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Schooldays - Gallery 6

St Mary's Church Schools - 1930s


This page is the sixth of a series, showing school scenes captured on camera over the years.
Concerts, Plays and Pageants

St Mary's Church School Pupils' "Gypsy Camp" early 1930s
St Mary's Church School Pupils' "Gypsy Camp" early 1930s

Back Row: Eileen Spanton, Daphne Eady, Phyllis Groom, Eva Brooks, Evelyn Cox, Jessie Wade

Front Row: Lawrence Hendry, Bill Westley, Eddie York, Jack Giles, George Chapman, Arthur Byland


St Mary's Church School Concert - early 1930s
St Mary's Church School Concerts - early 1930s

Probably held at the Preston Hall

St Mary's Church School Concert - early 1930s

St Mary's School Concert c.1931
St Mary's School Concert c.1931

Brenda Freestone, Dennis Basford, Glenys Capps, Thelma Capps, Muriel Capps, Roger Saddington,
Joan Stapleton, Mollie Watson, Charlie Spanton, Betty Cox, Roland Dacre?, Betty Moore
Mary Downing


St Mary's School Concert c.1932
St Mary's Infant School Concert c.1932

Held at the Preston Hall. Teachers at the time were Miss Orpin (Head) and Miss Hobbs (Deputy head)
Douglas Downing is the 'groom' and Geraldine Morley (later Mrs Reg Long) the 'bride'.


St Mary's School Concert - "Tangles" - 1932
St Mary's School Concert - "Tangles" - 1932

Back Row: Rose Johnson, Pearl Sharp, Betty Lansom, Mary Wright, Kath Knowles,
Sylvia Bailey, Evelyn Dacre
Front Row: Jean Olerenshaw, Thelma Capps, Cynthia Capps, Molly Swann, Sylvia Conroy, Roma Cox,
Audrey Larratt, Kath Capps, Brenda Johnson, Gwen Dickinson, June Copson


St Mary's School Concert - "O Play to Me, Gypsy" - c.1934
St Mary's School Concert - "O Play to Me, Gypsy" - c.1934

Back Row: Pauline Sharp, Sylvia Bailey, Joan Randall, Brenda Johnson, Betty Brodie, Thelma Capps,
Pearl Sharp, Margaret Brooks
Front Row: Geoffrey Watson, Douglas Downing, Lance Dickerson, Norman Linnell, Frank Shortland


Funeral Procession

Funeral Procession for George Talbutt, Headmaster of t Mary's Church School, Burton Latimer - March 1938
Headmaster's Funeral - 1938

Pupils of Burton Latimer Church School file down Church Lane on the occasion of the funeral
of their Headmaster, Mr George Talbutt, in March 1938.
The teachers are Mr Mitchell and Miss Mabel Lewis.

Front line (nearest the camera): ---?---, ---?---, ---?---, ---?---, Ralph Linford, Maurice Payne
Other names for some of the pupils have been given to us as: Mavis Law, Winnie Law,
Ruby Payne, Millie Reed, Nina Chamberlain, Vida Summerfield, Mavis Clipstone, Mary Key
and Joan Winkle, but we have not been able yet to allocate them to faces. Can you help?


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