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Loftus Zetland Junior 1949

Sue Wesley-Emmerson contacted the Archive with two photographs of her mother Robina (Bunty) Edwards and sought help in identifying others in the photographs; this the first is of pupils at Loftus Junior probably from 1949, can anybody assist with a more precise date or names?

Back row: ‘torn’, ??, Eric Tyreman, John Hill, Ian Davidson, Alan Hoggart, Colin Ward, Tom Fletcher, Ken Swales.

Third row: ‘torn’, Ena Thompson, ??, Iris George, Robina (Bunty) Edwards, Maureen Pressick, Mavis Parkin, Margaret Pennock, Pat Hall, Gladys Whitlock.

Second row: Betty Yeoman, Maureen Walker, ??, Jean Peart?, Penny Tyreman, Noreen Hyde, Sheila Coultas, Ena Peart, Julie Brough.

Front row: Brian Tindale, Terence Boyes, Geoffrey Sawdon, Terence (Tex) Cowan, ? Spearpoint?.

Image courtesy of Sue Wesley-Emmerson, thanks to Betty Want, Joan Jemson, Eric Johnson and Eileen Found for names to date.

Loftus Zetland Junior 1949/50

Now believed to be the Loftus Junior (Duncan Place/Zetland) school class of 1949/50, with the initial posting the Archive asked: “Can anybody assist; especially if we have got any names incorrect!” Keith Fawcett came to the rescue with: “I was interested to see this photograph and would suggest that the date is more likely to be 1949/50 since another photo on the same page of the site includes quite a few of these children and is described (correctly) as Zetland Juniors Class 7,1951. Whilst most of the faces are familiar, I cannot recall the names of all but would suggest the following (some with more confidence than others).”

Back row: John Mead, Gordon Simpson, Jean Sawdon, Pamela Dobson, Carol Pascoe, Ann Pennock, Heather Woodall, Kath Harrison, Doug Breckon, Chris Beadon.

Second row: Kenneth Fawcett, Brian Burton, Ray Harrison, Tony Walker, Ken Craggs, Ron Allison, Peter Kitchener, Brian Winspear, Michael Matson, Wilf Hodge, Mike Hodgson, David Smith, Tony Hardy.

First row: ??, Hazel Laverick, Jackie Duncan, Doreen McEwan, ??, ??, ??, Mary Dale, Norma Liddell.

Front row (seated on floor): Derek Rowe, Christopher Williams, Colin Swalwell.

Image courtesy of Joan Jemson, grateful thanks to Eric Johnson and Ken Fawcett for the updated names.

Loftus Zetland Junior Summer 1937

Loftus Junior (Zetland) School pupils pictured in the summer of 1937 in their last Junior School photograph before moving ‘up’ to the big school in the September. In June 1937 all the pupils from Liverton Mines had to move owing to the subsidence which affected both the school and houses; their are other posts on the Archive about this problem. Note the next group of pupils awaiting their turn to have their photographs taken on the extreme right of the image.

This group (possibly the entire year) includes Mervyn; it is believed that the certificates may relate to the Eskdale Tournament, but the Archive would welcome assistance and additional names.

Back row: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??.

Third row: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??.

Second row: ??, ??, Edith Morley, Isabel Codling, ??, ??.

Front row (kneeling): Mervyn Sherwood Brown, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??.

Image and information courtesy of Mervyn Sherwood Brown (via Dean Gibson), thanks to Janet Wilson for the update.

Loftus Junior School 1964

The third year class of Loftus Junior School, pictured in 1964, outside the entrance to Loftus Junior School. The Archive could only identify one pupil and Mr Philpot (his wife was the Librarian at Loftus Library for several years!); having asked for assistance the responses have been wonderful!. Janis Bonner believes: “I think this is later than 1964 probably more like 1968.This class was the year below me. I recognise some of these children.” Terry Shaw adds: “I believe this was 1968.” Terry has memories of Mr Philpot : “He was a good teacher but very strict, quite handy with the slipper, remember nice warm afternoons with him reading Swallows and Amazons.”

Back row: Marcus Burnside, Steven Found, Peter Metcalf, Dave Danby, Brian Fletcher, David Thompson, Matthew Fisher, Howard Birtwhistle, Brian Barrett, Terry Shaw.

Middle row: Martin Walley, David Anderson, Dennis Cowey, Catherine McMasters, Kath Findlay, Katherine Stamford, Pat Puckrin, Denise Conn, Carol Magor, Shirley Greener, Regan Davey, Dave Hodgson, Chris Lindsey.

Front row: Janet Smith, Angela Cook, Julie Harding, Julie Easton, Pauline Dodds Mr Colin Philpott (Teacher), Maureen Thirsk, Judith O’Cain, Julie Wood, Carol Gibson, Lynne Bottomley.

Image courtesy of Marian Toulson, thanks to Janis Bonner, Terry Shaw, and Judith O’Cain for the updates; many thanks to Dave Danby, Martin Walley and Dave Hodgson for finalising the names.

Loftus Junior School Football Team – 1969/70.

The Loftus Junior School Football team of 1969/70 is pictured with their ‘Manager’ Mr Stonehouse (a Teacher at the school).

Back row: Steven Harding, Ricky Halton, Barry Simpson, David Parkinson, John Rigg, John Preston, Mark Wilson, Peter Hart.

Front row: Robin Smith, Malcolm Wilson, Kevin Gates, Michael Newton, Garry Hicks.

