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Drilling Class

Drilling Class

Swedish Drill we presume, although the style of dress precludes any violent exercise. This from the days as my grandmother used to say: ” ladies ‘glowed’, men ‘perspired’ and horses “sweat”! As we commented in the previous post does the room look familiar?

Lunch Is Served

Lunch Is Served

The dining hall for Towers School pupils obviously had a dual role as you will note in the image.

HOW’S ZATT?

HOW'S ZATT?

I wonder if they won more matches than the England team? Not the usual attire for a cricket team, the Towers School pupils Saltburn are the girls in the photo.
All the Towers School photos were loaned to us by a person who does not wish to be named, to whom we are grateful.

Art Class

Art Class

Once again a Towers School photograph, not a lot of pupils in the class. I wonder what the subject to be painted was.

Woodwork Class

Woodwork Class

A lovely photo from the Towers school Saltburn. not quite what you wood expect in a woodwork class. Can you name anyone there?

Towers School Pupils 1937

Towers School Pupils 1937

Jose Mawson, was a pupil at the Towers from 1937 to 1941, and was there when the school was evacuated to Rusland Hall in 1940. Her great friend was Patricia Burn; other friends were Elizabeth Leathly-Shaw, Hilary Toy, Anne Clinkard, Heather Dorman, Pamela Radge, Marie Locke, Rosetta Bolton, and Joan and Pam Howell – whose parents were in India. Her photo shows Jose and friends in the grounds of the School in c.1938.
Back row (standing): ??, ??, possibly Pamela Radge< ??< ??, possibly Elizabeth Leathly-Shaw.
Middle row (kneeling): ??, Jose Mawson, Patricia Burn, possibly Anne Clinkard (whose parents had the shoe-shop).
Front row (seated): ??, ??, Marie Locke.
Image and information courtesy of Amanda Stobbs.

Miss Pybus at Russland School

Miss Pybus at Russland School

Miss Pybus (Headmistress of Saltburn’s Towers School) pictured in c.1940 at Rusland Hall, this was where the Towers School was evacuated in World War II. After the War started, but before the school was evacuated, the boarders used to be taken into the vaults of the Zetland Hotel to shelter when the air-raid sirens sounded. She also remembers having ”midnight feasts”, but with food in short supply thanks to the war, they used to eat toothpaste!! Jose Mawson, was a pupil at the Towers from 1937 to 1941, and was there when the school was evacuated to Rusland Hall in 1940. Her great friend was Patricia Burn; other friends were Elizabeth Leathly-Shaw, Hilary Toy, Anne Clinkard, Heather Dorman, Pamela Radge, Marie Locke, Rosetta Bolton, and Joan and Pam Howell – whose parents were in India.After an outbreak of illness thanks to the Rusland Hall drains being unable to cope with the large numbers of people when the school was evacuated, my mother and her sister Helen left the school in 1941, and my mother subsequently attended Durham Girls’ County School.
Jose Mawson has memories of the Headmistress, Miss Pybus, had a little white dog called Zeppi, and that all the boarders used to be invited round to Miss Pybus’s house (next door to the Towers) on a Sunday, where they were each given a ”Dainty Dinah” toffee!
Image and information courtesy of Amanda Stobbs.

Towers School Clothing List 1937

Towers School Clothing List 1937

Jose Mawson, was a pupil at the Towers from 1937 to 1941, and was there when the school was evacuated to Rusland Hall in 1940. She remembers that they used to have different colour exercise books for different subjects. Her daughter Amanda Stobbs tells us: “ I remember being given a much larger red one to draw in when I was a small child. Don’t know what became of it, though. One blue backed book still survives because my mother used the spare pages to record her wedding presents! The gold logo on the front is quite spectacular compared to nowadays – also the fact that it’s hard-back.”
Image and information courtesy of Amanda Stobbs.

May Day in Moorsholm

May Day in Moorsholm

Pupils of Moorsholm school celebrating May Day in the late 1950s. Ann Jackson tells us: ”Marian Wardell was May Queen so it will have been about 1959 I think”.  Can anybody assist with additional names?
Back row: Alwyn Stiff,Aubrey Wood,Ann Jackson,Adrian Taylor,John Ainsley,Colin Greensmith,Les Burton,Clarence Raine,Judith Ellingham,Arnold Lancaster.
Middle row: Michael Greensmith, Dave Lancaster, Michael Liddell, ??, ??, ??.
Front row: Ken Bulmer,Elizabeth Smith,Valerie Bunting,Yvonne Lightwing and Gillian Brown
Image and some names courtesy of Irene Greensmith, also many thanks to Ann Jackson for the dating and additional names.

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.
Image and names to date courtesy of a viewer who ”spent a happy hour remembering time tables, steam trains, lino and nearly empty roads!”