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Loftus County Modern School 1951

The second of two photographs sent to us by Sue Wesley-Emmerson of Form 2 1952 of Loftus County Modern pictured with their form teacher Mr Zac Stephenson; can anyone assist with names?

Back row: Harry Wildmore, Eric Tyreman, ??, Ian Davidson, John Hill, Alan Hoggarth, Colin Ward, ??, ??, Terry (Skip) Boyes, Mike Ward, Terence (Tex) Cowan.

Second row: Ena Peart, Noreen Hyde, Mavis Parkin, Robina (Bunty) Edwards, Maureen Pressick, Iris George, Margaret Pennock, Pat Hall, Maureen Walker.

Front row: ??, Jean Peart, Penny Tyreman, Mavis Hewison, Betty Yeoman, Mr Zac Stephenson (Teacher), ??, Ena Peart, Margaret Ditchburn, Julie Brough, Freda Fishlock.

Image courtesy of Sue Wesley- Emmerson, thanks to Betty Want (nee Yeoman), Joan Jemson, Eric Johnson and Eileen Found for name to date.

Form 4-2 June 1964

Loftus County Modern School, Form 4-2 pictured in June 1964. However spellings may be a name is missing, our donor advises: “The names on the back of the photograph are written in pencil, sorry for any wrong spelling and the missing name, it was a long time ago and sadly we have lost a few class mates.”

Back row: Peter Pearson, David Young, Malcolm Walker, Peter Smith, Jeff Todd, Mike Winfindale, Mike Morrison, Jeff Layborn, Alwin Stiff, Frank Ferguson.

Middle row: Brenda Whattern, Jean Marley, Dennis Bowers, Terry Robinson, Brian Wright, Ian Hall, Marian Bird, Janet Lumley.

Front row: Dot Jackson, Jean Atkinson, Marilyn Robinson, Valerie Bunting, Mr Parker (Form Teacher), Ann Armstrong, Jennifer McLean, Kathleen Scott, Carol Brown.

Image and details courtesy of Jennifer Housam, thanks to Terry Robinson for the update.

Rosecroft School Cricket Team – 1973

In 1973, Rosecroft School’s Cricket team are proudly photographed.

Back row: Mike Newton, Mark Wilson, Eric Sayer, Steve Gale, Peter Jones, Colin Chisholm, Colin Jefferson.

Front row: Kevin Gates, Trevor Legg, Peter Hart, Collin Locker, John Prteston, Calvin Champion, Ricky Halton.

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

Rosecroft School Prefects 1975

Pictured in 1975 are the Prefects of Rosecroft School, Loftus; with Mr Jordan (Headmaster).

Back row: Kevin Gates, Steve Gale, Ian Sykes.

Middle row: ??, Ruth Fowle, Allison Hall, John Preston, Ricky Halton, Ian Atkinson, Colin Chisholm, Judith Nicholson, Judith Smithies, Margaret Collins.

Front row: Susan Stonehouse, Colin Locker, Susan Jackson, Mark Wilson, Mr. Lewis Jordan (Headmaster), Elizabeth Thornton, Peter Jones, Elaine Stanforth, Peter Hart.

Image and names to date courtesy of John Preston, thanks to Gillian Halton for the update.

Loftus County Modern Football Team 1955 – 56

Loftus County Modern Football team 1955 – 56, were obviously winners; but we needed help! Easily identifiable was Mr Stephenson, although there were some names; thanks for the assstance with the rest! But what was the trophy in the background?

Back row: Herbie Holliday Jackson, Terry Kentfield, Alan Jackson, Eric Lancaster (goalkeeper), John Mead, William Morrish, Robert Jackson, Mr Maurice (Zac) Stephenson.

Front row: Frank Chapman, Neil Dale, Tony Walker, Fred Cuthbert, Colin Fenby.

Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection and thanks for assistance with names to date to Margaret and Bill Shaw, Marjorie Magor, Sylvia Auckland, Eric Johnson and Ken Fawcett.

