Laindon High Rd School Trip 1955
My one claim to fame
I can remember the school trip very well but the actual date I am afraid I will have to rely on one of you readers to maybe fill in the correct date. I remember being very excited that day because the furthest I had ever been from Laindon was London on the Fenchurch Street line, now here I was going off miles away to the East Coast on a school trip, by steam train (which I loved) for a whole day and we were going to visit a castle as well.
Off we went to board the train at Shenfield Station, my mother and my Aunty Vera had told Silvia Turner (her Daughter) and I we must stay together as we were going such a long way from home. At Shenfield Station we were met by some photographers and Silvia and I were asked to stand by the engine to have some filming done for the East Anglian transport promotion film, of course being 14 year old super models how could we refuse hence the photo sent with this article, me being the one in the white pumps and bobby socks Silvia in the sandals. Hence as I have titled this article my one claim to fame.
I have never seen the whole film so if any readers could give me any idea where to get a copy if one still exists I would be very grateful.