Annual Photographic Display - Manor Mission, 30th March 2019

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.

A packed hall in full swing.
Lots of interest in the merchandise table.
The younger generation are also interested in Laindon history.

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  • Another successful event. It’s popularity continues year by year. It’s always a great pleasure for myself and my husband Tony to attend. Delighted to hear yet more anecdotes and memories of my father Dr Chowdhary after all this time (59 years since his death) . Thanks to everyone organising this…..long may it continue!

    By Shakun Banfield (03/04/2019)
  • Lovely turn-out today at Manor Mission, Laindon. Thanks to all concerned for arranging the gathering. We had lots of chats with quite a few old Laindoners. Hadn’t seen Brian Mills and his wife for ages – they live quite a drive away, so they had made a good effort. Afterwards we decided to visit St Nicholas Church (where we had married in 1962). Sitting there, enjoying the sunshine, when we saw a couple who had also been at the Manor Mission today; they were Trevor Gates (an ex Laindoner) and Joanna his wife, visiting from Brisbane, Australia; they are due home in three weeks time. Had a nice chat with them and we wish them well and a safe journey home.

    By Andrea and Chris Ash (31/03/2019)
  • It is nice to read about the work your orgainsation does. Pity you are so far away would love to visit. My parents migrated to Australia in 1949 and I can remember my mother as a child talking about Laindon. During the war years when my sister was born and also trips by train into London. My Mother’s Father grew flowers that he took into the markets weekly.

    By Sue Bulters (31/03/2019)

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