The infant classes were in the Village Hall until a new infant block was built in 1956. Can you name any of the children?
Nigel Schoepp is the boy in the left of the picture. He started school in Jan 1956 but several children in the photo started in Jan 1955 so there must have been two year groups. He can remember Wendy Bushell, John Turrell, John Ship, John Wright, Robert Amps, Trevor Hopkins, Glenn Northop, Norman Jarrod, Michael Stubbings, Susan Alexander, Jane Howard, Norman Brown, Lyn Hedges and Mary and Dot Arbon were in the class.
Ray Grainger, who has commented, started in Jan 1955 so he has identified more of his year group. Ray emigrated to Australia in June 1961. Like Ray, many of the children he mentioned lived in Queen’s Close, an estate which was only built in 1953, and the growing number of families housed there probably contributed to the growth of the school and the need for more classrooms.
Can anyone identify which children they are in the picture?
Top of frame L-R:
Boy Gerald Smith boy girl Brenda Turrell?
At front of frame L-R:
At top- Stella Hodgman girl at bottom girl half way up boy holding on to top
Nigel Schoepp Jean Wisbey Ray Grainger girl Paula Andrews? Bernard Brown?