Laindon High Road School 1958 (9 of 14)

The 1958 photograph

Who are they and where are they now?

1 John Reynolds23 Barry Daniels?45
6 Alan Castle7 Stephen Clegg8 Melvin Eldrige9 Gary Cooper10 Ken Porter
11 Alan Caulfield1213 Colin Ginby14 Terry Rattenbury15 John Longstaff
1617 John Bird18 Colin Pratt19 Phillip Thomas20 Gregory Pead
21 Dennis Hyatt2223 Gynn Swift24 Gilbert Ager25 Ernest Simmonds?
26 Colin Markin27 Alan Chapman.2829 Patrick Griffen30
313233 Stefan Labedski34 John Ward35
36 Kenny Durrant3738 Bob Boret39 Raymond Dean40 Robin Payne
Laindon High Road School 1958 (9 of 14)

Laindon High Road School 1958 (9 of 14)

4142 Mr Finch43 Mr DA Foley44 Mr Dafydd Gwydre Anthony45 Mr F Forman
46 Mr RH Rosen47 Colin Dobbs48 Peter Gayton49 Baden Bull50 John Riggs
51 Michael Shoesmith52 Anthony Trew5354 Brian Clement55 David Martin
5657 Alan Taylor ——–59 Macky Scott60 Michael? Alan? Marchant (Twin)
6162 Denis Morgan6364 Trevor Reynolds65 Keith Bott
66 Henry Collins67 Kenny Marchant68 Roy Hemsworth69 Ronald Billington70 David Howell
71 Ted Bartley

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  • Hi, does anyone remember Barry Keeble? Mr Cluff’s class 1958.

    By Mr Keeble (25/09/2017)
  • No. 9  Gary Cooper

    By Roger Wicking (16/09/2015)
  • No. 13 is Colin Ginbey. 

    By Roger Wicking (06/02/2015)
  • Georgina Nottage was right, No.  25 is Ernest Simmonds.

    By Derek Brasier (01/02/2015)
  • No. 15 is John Longstaff.

    By Bill Lewis (30/12/2014)
  • Found him at last, number 27 is Alan Chapman.

    By Ken Page (06/02/2014)
  • No way is 25 Derek Higgs, he was only a first year in 1958.

    By Richard Haines (28/09/2013)
  • Think No. 25 could be Ernest Simmonds.

    By Georgina Nottage (née Ellingford) (06/09/2013)
  • No. 55 is David Martin

    By Alan Taylor (05/02/2013)
  • Bob Boret no 38, still lives in Basildon and is a Great Grandad.

    By Len Boret (11/01/2013)
  • No 38 is Bob Boret

    By Chris Boret (26/08/2012)
  • 18 is definitely Colin Pratt. He was my first date. How could I forget that!! I’ve really enjoyed looking at the photos and putting names to faces. Thanks for the hard work you’ve all put in. Will have look for some pics think I have one of the king Edward road coronation street party and some netball team pics. And looking at your photo Richard I now remember you well!!

    By Vanessa crew (04/08/2012)
  • I think number 25 in the photograph is Derek Higgs.

    By Richard (19/04/2012)
  • No. 57 is Alan Taylor.

    By Sandra Harris (Nee Cullis) (18/03/2012)
  • Mr. Forman(45)My Class Teacher, tall & VG teacher, did more in my last year for me than all previous yrs.

    School trip to Scilly Isles Great, Gilcrest (pe) All threw up bile on the Scillonion Flat Boat! Camping etc. Valentine & Caulfield present, others too.

    Me & Alan Christened Swimming Pool Opening +2 (Photos)…

    By Roger Wickling (18/02/2012)
  • No 8 is Melvin Eldrige (99% certain) No 44 Dafydd Gwydre Anthony (DGA) was my class teacher for 2 years. I thought he was an excellent teacher, even though I never learnt to spell his Christian names correctly. He went to Singapore in 1960/61 to become a headmaster and I never heard of him again

    By John Ward (04/02/2012)
  • No 29 Patrick Griffen his dad had a sweet shop come cafe on the other corner of road from Radion cinema, I lived at 5 worthing road just past the wood yard with big CO-OP on other corner sort of multi store.

    By Steve White (01/02/2012)
  • No 11 Alan Caulfield

    By Christine Hutchings (née Oliver) (25/01/2012)
  • Thank god I thought I was having a mad moment then, no Tina didnt marry Ron (my dad) ha ha. He infact married Christine Arthey (my mother) but unfortunately they are now divorced and have been for some time. They have both re-married and are very happy.

    By Heid Theobald (10/01/2012)
  • 48 Peter Gayton

    By Norman Styles (09/01/2012)
  • No 68 is Roy Hemsworth

    By Pam Quarman née Atkins (04/01/2012)
  • You are right Andrea. They were going out together when I used to go to their house to see Valerie, but they didn’t get married. Thank you for filling me in. Best wishes.

