By Pat Aspinall
My name is Pat Aspinall née Brooker. I was born and lived in Laindon from 1942 until 1962, when I married and moved away. I was educated at Markhams Chase Primary and Laindon High Road Secondary schools.
I was interested to read some of the letters from my peers which of course brought back many memories. I had a happy childhood while a living in Lord Burleigh Drive, Laindon and this continued when we moved to Corona Road, Langdon Hills at the age of 15 due to the developement of Basildon! I must now put my thinking cap on to see what I can come up with (if anything) that might be of interest.
Gloria’s stories have been fascinating to read various stories, although I remember her name I cannot remember whether we were in the same class at both schools.
My brother Bob (who still lives in Laindon) gave me this website last week whilst visiting me on holiday (I now live in a village on the outskirts of Lincoln City). As I do not have any contact with my childhood friends it has been a wonderful experience to delve into the past which has only very happy memories for me.
I have not had an opportunity to read all the site yet but am looking forward to doing so, when I hope to be able to contribute.