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Loftus Senior School Play 1939

Kindly supplied by Helen Fowle (later Cook) this is one of a series of im ages of activities both in and out of school in Loftus. Do you remember taking part in this school play from 1939 and perhaps can assist with the missing names or the title of the play?
Standing (left to right): Raymond Lindsay, ? Thompson, Joyce Barrett, Arnold Robinson, ??, Dennis Scott, Maggie Holliday, Joyce Linton, Alan Hopper, Dennis Cuthbert, Joyce Wrightson, Audrey Hauxwell. Seated: Irene Wood.

Susan Brown (nee Atkinson) tells us: “Great photograph! I recognise my mum a very young Maggie Holliday. Lovely to see.”
Image courtesy of Helen Cooke (nee Fowle) and thanks to Susan for that update.

Choir outing to Knaresborough

Described as ’Loftus Parish Church, Men’s Outing (Choir) to Knaresborough’ the gentlemen are identified by our kind donor Helen Cook.
Back row: ?? (coach driver), C Frankland, D Turnbull, C Trevillion, W Jordan, W Willis, J Trevillion, T Bradbury, W Fowle.
Middle row: T Jackson, L Cummins, ? Blakey, G Jackson, ??.
Front: W Dobson, F Fowle.
Can anybody assist with a date or missing names?
Image and names to date courtesy of Helen Cook (nee Fowle).

Class 3 Liverton Mines School

The board tell us this is Liverton Mines School; class 3 and possibly early in 20th century, but can any body assist with a date? Or even names?
Image courtesy of Helen Cook (nee Fowle)

Leaving Christmas Party 1953 – Take 1

Taken by W Eglon Shaw (who had a studio at 10 North Road), this view which had to be taken in two parts to accommodate all the pupils; shows Miss Goldsborough to the left. The pupils all ready dressed to depart home after the Christmas party in 1956, armed with their gifts. Possibly the last Christmas party at Zetland Infant School for some of these pupils, moving on in the May 1954 to Harry Dack Infant or to the Junior School in Duncan Place. Mike Robinson tells us: “I have no recollection of this picture being taken; but it looks like me holding my cup behind the girl sat with her legs stretched out on the front row. That is on picture 1. I think I see Ian Goodwill….Ray Bink’s…Marion Smith and Sheila Dorgan and others.” We have been given several names, but leave it to you to tell us if you can find yourself or others.
Can you remember the day, please tell us?
Image courtesy of Hazel Jefferson (nee Barker).

Leaving Christmas Party 1953 – Take 2

The second half of the gathered pupils, all wrapped and ready to leave the party. Note the guard for the large stove on the right, today a major problem! But then an invaluable way of drying wet clothes or more essentially, keeping warm. How they used to glow with heat! As said on the previous image, we have several names, but we leave you to possibly find yourself in these images and would love to have your memories of the event.
Image courtesy of Hazel Jefferson (nee Barker).

Harry Dack Infant 1956

In the staff room in May 1956, we have the staff assembled.
Back row: ??, Hazel Barker, Miss Goldsborough, Miss Manship.
Seated: Maureen Readman, Miss Winter, Mrs Nancy McGingle.

We have other names; Steven Partlett tells us: “The lady on the right front looks to me to be Mrs Nancy McGingle”. And Derek Millere tells us: “The lady seated in the middle is Miss Winter . She taught pupils in “the top class” before they moved up to Junior school in Duncan Place”.

But can you fill in the gaps?
Image courtesy of Hazel Jefferson (nee Barker) and thanks to Steven Partlett and Derek Miller for the updates.

Infant School Teaching Staff 1955

In the new staff room at Harry Dack Infant School.
Back row: Miss Manship, Miss Goldsborough, Miss Winter.
Front row: ??, ??, ??, ??.
Can anybody supply the missing names, please?
Image courtesy of Hazel Jefferson (nee Barker).

Summer 1957 at the Infant School

A larger staff are now assembled.
Standing at the back: Miss Smith, Miss Goldsborough, Miss Norminton, Miss Yates.
Seated: ??, Miss Coser, Miss Hogan, Miss Dixon, Miss Harland.
Perhaps the names are incorrectly placed, can you help to name all the staff in 1957?
Image and names to date courtesy of Hazel Jefferson (nee Barker).

New School Hall 1954

Opened in May 1954, this view from the hall of Harry Dack Infant School is looking towards the offices. Can anybody remember their first day in this school?
Image courtesy of Hazel Jefferson (nee Barker).

Infant Staff 1954

Possibly the first staff photograph in the new school in 1954, can we have assistance with names?
Back row: ??, ??, ??.
Seated: Miss Elizabeth Hamilton, Miss Goldsborough, Mrs Gornall, Miss Leybourne.

Janet Wilson tells us: “The teacher seated 3rd from the left is the same one who appears in your classroom photo from the mid 50s. Mrs Gornall. The teacher seated on the far right bears a striking resemblance to Miss Leybourne who taught in the junior school when I was there in the mid 60s”. Ray Brown has advised: “If this picture was taken in 1954 I would have attended the Harry Dack School at that time – There was a Teacher by the name of Miss Fitzsimmons I think, but not a 100% sure that she could be the Lady in the middle of the back row, perhaps it may jog someone’s memory once they see the name”.

Image courtesy of Hazel Jefferson (nee Barker), also thanks to Janet Wilson and Ann Jackson for names to date. Many thanks to Ray Brown for possible name of the teacher, which the Archive can confirm was a Miss Fitzsimmons.