A beautiful day brought out dozens of people to the Manor Mission Hall. Several were waiting at the door to come in even before the event had started. Around 60 were counted in the hall at one time, although up to around 80 or so may well have visited in all.
Familiar faces and new faces were soon enjoying a tour of the many photo boards that had been placed around the room, recognising places they remembered from times gone by. Plenty of tea/coffee and cakes were consumed, while old friends and neighbours caught up with one another. Raffle tickets were purchased, lots of Laindon memorabilia was ‘snapped up’ from the merchandise table and interesting old books and albums were ploughed through.
The raffle was called at mid-afternoon and several lucky winners chose some lovely prizes from those on display. A star prize being a £30 Tesco voucher. Several bottles of wine and boxes of chocolates were also popular choices.
A few photos of the event are shown below.