Laindon Youths 1960
Four lads thumbing a lift, Mick Page took this photo, somewhere in Kent. They are Brian Cordell, Roger Davison and Peter Bassett. We started our journey outside Peter Bassett’s mum and dad’s cafe called Bassett’s Cafe, which was on a small parade of shops between Osbourne Road and the top of Salisbury Avenue. We were not waiting long at the roadside thumping when two lads in a car stopped and asked where we were going, we said Brands Hatch, whats going on there they asked .
We told them about the motorcycle race meeting being held the next day (this being Saturday afternoon). That sounds good to us we will come with you, hop in lads, what more could we want. We crossed into Kent via the Tilbury Ferry, made our way to Brands Hatch. We got into the circuit by the back way, parking up in the woods. In the morning coming out of the woods there were other race goers turning up, so we did not get noticed. After watching a good days racing we had to make our own way home, unfortunately the two lads who had given us a lift lived in London. We tried unsuccessfully this time thumbing for a lift and ended up walking all the way back home to Laindon, arriving in early hours of Monday morning dead on our feet.