Cubs and Scouts circa 1954

These two photographs were brought along by Alan Bailey to January’s Memory Day at Laindon Library .  Alan explained that he was in 1st Laindon Cubs but the meetings actually took place in the Methodist Church Hall in Langdon Hills.

The first photo, taken outside, shows the High Road in the background and the building on the left is Dougie Vito’s bike shop which was on the corner of the High Road and Emanuel Road.  Alan is seated in the middle row, third from left.

The second photo was taken inside the Methodist Church Hall along with the Scouts and their leaders.  There appears to be an iced cake on the table with a pile of plates and a knife.

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Alan Bailey
Alan Bailey

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  • I recognise some of the boys as some were in my class at Langdon Hills,
    On the cubs photo there are Peter Jackson, Peter Edwards,
    On the scout one I see my cousin Terry Doubleday.
    I recognise other faces on both photos but can’t put names to them

    By Ellen English Nee Burr (08/03/2021)
  • The hall opposite Langdon Hills School I think was the St Mary’s church hall where I used to attend meetings of the 1st Langdon Hills (St Mary’s Church) scouts from 1947 to 1953, Scout Master was Bill Branch and vicar of St Mary’s, Rev Hickson also a Scout District Commissioner.

    By Mr Alan Stevens (07/03/2021)
  • Alan, no that was St Mary’s Church hall where I also attended cubs around end of WW2 with Ms Cartwright as Akela and Ms Vesey as Baloo. Methodist church was further down the road on same side roughly opposite Milton Road.

    By Gerald Jones (10/02/2016)
  • The Methodist Church Hall is on the corner of High Road and Emanuel Road.

    By Nina Humphrey(née Burton) (09/02/2016)
  • Where was the Methodist church hall in Langdon Hills? Was it on the opposite side of the road from Langdon Hills School, a couple of buildings north (downhill) from Bebington’s on the corner? If so this was where I also attended cub meetings ten or twelve years earlier.

    By Alan Davies (08/02/2016)

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