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Zetland Infants Christmas

Zetland Infants Christmas

A Christmas Play, at Loftus Zetland Infants School, 1947 or 1948.
Left to right: Veda Todd, Mary Shaw, Eric Johnson, Miss Goldsbrough, Chris Williams (Santa), Eric Lancaster, Judith Dean, Jackie Duncan, Christopher Beeden.
Photo courtesy Eric Johnson.

Hinderwell School c.1917

This image of Hinderwell School pupils with teachers came to us and all we know are that Vena and Joseph Tyerman of Holme Farm, Hinderwell feature in this image. But we felt you would like to see another older image of education; and also wondered can anybody assist with names?.
Image courtesy of Keith Bowers

Hinderwell School 1920

Hinderwell School 1920

This picture of Group 5 at the Council School  Hinderwell shows both staff and pupils. The only identified member is Elizabeth McMahon standing to left of the teacher in the middle line.

We would welcome additional names; teaching staff or pupils, can you help?

Image courtesy of Norman Amos (son of Elizabeth McMahon)

1965 Loftus School

A copy of a newspaper cutting reporting on the retirement of Mr and Mrs Gornall from Loftus County Modern in 1965.
Image courtesy of Christopher Colbeck.

School Group

School Group

Mrs Archer loaned us this photo but no dates and names were given can you date and name this photo?

Tutor Group 10D

Tutor Group 10D

We know the Tutor Group, but would love to know the year, can you help?

Back row: G. Thompson, L. Wright, D. Maskell, G. Hodgson, M. Cuthbert.
Middle row: Mrs M.R. Bennett (Teacher), D. Garner, W. Harrison, N. Colbeck, Steve Pearson, M. Schwec, L. Smith, G. Craven, J. Easton,  Mr. K. Staines (Head of Year).
Front row: L. Papworth, L. Hewitt, C. Crooks, M. Tunnah, L. Welford, J. Dixon, D. Devereux, F. Sowerby, K. Bingham.

Image courtesy of Lee Archer, thanks to Steve Pearson for the year update.

Continue reading Tutor Group 10D

Loftus County Modern School Band 1964

Christopher Colbeck kindly sent us this image relating to Loftus County Modern School, of the band in 1964. Chris has named most of the members, perhaps you can supply the rest?

Back row: Leslie Jackson (Bass),Michael Preston (Flugel horn), Howard Jackson (Cornet), Keith Morrison (Cornet), Geoff Todd (Cornet), Richard Shippey (Cornet), David Dixon (Cornet), Michael McMaster (Cornet), Gibson Brignall (Tenor Horn).

Front Row: John Hicks (Horn), David Smithies (Cornet), Jimmy? Smithies (Cornet), David Partlett (Cornet), Christopher Colbeck (Baritone), Mr Varney (Music Teacher), Alan Barker (Trombone), Mick Morrison (Trombone), George Smith (Trombone), Neville Rogerson (Bass), standing Trevor Mead (Bass), Peter Collinson (Euphonium). Chris says David and Jimmy Smithies were twins and hence the question marks!

Chris also tells us regarding Geoff Collinson: ”His Dad was the school care-taker and the family lived in the bungalow in the grounds of the school.” Ray Brown tells us: ”I didn’t know this picture existed as I had left school and the Band at this time, of course most of the lads are part of the Old School Band, so I recognise some of them.  I also believe the nickname for Mr. Varney was “Mantovani” – nowt so queer as kids!! – this picture pre dates the formation of  the Loftus Town Band that most of these scoundrels joined.” Barbara McBurney confirms Chris’s thoughts regarding Peter Collinson with: ” Peter is Geoff’s younger brother, their father Harry was indeed caretaker of Rosecroft School, living in the bungalow on the Rosecroft site.  Prior to this they lived on Rosedale Crescent close to where I lived on Queens Road.”

Image courtesy of Christopher Colbeck and many thanks for information, also Ray Brown and Barbara McBurney for additional names and comments.

Stanghow Lane School – Football Team

Stanghow Lane School - Football Team

Stanghow Lane School Football Team of 1949.

Back row: A Tilley, Tony Calvert, B Ness, Dennis Preston, Barry Bloomfield, David Hick, Mr Joe Reed, H Breeze.

Front row: Jeff Templeman, Gordon Templeman, David Lowe, Keith Gosling, Maurice Ferrer, B Addison.

Bill Danby tells us (courtesy of his History of Skelton website) about Joe Reed who is the teacher in this photograph (he was headmaster when Stanghow Lane closed in 1961) –  ”Joe Reed DFC, who flew with Bomber Command as a navigator in the Second World War and was one of the few who survived. He finished his service as a Squadron Leader and Navigator Instructor.”
Image courtesy Jeff Templeman; many thanks to Bill for that update and Dennis Preston for the update on names.

Leapfrog

Leapfrog

Fleetham Street School playground, Redcar; two boys play at leapfrog, in the background a lad practices his skipping.

Photograph courtesy of Alan Richardson.

Carlin How School

Carlin How School

The new school Carlin How opened in 1907, the ceremony was performed by Colonel Legard; Chairman of the North Riding Education Committee. The builder was J.G. Porteus of Guisborough. Bill Kitching tells us: ”I attended Carlin How School when I was three years (Friday afternoons for one hour) then Baby Class at age of five years in 1927. I passed the eleven plus examination in 1933 to go to Guisborough Grammar School. The Headteacher was Miss Keen,  Baby Class teacher was Miss Richardson, Class 2 was Miss Birtwhistle, Class 3 was Miss Hall, Class 3A was Miss Stanlake and Class 4 (top class!) was Miss Thompson. Wonderful teachers!” Whilst Derick Pearson tells us: ”I left the same year as Bob but I too remember another teacher who may have left a year or 2 before. Her name was Miss Keen who Bill said was there in 1933, But I did not think she was Head Mistress, I’m certain Lena? Thompson was. .Did Miss Keen step down? Somethings at the back of my mind about her going to Africa perhaps. Can anyone remember? Miss Keens class was same side and up the Hall from Miss Thompsons, Miss Potters was opposite side and Miss Garners was in the main hall too. Miss Tweddle who came much later was along the corridor in the Annex if I remember correctly. Did she take Miss Keens Place perhaps?”

Bob Doe tells us: ”Miss Thompson was still Headmistress when I left in 1957. Other teachers then were Miss Garne r(Class 3), Miss Potter (Class 1) and Miss Tweddle (Class 2) I do also remember the classroom set up as Derick described.”

Ian Wilson tells us: ”According to the school logbook Miss Keen took over as Temporary Headteacher on January 6th 1914. Her appointment was confirmed on February 1st. She left on 31st October 1935. During the First World War Miss Keen made many references in the logbook to Zeppelin air raids . On the 6th of April 1916 she recorded ” About 2:30am there was an air raid in which the school was badly damaged by a high explosive bomb. The two front cloak rooms and the headteacher’s room were almost demolished and other serious damage done which rendered the school unfit for occupation” It remained closed until May 10th 1916.”

Alan Pearson adds to our knowledge with: ”Miss Thompson retired in 1963, succeeded as Head by Frank Whithers. Miss Potter was still there when I left in 1965.”

Photo courtesy of Pat Bennison, with thanks to Bill, Bob, Derick, Alan and especially Ian Wilson for the fascinating updates.