Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School

The 1958 photograph

By Ian Mott

Who are they and where are they now?

1 Gordon Stevens2 Bob Hurley3 David Woodley4 Alan Webster
6 Derrick Sorrol7 Michael Taylor8 Arthur Abbott9 Stanley Quinn10 Robert Walden
11 Trevor Spurling12 Alfie Gannon13 Michael Shead1415 Keith Moore
16 Robert Merrison1718 Tony Matthews19 Chris Gibson20 
21 Micky Bolton22 Ray Williamson23 Ray Cutler24 
Michael  or  Brian? Payne
25 Ernie Siggers
26 John Thorpe27 Peter Georgiadis 28 Roy Haswell29 David Franklin30 Jimmy Doods ?
31 Colin Clarke32 Terry Stolworthy33 Fred ?34 35 

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

36 37 Raymond Byatt?38 Mr Phillips39 Mr Rees 40 Alan Parker
41 Michael Lawrence42 George White43 Terry White?44 Billy Crowhurst45 Robert Cousins
46 John Austin47 48 John Short49 Eric Perry50 
51 Maurice Eldridge?5253 George Baily54 55 Eric Cowell 
56 57 Geoff Koppit58 59 John Adie60 Robert Riggs
61 Edwin Burton-Cox62 Nick Logan63 64 David Shirley65 Tony Willetts

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I am the daughter of Ed Burton-Cox (No. 61) - I have stumbled across this photo whilst researching my family tree. Sadly my dad died in 2000 but it would be amazing to hear if anyone has any memories of him.

By Lisa Connor
On 26/04/2017

I'm looking to trace Billy Crowhurst, he is my second cousin. I know he was a police officer for many years. My mother Gillian Moss is his first cousin. Any one know where I can find him?

By Michael Holman
On 09/12/2015

Dear Brian Cordell (cheekychappie), I can't remember half; too many knocks on my hard-head!

Bestest wishes to my goodbuddy '58  ClassMate: Derek Brazier, Cool Dude, ditto U2 Brian, fun then & now. rollon Spring.

By Roger Wicking
On 05/02/2014

Hi Roger. Nice to hear from you. The classic bike event is July 6th if you can make it. I'll see if Derek Brazier can make it.

Just thinking it's only about 60 years ago this time of year sledding down from Chataway's Castle, happy days do you remember?

All the best.

By Brian Cordell
On 21/01/2014

Yeah, I'll go with you on that number 24 is Brian Payne (did see him in 70's).

Brian, see you after Easter/July '14' at Battlesbrige with my Triple triumph Trident & some Norfolk Boyos,

By Roger Wicking
On 21/01/2014

Nice to see another name dropping in, Eric Perry who was in my year. Last time I remember seeing Eric was when he was friends with Johnny Biggs who had just bought a new white Vespa, I guess about 1963. Happy times.

By Richard Haines
On 15/01/2014

Roger, I am sure that no 24 is Brian Payne not Michael? All the best to you.

By Brian cordell
On 13/01/2014

Number 49 is me!  Eric Perry.  I now live in Norwich.

By Eric Perry
On 11/01/2014

Number 33 is Fred ? he lived in Royston Ave., just off Wash Road

By Alan Taylor
On 30/09/2013

22 is Ray Williamson his dad had a butchers shop in West Horndon

By Chris Markin
On 28/09/2013

Hi Lesley, no I am definitely not sure about Mart Platt. He did go around with us for a while during the 1959 summer holidays, myself and Mart Brown who I also still can't place on here. The thing is, No 24 looks exactly like him, even down to that look on his face. If as you say he didn't start early that year then No 24 can't be him. He was a brilliant scholar and I think he may have passed 13 plus and moved on. Happy days.

By Richard Haines
On 27/09/2013

No 46 is John Austin, and no 25 is definitely Ernie Siggers

By Lesley Gibson nee Cousins
On 27/09/2013

No 46 is John Austin.

By Lesley Gibson nee Cousins
On 27/09/2013

Hi Richard, are you sure that no 24 is Martin Platt, I think 24 is older than us, but I don't have a name. I remember Martin appearing in the middle of a school term, he never started in the September, with the rest of us, and as you said He didn't stay long.

By Lesley Gibson nee Cousins
On 27/09/2013

No. 4 is Alan Webster died about 10 years ago.

 No 6 Derrick Sorrol

By Alan Taylor
On 06/02/2013

24 = Michael Payne (not Page) [my fingers too Big!]

By Roger Wicking
On 05/10/2012

62 is Nick Logan, notified to me on Twitter by the man himself. 24 is Martin Platt, an ex-Hutton boy only at LHR in the first year Upper 1A 1958-59.

By Richard Haines
On 19/03/2012

No. 23 is Raymond Cutler who had a sister called Hazel.

