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Young Farmers 1956

Young Farmers 1956

I know some of the pupils here and I m hoping you will fill in the missing names, please.
Back row L toR :- ??, Michael Hodgeson, ??, Michael Pearson, ??, Doug Breckon, ??, Mr Ward.
Front row L to R:- ??, ??, Joyce Green, ??, Sheila Emmerson, ??, ??.

Teaching Staff

Teaching Staff

Loftus County Modern School – Teaching Staff.
Back row :  E.Burnside, ??, ?? , N Lee, M Stephenson, ??, Miss Allanson, Rita Ward (Mrs Unthank),
Seated: Mrs Nellist, Mrs E Weatherhead (nee Clarke), M Grattan, B Davey, H Norminton (Headmaster) Mrs Best, Mrs Gornall, Mr Gornall, Mrs Norminton.
Can anyone help fill in the missing names please.
Image courtesy of Rita Unthank, updates from Ray Brown and Barbara McBurney.

County Modern Football Team 1961

County Modern Football Team 1961

The football team pictured in 1961, and they were as Michael Bateman tells us: ’“Happy days” we were at that time the team to beat!’
Back row: George Goodchild, John Jackson, Edgar Noble, Colin Mead, Raymond Furness, Tony Dye, Mr Malcolm Gratton.

Front row: Barry Emmerson, Alan Pearson, David Bateman, Michael Bateman, Brian Tyreman, Richard Webster, Alan Lightburn.

Thanks to David Archer, Barry Emmerson (EMO), Tony Dye, Janet Lingard (nee Thompson) and Michael Bateman  for updates on names.

Image courtesy of Pat Beauchamp and many thanks to Alan Walker for the update on names.

Loftus Senior School Class 4S – 1951

Loftus Senior School Class 4s - 1951

Mr Lee with his class in 1951.

Back row: ??, John Bulmer, Colin Beedle, Malcom Beedle, George Dowson, ??.

Middle row: George Locker, Neil Pressick, Maurice Wright, Keith Barrett, Ken Taylor, Stan Main, ??.

Front row: ??, ??, Janet Vasey, ??, Mr Norman Lee (Teacher), ??, Shirley Pressick, Edith Stevenson, ??.

Thanks to Marjorie Magor for the update (she admits he was her favourite teacher) and to Janey King  for pointing out to us that the board bears the date 1951! We are often confused.

Thanks to Malcolm Beedle for extra names can anyone fill in the blanks? Also to Elizabeth Dowson for the update (any information regarding George Dowson can be directed to the Archive, which will see it is forwarded on).

Loftus County Modern – 1964

We knew it is 1964 but the rest was unknown, after asking for assistance we have a result!

Back row: Thomas Webster, Eric Boddy, Trevor Mead, Paul Simpson, Godfrey Evans, John Hicks, Trevor Milner?, Michael McMaster, Norman Myers, David Howes.

Middle row: Barbara Cornforth, Marilyn Cross, Barbara Wilkinson, Anne Lindsley, Peter Jackson, Colin Verrill, Susan Lindsey, Kathleen, Wrigley, Barbara Yeoman, Carolyn Walker.

Front row: Margaret Harland, Marilynn Green, Annette Steyert, Linda Hudson, Linda Burrells, Mrs Troughton, Jean Hodge, Rosemary Whitely, Sandra Hill, Marilyn Fyler, Janet Webster.

Thanks to Kathleen Hicks, Barbara McBurney and Annette Steyert Daykin for all the names.

Image courtesy of Anne Burnett (nee Lindsley).


When first posted, this image (a newspaper cutting) of the successful football team for Loftus County Modern School was missing the first names of the team. Following several comments that aim has been achieved, but were you there, please tell us the date.
Back row: George Tremain, John Hesleton, Brian Hart , Alan Longster, Malcolm Peggs, Alan Payne, Dave Elliot.

Front row: David  Lawson, Graham Wicks, Steve Philliskirk, Richard Hewison, Keith Winspear, Steve Rogers.

Image and names courtesy of George Tremain, also thanks to Elizabeth Mellor, R. Simpson and Colin Hart for names updates.

Young Farmer's 1956

Young Farmer's 1956

Were you on this photo loaned to us by Eric Johnson?
Back row, Lto R:- ??, Michael Hodgeson, John Bennett, ? Pearson, John Jefferson, Doug Breckon, Neil Dale, Mr Ward.
Front row LtoR:- ??, Jean Nelson, Joyce Green, ??, Sheila Emmerson, ??, ??.

Thanks to Eric Johnson for the updated names.

Time for a Rest

Mr. Dave Cleverley and students from form 1U stopped for a rest on their trip to Kilton Castle in July, 1977.

Image and information courtesy of Celia Parrish.

At Liverton Church

Gary Moore, Marie Grey, Peter Scott, Mrs. Parrish, Susan Philips and Susan Pearson pictured on a visit to Liverton Church in July, 1977.

Image and information courts of Celia Parrish.

Book Presentation

I’m fairly certain that the original photograph has the details of who is who and why and where, but I’ll throw it open to the floor to tell me who these people are, what the occasion was, and where it was. Hint is that the reverse of the photograph indicates  Presentation to Head Boy and Girl: with Mr Norminton, Mr Tidman looking on. R: Mr Tidman, Harold Norminton, ??, ??, ??

Of course if you are either of the two youngsters in the image then it should all be fairly easy for you!