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Towers School Pupils 1937

Towers School Pupils 1937

Jose Mawson, was a pupil at the Towers from 1937 to 1941, and was there when the school was evacuated to Rusland Hall in 1940. Her great friend was Patricia Burn; other friends were Elizabeth Leathly-Shaw, Hilary Toy, Anne Clinkard, Heather Dorman, Pamela Radge, Marie Locke, Rosetta Bolton, and Joan and Pam Howell – whose parents were in India. Her photo shows Jose and friends in the grounds of the School in c.1938.
Back row (standing): ??, ??, possibly Pamela Radge< ??< ??, possibly Elizabeth Leathly-Shaw.
Middle row (kneeling): ??, Jose Mawson, Patricia Burn, possibly Anne Clinkard (whose parents had the shoe-shop).
Front row (seated): ??, ??, Marie Locke.
Image and information courtesy of Amanda Stobbs.

2 comments to Towers School Pupils 1937

  • David Howell

    I am intrigued by the mention of Joan & Pam Howell, whose parents were in India.
    Could this be Joan & Sheila Howell – daughters of William Frederick Howell who worked for Jessop & Co Steel works in Calcutta, around this time.
    I am his son from his second marriage to Joan Hartley and these would be my half sisters.
    I would be most grateful for any additional information about them.
    My Dad also worked as an apprentice plater at the Skinning Grove Steelworks around 1917 before joining the RFC in the last year of the Great War.

  • Katharine Broome

    It is interesting to see this wonderful collection of photos of The Towers. I went there for several months from late 1939 until it evacuated. My aunt Maureen Drake was one of the “big girls”. In later years, Anne Clinkard & I became great friends. After the school evacuated, I went to Upleatham Street School until it was bombed. Shortly after, our own house was destroyed by a bomb & we moved away until it was rebuilt in 1948. My main memory of the Towers is the horrid food – tripe & cochineal coloured tapioca pudding!

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