Ken Porter

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Ken Porter

Born in Laindon in 1944, can trace ancesters back to the 1880s. Retired Financial Director.

Passion is cricket, other interests history (local) and conservation.

This page was added by Ken Porter on 06/07/2011.
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Hallo Ken, I remember somewhere in the archive it was said that virtually nothing has been recorded about Langdon Hills CC and you stated that you may possibly research this. 

I have just read a small note that in April 1913 they held a 'smoking concert' at which 9 singers sang 30 songs. This must surely place them as the oldest cricket club in the area.

By W.H.Diment
On 01/02/2012

Hallo Ken, further to your comment that it was Hilda who was the predominant athlete of the Pitt family, while I only attended the High Rd., for one term, I took part in a 4x4 mixed relay and I believe that the female to whom I handed the baton for the 4th leg was Gladys and not Hilda, although after all this time, I may have been mistaken.

By W.H.Diment
On 18/11/2011

Hi Bill It was my mother 'Hilda' who was the athlete, she remembers you well, I will have to check up to see what she remembers about Ivy. My sister Jillean took after her, unbeaten in the district sports and went on to be captain of the England Net Ball team. Reaching a hundred caps and a mention in the Guinness book of Records.

By Ken Porter
On 09/11/2011

Hi Terry, I remember you well, you were a year behind me at school but always kept me out of the district sports team and you were not a bad footballer. It was good to meet up at the October memory day.

By Ken Porter
On 09/11/2011

While I have known Ken for a number of years and his keen cricketing interest, which is known by many, the following might not be common knowledge. 

I recall from prewar days from my sister, Ivy Diment, who also attended the High Road School that there was extremely keen competition between her and the Pitt sisters Hilda and Gladys as to who was the foremost runner. I do not believe this ever resolved. My comments on Kens mum and aunt may yet stir a few memories

By W.H.Diment
On 08/11/2011

Terry, do you remember the 1959 sports day at Laindon High Road School, I was only a first year but recall you were a brilliant runner. My house was Plainsmen but I think you were in the yellow team Hillsmen. Was it the mile you were good at? I know the blue team were eventually the winners (flag at the top of the pole). Brilliant days!!

By Richard Haines
On 19/09/2011

Hi Kenny, you might remember me, Terry Venner. My 2nd cousin sent me information about this site. as everyone has already made comment, great memories, great times. Your piece on the railway cottages is especially poignant, my grand parents the Saltmarsh's lived at No 6. They looked after me (before I was old enough to go to Markhams Chase), while my Mum cleaned house for the doctors at Langdon Hills.

By Terry Venner
On 16/09/2011
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