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Harry Dack Infant – Nursery – 1987

The Nursery of Harry Dack Infant School enjoying their outing and picnic (obviously being enjoyed by all) which was held down near the dam (Loftus Mill), but date and reasons unknown. Can anybody help with details and with missing names?

Back Row: Richard Stockdale, ?? , ?? , ?? , Kieron Bint, Mark Wilson, Lisa Willis, Kim Amelia, Craig Morrison.

Front Row: ?? , ?? , ?? , Mark Stonehouse, Mark Beedle, Lee Kentfield, John Middlemass.

Image and names to date courtesy of Joan Yeoman.

Harry Dack Infant School (1973/4/5)

Another real query; we could identify the teacher as Mrs Wilson, but which class and although most of the class is now named, can anybody help?

Back Row: Amanda Partridge, Andrea Fenwick, Sharon Smith, Alison Smith, Katherine Hicks, Janr Orange, Sharon Pascoe, Sharon Oglesby, Cheryl Stevenson, Judith Powell, Sarah Jayne Cottle.

Third Row: Richard Leybourne, Kate Hutchinson, Mark Yeoman , Kirsten Hoyle, ??, Richard Kashel, Kaye Forrest , David Stephenson.

Second Row: Steven Hill, Andrew Bacon, Steven Gill, Wayne Smith, Gary Adamson, Malcolm Dickinson , Elaine Lightfoot, Malcolm Garbutt, Susan Todd, Alison Dohring.

Front Row: Gary Wassell, Martin Preswick , Glen Urban, Stuart Urban, Robert Urban, Richard Jefferson.

Image courtesy of Joan Jemson and thanks to Mark Yeoman, Pauline Magor and Kate Hutchinson for assistance with names.

Harry Dack Infant School (Class 4 – 1992)

Back Row: Nathan Ramsay, Kelly Britton, Christopher Williams, Amy Cox, Glen Morrison, Victoria Scarth, Mark Noble.

Third Row: Andrew Sawdon, ??, Liam Dolan, Nicola Cowling, John McGrath, Nicola Hodgson, David Nixon, Mrs Christine Shaw.

Second Row: Kelly Taylor, Paul Gell, Kimberley Sanderson, Lee Easton, Lynsey Appleton, Steven Phillips, Adele Lyon.

Front Row: Emma Whitney, Claire Gladders, Emma Davies, Sarah Patton, Joanne ? , Holly Kentfield.

Any help with the missing names would be appreciated.

Image courtesy of Marian Toulson and thanks to Nicola Cowling for the name update.

Harry Dack Infant School (Class 8 – 1989)

Back Row: Kimberly Imelia, Gary Welford, Anna Jane Dunston, Darren Matthews, Amie Wells, Phillip Williams, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Mrs Beedle.

Third Row: Mark Stonehouse, Stuart Rouse, Rachel Robinson, Gareth Raspison, Lisa Marsay, Daniel Thorpe, Stuart Taylor.

Second Row: Christine Barnes, Richard Stockdale, Katie Andre, Jesse Jacklin, Sharon Cuthbert, Steven Todd, Laura Byrski, Lee Kentfield, Vicky Nixon.

Front Row: Craig Morrison, Jamie Patton, David Himsworth.

The Archive has been advised that missing from the photograph session were Hannah Greco and Rebecca Lightfoot.

Image courtesy of Marian Toulson.

Staff in the hall -1984

By 1984, fifteen ladies now make up the staff of the Harry Dack Infant School.

Back row (left to right): ??, ??, Karen Thompson, Velma Brown, Mrs Botterill, ??, Mrs Yeoman, Mrs Marsay.
On the chairs L to R: Mrs Jemson, Mrs Beedle, Mrs Hitchen, Miss Hogg, Mrs Hoggart, Mrs Burnside, Mrs Byrne.
Once again the brain has let me down can you help fill in the gaps?

Image courtesy of Joan Jemson.

Miss Hogg and Staff, Loftus Infants 1983

The Headmistress has changed again and Miss Hogg now takes centre space with Mrs Beedle, Mrs Hoggart and Mrs Hitchen on her right. Mrs Yeoman, Mrs Burnside and Mrs Byrne to her left.

Standing Mrs Jemson, Velma Brown, Karen Thompson, Mrs June Marsay, Val Holland, Mrs Botterill, Julie Burrows.
Please help fill in the missing names.
Image courtesy of Joan Jemson, many thanks to Marion Burnside and June Marsay for help with the names.

14 Lady Staff at the Infant School Loftus – 1982

Mrs Frost is still at the head and there have been some new faces added to the staff.

Standing L toR: Mrs Jemson, Mrs Botterill, Sheila Fawcett, Karen Thompson, Mrs Fenby, Mrs Beedle, Mrs Armstrong.
Seated: Mrs J Yeoman, Mrs Hitchen, Mrs Lindsey, Mrs Frost, Mrs Byrne, Mrs Burnside, Mrs Harris.

Image and names courtesy of Joan Jemson.

A New Headmistress – 1981

1981 and Miss Jordan has now left; so the staff have assembled again.

Standing: Sheila Fawcett , ??, Mrs Burnside, Mrs Harris, Mrs Botterill, Mrs J. Yeoman, Mrs R. Yeoman.

Seated: Mrs Jemson, Mrs Beedle, Mrs Lindsey, Mrs Frost (Headmistress), Mrs Hitchen, Mrs Hutchinson, Mrs Byrne.

Image and names courtesy of Joan Jemson.

Lady Staff, Harry Dack Infant School, Loftus – 1980

Harry Dack school staff in 1980, with Miss Jordan still as the Headmistress.

Standing (left to right): Sheila Fawcett, Mrs Beedle, Mrs Burnside, Mrs J. Yeoman, Mrs Hitchen, Mrs Botterill, Mrs Jemson.

Seated: Karen Thompson, Mrs Harris, Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Jordan, Mrs Lindsey, Mrs R. Yeoman, Mrs Byrne.
Image and names courtesy of Joan Jemson.

A Larger Staff than Normal – 1979

A much larger staff as the Westfield estate was being built but not the new school as yet; so the Harry Dack was bursting at the seams. Standing in the hall with the children’s art behind them: Sheila Fawcett, Mrs R. Yeoman, Mrs Byrne, Mrs Burnside, Mrs J. Yeoman, Miss Weatherall, Mrs Cleverly, Karen Thompson, Mrs Jemson, Mrs Botterill, Mrs Beedle, Mrs Pinkney.        

Seated: Mrs P. Hitchen, Mrs M. Harris, Mrs N. Hutchinson, Miss N. Jordan (Headteacher), Mrs N. Lindsay (Secretary), Mrs R. Connor, Mrs ??.

Can anybody help with the missing name?

Image and information courtesy of Joan Jemson.