    By Nina Burton (04/12/2011)
  • I didn’t know Ronnie married Tina (knew they went out together). I do know that Christine Arthey was married to Ronnie but not now.

    By Andrea (03/12/2011)
  • Hi Nina, I thought that Yvonne was younger then Ted and they lived in Home-Mead, same as me (phone box King Edward Road) No 26 is Colin Markin

    By Ken Marchant (02/12/2011)
  • Hi Ken. I’ve just checked the records and you are absolutely right, Ted was born 1947 and Yvonne December 1951 (the same year and month as my younger brother Alan!). I remember now, the girl who lived in Devonshire Road (turn right at top of King Edward Road was Pat Bartley). I remember the phone box very well and used it many times Best wishes.

    By Nina Burton (02/12/2011)
  • Quite right Nina, her bother was Young Georgie Bartley and next door to them on the right was the Brooks (Pat and Linda) family till appox 1953 then the Brewers (Tina and Evelyn) then the Billingtons. Maureen Venables lived to the left but not sure if it was right next door to Pat and Georgie or not. A little bit info, on the Winston club page there is a photo of Georgie Bartley Senior Pat and Georgies dad. The red phone box, press button A press button B, had the best mirror in for me to put on and take off my make up so dad would not know I wore it. Linda’s house in Devonshire was one of the ones that backed on to my onion field. I will never forget Alfie he was the first boy I sat next to in Markhams Chase School approx. 1949. Later on in life I looked after one of his children when I lived in Pitsea for a short time approx. 1971, I can’t recall the child’s name at the moment but it will come to me.

    By Gloria Sewell (02/12/2011)
  • Gloria. Linda Bartley and I were in the same class and stood next to each other in Markham’s Chase school choir. I enjoyed being with her as she was good company and very entertaining. When we started school in 1951 she was living with her family in ‘Morningside’ in Laindon High Road. When they soon moved to a new house in Devonshire Road. I remember Linda telling me that their new living room was ‘as big as a dance hall’. I was very saddened when I heard of her death, RIP dear Linda. Now this gets a bit complicated:- my older brother Dennis had a friend called Ronnie Graves. Ronnie had two half sisters called Maureen and Pat Perry. About 1960 when I was 14, Dennis and his wife Joyce gave a house party, Maureen, who was about 16, was there with Alfie Bartley who she was courting. It went on to the early hours and as everybody stayed over, Maureen and I had to sleep in the same bed. Maureen and Alfie married in 1961. I think their daughter Joanne was born 1965. I don’t remember who lived in Devonshire Road much before 1953 as I was too young, but do you remember the Andrews family who lived at No 78, next to the Venables? Betty, the youngest was another of my classmates. There was a boy along there called Micky Page, who my mum told me only had a birthday every four years as he was a leap year baby. I didn’t understand what she meant until I discovered he was born on 29th February. You mentioned Tina Brewer, she married Ron Theobald who lived in Powell Road. His younger sister Valerie was another of my classmates. After the Crew family moved from 68 King Edward Road (on the corner), the Clark family moved in – Gordon Clark was another of my classmates.

    By Nina Burton (02/12/2011)
  • Oh good, at last somebody who remembers his first name. I could only remember his surname! I’m pretty sure he had an older sister called Yvonne. They lived in Devonshire Road (top of King Edward Road and turn right). Their cousins lived further along Devonshire Road to the south, Lily, Alfie, Linda and Rose Bartley. I was in the same class as Linda who very sadly died a few years ago.

    By Nina Humphrey(nee Burton) (29/11/2011)
  • 71 is Ted Bartley

    By Ken Marchant (28/11/2011)
  • Could no.3 be Barry Daniels. His father had the shoe repair shop in the High Road.

    By Shirley Thompson née Talbot (27/11/2011)
  • These names were all in my primary school at Langdon Hills, funny I have pictures of us all lining up in the playground to go in school. no 39 Raymond Dean, 40 Robin Payne, 60 is Mary Marchants twin brother Alan ? Marchant, 67 is Kenny Marchant and 69 is Ronald Billington. I am trying to find the rest of the boys names and can’t find John Watson, Raymond Newson, Raymond Broom, Rubin Ager and so many more but I will keep looking 🙂

    By patsyspendlove neeroper (26/11/2011)
  • No 67 is Kenneth Marchant, I thought No 70 was David Howell and No 68 was Roy Hemsworth could be wrong.

    By Thelma Young (nee Talbot) (26/11/2011)
  • Hi Thelma, yes you are right, that is David and not Geoffrey (who was the youngest Howell lad), my memory skipped him for some reason, thanks.

