David Sarfas and his wife Doris Martin were both in my year at Langdon Hills School and at Laindon High Road. I had not seen either of them for many years. Then, perhaps twenty years ago, I was reintroduced to them by a friend, Tom Monk. Tom was a cousin of Doris and both of their families lived in Railway Cottages. Later, David sent me a series of photographs taken of old Laindon. He and Tony Ringwood of Lincewood Park Drive and Kenny Bird (or Byrd) of St. David’s Road took the photographs as some sort of remembrance before the old Laindon completely disappeared. David wrote a description of each shot and I have reproduced his description beneath each photograph. Many of the scenes will be familiar from other articles in these archives but, hopefully, some will be new to the viewer.
Editor’s note: Thank you for submitting these photos for publishing on the website. We have arranged them in order as they were along the High Road from St David’s Road to New Century Road.