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Jolly Hockey Sticks

Jolly Hockey Sticks

Loftus County Modern Hockey team, 1961 is the date and I can see Alison Belnkinsop, next to Vera Shaw on the front row. Now ladies name yourselves please!

Back row: Dorothy Collins, ??, Josephine Golding, Christine Ebbs, Mrs Elsie Clark (teacher).

Front row: ??, ??, Hillary Templeman, Vera Shaw, Allison Blenkinsop, Eileen Chadwick,Jeannette McMaster, ??.

Many thanks go to Pat Bennison for the loan of the photo; also thanks to Eileen Bateman (nee Chadwick), Norman Patton and Helen Cook Fowle) for the updates.

Young Farmers 1956

I know some of the pupils here and I’m hoping you will fill in the missing names, please.
Back row: ??, Michael Hodgeson, John Bennett, Michael Pearson, John Jefferson, Doug Breckon, Neil Dale, Mr Ward.
Front row: Barry Foster, Jean Nelson, Joyce Green, William Tindall, Sheila Emmerson, Christine Norminton, ??.

Image and names courtesy of Eric Johnson, thanks to Maurice Dower for the update.

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.

June 1964

A group photograph from Loftus County Modern School.
Back row: Thomas Webster, Eric Boddy, Trevor Mead, Paul Simpson, Godfrey Evans, John Hicks, Terence Robinson, 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, Marilyn Green, Annette Steyert, Linda Hudson, Linda Burrells, Jean Hodge, Rosemary Whiteley, Sandra Hill, Marilyn Filer, Janet Webster.

Image and names courtesy of Anne Burnett.

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.

Image courtesy of Pat Beauchamp; thanks to Michael Bateman, David Archer, Barry Emmerson (EMO), Tony Dye, Janet Lingard (nee Thompson) and Alan Walker for updates on names.

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. Elizabeth Dowson comments: “My dad is on the back row George Dowson (second from right). His mam was Ellanor Dowson from Easington. Please can anybody provide any imformation.”

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).

Unbeaten

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.

George Tremain suggests: “Date would be 1969-70”, whilst Colin Hart adds: “At the time my brother Brian Hart was only 13 and still in the 3rd year but also played for both 4th and 5th year teams.”

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

Loftus Seniors

Again 1956 can you fill in the missing names?
Back row: John Ditchburn, Ken Greening, Bob Goldby.
Middle row: Michael Pearson (Staithes), ??, Michael Batchelor, Jean Shaw, Joyce Green, Michael Pearson (Loftus),Fred Baldwin, Willie Summerson, Mr Malcolm Gratton.
Front row: ??, Sheila Thomas, ??, Audrey Magor, Jean Nelson, ??, ??, Wendy Green.

Image courtesy of Eric Johnson, 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.