Laindon High Road School 1958 (10 of 14)

The 1958 photograph

Who are they and where are they now?

123 Tom Evans4 Kenneth Nicholson5 Peter Edwards
6 Alver Ellul7 Jeffrey Mesnard8 Peter Jackson9  Colin Ginbey10 Derek Higgs
1112 Gilbert Regan13 Phil Washington14 Alan Collen15 Robin Abbott
16 Alan Blackwell17181920 Chris  Reynolds.
2122 Leslie Hutton23 Terry Marks24 David Bailey25 Brian Payne? Finn ?
26 Bob Brittain27 Peter Bassett28 Chris Gibson29 Martin Collinson?30 Ken Page
31 ? Valentine (Nick name Flump)3233 Robert Watson34 John (Floppy) Thorpe35
Laindon High Road School 1958 (10 of 14)

Laindon High Road School 1958 (10 of 14)

36 Geoff Wall37 Howard Davies38 David Shoesmith39 John Watson40 Raymond Fuller
41 Leslie Llewelyn42 Mr Lane43 Mr G Mort44 Mr Seaman45 Mr R Wood
46 Mr Christopher Bishop-Leggett47 Alan Taylor48 Michael
49 Bill Lewis50 Barry Herridge
51 Michael Shew5253 Brian Macdonald54 Roy Langrish ?55 Russell Brigdon
5657 Jeff Footer58 Derick Higgs59 Raymond Broom60 David Church
6162 Kenny Houghton63 Russell Brigden64 Eddie Downs65
66 Paul Holmes67 Richard Cook68 Donald Smith/Joy69 Keith Jackson70 Kenneth Trimmer

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  • Number 53 is definitely Brian Macdonald

    By Alan Taylor (13/02/2022)
  • 53 Brian Macdonald . .?
    Editor: Hi Alan, someone has also suggested that boy number 52 is Brian Macdonald, I wonder if someone could confirm which is correct.

    By Alan Taylor (10/12/2021)
  • No. 4 is Kenneth Nicholson.

    By Alan Taylor (08/01/2020)
  • Hi Michael,  I am sure No. 51 is you. 

    By Alan Taylor (09/08/2017)
  • I think No. 51 is a photo of myself Michael Shew. Does anybody recognise me as No.51?   I now live on the Gold Coast Queensland Australia.

    By Michael Shew (22/07/2017)
  • Anyone who knows where Alvar Ellul is, who is in this photo, please let me know, he is my cousin.

    By Sandra Scott (21/03/2016)
  • Just for the record my Dad, Christopher Richard Bishop-Laggett died on 7/4/2002 in London aged 71 years.

    By Anne (18/01/2016)
  • Also meant to let Derek Brasier know that Christopher Richard Bishop-Laggett had one brother called Michael. The Adrian referred to on this page is a cousin of Dad’s. Just wondered whether it might be possible to get hold of any photos with Dad in them? Without other names of course. Best wishes.

    By Anne (18/01/2016)
  • Might I suggest that No. 59 is Raymond Broom?  Might I also suggest that No.60 is David Church? 

    No.68 is myself, however since being adopted at an early age by my stepfather, my mother’s 2nd husband, my surname is now Joy. 

    Still scrutinising photos.

    By Donald Joy (04/11/2015)
  • Thanks Derek Brasier! Good to touch base. I’ll pm you later.

    No. 9 is Colin Ginbey.

    By Roger Wicking (06/02/2015)
  • No. 46 is Christopher Bishop-Laggett, Adrian was his brother and worked in television, his name would appear in some credits.

    Chris started the LHR sailing club which I joined along with John Stenson and Philip Washington, it started me off on a life long love of sailing which continues today, although not fit enough for dingies any more, I’ve moved up to bigger boats now.

    Best wishes to Brian Cordell who I have known all of our lives and to Roger Sickens, my buddy at school I hope you are well.

    By Derek Brasier (01/02/2015)
  • Message for Roger Wicking, sorry I miss spelt your name earlier.

    By Derek Brasier (01/02/2015)
  • Just picked up on this page and great to see so many faces from back then. What great memories!

    Living in New Zealand now and have been for the last forty one years but haven’t forgotten Laindon.

    By Bill Lewis (16/08/2014)
  • No.9 – Gilbey.  No. 20 – Reynolds.

    By Roger Waveney (16/08/2014)
  • No. 15 is me, Robin Abbott. No. 16 is Alan Blackwell.

    By Robin Abbott (03/04/2014)
  • Paul, apologies, whose class were you in that year ? regards Richard.

    By Richard Haines (01/04/2014)
  • Number 66 on this photo is me, Paul Holmes, and not Mick Sorrell as suggested.

    By Paul Holmes (31/03/2014)
  • No 27 is Peter Bassett

    By Brian Cordell (06/02/2014)
  • Could 66 be Mick Sorrell ?

    By Richard Haines (05/02/2014)
  • I think number 16 is alan blackwell

    By Alan Taylor (30/09/2013)
  • no 58 is Derick Higgs.

    By Dianne Couch née Amos (27/09/2013)
  • I must have started to take an interest In boys in 1960 as I seem to have a lot Of boy’s names marked on my original school photo for that year. I have no. 20 marked as Chris Reynolds, I wrote that he looked very nice and seemed quiet, that was dated September 1960.

