SCHOOL HISTORY - 1940s
Evacuee Diary 1941 -
click the diary to see the inside pages. The cover shows the school badge depicting Nelson's warship. During the first weeks that
the school was open in 1805, the pupils were marched down to the seafront to see
the passing cortege bearing the body of Nelson after his death at the Battle of
instructions - 1942
Special Place certificate 1944 - scan courtesy of
Christmas shows in
1947 (thanks to Mrs Sheila Dyer).
..and another photo of
'Hansel & Gretel' - the Christmas 1947 show (from County Records Office).
Also from Mrs Dyer -
visitors and children in the playground - 1947.
A Christmas show (1947 or 1948) photo sent in by David
Johnson (at Middle Street from 1946-9).
Back row: David, ?, Colin Kells, David Johnson, Angela, Janet Barry, Gerald,
Jacquelyn Stevens, ?
Middle row: Evelyn, Patricia, Peter King ?, Gillian Rolf, Wally, Judith Ross,
Front row: ?, Ian, Stella Johnson(David's sister), Kenneth, Inge Rosenberg
Thanks to Jasper Lily for additional names and corrections.
Another photo from David Johnson: his brother Roy Johnson
with Susan Cameron, who was the daughter
of Mrs Cameron - a teacher at the school in the 1940s &
Daily rations of free
milk in 1948.
Four classroom photos
David Johnson has emailed in to identify himself as the boy writing in the top
two pictures - thanks David!
each of the 3 pictures to join in with some 1940s entertainment
You can read some
pupil 'memories' from the 1930s and 40s here
& Pat Wells, John L.Morris, Ashlea Simpson and Tony Brookes).
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