By Sandra Harris (Nee Cullis)
On 19/03/2012

24 Martin Platt

By Richard Haines
On 10/03/2012

62 Nick Logan

By Richard Haines
On 10/03/2012

38. Mr. Phillips (he was our teacher for French)

By Ann Dolton
On 14/02/2012

No 24 is not Michael Page. He is No 14 on page 12 standing next to Brian Cordell.

By Nina Humphrey (née Burton)
On 14/02/2012

Ernie Siggars is 25. What of Coral Hewitt, Roger(bully), Roy Haswell, John Hickford, Derek Brashier & Gillian Yates ???.

"Over 50 years since my Memory Cells thought of 50's so brain working VG.!"

28 is Roy Haswell (had fight with him). 24 Michael Page? 

By Roger Wicking
On 14/02/2012

19 is Chris Gibson.

By Roger Wicking
On 11/02/2012

Hi, He was only known at Primary school as Edwin Cox and I remember him because I was made to sit next to him for the rest of the term/year as a punishment for allegedly talking too much in class!

By Linda French
On 24/01/2012

Linda, thats it Edwin Burton-Cox, he was friends with John Adie, sitting with him, both from the Dunton or Bulphan areas as I recall?

By Richard Haines
On 22/01/2012

61 Think this may be Edwin Cox

By Linda French
On 22/01/2012

Back again, I think 51 is Maurice Eldridge.

Editor: I will ask him next time I speak to him.

By Shirley Thompson
On 13/01/2012

Think 43 maybe Terry White and 51 is Maurice ?

By Shirley Thompson née Talbot
On 08/01/2012

No 21 Micky Bolton

By Pam Quarman née Atkins
On 04/01/2012

Number 30, Jimmy Doods?

By Ken Page
On 29/12/2011

I think no 4 could be Alan Webster

By Norman Styles
On 20/12/2011

I could be wrong I think No 37 is Raymond Byatt don't know if the spelling is right.

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

Definitely 64 David Shirley (oops) 60 Robert Riggs correct.

By Richard Haines
On 22/11/2011

I think that no 53 could be George Baily and maybe no 64 is David Shirley not Geoff - can somebody comment? What do you think Rich?

By valerie Kingsley (Boatwright)
On 21/11/2011

No 60 could be Robert Riggs, anyone confirm?

By Eric Pasco
On 21/11/2011

Number 18 is Tony Matthews. I will ask him to look at this page to see if he can put some more names to faces.

By Andrea Ash (Nee Pinnell)
On 16/11/2011

Nina, the Peter Bailey I know from LHR was in my class starting 1959, in fact we had the same birthdate. Could be another Peter Bailey of course.

By Eric Pasco
On 16/11/2011

My neighbour Jill Adams (No. 10. Page 2) told me that No 10 Page 11 was her cousin Peter Bailey - she must be mistaken. Sorry about that. Nina

By Nina Burton
On 16/11/2011

10 Robert Walden? (listed as Peter Bailey by Nina) Hi Richard, no Dongus models - you have some memory!! I can't help with Mart Platt

By Keith Jackson
On 15/11/2011

Keith, another one you can help on, is it Mart Brown above at 25 standing with Mart Platt? They were always together in the first year. Mart Platt left fairly quickly and moved to a different school. I was great friends with Mart Brown later on in 4x and 5x, we used to go to Basildon Mecca on Sunday evenings. Have you made any Dongus models lately?

By Richard Haines
On 12/11/2011

Ken, I thought that lad looked like a Siggers boy too!

By Andrea Ash (Nee Pinnell)
On 12/11/2011

No 59 is John Adie, I think, was listed on photo 8/no73

By Keith Jackson
On 11/11/2011

Whoops! my mistake Ian David Franklin is29 not 20 sorry.

By Ken Page
On 07/11/2011

HY again, 7 Micheal Taylor, 9 Stanley Quinn, 11 Trevor Spurling, 26 John Thorpe, 27 Peter Georgiadis, 20 David Franklin, 31 Colin Clarke, I thought 25 was Ernie Siggers but someone has tagged him as Mart Brown, not sure which is right.

By Ken Page
On 07/11/2011

No. 10. Peter Bailey

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

No 1 - Michael Newson. Michael Newson is No. 26 on page 13. Unless there are two with the same name.

Editor: I have just been told No 1 is Gordon Stevens

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

48 john short

By Joan Baterip
On 04/11/2011

40 - Alan Parker 41 - Michael Lawrence 42 - George White

By Andrea
On 04/11/2011

1 Michael Newson

By Joan Baterip
On 04/11/2011

2 Bob Hurley 15 Keith Moore 23 Ray Cutler 45 Robert Cousins

By Patsy Mott
On 04/11/2011

32 Terry Stolworthy 39 Mr RL Rees 44 Billy Crowhurst 57 Geoff Koppit 24 Mart Platt 25 Mart Brown 64 Geoff Schroder

By Richard Haines
On 04/11/2011

8. Arthur Abbott 12. Alfie Gannon 13. Michael Shead 16. Robert Merrison 39. Mr Reese 55. Eric Cowell 65 Tony Willets

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