King and the Laindon Hotel

British Pathé feature 1966

By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)

Photo:Click on picture to go to the British Pathé site to see video

Click on picture to go to the British Pathé site to see video

British Pathé

When you get to the site just click on the clip image. 

I hope everyone enjoys watching this clip which I found purely by chance.  Billy Foyle and King are mentioned in various places on this website, in particular his visit to a bar for a pint. This clip shows the interior of the Laindon Hotel, the bar staff and many of the customers.

Do you recognise anyone?   

Enjoy.

This page was added by Nina Humphrey(née Burton) on 22/01/2012.
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How happy you have made me in finding this clip! My mum was Billy's sister and I have often told my own sons about uncle bill and king playing football! I am sure they did not believe me! Then to tell them he used to take king in the pub was to much! Now I have the proof thank you so very much for sharing it!

By Lynn Eleftheriades
On 11/01/2013

Hi Andrea. Yes, it’s a great piece of film isn’t it – a real bit of history and the first time I have ever seen inside the Hotel. I didn’t recognise anybody but very pleased you may have known one of the boys. Let’s hope a few more come forward with names. I am sure somebody will know the names of the man and woman behind the bar. 

There must be other little gems tucked away somewhere out in the community. When I was about 6 years old, my sister took me to a Coronation Pageant on the field at LHR. Her friend Sylvie Short played Queen Elizabeth I and rode onto the field on a horse. I also remember some boys doing a gymnastic display. Apparently, somebody was taking a cine film. Now that would be amazing if it was ever located. 

In early 1962, we had a ‘careers conference’ in the school hall. Mr Hawkins took a cine film. He played it back to us a few days later. It showed our class filing into the hall and settling at the tables, while various people came to talk to us. I wonder what ever happened to that piece of film! Best wishes

By Nina Humphrey(née Burton)
On 24/01/2012
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