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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.

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.

The Queen Of Hearts

Another one of Peter Thompson’s photographs a little before the grammar school, can you recognise anyone in the photo, we realised it was the Duncan Place site of Loftus Junior School.

Norman Patton believes: ”I feel sure that I am half right with the girls on the front row:  Sheila Potts,  Kathleen Grant,  Mary Shaw (Bielby) and Doreen Edis!” Can anybody else assist? Sheila Potts tells us: ”Norman is correct.  I have this photograph and can identify most of the others.  Back row from the left, with trumpet: Dorothy Harmer, Diane Bannister, Judith Dean, ??, Michael Dadd, Raymond Harrison, William Morrish, Pamela Middleton. I still know my line, although I forgot it on the night; “Your table your majesty.”

Image courtesy of Peter Thompson, thanks to Norman Patton for the update and to Sheila Potts for confirming all but one of the remainder of the cast.

Sweet Children.

This photograph of Loftus Junior School includes the following children:-
Back row: ? Maughan, Joyce Bibby (Markham), Mavis Sawdon, Shiela Breckon, Peggy Adamson (Theaker), Jean Owen (Ogden), Doreen Anderson, Doreen Jackson (Barratt), Mary Skilbeck, Joyce Morley, Emily Stuart, ? Maughan.
Middle row: Doreen Nattress, Hazel Wood, Lillian Hodgeman, Kathleen Trowsdale, Betty Elders.
Front row: Desmond Carter, Jack Noble, Bernard Forrest.

Image and names courtesy of Jackie Noble.

Loftus Junior School – Fancy Dress

Obviously the pupils assembled in the yard for a parade or judging. Janet Thompson tells us it was about 1953 and she was 3rd from left dressed as a geisha girl.

Can anybody assist with names.
Image courtesy of Marian Toulson and thanks to Janet Lingard (nee Thompson) for the update.

1951 – Zetland Juniors – Class 7

At last a dated photograph and all the names to go with it.

Back row: Derek Roe, David Robinson, Tony Main, Alan Jackson, John Bennet, Keith Mortimer, Norman Patton, Tony Hardy, Dave Smith, Donald Burdon, John Temple, Les Armstrong, Alan England.

Middle row: Michael Dadd, Peter Kitchener, Margaret Verrill, Hazel Laverick, Mary Dale, Brian Winspear, Ron Allinson, Ray Harrison, Norma Grainger, June Lines, Carol Pascoe, Eric Lancaster, Kenneth Fawcett.

Front row: Pam Dobson, Kathleen Grant, Anne Jefferson, Sheila Verrill, Heather Woodall, Judith Dean, Jacqueline Duncan, Valerie Tate, Doreen Eddis, Eileen Benson, Mary Shaw.

Image courtesy of  Marian Toulson and many thanks to Sheila Harris (nee Potts) for the update.