Laindon High Road School 1958 (1 of 14)

The 1958 photograph

The first group to be identified.

12 Barbara Lee-Smith3 Sylvia Andrews4 Rose Cooper5 Pat Roper.
6 Marion Green?7 Patsy Tyler8 Pauline Bardot9 Janet Hughes10
11 ?1213 Enid Waldon14 Marian Irish15 Dawn Gilchrist
16 Elaine Clace17 Stella Clace18 Maureen Willits19 Sandra Honey20 Wendy Yates

Laindon High Road School 1958 (1 of 14)

21 Daphne Hanby22 Brenda Lewis23 Mavis Hay24 Jean Phillips25 Christine Rivers
26 Veronica Bridges?27 Linda Gilbert28 Pat Lester2930 Edna Crowe
31 Caroline Brown32 Vivienne Bragg33 Jackie Holt34 Jennifer Plumb35 Margaret Wells
36 Josie Beasley/Linda Francis37 Jean Haswell38 Rachel Koppit39 Marion Caulfield

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  • No. 36 is Josie Beasley, according to her message today on social media.

    By Richard Haines (30/06/2020)
  • No. 5 is definitely me, Patsy Roper. I am on the next picture as well (the other half of my face.)

    By Patsy Spendlove (05/03/2018)
  • No. 38 is probably Rachel Koppit as her sister Zelda is No 9 on page 2.

    By Nina Humphrey(née Burton) (23/02/2017)
  • On this photograph by the way, I was in touch on social media with Pat Roper who still says that she is Number 5, she remembers having her hair cut for a wedding that week. She also remembers standing towards the back of the group.

    By Richard Haines (30/01/2017)
  • Two more names that I cannot find listed throughout these photos, nor can I find the faces. Josephine (Josie) Lee, who I know for sure was at LHR as she was best mates with my cousin Cassie Turner. Linda Brazier, who I can’t place at LHR, but I assumed after Laindon Park, she would have been there. Can anyone confirm?

    By Donald Joy (04/11/2015)
  • The identity of No 24 was supplied by Ann Spooner.

    By Nina Humphrey(née Burton) (28/10/2014)
  • I’ve been looking at the photos on the Markhams Chase recent posting. On there Josie Beasley has a clear unmistakable expression when having a photo taken. Although her hair is fuller on this picture and is not swept behind her ears as it was in her younger photos I think because of the way she is looking at the camera it is her after all at No 5. The pose is a bit like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth but she had a sharp attitude and was a lively character. However, Pat Roper also had this kind of hairstyle and I remember it was one of her attractive features. Both were very nice girls and I wish one of them would give us all the final confirmation on where they were on the photograph.

    By Richard Haines (19/07/2014)
  • No. 25 is Christine Rivers

    By Deby Pennell (16/02/2014)
  • At last, another one identified for real, I’ve been looking on here for Sandra Honey for nearly two years, she is well hidden behind Mavis. I’m glad Lesley has come on here to clear up all the unsolved ones, probably helpful that she marked her original photograph up at the time. Thanks as well for pinpointing Kathy Imber, my original placing for her was based on her being near Dawn Gilchrist on the photo. All we need now is Pat Roper to come back to finally get Josie sorted out.

    By Richard Haines (09/09/2013)
  • Sandra Honey is no 19

    By Lesley Gibson nee Cousins (08/09/2013)
  • I am afraid I do not remember the name of no 11, but it is not Cathy Imber, she is On page 5 no 8. Thanks Nina for agreeing with me on Josie Beasley No 5

    By Lesley Gibson nee Cousins (07/09/2013)
  • No 35 is Margaret Wells and I think no 26 is Veronica Bridges.

    By Lesley Gibson (Cousins) (03/09/2013)
  • Could No.6 be Marion Green? It looks like her.

    By Joan Baterip (03/06/2013)
  • Number 38 is Greselda Koppit, who’s father ran a taylors shop just over the railway bridge in High Road Langdon Hills.

    By Barry Fowles (27/02/2013)
  • Further to my comment at No. 20 – I think Wendy’s surname was Yates.

    By Linda French (née Stenson) (22/02/2013)
  • No 36 is Linda Francis, she lived next door but one too me.

    By Julie Rothwell (04/04/2012)
  • Hi,no 9 is Janet Hughes.

    By Julie Rothwell (28/03/2012)
  • OK, if 38 is one of the Koppit family, is it Rachel or sister Zelda? does anyone know on this one please? Could be there was another sister, I am not sure.

    By Richard Haines (03/03/2012)
  • 20. I used to be friends with this girl and cannot for the life of me remember her full name. I am sure it was Wendy. She lived on the corner of Elgar Close/Kathleen Ferrier Cres. I had moved to Elgar close from Devonshire Rd. Next door to her lived Alan Eames (Named elsewhere in the photos)

    By Linda French (née Stenson) (24/01/2012)
  • 38 – could it be one of the Koppit girls?

    By Andrea (24/01/2012)
  • No 4 Rose Cooper. No 8 Pauline Bardot. No 9 is a twin to No 30 on photo 4 Catherine & Margaret ??