Loftus County Modern School – Mrs Norminton’s class – 1951

Loftus Senior School - Mrs Normington's class - 1951

Back row: Fred Ward, Brian Shaw, William Sunley, Ralph Breckon, Colin Riley, Michael Laverick, Tom Fletcher, Billy Day, Colin Wilson, Brian Hodgson, Keith Smith.
Middle row: June Cuthbert, Judy Dobson, Anne Verrill, Alice Partlett, Olwyn Bard, Norma Cockerill, Jean Pearson, Margaret Johnson, Jube Watson, Keith Whitlock.
Front row: Elizabeth Spearpoint, Cybil Temple, Kay Libby, Hilary Robinson, Mrs Norminton, Hazell Boddy, Ann Sawnby, Ann Robinson, Veronica Harrison.
Front (seated): Barry Breckon and Raymond Powell.
Image courtesy of Hazel Collinson and Iris Place.

Loftus Senior School 1947ish?

We have a little puzzle for you all, can you fill in the names of this school photograph and assist with the year?
Back row: Mr Norminton, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Don Bowers, ??, ??, ??, Mrs Best.
Third row: ??, ??, ??, ??, Brenda Lightfoot, Ann Edwards, ??, ??, ??, ??, Clarence White.
Second row: ??, ??, ??, Claire Boothby, ??, ??, Enid Hill, ??, Nancy Peart, Elaine Kilvington, Mary Cole.
Front row (on floor): Colin Atkinson, ??, ??.

Ray Brown queries: “I think the lady who you say is Mavis Hall could actually be Mrs. Best, she taught my mother at Loftus in the early to mid 30s. – what does others think?”

Image courtesy of Brenda Lightfoot, also thanks to Ray Brown and Derick Pearson for the updates.

Loftus Senior School 1945ish?

Mr Davey’s class are all present and Mr Norminton has joined them for their class photograph.
Back row: Mr Davey, Alan Hodgson, Alan Johns, Frank Hollinworth, Donald Bowers, Alan Fletcher, Albert Maguire, Alan Morrison, Malcolm Whitlock, Donald Swales, Mr Norminton.
Middle row: Colin Trattles, Dennis Sawdon, Edith Simpson, Edna Noble, Mary Chadwick, Ann Edwards, Brenda Lightfoot, Marjorie Parkin, Barbara Cook, Clarence White, Colin Atkinson.
Front row: Elaine Kilvington, Audrey Coultas, Mary Cole, Enid Hill, Sylvia Hewison, Clair Boothby, Gerda Ditchburn, Nancy Peart, Margaret Graham.

Image and names courtesy of Brenda Lightfoot; many thanks to Cynthia White for the update.

Loftus Senior School Play 1939

Kindly supplied by Helen Fowle (later Cook) this is one of a series of im ages of activities both in and out of school in Loftus. Do you remember taking part in this school play from 1939 and perhaps can assist with the missing names or the title of the play?
Standing (left to right): Raymond Lindsay, ? Thompson, Joyce Barrett, Arnold Robinson, ??, Dennis Scott, Maggie Holliday, Joyce Linton, Alan Hopper, Dennis Cuthbert, Joyce Wrightson, Audrey Hauxwell. Seated: Irene Wood.

Susan Brown (nee Atkinson) tells us: “Great photograph! I recognise my mum a very young Maggie Holliday. Lovely to see.”
Image courtesy of Helen Cooke (nee Fowle) and thanks to Susan for that update.

Loftus County Modern School – 1956 – Form 4A

The board told the year and the class, but please can we have help with names; can anybody assist?
Back row: John Ditchburn, Kenneth Greening, Bob Goldby.
Middle row: Michael Pearson (Staithes), Fred Baldwin, Michael Batchelor, Jean Shaw, Joyce Green, Michael Pearson (Loftus), Fred Baldwin, Willie Summerson, Mr Malcolm Gratton.
Front row: ??, Sheila Thomas, ??, Audrey Magor, Jean Nelson, ??, ??, Wendy Green.
Image and some names courtesy of Joan Jemson;  thanks to Richard Jackson, Christine Baldwin, Paul Ditchburn and Tony for the updates on names.