Hello, Firstly let me introduce myself, my name is James Victor Quinton (Jim). I was born in September 1944 and lived at 13A High Road, Laindon for the first 21 years of my life. I was the youngest child of 10 (5 boys and 5 girls) born to Bill and Mag Quinton who were evacuated to Laindon from Canning Town in 1940.
The following photograph shows some members of the 1st Laindon Boys Brigade company at summer camp in Weymouth, Dorset, in I believe 1960.
|David Carter||David Blaine||Jim Quinton||Michael Marchant?||David Shearcroft|
|Phillip Sargeant||Peter Baker||William Quinton|
Does anyone know the two missing names ?
The reason for this photograph is to help with the War Memorial campaign to stay in Laindon, as I can remember marching with the brigade from Langdon Hills Baptist Church to the British Legion Hall next to the Laindon High Road School on Rememberance Sundays and I support the campaign for the War Memorial to stay in Laindon.
This next Photo is of 6 of my brothers and sisters taken I believe in the early 1980s (the 4 missing are a sister Gladys living in South Africa, a brother Eddie living in Cornwall, a sister Margaret who died in 1947 aged 16 and me Jim) sadly all deceased except Lott and Me.
Lastly for now is a photo of my mother and me taken in the back garden of 13A High Road, Laindon when I was about ten, note the bicycle shed in the background for commuters to leave their bikes before going to London and the back of a brick built building which was the slaughter house for Lagden’s the butchers at number 11 High Road. (mentioned in the butchers stories on this web site).