Staff and Pupils of Laindon High Road School

The 1958 photograph

By Ian Mott

Who are they and where are they now?

 
1 Alan Shead23 Alfred Martin5 Ivan Sargent
6 Charlie Simms?7 Peter Jones8 Ron Thomas9 Roy Brummel10 Ivan Dallas
11Peter Tanswell 12 Edward Miller13 Peter Whitting14 15 Fred Llewellyn
16 Phil Walters17 Jimmy Hopkins18 William Bullock19 John Sargent?20 Austin Legon 
21 22 Georgie Wager23 Tony Ecles24 Rodger Hedges25 Peter Houghton
26 Eddy Childs27 Christopher Fuller28 Terry Venner29 David Galsworthy30 Roy Jefferson?
31 John Stenson32 33 Billy Tyler34 35 ? Cook

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

36 37 Leslie Buck38 William Johnston3940 Robert Ryan
41 Fred Penson42 Michael Elliston 43 John Chapman44 Fred Parker45 Brian Stepney
46 Jeffery Ashton47 48 Terry McCarthy49 Peter Cousins.50 
51 Gordon Wright525354 Michael Ellis55 Derek Hince
56 57 58 Clive Jeakins59 Joe Borowski60 Jimmy Bird?
61 Michael Venables62 Peter Reynolds63 Ian Horner 64 Peter Marshall 

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Has anybody else studied this photograph as much as I have, I wonder? Certain people seem to share, or at least show, certain similarities. Compare no. 33 Billy Tyler, no. 60 Jimmy Bird and no. 58 Clive Jeakins. Look alike facially with similar hairstyles and even the pose looks the same. Maybe I need to find something else to occupy my time!

By Donald Joy
On 31/12/2016

No. 27 is Christopher Fuller.

By Alan Taylor
On 29/12/2016

That's me, No. 44.

By Fred Parker
On 07/01/2016

No. 12 is Edward Miller and in front of him with no number is Gerald Ludlow.

By Alan Taylor
On 29/11/2015

No. 44 is Fred Parker for sure.

By Donald Joy
On 02/11/2015

No. 7 is Peter Jones.

By Alan Taylor
On 07/09/2015

No. 37  This person is none other than my good self.  Great site.

By Leslie Buck
On 23/04/2015

No. 3 is Alfred Martin and No. 5 is Ivan Sargent. I am 100% sure.

By Alan Taylor
On 22/03/2015

Hi Pete Reynolds how are you doing?  I last went back into LHR school in 2002. The janitor let myself and Graham Todd go in for a final look around. The school was empty by then and was due for eventual demolition. We found many of the familiar classrooms like the one near the boy's entrance where we spent a brief time with Mr Rees about 1962.

I remember you and Mart Graves going off early to play football for the school sometimes, the only two in our class to do so. I think he emigrated around 1970. Macky Scott did marry Jacqui Sheppard, I met him a few times in the mid 70s when he was a CID branch policeman in Colchester. I lost track of Mart Brown, Geoff Heather and Johnny Langton around 1968 after my 21st birthday party which they attended.

I remember the wooden board in the main school hall which I recall had your name engraved as head boy 62-63 so that sticks in my mind. I do hope you are keeping well. Cheers Richard.

By Richard Haines
On 20/02/2015

62 is definitely me! Proud to be in 5X with some fantastic characters. Top of the list has to be Mr Rees - such a superb teacher. Working through the photos has brought back so many happy memories.  Where are you all now?  Martin Graves, John Langton, Martin Brown, Geoff Heather, Bill Crowhurst, Dave Basham, Susan King, Jackie Sheppard, Mary Baker, Graham Todd, Malcolm Scott, somebody told me married Jackie Sheppard.

I left after O-levels to Palmers in Grays and then on to college and do a Mr Munday and teach P.E.  Made me appreciate what a good guy he was - and many of the other staff too.  Good ole Yogi Bear, Frank Foreman et al.  I do hope that we are all still in good health ....best wishes to all. Special thanks to all your researching Richard.

