A few years ago, for my own records, I took a photocopy of the Laindon High Road School 1959 sports day results which appeared in the Times & Recorder. The sports days and the four house teams have recently become of interest to a few former pupils. Therefore I have pleasure in publishing the results page.
The nine records are listed, starting with the 220 yards which Terry Venner won in 25 seconds knocking ·8 of a second off the previous record, followed in second place by Alan Castle. Only one girl, Gail Miller, broke a record by winning the 150 yards sprint in 17·8 seconds, knocking 1·7 seconds off the previous record of 18·1 seconds.
The names of the first four places in each event are listed although only the initial and surname is shown. However, I’m sure many of us will recognise who they were.
At the end of the report, the results of the Senior Boys Relay seems to be missing. Maybe that was on an adjoining page which I didn’t notice at the time of photocopying.
I plan to publish results from a few more years, but it may take a little time.
Click on the link below to access a PDF larger version of this newspaper cutting.