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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.

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

Rosecroft Pantomime

Rosecroft Pantomime

Rosecroft School, help is needed with names, year, and show.
Photo courtesy Pat Bennison.


Prince Charles visiting Rosecroft School March 1994, The green Bentley to the right of the image was used to transport around East Cleveland after arriving on the school field in a helicopter, he later visited Skinningrove and the then Tom Leonard Mining Museum. David Myers tells us: ” I remember shaking his hand and pictures being in the Whitby Gazette. I think someone also asked if we could have the rest of the day off. He was visiting I believe because of the Princes Trust student support centre which had been set up.”

Image courtesy of Celia Parrish and thanks to David Myers for the update.

Is It A Bird or Is it A Bee?

No! It’s the helicopter bringing Prince Charles to Rosecroft School in 1994. The third B could be the Bentley in the centre which was  the road transport for Prince Charles! Later that day he also travelled to and viewed the Tom Leonard Mining Museum ( now more better known as Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum), in Skinningrove.
Image courtesy of Celia Parrish.

Loftus County Modern – Form 4 – 1964

Form 4 in 1964 with their teacher Miss Fearie.

Back row: Keith Morrison, David Archer, Tony Lawson, Richard Shippey, Charles Hurbert, Geoffrey Collinson, Arnold Lancaster, Neville Rodgerson, James Welford, David Dale.

Middle row: Carol Stamford, Glynis Verril, Iris Stout, Hilda Taylor, Mike Smith, Geoffrey Webb, Denise Trussler, Jean Roberts, Marjorie Tyreman, Betty Wheatman.

Front row: Brenda Marshall, Jean Sayers, Jean Harrison, Susan Walker, Miss Faerie (Form Teacher) Carol Covell, Olwyn Andrew, Marion Rutland, Margaret Evans.

Image and names courtesy of Ray Brown.

Loftus County Modern Prefects – 1964

Portrayed in front of the tennis courts at Loftus County Modern we have the Prefects (well almost!).

Back row: Geoffrey Webb, Billy Sutton, Alan Gittings, Arnold Lancaster, Keith Morrison, Richard Shippey, Jean Harrison, Brenda Whattam, James Welford, Tony Lawson, Geoffrey Collinson, Terry Robinson.

Front row: Susan Knaggs, Margaret Evans, Jean Roberts, Glynis Verril, Carol Jefferson, Mike Smith, Susan Walker, Marjorie Tyreman, Tilly Taylor, Marion Bird, Olwyn Andrews, Jean Sayers (Head Girl).

Absent that day were Dick Tremaine (Head Boy) and Dot Jackson.

Image and names courtesy of by Ray Brown.