By Pete Reynolds
On 19/02/2015

Hi, I think you will find that number 49 is Peter Cousins.

His father ran Buckingham butchers near the Fortune of War.

By Bill Lewis
On 17/08/2014

Brian Baylis Please note that Pat Roper had already reported Ian Horner's motor cycling accident on this website back in 2011. There are also others on here too who had tragic accidents, I'm sure we probably all know somebody who did.

By Richard Haines
On 29/11/2013

I sat next to the late Ian Horner (63) in Mr. Poole's class. I understand he was killed in a motorbike accident, whilst returning to his naval base. If I am wrong, then I apologise for any upset.

By Brian Baylis
On 27/11/2013

I am sure number 3 is Alfred Martin not John Gilbert

By Alan Taylor
On 30/09/2013

I am trying hard to fill in the blanks, so here is another no.16 is Phil Walters.

By Lesley Gibson née Cousins
On 26/09/2013

No 23 Tony Ecles, no 24 Ronny Hedges, no 26 Eddy Childs and no 25 Peter Houghton. 

To Andrea yes he did

By Brian Cordell
On 28/03/2013

No 40 deff Robert Ryan he's my brother.

By Ann
On 07/03/2013

I think no 5 is Ivan Sargent

By Alan Taylor
On 06/02/2013

Number 39 sitting between Bill Johnston and Robert Ryan definitely not Terry Reynolds, my old neighbour - maybe brother Trev is reading this so you will be able to confirm. However, that boy number 39 - I do recognise him, but his name escapes me.

By Andrea
On 25/10/2012

For Brian Cordell please - re Gordon Wright - didn't he accompany you to a couple of recent events?

By Andrea
On 24/10/2012

I remember Alver Ellul as I couldn't pronounce when I was little. I lived in Berry Lane and went to LHR from 1960 to 1965 I think. Name was Joan White. I alos remember gordon Wright. How comes you got such a difficult name to pronounce. My sister was Nova White now Cross

By Joan Merchant
On 24/10/2012

51 I think is Gordon Wright, lived High Rd. end of Berry Lane.

By Alver Ellul
On 13/06/2012

39 is Terry Renolds same year as me [different spelling] 14-14 is another one Reynolds.

By Steve White
On 14/02/2012

No 39 is not Terry Reynolds. He is No 14 on page 14. Andrea also pointed this out earlier (see above).

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

Terry Reynolds 39 was my next door neighbour behind school, good footballer.

By Roger Wicking
On 14/02/2012

22 Georgie Wager

By Richard Haines
On 04/02/2012

Yes they are different blokes 13-39 and 14-14.

Terry was the one in our class he left school to work at Bonnalack Lorry fitters, and I am still in contact with him.

By Steve White
On 02/02/2012

Sorry Steve - just noticed - surname is spelt differently!

By Andrea
On 01/02/2012

Terry Reynolds, once my next door neighbour, is number 14 on page 14.

By Andrea
On 01/02/2012

No 39 is Terry Renolds.

By Steve White
On 01/02/2012

I think 58 is Clive Jeakins

By Richard Haines
On 23/01/2012

Yes, No 31 is my brother John Stenson now living in France.

By Linda French (née Stenson)
On 22/01/2012

31 could be John Stenson

By ken page
On 21/01/2012

40 Robert Ryan and 43 another John Chapman

By Andrea Ash (Nee Pinnell)
On 19/12/2011

46 Jeffrey Ashton, 48 Terry McCarthy

By Peter Whiting
On 16/12/2011

35 ....? Cook (little ruffian)

By Richard Haines
On 02/12/2011

No:30 is Roy Jefferson?

By Ken Marchant
On 02/12/2011

Ok, is 45 Brian Stepney?

By Richard Haines
On 30/11/2011

33 is Billy Tyler not Michael Marchant

By Ken Marchant
On 28/11/2011

Could No. 6 be Charlie Simms?

