Mr Lilley : Headteacher Laindon Park 1972-1986
My father, David Lilley, has just died at the age of 93. He was headteacher at Laindon Park from 1972-86 when he retired. I am writing up an obituary and some autobiographical notes. I also have several school photos which I am willing to share and would welcome help in identifying other staff members.
Of particular interest is an anecdote which I came across on Friends Reunited several years ago but which seems to have been deleted. Apparently he organised some children to clear out the school pond on the playing field site. The children presented him at some stage in the day with an object which they had found when cleaning up. It turned out to be an unexploded bomb, obviously the source of the crater/pond in the first place.
I would welcome some verification of this story as well as any other stories from his period at the school.