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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 Trafalgar.
 



Evacuation instructions - 1942

 


Special Place certificate 1944 - scan courtesy of  John Morris.

 

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, Margaret Summers
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 & 50s.

 

Daily rations of free milk in 1948.

 

    

Four classroom photos from 1948.
David Johnson has emailed in to identify himself as the boy writing in the top two pictures - thanks David!

Click  each of the 3 pictures to join in with some 1940s entertainment
 

You can read some pupil 'memories' from the 1930s and 40s here (see Bob & Pat Wells, John L.Morris, Ashlea Simpson and Tony Brookes).
 

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