Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School

The 1958 photograph

By Ian Mott

Who are they and where are they now?

1 Barbara Lee-Smith2 Edna Latchford3 Carol Hircock4 Penny Slater5 Coral Hewitt
6 Jean Robertson7 Doris Attenborough8 Maureen Slade9 Zelda Koppit.10 Jill Adams
111213 1415 Christine Honess
Just visible behind 19 Christine Bonniface1617 Janet Benson18 Pat Jacobs19 Vivienne Green?
20 Iris Midlane21 Vanessa Crew22 Thelma Talbot23 Marilyn Bradfield24 Yvonne Heather
25 Silvia Bishop26 Marilyn Burt27 Maureen Venables28 Brenda Gray29 Patricia Walden
303132 Jennifer Haberfield33 Christine Hooker34 Linda Holloway

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School' page

35 Margaret Cousins36 Margaret Sammons37 Pauline Buckingham38 Kathleen Andrews39 June Leach
40 Carol Hudson41 Christine Austin4243 Mary Marchant44 Janice Peall
45 Barbra Huxton46 Nina Burton47 Betty Salmon48 Josie Bowen49 Gillian Onn
50 Eileen White?51 Pam Atkins52 Joan Petty53 Pat Footer54 Pat Cavanagh
55 Ann Cove56 Shirley Bott57 Patricia Potts58 Brenda?59 Maureen Nunn ? Carol Hutchings ?

60 Ann Spooner

61 Pearl Penson62 Pat Brummell63 Shirley Jives 

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With all the correspondence regarding Jennifer Haberfield my curiosity became aroused, as I didn't recall the name yet thought I should have. So I trawled through the 1958 school photo searching for her name to be able to look at her photograph. When I did find it I was quite surprised to realise that I did recognise her. What a shame that she was taken far too early, it must have devastated the family and all who knew her. As I recall she was a quiet, unassuming and rather pretty girl. Many, many years too late, but I am sorry to learn of her very unfortunate demise. 

By Donald Joy
On 11/08/2017

No. 9 is Zelda Koppit.

By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 23/02/2017

Hi to Margaret Reid (Sammons).  Could you let us know please the name of your teacher in that year 1958, you may have been in my class. Thanks, Richard.

By Richard Haines
On 13/02/2017

Hi.  No. 36 is Margaret Sammons, now Margaret Reid and lives in Kirriemuir Scotland.

By Margaret Reid
On 13/02/2017

No 17 is Janet Benson

By Lesley Gibson (Cousins)
On 03/09/2013

No. 35 is Margaret Cousins (her dad managed Buckinghams the Butchers) No. 37 is Pauline Buckingham and No. 39 definitely is June Leach.

By Georgina Nottage (née Ellingford)
On 01/09/2013

No. 50. Eileen White?

By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 04/10/2012

I think Pat Kavanagh is the correct spelling for no.54 she had the thickest blonde hair you could imagine. In my class for the first year only.

By Richard Haines
On 06/07/2012

no. 59  Carol Hutchings not Hutchingson

By Carol Brennan née Hudson
On 06/07/2012

Nice to see Carol Hudson on here. Such a long time ago I recall Carol working in the Basildon Co-op was it the shoe section, after we all left LHR school, or just Saturdays, maybe you'll put me straight. Funny how things stick in the memory. Its so good when people like Carol suddenly appear on this website, part of its magic!!

By Richard Haines
On 05/07/2012

I think number 59 on page 2 is Carol Hutchings or Hutchingson??

By Carol Brennan (Née Hudson)
On 03/07/2012

Hi Nina, yes it is my mum. I have asked my auntie Pam. She was very tall 6ft. I remember her telling me stories of when she used to play netball. I think she liked it alot.

By Lora-Jane Reynolds
On 25/04/2012

Hi Lora Jean, yes I think I can confirm that is mum didn't notice before because part of her face is covered. Your nan and grandads house was in fact the little shop down the unmade bit of Worthing Road "Robertson’s", there must be loads of plotlanders that remember them. 

Your mum and I were good pals after we left school your mum was a very beautiful girl, very tall should have been a model but then you know that. Your dad is also, if you don’t mind me saying, was a very popular Laindon bike crowd member many photos appear of him on this site. I will let you name him if you so wish. It’s so nice to know of you after all these years.

By Gloria Sewell
On 20/04/2012

Hi Lora-Jane. Jean Robertson and I were in the same class at LHR between 1957 and 1960. She was the daughter of James and Joan Robertson who, according to the 1949 electoral register, lived at 167 Worthing Road. I remember Jean was quite tall, with dark hair and played 'defence' in the netball team. Best wishes.

By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 20/04/2012

Hi, can someone please confirm if No 6 (Jean Robertson) is the daughter of shop keepers Jim and Joan Robertson. If she is then she is my mum!

By Lora-Jane Reynolds
On 19/04/2012

Ann, a very sad update on one of the girls from my Upper 2A class, I had no idea that Jennifer Haberfield died at 15. Apologies if others knew about this already. She was a bright little girl, her picture above says all that, bless.

By Richard Haines
On 20/02/2012

28=Brenda Gray

By Roger Wicking
On 19/02/2012

I can confirm that No. 32 is Jennifer Haberfield. Jennifer passed the 13+ and went to Fryerns but she sadly died aged just 15.

