Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School

The 1958 photograph

By Ian Mott

Who are they and where are they now?

123 Tom Evans5 Peter Edwards
6 Alver Ellul7 Jeffrey Mesnard8 Peter Jackson9  Colin Ginbey10 Derek Higgs
1112 Gilbert Regan13 Phil Washington 14 Alan Collen15 Robin Abbott
16 Alan Blackwell1718 19 20 Chris  Reynolds.
2122 Leslie Hutton 23 Terry Marks24 David Bailey25 Brian Payne? Finn ?
26 Bob Brittain27 Peter Bassett28 Chris Gibson29 Martin Collinson?30 Ken Page
31 ? Valentine (Nick name Flump)32 33 Robert Watson34 John (Floppy) Thorpe35 

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

36 Geoff Wall37 Howard Davies38 David Shoesmith39 John Watson40 Raymond Fuller
41 Leslie Llewelyn42 Mr Lane 43 Mr G Mort44 Mr Seaman45 Mr R Wood
46 Mr Christopher Bishop-Leggett47 Alan Taylor48 Michael
49 Bill Lewis50 Barry Herridge
51 Michael Shew52 Brian McDonald53 54 Roy Langrish ?55 Russell Brigdon
56 57 Jeff Footer58 Derick Higgs59 Raymond Broom60 David Church
61 62 Kenny Houghton63 Russell Brigden64 Eddie Downs65
66 Paul Holmes67 Richard Cook68 Donald Smith/Joy69 Keith Jackson70 Kenneth Trimmer

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Hi Michael,  I am sure No. 51 is you. 

By Alan Taylor
On 09/08/2017

I think No. 51 is a photo of myself Michael Shew. Does anybody recognise me as No.51?   I now live on the Gold Coast Queensland Australia.

By Michael Shew
On 22/07/2017

Anyone who knows where Alvar Ellul is, who is in this photo, please let me know, he is my cousin.

By Sandra Scott
On 21/03/2016

Also meant to let Derek Brasier know that Christopher Richard Bishop-Laggett had one brother called Michael. The Adrian referred to on this page is a cousin of Dad's. Just wondered whether it might be possible to get hold of any photos with Dad in them? Without other names of course. Best wishes.

By Anne
On 19/01/2016

Just for the record my Dad, Christopher Richard Bishop-Laggett died on 7/4/2002 in London aged 71 years.

By Anne
On 18/01/2016

Might I suggest that No. 59 is Raymond Broom?  Might I also suggest that No.60 is David Church? 

No.68 is myself, however since being adopted at an early age by my stepfather, my mother's 2nd husband, my surname is now Joy. 

Still scrutinising photos.

By Donald Joy
On 04/11/2015

Thanks Derek Brasier! Good to touch base. I'll pm you later.

No. 9 is Colin Ginbey.

By Roger Wicking
On 06/02/2015

Message for Roger Wicking, sorry I miss spelt your name earlier.

By Derek Brasier
On 01/02/2015

No. 46 is Christopher Bishop-Laggett, Adrian was his brother and worked in television, his name would appear in some credits.

Chris started the LHR sailing club which I joined along with John Stenson and Philip Washington, it started me off on a life long love of sailing which continues today, although not fit enough for dingies any more, I've moved up to bigger boats now.

Best wishes to Brian Cordell who I have known all of our lives and to Roger Sickens, my buddy at school I hope you are well.

By Derek Brasier
On 01/02/2015

No.9 - Gilbey.  No. 20 - Reynolds.

By Roger Waveney
On 16/08/2014

Just picked up on this page and great to see so many faces from back then. What great memories!

Living in New Zealand now and have been for the last forty one years but haven't forgotten Laindon.

By Bill Lewis
On 16/08/2014

No. 15 is me, Robin Abbott. No. 16 is Alan Blackwell.

By Robin Abbott
On 04/04/2014

Paul, apologies, whose class were you in that year ? regards Richard.

By Richard Haines
On 01/04/2014

Number 66 on this photo is me, Paul Holmes, and not Mick Sorrell as suggested.

By Paul Holmes
On 01/04/2014

No 27 is Peter Bassett

By Brian Cordell
On 06/02/2014

Could 66 be Mick Sorrell ?

By Richard Haines
On 05/02/2014

I think number 16 is alan blackwell

By Alan Taylor
On 30/09/2013

no 58 is Derick Higgs.

By Dianne Couch née Amos
On 28/09/2013

36 is Geoff Wall, I remember that jacket with the piping round the lapels. Lesley well done, those ones you picked out 38,40,41 were all in Mr Rosen's class with me that year in U1B.

By Richard Haines
On 27/09/2013

I must have started to take an interest In boys in 1960 as I seem to have a lot Of boy's names marked on my original school photo for that year. I have no. 20 marked as Chris Reynolds, I wrote that he looked very nice and seemed quiet, that was dated September 1960.

