My Life in Laindon

I was born in Ruby Villa, Darnley Ave, Laindon on 6th of april 1947. I went to Langdon Hills primary 52/57 then on to Laindon Secondary Modern till 61 and I know lots of people in the school photo. My parents lived in Roseberry Ave then Holst Ave

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  • I went to LHPH from 51 until 55. Mr Wiggins was headmaster, he was a lovely man. Teachers were Miss O’Brian, Mr Walker, Mr Richardson, Miss Wenden, to name a few.
    I was in a class with Elsie Galem, Shirley Smart, Brenda Bond, Roy Mansfield, Philip Walters, Vivian Lagdon, Robert Underhill, Jennifer Garrity, Peter Ellis. I left in 1957 when we moved. Loved that school.

    By Sandra Springall (07/12/2017)
  • Teddy Maitland: Now there’s a name that got lost to me over past decades. I used to think his name was Edward and was shortened to Teddy, never imagined it was Alex. Richard says you may have been in Mr Rosen’s class Upper 1B but I can’t be sure. Maybe you could confirm this or at least correct our aged memories!

    By Donald Joy (27/06/2017)
  • I’ve just realised that Teddy Maitland was, I think in my class at Laindon High Road School, if only the first year 1958-9. Other than that no particular memories of Teddy, if you were in Mr Rosen’s class then I do recall you, if not you were certainly in my year. Happy Days.

    By Richard Haines (26/06/2017)
  • Annette, was the headmaster whose name you’ve forgotten, Mr Wiggins?

    By Jill Thwaites (01/03/2013)
  • I remember two brothers by the name of Maitland. The younest being Charlie whom I believe was employed by one of the Keelings in their threshing business. Would they have been any relatives of Alex(Teddy)?

    By W.H.Diment (01/03/2013)
  • Today, 14th October 2012, is Cliff Richard’s 72nd birthday. Happy birthday Cliff from all your fans in Laindon, including me.

    By Nina Humphrey(née Burton) (14/10/2012)
  • Hi I went to Langdon Hills C P School 1957 1963 and I remember the name Micky Maitland, Annette Ryan, Vanda Ward, Denise Clarke, Mrs Willkinson, Miss O Brian and a lovley Headmaster who’s name I can’t recall. 

    The girls played in the front playground and up the far end were steps to a door we didn’t use but they made a good stage for us to sing Cliff Richard’s song Living Doll!

    By Annette Terry (13/10/2012)

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