Georgie Wager and Claud Wager
I have transfered this request from the message board as the it was only by chance that I found the last reply. As I have mentioned before I will as time permits move all the items from the message boards to our who, what and where sections so that it is easier to find them. I will endeavour to achieve this over this winter.
Anyone remember Georgie Wager, he used to work as a builder and had one of the first mini vans around Laindon. I worked with him at Hatters garage when he was doing some building work. His brother Claud was in the trade as well, drove a green mini-pick up truck. Two great tough little characters, Claud would swing a 5 gallon drum of oil onto his shoulder as if it was a bag of feathers.I was quite impressionable at 15 and always aspired after a donkey jacket and mini pick up to be like those guys.
I think George was going out with a girl at LHR but I can’t remember who, hopefully someone will remember all this.
By Richard Haines on 29/01/2012 at 18:22
I heard that George had died some years ago, he was a good friend of mine, at school his girl friend was Pat Brumell? By Brian Cordell on 01/02/2012 at 22:59
Hi Brian, thanks for posting this. I had no idea about George leaving us. Nice to know he was your buddy, he was a fantastic bloke, always ready to give advice. Yes his girl was Pat Brummell, she was in my year (1958-1963).
I wonder if Claud is still around. If you get a chance can you see if they are on the Laindon High Road photos thanks.
By Richard Haines on 02/02/2012 at 11:09
How weird – I was discussing old Laindon names with Roy Brummel only yeterday and one of the names we mentioned was George Wager so was surprised to see him mentioned on the website – George did date Roy’s sister Pat – they married in 1966 and moved to Mayland where George ran a garage but later they divorced. Pat later married Chris Barry and moved to Shropshire – George was a great guy and I was sadened to think that he may no longer be with us.
By Linda Mayes on 04/02/2012 at 15:27
Hello Linda, thank you so much for this. Its nice to know George and Pat were married, she was such a nice girl at school, very popular. George was a nice guy as you say, very helpful with loads of advice on girls and stuff when I was about 15/16. This was in the cold winter of 1962/63 when we were working at Trevor Hatters garage. Wish I had known he moved to Maylandsea, only a few miles from my house. I think I picked him out on the Laindon School 1958 photo page 13 but I am sometimes wrong on my choices!! If you remember anymore please let me know !!
By Richard Haines on 05/02/2012 at 10:28
I think the girl may have been Christine Brummel?
By Christine Hutchings on 28/04/2012 at 14:58
No, it was Pat Brummel who married George Wager – I used to be her sister-in-law, Christine was her younger sister.
By Linda Mayes on 12/06/2012 at 11:21
I am so pleased to be able to say that George is alive and well and living in Devon, unfortunately no contact details but at least we know he is doing ok.
By Linda Mayes on 30/07/2013 at 16:08