Nina Humphrey 1946 - 2021

Nina on the right with Deanna Walker during a book launch at the EWT Dunton visitors' centre.

With great sadness we announce the news that Nina lost her battle with her illness on 29th May 2021. A remarkable lady, who had been the editor of the LDCA website since taking on the post in 2015. Her work with the site was invaluable and she was so brilliant at finding the answers to historical questions, she became known as “Miss Marple”. She enjoyed her work with the society immensely. She was generous with her time and nothing was too much trouble. To the society and to those who loved her, she was irreplaceable.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Colin and the family for their great loss.

Those we love
Don’t go away,
They walk beside us
Every day.
Unseen, unheard,
But always near,
So loved, so missed,
So very dear.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Nina she was an amazing lady who did so much for the Laindon History Archive, I have some wonderful memories of the help that Miss Marple gave to me on various topics to do with Laindon History. Nina will be sadly missed . My condolences go to Colin and the family.
    Rest in Peace you lovely lady.

    By Paul Gibson (09/06/2021)
  • I am so sorry to hear this. She was a lovely lady. I went on several walks with her and she also took me around where she and her family home used to be which is now Victoria Park. She was so interesting and knew so much history. Such sad news.

    By Helen Painter (09/06/2021)
  • I’ve been on this site since 2011. In the early days Nina was the one most active, naming all the people on the LHR 1958 photo was our favourite activity. Don’t think we ever got them all. Nina was our Miss Marple, never giving up until she had tracked all the clues down about some aspect of Laindon. I never got to meet Nina but she will always be a legend to me. May she rest peacefully.

    By Richard Haines (08/06/2021)
  • Sad to hear of Nina’s passing. I loved her memories of old Laindon, both by talking to her and on the website, she will be a hard act to follow.

    By Peter Hayden (03/06/2021)
  • I have just heard of Nina’s passing, I feel numb.
    She was an amazing lady and her knowledge was second to none.
    My thoughts go to Colin and his family,
    THANK YOU NINA for all you gave to our website and our memories
    Ellen English

    By Ellen English (03/06/2021)
  • I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Nina, she helped so many people. The world will be a poorer place without her.RIP

    By Jeff footer (03/06/2021)
  • Nina was my dad’s (Jim Burton) cousin. She helped me immensely when I started out tracing my family tree. Her knowledge and memory were second to none. She put names to photos and details to stories. I’ll really miss her and her fountain of knowledge. My condolences to Colin, Michelle and Mark and all her extended family. Xx

    By Deborah Ridley (02/06/2021)
  • So sad to hear this,deepest sympathy to the Humphrey family. Will be sadly missed on this site.

    By ERIC PASCO (02/06/2021)
  • RIP Nina

    By David MacDonald (31/05/2021)

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