Laindon Athletic Minors

This paper cutting from May 1960 will get the memory working

John Lindsey

If there is an original photograph out there please let us have a copy to display

Back Row from Left:

1 Ted Thurwood2 John Bird?3 Colin Ginby?4 Patrick Partner
5 Ray Cuttler?6 David Franklin7 Tony Collins?

Front Row:

1 John Lindsay?2 Philip Thomas3 Melvin Eldridge?4 Gregory Pead5 Ernie Siggers

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  • Sorry but that is never John Bird back row left. I played for a lot of teams with JB and Athletic was one we never played for. We both enjoyed playing for Laindon Unt. and Manor Unt. are just 2 on a Saturday and of course Laindon Hotel on a Sunday. In those days if you played for one Laindon side you were not welcome at the other. Much like the Manchester and Merseyside clubs. I also had a great playing for Laindon Corinthians as a fifteen year old in the first ever trip to Helingushouse in Germany which was the first trip of its kind when Basildon twinned with this town. It would be a great thing if this was saluted by Basildon/Laindon Councils instead of having some pompous opera singer warbling in a park in Billericay to salute this special day.

    By Trevor Reynolds (25/08/2013)
  • Back row no 4 Patrick Partner.

    By Bob Connell (20/02/2012)
  • I did play for Laindon Athletic a few times, but always in goal, so sorry it’s not me.

    By Steve White (19/02/2012)
  • 6 David Franklin. 4 Patrick. 3 I thick is Colin Ginbey. 2 John Lindsay. 3 I think is Meivin Eldrige. Its been a long while.

    By Ray Cuttler (15/02/2012)
  • The manager, back row no 1 is Ted Thurwood.

    By Bob Connell (13/02/2012)
  • Hi Andrea. That made me laugh. It’s infuriating when you know the face but can’t put the name to it. I think I found him on the 1958 photo. Page 12. No. 40. Steven White. Hope you agree. Best wishes.

    By Nina Humphrey(née Burton) (16/01/2012)
  • Yes it is Dave Woodley, lived in Claremont Road round the corner from me. Some good hairstyles here from Peters I would guess!

    By Richard Haines (15/01/2012)
  • Sorry everyone Tony Collins is at the end of the 1st row

    By Gloria Sewell (15/01/2012)
  • Back row, right hand side, second one in: someone put me out of my misery. This boy is seen in most of our school photos and I remember him sporting a grey woven jacket, very smart and mature, but what’s his name?

    By Andrea (15/01/2012)
  • Back row far right could be David Woodley

    By Norman Styles (14/01/2012)
  • I think bottom right is Ernie Siggers .

    By ken page (07/01/2012)
  • Front row, second from left, Philip Thomas. Front row, second from right, Gregory Pead. Back row second from left, John Bird. All three were in my class from 1960 until 1962. Greg Pead was Head Boy in 1962. I believe third from right in the back row is Ray Cuttler. I recognise other faces but cannot think of their names.

    By Nina Humphrey(née Burton) (06/01/2012)
  • I think 4th back is Tony Collins

    By Gloria Sewell (06/01/2012)
  • Front row, right Siggers. Know the dark boy in middle front can’t remember his name now but think he is on the school photos too.

    By Andrea (06/01/2012)

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