    By LesleyGibson nee Cousins (26/09/2013)
  • 36 is Geoff Wall, I remember that jacket with the piping round the lapels. Lesley well done, those ones you picked out 38,40,41 were all in Mr Rosen’s class with me that year in U1B.

    By Richard Haines (26/09/2013)
  • Some more names 37 is Howard Davies, 38 is David Shoesmith, 39 John Watson , 41 is Leslie Llewelyn.

    By Lesley Gibson née Cousins (25/09/2013)
  • No 12 is Gilbert Regan

    By Brian Cordell (04/04/2013)
  • 47 is Alan Taylor

    By Alan Taylor (07/02/2013)
  • No. 48 is Michael Martin

    No. 52 is Brian McDonald

    By Alan Taylor (05/02/2013)
  • no 58 Derek Higgs – (don’t think page 9 no 25 is Derek)

    By Carol Brennan née Hudson (06/07/2012)
  • Number 50 is Barry Herridge

    By Barry Herridge (04/06/2012)
  • No 70 Kenneth Trimmer (I agree with Thelma Young)

    By Keith Jackson (24/03/2012)
  • Hi Eric, All, Photo # 10, Suspect # 54 – I’ve been SPRUNG! “Guilty as charged, Your Honour” – and I’ll go quietly… The really sad thing here is that, of the many faces still unidentified, I remember faces very well – but not the names!

    By Roy Langrish (05/03/2012)
  • I reckon No 54 is Roy Langrish, come on, own up Roy.

    By Eric Pasco (04/03/2012)
  • No. 3 Tom Evans (a lad from Hutton Residential School) No. 23 Terry Marks No. 25 Brian Finn

    By Ann Dolton (14/02/2012)
  • 28 is Chris Gibson

    By Roger Wicking (11/02/2012)
  • 25 is Brian Payne.

    By John Ward (04/02/2012)
  • 62 is Kenny Houghton, 67 is Richard Cook

    By Ken Marchant (28/11/2011)
  • No 12 Gilbert ? Lived in Kathleen Ferrier Cres,.

    By Shirley Thompson (née Talbot ) (27/11/2011)
  • No 40 is Raymond Fuller and I think No 70 is Kenneth Trimmer?

    By Thelma Young (née Talbot) (26/11/2011)
  • Alver Ellul is my 2nd cousin his mum May is my 1st cousin and May is my dads sister Daisy’s daughter. God what a surprise seeing this picture I haven’t seen him since I left Laindon High Road in 1962.

    By Patsy Spendlove née Roper (20/11/2011)
  • No 5 Peter Edwards passed away some years ago I bumped into his sister Anne a few years back and she told me.

    By Patsy Spendlove (20/11/2011)
  • Hy Nina, re your entry on 13/11/11, the Chris Pratt I knew left the school in 1955/56, unless there was another C.Pratt around in 58.

    By Ken Page (15/11/2011)
  • 15. Christopher Pratt?

    By Nina Burton (13/11/2011)
  • no 6 Alvar Ellul excuse the spelling!!!

    By norman styles (13/11/2011)
  • No 70 listed as Geoffrey Wall but looks like one of the Trimmer brothers maybe

    By Keith Jackson (11/11/2011)
  • Keith, you should know these better than me especially as you are sat next to him on the photo. You definitely got John Adie right, who was the guy who left to go to another school, was it Geoff Wall? How are you anyway, remember those motorbikes you had on the fields opposite your house in Dunton?

    By Richard Haines (11/11/2011)
  • No. 33. Robert Watson

    By Nina Burton (09/11/2011)
  • Hey up! 13 Phil Washington, 14 Alan Collen, 22 Leslie Hutton, 24 David Bailey, 26 Bob Brittain, 31 ….. Valentine[nick named Flump], 34 John [Floppy] Thorpe. I think 29 might be Martin Collinson but its been a long long time.

    By Ken Page (07/11/2011)
  • The numbers have been changed. I can confirm that Bill Lewis is now No. 49.

    By Nina Burton (07/11/2011)
  • Number 30 – Ken Page.

    By Andrea (06/11/2011)
  • 42. Mr Lane 43. Mr Mort. 45. Mr Wood. 58. Bill Lewis. 64. Eddie Downs

    By Nina Humphrey (nee Burton (04/11/2011)
  • 42 Mr Lane 43 Mr G Mort 44 Mr Finch or Seaman 45 Mr Wood 56 Mr Bishop-Laggett 68 Donald Smith 69 Keith Jackson

    By Richard Haines (04/11/2011)
  • 5 Peter Edwards 8 Peter Jackson 45 Mr. Woods ( Music Teacher) 44 Mr. Seamen 42 Mr. Lane 63 Russell Brigden

    By Patsy Mott (04/11/2011)
  • 5 Peter Edwards ? 7 Jeffrey Mesnard 8 Peter Jackson 43 Mr Mort 46 Mr Leggatt ?

    By Joan Baterip (04/11/2011)
  • 42 – Mr E Lane 43 – Mr Mort ? 45 – Mr R Wood 46 – Mr Adrian Bishop-Laggett

    By Andrea (04/11/2011)
  • Peter Myres is 20 not 21 – sorry – I’m tired.

    By Nina Humphrey (née Burton) (04/11/2011)
  • 70 Geoffrey Wall

    By Richard Haines (04/11/2011)

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