By Shirley Thompson née Talbot
On 27/11/2011

Back again I think No 58 is Clive Jenkins.

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

No 54 is Michael Ellis.

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

Clive Jenkings is no 58 def ;-)

By Patsy Spendlove née Roper
On 27/11/2011

Sadly 63 Ian Horner was killed in a motor bike accident around the sixties, he lived near me at Langdon Hills and Peter Marshall no 64 died some time last year, I saw it in the local paper very sad.

By patsy Spendlove née Roper
On 24/11/2011

Further to Peter Reynolds the Head Boy 62/3,he completed his A levels at Palmers then became a PE teacher...now retired according to his brother .

By Eric Pasco
On 21/11/2011

Does anyone else think number 43 could be a John Chapman?

By Andrea Ash (Nee Pinnell)
On 14/11/2011

No. 49 Geoffrey White?

By Nina Burton
On 07/11/2011

HY Ian, 19 may be John Sargent unless you get a better offer,Ken.

By Ken Page
On 07/11/2011

Number 64 is Peter Marshall

By Andrea
On 06/11/2011

No 3 is John Gilbert Is no 33 Michael Marchant ?? or he could be no 60 No 59 Joe Borowski

By Valerie Kingsley (Boatwright)
On 06/11/2011

No. 55 is Derek Hince 58 ? Jenkins No 18 is William Bullock

By Valerie Kingsley (Boatwright)
On 06/11/2011

No. 8. Ron Thomas. No. 9. Roy Brummel

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

No 8. is still two people. Ron Thomas on the left and Roy Brummel on the right. Perhaps they could be 8A and 8B.

Editor: Thanks for spotting buy error I have now made the correction

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

Hi Richard' Apologies , You are right he did become Head Boy AND then went onto Grays Palmers where his brother David went straight from Markhams Chase. I have since emailed David to confirm all this Regards

By Eric Pasco
On 06/11/2011

No Eric, Peter Reynolds went through to 5X at LHR, became head boy, Kathy Imber was head girl. Then Peter went to Grays Palmers after passing all his O levels at LHR. Kathy went on to become a clippie on Eastern National.

By Richard Haines
On 05/11/2011

No sorry Graham Todd is in the next picture already named.

By Valerie Kingsley (Boatwright)
On 05/11/2011

No 54 is Graham Todd

By Valerie Kingsley (Boatwright)
On 05/11/2011

62 is Peter Reynolds however I don't think this is the one that became head boy because this one passed the 13+ and the went to Grammar School in Grays.I was friends with his brother David.

By Eric Pasco
On 05/11/2011

17. Jimmy Hopkins

By Nina Humphrey (nee Burton)
On 05/11/2011

Think Josie Collins' brother's name was Ivan too?

By Andrea Ash (Nee Pinnell)
On 04/11/2011

62's Pete Reynolds

By Richard Haines
On 04/11/2011

No. 5 - could be Josie Collins' brother ? No. 9 - Ivan Dallas (RIP) No. 11 - Peter Tanswell No. 38 - Bill Johnston No. 42 - Michael Elliston No. 62 - Peter Marshall

By Andrea
On 04/11/2011

1 Alan Shead. 13 Peter Whiting 20 Austin Leagon ( not sure of spelling) 47 Geofrey Ashdon 63 Ian Horner

By Patsy Mott
On 04/11/2011

No 10. Pete Townsend?

By Nina Humphrey
On 04/11/2011

No 8. appears to be two people. Ron Thomas on the left and Roy Brummel on the right.

Editor: My error I sort it out. Take 8 as the face to the left.

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

63 Peter Reynolds - future head boy 1962/3

By Richard Haines
On 04/11/2011

15. Fred Llewellyn 17. ? Hopkins. 29. David Galsworthy 28. Terry Venner 41. Fred Penson 42. Michael Ellison 60. Jimmy Bird? 61. Michael Venables

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