The 1952 School Photo


Carol Shaw (now Carol Chamberlain) had this school photo taken in September 1952.  Her sister, Sue Mathews, sent it to me.  If you were at the school at that time, then please find yourself and friends and send me the references.  You will see from the photo that a number of key staff members were already in place, Buzzer, Gunner, Taffy and Miss Wilkinson, to name just a few.  They look much younger than I remember! 

Margaret Tew (now Margaret Ashton), who still has a copy of this photo framed and hanging on the wall, remembers that the day this photo was taken it had to be done twice.  The first time was chaos with a lot of pupils making a racket and not paying attention.  Buzzer Howard then stormed to the front and told us in no uncertain terms that it would be done again and that anyone misbehaving would show on the picture and be punished, for the good name of the school was at stake!  He always frightened the life out of me so if you study it carefully you will notice many serious faces, a few frowns and not that many smiles.

If you are looking for yourself or someone else on this photo, click on it roughly where you think you or they may be and then look at the larger version.  If you see who you are looking for, then place your mouse over the photo to bring up a grid, and then look down at the index underneath to see if the person has been identified.  Moving your mouse away from the photo will remove the lines.  If you do not know whereabouts on the photo to look, then click on the left side of the photo, and move along the sections one my one.  There are arrows for doing this on each section.

Once you have identified someone who is not already on the index use the e-mail link below, telling me which year the photo was taken, the section number, the row number and the column letter.  If there are two people in the square, then finally add left or right.       []

The alphabetic index of names currently contains 318 people. 

The index for teachers is combined for all of the photos and can be found from the link above.  The alphabetic index can be found from the button below.

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