    By Pam Quarman née Atkins (04/01/2012)
  • 11 Kathy Imber

    By Richard Haines (13/12/2011)
  • I’m No 31 Caroline Franklin (née Brown). I was there from Sept 58 until July 62.

    By Caroline Franklin née Brown (04/12/2011)
  • Hello Pat, I am like you, I can see the faces but the names take a while to come back. Or you remember some names but cant see the person on the photo! I was in Mr Rees’s class for most of my time there, through to the fifth year. In my class were the boys – Malcolm Scott, Martin Brown, Martin Graves, Geoff Heather – girls Vanessa Crew, Mary Baker, Janet Smithers, Jacqui Sheppard, loads of others, they are all on here. I do remember you with that mascara though. And Anne Edwards with her heels.

    By Richard Haines (27/11/2011)
  • Hi Richard thanks for the comment 🙂 It’s so frustrating looking at all these faces I remember all of them, but not there names. What class were you in and can you remember names? I have so many old pictures of my friends, but sadly none are at school.  I’m still living in Lee Chapel north would have loved to go back to Langdon Hills but it’s not the same. I think the Council have ruined it. .

    By Patsy Spendlove nee Roper (26/11/2011)
  • No 30 is Edna Crowe, No 36 Linda Francis? No39 Marion Caulfield.

    By Thelma Young (nee Talbot) (26/11/2011)
  • 15 Dawn Gilchrist

    By Richard Haines (25/11/2011)
  • Nice to see Pat Roper on this site, although we were not in the same class, we were in the same year through LHR. Sad to read of Pat’s house being demolished after purchase by Basildon Development Corporation for no apparent reason. It was fortunate that when our family moved away in 1963 and also sold out to BDC our house No1 Nichol Road is still standing and has reverted to private ownership. Nice also to hear that Anne Edwards is ok (what a pretty pair of girls you were ):))

    By Richard Haines (22/11/2011)
  • No 39 is Marion ?

    By Patsy Spendlove (21/11/2011)
  • I think no 5 is me Pat Roper :-))

    By Patsy Spendlove (20/11/2011)
  • 13 Enid Walden

    By Keith Jackson (15/11/2011)
  • No.3 is Sylvia Andrews.

    By Brenda Mason (Lewis) (12/11/2011)
  • No. 31. Caroline?

    By Nina Burton (07/11/2011)
  • 14 looks like Marion English

    By Richard Haines (03/11/2011)
  • No 14 is 100% Marian Irish, believe me, we were courting at the time of this photo. In fact she is my x wife.

    Editor: Thanks Les I was becoming giddy.

    By Les Buck (03/11/2011)
  • No 14. I still claim her name is Marian Irish. She used to live in Bourne Avenue, very close to me.

    By Nina Humphrey (02/11/2011)
  • A little bit of confirmation about. No. 14. Marian Irish used to live in a plotland bungalow called ‘Herandi’ in Bourne Avenue before it was made up. (Very close to where I used to live). Her parents were Eileen and Frederick Irish. I have an electorial register from that time and checked on there for confirmation.

    Editor: Thanks Nina

    By Nina Humphrey (02/11/2011)
  • Does everyone realise if you click on NEXT, it shows the next section. I cannot help a lot with names as not at LHR until 1959/60 but I already see many familiar names on page one. Great job Ian.

    By Eric Pasco (01/11/2011)
  • No.14 is definitely Marion English

    By Valerie Kingsley (01/11/2011)
  • Oh! Andrea and Ian, well done, what a mamoth job that will be but it will be fabulous if it pays off. Come on guys and girls lets put some names to these photos, warm regards Ken.

    By Ken Page (31/10/2011)
  • I wish my copy of the photo was as clear and in as good a condition. 7. Patsy Tyler. 14. Marian Irish. 16 and 17. Twins Elaine and Stella Clace. 18. Maureen Willits. 21. Daphne Hanby. 22. Brenda Lewis. 23. Mavis Hay. 28. Pat Lester. 32. Vivien Bragg.

    By Nina Humphrey (Nee Burton) (31/10/2011)
  • Another one. No. 2 is Barbara Lee-Smith

    By Nina Humphrey (nee Burton) (31/10/2011)
  • Yes Ken I do have the major picture given to me by Richard Haynes many years ago as mine got very shabby. I have since partitioned it down and I do have a lot of names. Give me time and I shall let you have them.

    By Valerie Kingsley (Boatwright0 (31/10/2011)
  • No 27 is Linda Gilbert No. 33 is Jackie Holt No. 34 is Jennifer Plumb No. 14 is ? English I do know 2 others but cannot remember their names for now. Robin might be 32

    By Valerie Kingsley (Boatwright) (31/10/2011)
  • Fantastic, to late for me but I hope to see some younger friends on there and maybe my little brother Fred.

    Editor: as soon as this is finished I will be working on the 1956 group.

    By Gloria Sewell (31/10/2011)
  • What a fabulous idea, everyone numbered, it will take ages (I’m at the other end!) as a start number 37 is Jean Haswell. Come on you lot, who are the others?

    By Richard Haines (30/10/2011)

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