Image and names courtesy of John Preston.

Loftus Junior School 1969/70.

1969/70 was the last (their fourth) year at Loftus Junior School for these pupils in Mrs Leyborne’s class.

Back row: Ian Atkinson, Stephen Boyes, Andrew Bright, John Preston, Kevin Gates, Barry Simpson, John Rigg, Les Barnes, Brian Allanson, Colin Locker, Colin Jemson, Steven Harding.

Middle row: Michael Newton, Avril Mortimer, Ruth Fowle, Marie Swales, ??, ??, Janet Smithies, Kim Cartwright, Shirley Bothroyd, ??, ??, Teresa Snow, ??, Mavis Laity, Trevor Legg.

Front row: ? Garbutt, Susan Stonehouse, Beverley Codling, Marie Allinson, Janice Cox, ??, Mrs. Leyborne (Teacher), Marie Stringer, Susan Jackson, Yvonne Preston, Andrea Marsay, Jill Britain. Kim Cartwight assists with: ” I am Kim Cartwright the one in the white cardigan in the middle pulling an awful face just as the camera clicked!!! The girl on my left in pink is Shirley Bothroyd and my right in yellow is Janet Smithies.

Image and names to date courtesy of John Preston, thanks to Ricky Halton, and Kim Cartwright for the update on names.

Eskdale Tournament of Song 1957

Back row: Jeannie McLaughlan, Susan Dobson Rita Markham, Miss Hazel Wood (music teacher), Christine Lee, Barry Winspear, Caroline Mortimer, Christina Whetton.
Fourth row: Michael Bateman, Graham Nellist, David Bateman, Eileen Chadwick, Heather McGingle, Joyce Liddiard.
Third row: Alan Walker, Jean Macro, Brenda Ferguson, Christine Codling, David Peggs.
Second row: Helen Fowle Marion Magor, Judy William, Jill Rawson, Frances Colbeck, Florence Cornforth, Wendy Jackson.
Front row: Carol Murray, Judy Rowe, Roger Hore, Mary or Elizabeth Harris, John Trevillion, Dorothy Collins, Annie Preston, Irene McGill.

Freda Roberts/Davis comments: “Interested to see photograph; Heather McGingle. Last met about 1955, Coedpoeth. I now live in Buckingham.”

Image courtesy of Helen Cook (nee Fowle).

Top Secret Plans??

A play by Loftus Junior School, possibly a detection theme based on the pipe! Left to right: ??, ??, ??, Ivan Gallilee, ??, ??, ??. Can you assist with names and a date?

Image courtesy of Janet Wilson.

Loftus Zetland Juniors 1958

Miss Marion Lightfoot’s class with their summer class photograph 0f 1958.
Back row: Derek Miller, Tony Temple, Graham Lightfoot, Douglas Johnson, David Peggs, Ronald Watson, John Summerfield, William Boal, Peter Laverick.
Middle row: Ian Legge, John Chipchase, Anne Stephenson, Rita Markham, Tina Wilson, Christine Lee, Joan Verrill, Kathleen Danby, Cynthia Tyreman, Christine Sickling, Frances Vincent, Judy Williams, Brian Richardson, Michael Wilson.
Front row: Barbara Mead, Christine Drew, Pat Dyke, Anne Marie Elliott, MarilynWale, June Lightfoot, Miss Marion Lightfoot (teacher), Dorothy Collins, Marilyn Leng, Florence Cornforth, Ann Rowland, Annie Preston, Ann Horner.
As there were more 40 or more pupils, some were known to have been absent from this image; including Elizabeth Harris, Sheila Dorgan and Cody Hutchinson. Pat Sparkes (nee Dyke) adds: “This is fantastic it is the only school photo I have found I am sure I use to have this one but not been able to find it!”

Image and names to date courtesy of a viewer who ”spent a happy hour remembering time tables, steam trains, lino and nearly empty roads!”; thanks also to Pat Sparkes for the update.

Mrs Blades and her class (fourth years) – 1981

We asked for help as we could not put a name to anyone on this photograph loaned to us by Mrs Sakaropoulus. Can you name anyone?

Back row: Stephen Yeoman, Neil Skidmore, Shaun Bowman, Mark Hawkins, Graham Stringer, Paul Evans, Simon Whittaker, Michael Lanigan, Neil Knox, Martin Pountain, Mark Smith, John Hodgson, Michael Marsay, John Tomlinson, Colin Mason, Scott Bevons and Gary Dewsbury.

Front row: Amanda Patton, Tracy Taylor, Barbara Jacques, Emma Pauli, Clare Ditchburn, Sharon Couse, Sheena Flood, Emma Collin, Joanne Welford and at the front Heather ? and Theresa Dyer.

Joan Welford tells us: ”This is a Loftus Juniors picture. It is of Mrs Blades and her class of fourth years taken on the school field, probably before we were all due to leave for Rosecroft. And the year was 1981.” Scott Bevons commented: “Wow! I haven’t seen this picture since it was taken, well done Joanne Welford for remembering the names.” Colin Mason commented: “happy days. Still see Martin Pountain. Loved living in Lotus. I joined army; in Green Howard’s for 9 years. Now tanker driver living in Eston, hope everyone is fit and well.”

Image courtesy of Mrs Sakaropoulus and many thanks to Joanne Welford, Scott Bevons and Colin Mason for the updates on names.