By LesleyGibson nee Cousins
On 26/09/2013

Some more names 37 is Howard Davies, 38 is David Shoesmith, 39 John Watson , 41 is Leslie Llewelyn.

By Lesley Gibson née Cousins
On 26/09/2013

No 12 is Gilbert Regan

By Brian Cordell
On 04/04/2013

47 is Alan Taylor

By Alan Taylor
On 07/02/2013

No. 48 is Michael Martin

No. 52 is Brian McDonald

By Alan Taylor
On 06/02/2013

no 58 Derek Higgs - (don’t think page 9 no 25 is Derek)

By Carol Brennan née Hudson
On 06/07/2012

Number 50 is Barry Herridge

By Barry Herridge
On 05/06/2012

No 70 Kenneth Trimmer (I agree with Thelma Young)

By Keith Jackson
On 25/03/2012

Hi Eric, All, Photo # 10, Suspect # 54 - I've been SPRUNG! "Guilty as charged, Your Honour" - and I'll go quietly... The really sad thing here is that, of the many faces still unidentified, I remember faces very well - but not the names!

By Roy Langrish
On 05/03/2012

I reckon No 54 is Roy Langrish, come on, own up Roy.

By Eric Pasco
On 04/03/2012

No. 3 Tom Evans (a lad from Hutton Residential School) No. 23 Terry Marks No. 25 Brian Finn

By Ann Dolton
On 14/02/2012

28 is Chris Gibson

By Roger Wicking
On 11/02/2012

25 is Brian Payne.

By John Ward
On 04/02/2012

62 is Kenny Houghton, 67 is Richard Cook

By Ken Marchant
On 28/11/2011

No 12 Gilbert ? Lived in Kathleen Ferrier Cres,.

By Shirley Thompson (née Talbot )
On 27/11/2011

No 40 is Raymond Fuller and I think No 70 is Kenneth Trimmer?

By Thelma Young (née Talbot)
On 27/11/2011

No 5 Peter Edwards passed away some years ago I bumped into his sister Anne a few years back and she told me.

By Patsy Spendlove
On 21/11/2011

Alver Ellul is my 2nd cousin his mum May is my 1st cousin and May is my dads sister Daisy's daughter. God what a surprise seeing this picture I haven't seen him since I left Laindon High Road in 1962.

By Patsy Spendlove née Roper
On 21/11/2011

Hy Nina, re your entry on 13/11/11, the Chris Pratt I knew left the school in 1955/56, unless there was another C.Pratt around in 58.

By Ken Page
On 15/11/2011

no 6 Alvar Ellul excuse the spelling!!!

By norman styles
On 13/11/2011

15. Christopher Pratt?

By Nina Burton
On 13/11/2011

Keith, you should know these better than me especially as you are sat next to him on the photo. You definitely got John Adie right, who was the guy who left to go to another school, was it Geoff Wall? How are you anyway, remember those motorbikes you had on the fields opposite your house in Dunton?

By Richard Haines
On 12/11/2011

No 70 listed as Geoffrey Wall but looks like one of the Trimmer brothers maybe

By Keith Jackson
On 11/11/2011

No. 33. Robert Watson

By Nina Burton
On 09/11/2011

The numbers have been changed. I can confirm that Bill Lewis is now No. 49.

By Nina Burton
On 07/11/2011

Hey up! 13 Phil Washington, 14 Alan Collen, 22 Leslie Hutton, 24 David Bailey, 26 Bob Brittain, 31 ..... Valentine[nick named Flump], 34 John [Floppy] Thorpe. I think 29 might be Martin Collinson but its been a long long time.

By Ken Page
On 07/11/2011

Number 30 - Ken Page.

By Andrea
On 06/11/2011

70 Geoffrey Wall

By Richard Haines
On 05/11/2011

Peter Myres is 20 not 21 - sorry - I'm tired.

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

42 - Mr E Lane 43 - Mr Mort ? 45 - Mr R Wood 46 - Mr Adrian Bishop-Laggett

By Andrea
On 04/11/2011

5 Peter Edwards ? 7 Jeffrey Mesnard 8 Peter Jackson 43 Mr Mort 46 Mr Leggatt ?

By Joan Baterip
On 04/11/2011

5 Peter Edwards 8 Peter Jackson 45 Mr. Woods ( Music Teacher) 44 Mr. Seamen 42 Mr. Lane 63 Russell Brigden

By Patsy Mott
On 04/11/2011

42 Mr Lane 43 Mr G Mort 44 Mr Finch or Seaman 45 Mr Wood 56 Mr Bishop-Laggett 68 Donald Smith 69 Keith Jackson

By Richard Haines
On 04/11/2011

42. Mr Lane 43. Mr Mort. 45. Mr Wood. 58. Bill Lewis. 64. Eddie Downs

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