Laindon High Road School 1958 (8 of 14)

The 1958 photograph

Who are they and where are they now?

1 Michael Marshall ?2 Richard Green3 Alan Reynolds4 William Cole5 Michael Maloney
6 Graham Sharp7 John Hopkins8 George Shrimpton9 Barry Wheal10 Rodger Davidson
11 Alan Wardridge12 Geoff Grey (a?)13 Malcolm Court14 Roger Wicking15 Derek Brazier
16 David MacDonald17 Ivan Gibson18 Bill Jagger19 Roy Sergeant20 David Marshall ?
21 Colin Holley22 William Doney23 Brian Perfect2425 Raymond Birnie ?
26 ? Seager?27 Brian Phelps28 Bill Anderson29 John Stewart30 John Hickford ?
31 Jeffrey Petty32 Keith List33 Ken Maynard34 Ian Coomber ?35 M Collison ?
36 Peter Valentine37 William Goldsmith38 Mike Pratt3940 Tony Hurley
Laindon High Road School 1958 (8 of 14)

Laindon High Road School 1958 (8 of 14)

4142 Bobby Baldwin43 Philip Walters?44 Brian Forbes45 Mr Woodward
46 Mr Cluff47 Mr Richardson/The Caretaker, George Smith?48 Alan Bear49 John Gilchrist50 Mr Hughes
51 Barry Pinnell52 Clive Thomas53 Glen Cunningham54 Tony Wood55 Eddie Marshall
56 Jim Quinton57 Alan Millstead?58 Victor Edmonds59 Richard Schmeig60 Frank Gunner
61 Eddie Vickers62 Tony Breedon63 Johnny Matthews64 Geoff Heather65
66 Albert Piper67 Mickey Yates6869 Ralph Riggs70 George Spooner
71 Dave Basham72 John Kingsley73 Raymond Newton?

The classes were very large in the 50s how did the teachers manage on their own.

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  • No. 13 is Malcolm Court.

    By Alan Wooldridge (09/05/2020)
  • Donald, I will help you out again re Barry Busher. He was in my year at LHR so would not be in this photo. So the grey matter is still working. Any more? Regards. Eric Pasco.

    By Eric Pasco (02/03/2018)
  • A name I cannot find in these lists and I’m sure I’ve not imagined. Barry Busher. Ring any bells with anyone ??

    By Don Joy (28/02/2018)
  • I think 47 is George Smith Caretaker. (his son married my sister) If correct I have other small details about him.

    By George Le-Surf (04/09/2017)
  • One more name that arrived out of the blue, Kelvin Hughes. Am I right or did I just make that up?

    By Donald Joy (20/03/2016)
  • Yes it’s me, back again! Was there a teacher at LHR named Mr Anstis? Anybody know, or have I just had an over 60s moment?

    By Donald Joy (03/01/2016)
  • Anybody want to work with me? If you know a face that you can’t put a name to, I have a name that I can’t put a face to. Out of the mush that is my brain comes the name John Langton, ring any bells? 

    By Donald Joy (02/01/2016)
  • No. 11 is Alan Wardridge.

    By Alan.taylor (29/11/2015)
  • No. 58 is Victor Edmonds. He is my brother.

    By Renee James (08/03/2015)
  • No.43  Could that be Philip Walters?

    By Bob Baldwin (01/02/2014)
  • No. 44 – Brian Forbes.

    By Nina Humphrey(née Burton) (01/02/2014)
  • No. 59 – Richard Schmeig.

    By Nina Humphrey(née Burton) (01/02/2014)
  • Page 8, photo no. 9, Barry Weal lived for a time at Dunton mobile home park, last known whereabouts was thought to be living in Hornchurch.

    By Robert Springate (10/10/2013)
  • I think no 9 is Barry Wheel, 40 is Tony Hurley, 42 is Bobby Baldwin. No 41 lived in Lee Chapel Lane, Langdon Hills, but I cannot remember his name. Perhaps someone else can help me out!

    By Lesley Gibson née Cousins (25/09/2013)
  • Hi, 31 is Jeffery Petty.

    By Janet Petty nee Markin (02/05/2013)
  • Message for David Macdonald. Just seen your comment, would love to get in touch, often talk about you & wonder where you are now.

    By Eddie Marshall (04/04/2013)
  • No. 6 definitely Graham Sharpe

    By Alan Taylor (18/02/2013)
  • No. 60 is Frank Gunner, No. 6 is Graham Sharp, No 1 is not Terry Venner.

    Editor: I need to check that this comment is in the correct place or if there is something missing. 

    By Alan Taylor (05/02/2013)
  • Number 26 – could his surname be Seager?

    By Andrea Ash (nee Pinnell) (11/10/2012)
  • 30 looks like JOHN HICKFORD. We used to play bombers at my ‘Peacehaven’ home at Pembroke ave; behind Markhams Chase sch.

    By Roger (07/10/2012)
  • No. 19 Roy Sergeant

    52 is Phils brother Clive. 

    Message for Eddie Marshall. Remember our adventures together. Love to hear from you.

    By David Macdonald (13/07/2012)
  • no.10 Roger Davidson, no. 2  Richard Green

    By Carol Brennan née Hudson (06/07/2012)
  • No. 37 is William Goldsmith (Bill) Served apprentiship at Bonnallack with me Always late for work Great school days Great friends some good musicians I live in Benfleet Essex would like to hear from some blasts from the past Age catches up, false teeth, no hair ha ha. The schools gone but they can’t demolish our memories.

    By Colin Holley (14/06/2012)
  • Number 21 is my dad called Colin Holley still playing in bands

    By Tonia Holley (12/06/2012)
  • No. 52 His surname was Thomas but I can’t remember first name. His brother was Phil.

