Helen Hall is my grandmother, Leonard Hall her son is my father and my mothers name was Elise. I was born in 1946 and lived at Lowlands next to Gertrude and Arthur Avis. Gertrude Avis was my fathers sister and I remember Peter, June and young Arthur who were my cousins. They emigrated to Australia. The Hall family were rehoused in Vange where I now reside. My brother John lives in Wales, my sister Elise in Wiltshire and sister Margaret in Kent. As far as I remember there were only three properties in Raglan Road.
George Davis was my uncle and he emigrated to Savannah Georgia, my only memories of them were son Michael and they lived in King Edward Terrace along the High Road. There was a mention of Will who was my fathers brother, he attended my sisters wedding and was living in London at that time. Peter and I both started school having to walk up Berry Lane and Crown Hill to the primary school on the main road. All three families left Laindon about the same time but contact was lost when the mothers died, airmail letters between UK, Australia and USA was the method used.
One final point the general store at the top of Vowler Road was known by us as
Charlie’s but by others as Alice’s (husband and wife). I came across this site by accident hence the delay in response. The generation who lived there have all passed away and having left Laindon in 1953 after which time visits to grannie and Auntie May continued for a few more years via the old Eastern National No.15 were the only contact I or my siblings had.