By Ann Dolton
On 14/02/2012

No 54 Pat Cavanagh

By Pam Quarman née Atkins
On 11/01/2012

Is 19 Vivienne Green?

By Richard Haines
On 06/01/2012

No 18 Pat Jacobs. No 20 Iris Midlane. 21 Venessa Crews. 34 Linda Holloway. 36 Margaret Salmon

By Pam Quarman née Atkins
On 04/01/2012

I think no 52 is Joan Petty we were good friends, I haven't seen her for years.

By Caroline Franklin née Brown
On 04/12/2011

No 35, Susan Archer?

By Ken Marchant
On 02/12/2011

No 23 is Marilyn Bradfield and No 22 is me Thelma Talbot.

By Thelma Young (nee Talbot)
On 26/11/2011

Hello No.38 is Kathleen Andrews. Really enjoying the photos, you are doing a fantastic job on here. One mistake I made earlier was missing the 1 off 51 which made no.5 instead, Oh well that was sorted, so I'll keep looking for more. Well done to everyone on here, sometimes it must seem a daunting task for you all, back to searching so bye for now.

Editor: It does at times get very hectic but it is nice seeing the old community spirit coming back.

By Brenda Mason ( Lewis )
On 25/11/2011

No 58 is Brenda ? and 59 is Maureen Nunn :-)

By Patsy Spendlove née Roper
On 24/11/2011

ooops I meant Anne Spooner not Jeanette.

By patsyspendlove
On 23/11/2011

no 57 Pat Potts no 63 Shirley Jives definitely.

By Patsy Spendlove
On 21/11/2011

No 60 is Jeanette Spooner and no 61 is Shirley Jives ?

By Patsy Spendlove
On 21/11/2011

I confirm that number 53 is myself Pat Footer and number 51 is Pam Atkins, I was in the last year of school with Pam and who I still see now again in Pitsea.

By Pat Footer
On 17/11/2011

HY David, it was just a guess, i'm sure her name was June something, just noticed Andreas comment about her name being Leach, now that sounds about right, put her down as June Leach Ian.

By Ken Page
On 16/11/2011

Hi Ken, not sure no 39 is June Smith. The June Smith I knew, who was my neighbour in Noak Hill Road, and I am sure went to LHR a few years before me was quite blonde.

By David Merchant
On 16/11/2011

Had a bit of a think, 39 could be June Smith and i'm certain 33 is Christine Hooker not number 13.

Editor: That was my error Ken Christine should never have been 13.

By Ken Page
On 15/11/2011

Yep the top row is correct. It was very difficult to make out the numbers when they were a darker colour. It is easier now the numbers are in white. There are also some re-arrangements in the numbering on the boys sections. I recognised number 51 here. I believe she used to live in Bourne Avenue at one time. I thought her name was Sandra - thank you for putting me right. Overall we are not doing too badly, even with some difficulty over the numbers. Best wishes.

By Nina Humphrey(nee Burton)
On 08/11/2011

Hello Nina, No.51 is Pam Atkins. I know because she lent me a copy of the photo and she pointed us out on it. You have Carol Hircock as no. 2 but she is no.3 No.2 is Edna Latchford (my best friend long ago)

By Brenda Mason(Lewis)
On 08/11/2011

Could number 39 be June Leach?

By Andrea
On 07/11/2011

No. 51. Sandra?

By Nina Burton
On 07/11/2011

No. 15 is Christine Honess, the eye and cheek next to her is Christine Boniface, these two were joined at the hip throughout their school days inseperable, wonder what they are doing now.

By Ken Page
On 07/11/2011

No. 24. Yvonne Heather

By Nina Humphrey(nee Burton)
On 06/11/2011

Oh thank goodness. My memory isn't letting me down after all..

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

5 is Coral

By Richard Haines
On 04/11/2011

5 Coral Hewitt

By Patsy Mott
On 04/11/2011

Hello Nina,No.5 is Pamela Atkins and 55 is Ann Cove .

By Brenda Mason (Lewis)
On 03/11/2011

53. ? Footer

By Nina Humphrey
On 03/11/2011

No 6. Sorry - I've just remembered her surname is Robertson.

By Nina Humphrey
On 02/11/2011

No 32. Jennifer Haberfield.

By Nina Humphrey
On 01/11/2011

No 40 is Carol Hudson

By Valerie Kingsley
On 01/11/2011

40 - looks like Carol Hudson 41 - Christine Austin 42 - Josie Collins 43 - Mary Marchant(?) (lived above Barclays Bank with twin brother) 47 - Betty Salmon 49 - Gillian Onn How annoying when you recognise faces but can't recall names!

By Andrea
On 01/11/2011

I forgot myself - I'm No 46. Nina Burton.

By Nina Humphrey
On 01/11/2011

1. Barbara Lee-Smith. 2. Carol Hircock 4. Penny Slater. 5 Coral Hewett. 6. Jean Robinson. 8. Maureen Slade. 10. Jill Adams. 44 Janice Peall(my second cousin). 56. Shirley Bott. 62. Pat Brummel.

By Nina Humphrey
On 01/11/2011

25 Sylvia Bishop. 26 Marilyn Burt. 27 Maureen Venables. 28 Brenda Gray. 29 Patricia Walden. 5 Coral Hewitt. 7 Doris Attenborough. 33 Christine Hooker.45 Barbara Huxon.48 Josie Bowen. 57 Patricia Potts.61 Pearl Penson

By Patsy Mott
On 01/11/2011