    By Andrea Ash (nee Pinnell) (26/11/2011)
  • No 36 is Kenny Durrant he was in my class:-)

    By patsy Spendlove née Roper (24/11/2011)
  • No 60 could be Michael Marchant I shall have to ask him.

    By valerie Kingsley (Boatwright) (21/11/2011)
  • No. 23 Is my cousin Gynn Swift

    By Ken Porter (21/11/2011)
  • Andrea, The two you talk about as brothers are I believe the Marchant twins, I have been trying to remember who was who but only came up with David and Michael, don’t know who is who though.

    By Jim Quinton (17/11/2011)
  • Number 55 (page 9) could be a brother to number 48 on page 10?

    By Andrea Ash (nee Pinnell) (16/11/2011)
  • HY, 21 Dennis Hyatt.

    By Ken Page (07/11/2011)
  • Number 34 is John Ward.

    Re teachers Mr Finch took wood work in my days, “Pecker” Mr Seaman was metalwork I believe, he wasn’t too happy if you threw iron filings into the forge as they erupted into sparks, quite exciting for twelve year olds.

    By Ken Page (07/11/2011)
  • I’ve noticed a change in the numbering – there’s no longer a No. 58. I can now confirm that No. 52 is Anthony Trew and No. 54 is Brian Clement.

    By Nina Burton (07/11/2011)
  • Richard I don’t want to be rude, just curious, but which one did we call Mr Peck because of the size of his nose was it Mr Finch.

    By Gloria Sewell (06/11/2011)
  • Hi Gloria, youre so naughty, this is why I always got Finch and Seaman mixed up. Definitely Mr Seaman took us for Technical Drawing and his favourite saying was ‘that boy there, get your pencil on the paper and draw’. I cant do the accent but you get the picture. 100% the pecker. There was a new building at the back of the school then which housed the metalwork workshops, woodwork room and technical drawing sections. Certainly Messrs Finch, Seaman and Foley were stationed in there but I dont recall having been taught by Mr Finch, I always wondered what he did. Whatever, it was brilliant training for boys going in to engineering like me and of course Fred as well. No drawing on paper now though, it just comes out of the plotter.

    By Richard Haines (06/11/2011)
  • Re..Mr.Peck.. Hi Gloria, yes you are right, the Teacher concerned was Mr. Seaman, and was given the nick name Pecker, because of his large pointed nose..

    By Eddie Lewis (06/11/2011)
  • AND!!!!!! who do you think greeted him as such on first meeting him, can’t think who told me to I think it might have been my aunty Marion. She was always such fun.

    By Gloria Sewell (06/11/2011)
  • Could no.18 be Colin Pratt?

    By Brenda Mason (née Lewis) (05/11/2011)
  • 42 is Mr Finch 100% now.

    By Richard Haines (05/11/2011)
  • No. 7. Stephen Clegg. 14. Terry Rattenbury. 17. John Bird 19. Phillip Thomas 20. Gregory Pead 33. Jan Labedski 44. Mr. Anthony. 45. Mr Foreman. 46. Mr Rosen 47. Colin Dobbs 50. John Riggs 54. Anthony Trew 54. Brian Clement.  65. ? Bott 69. ? Billington? 71. ? Bartley

    By Nina Humphrey (nee Burton) (04/11/2011)
  • 43 Mr DA Foley 45 Mr F Foreman 46 Mr RH Rosen 59 Macky Scott 68 Mart Graves 64 Trevor Reynolds 62 Denis Morgan

    By Richard Haines (04/11/2011)
  • 42 Mr Seaman or Finch

    By Richard Haines (04/11/2011)
  • No. 33. Stephan Labedski (I may have said Jan Labedski earlier)

    By Nina Humphrey (04/11/2011)
  • 2 John Reynalds 12 Alan Castle 10 Ken Porter 7 Sheven Clegg 33 Stefan Lebedski 49 Baden Bull 51 Michael Shoesmith

    By Patsy Mott (04/11/2011)
  • 1 John Reynolds(Barbara’s twin brother)

    By Joan Baterip (04/11/2011)
  • 24 – Gilbert Ager 26 – ? Markham (maybe, not sure) 44 – Mr David Anthony – Teacher 45 – Mr Frank Foreman – Teacher 46 – Mr Rose – Teacher 60 – Is this Mary Marchant’s twin brother? 64 – Trevor Reynolds 66 – Henry Collins 69 – ? Billington 70 – Geoffrey Howell 71 – Dennis Howell

    By Andrea (04/11/2011)
  • 46 Mr Rosen

    By Joan Baterip (04/11/2011)
  • No. 65. Keith Bott

    By Nina Humphrey (nee Burton) (04/11/2011)

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