shop was a café. Sidney W married Ivy Flemons in 1940. The 1949 Electoral Register shows them living in “Woodside” Wellington Avenue, Langdon Hills. Their daughter Maureen married Peter Hayden in 1968.
More information can be found on the article “S. Hayden & Son. and D. Kent & Co. Laindon Builders” under ‘Areas and Places, Laindon’.