    By Sandra Harris (Nee Cullis) (18/03/2012)
  • Maths was Mr.BEAR (48) His one track mind on maths enthused me to aspire to maths to my 1st CREDIT! got me 1st job as Turf Accountant.. (still do the Maths now)

    By Roger Wicking (18/02/2012)
  • 15 is my mate Derek Brazier. 27 is Brian Phelps

    By Roger Wicking (12/02/2012)
  • 14 is Roger Wicking.

    By Roger Wicking (11/02/2012)
  • I think No 34 is Ian Coomber a very tall lad.

    By Steve White (01/02/2012)
  • Steve, think you’re right with Ian Coomber – think on another page I may have put him as a Kenneth ? ?

    By Andrea (01/02/2012)
  • no 28 is Billy Anderson

    By Christine Hutchings (nee Oliver) (25/01/2012)
  • Is No. 6 Micky? Bryant

    By Eric Pasco (12/01/2012)
  • 66 is Albert Piper

    By Ken Marchant (28/11/2011)
  • No.29 John Stewart, No.54 Tony Woods.

    By Shirley Thompson Was Talbot (27/11/2011)
  • I think No 73 might be Raymond Newton.

    By Thelma Young (nee Talbot) (26/11/2011)
  • No 12. Geoff Grey (a?), now lives in Australia

    By Ken Porter (21/11/2011)
  • No. 61 Eddie Vickers

    By Nina Burton (12/11/2011)
  • No 73 described as John Adie but I think John Adie is on photo 11, no 59. I thought the 1958 photo was before my time, then realised it was my first year and have really enjoyed the reminiscing and piecing together my class, with teacher Mr Rees

    By Keith Jackson (11/11/2011)
  • No. 17. Ivan Gibson No. 18. Bill Jagger

    By Nina Burton (09/11/2011)
  • Derek Higgs is on page 13

    By valerie Kingsley (Boatwright) (07/11/2011)
  • Just a small correction to point out, Eddie Marshall is number 55 and not number 61. Dad is now spending the evening reminiscing!

    By Ian Marshall (07/11/2011)
  • Whoops! Must have had a senior moment! Number 35 is not Peter Collison but is M Collinson.

    By Andrea (06/11/2011)
  • No 3 is Alan Reynolds No 70 is George Spooner

    By Valerie Kingsley (Boatwright) (05/11/2011)
  • No. 57. Alan Millstead?

    By Nina Humphrey (04/11/2011)
  • 32 – Keith List

    By Andrea (04/11/2011)
  • Nina ,could 56 be Jimmy Quinton ?S2T84

    By Brenda Mason (Lewis) (04/11/2011)
  • Brenda – not sure – you could be right. So many faces, I’m going crossed eyed – but having fun trying to remember all the names. Very best wishes.

    By Nina Humphrey (nne (04/11/2011)
  • Richard could 52 be our Fred.

    By Gloria Sewell (04/11/2011)
  • 4 William Cole 5 Michael Maloney 54 Tony Wood 56 Jim Quinton 58 Victor ?

    By Patsy Mott (04/11/2011)
  • Gloria, no he’s near Brian Cordell, at the back where you’d expect, further along.

    By Richard Haines (04/11/2011)
  • Whoops!  No.6 page 12, thats my brother Fred Sewell

    By Gloria Sewell (04/11/2011)
  • 73 John Adie

    By Richard Haines (04/11/2011)
  • No. 15. Derek ?

    By Nina Humphrey (03/11/2011)
  • 67 Mickey Yates 71 Dave Basham 72 John Kingsley 64 Geoff Heather

    By Richard Haines (03/11/2011)
  • Yes 72 is John Kingsley (Ha) could no 27 be Derek Higgs?

    By valerie Kingsley (Boatwright) (03/11/2011)
  • 63 Johnny Matthews

    By Richard Haines (03/11/2011)
  • No 5. Michael Sams (I think)

    By Nina Humphrey (nee Burton) (03/11/2011)
  • Number 32 = Keith List Number 33 = Ken Maynard Number 34 could have been a Kenneth (?) Number 35 could be Peter Collison (?) Number 47 = Mr Richardson

    By Andrea (03/11/2011)
  • Is number 36 Peter Valentine?

    By Andrea (03/11/2011)
  • Evening Ian, 38 Mike Pratt, 8 George Shrimpton, 45 Mr Woodward, 46 Mr Cluff, 48 Alan Bear, 49 John Gilchrist, 50 Mr Hughes.

    By ken page (02/11/2011)
  • Hy Ian, you are doing a great job of this, easier to see the numbers now as well. Re the size of the classes, I think there were 38-40 kids per class in the first, second and third years, by the fourth and fifth numbers had eased to around the thirty mark. Teachers of today wouldnt stand for it now, I guess most of the staff in the 50s and 60s were made of sterner stuff but they also had the power of discipline, something no one has these days, a few of us were a bit rebellious but none of us were violent like some of todays little darlings! God bless teachers I say, thanks to them I can read, write, spell and count my pension money and think logically, [I think?].

    By ken page (02/11/2011)
  • 1. Terry Venner? 7. John Hopkins. 16. David MacDonald. 20. David Marshall? 22. William Doney. 23. Brian Perfect. 25. Raymond Birnie? 51. Barry Pinnell. 53. Glen Cunningham. 58. Richard Smieg. 61. Eddie Marshall? 62 Tony Breedon. 69. Ralph Riggs.

    By Nina Humphrey (02/11/2011)
  • 57. Tony Weldon

    By Nina Humphrey (02/11/2011)
  • No. Not Terry Venner – sorry.

    By Nina Humphrey (02/11/2011)

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