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Schooldays - Gallery 7

St Mary's & East Lea Schools : 1940s -1970s


This page is the seventh of a series, showing school scenes captured on camera over the years.
Fundraising

St Mary's Church Infants School c.1948
St Mary's Church Infants School c.1948

An Infants School group with headmistress Mrs Doris Smith during a fete to raise funds for
the Church Fabric Restoration Fund

Back Row: 1. ---?---, 2. Adrian Dukes, 3. ---?---, 4. ---?---, 5. ---?---, 6. ---?---,
7. ---?---, 8. ---?---, 9. ---?---, 10. ---?---

Middle Row: 1. ---?---, 2. Maureen Smith, 3. ---?---, 4. ---?---, 5. ---?---, 6. ---?---,
7. ---?---

Front Row: 1. ---?---, 2. ---?---, 3. ---?---, 4. Derek Turner


End of an Era

St Mary's School - Miss Hobbs, Retirement presentation
The Retirement of Miss Hobbs - 1954

Above - Lesley Betts presents a bunch of flowers
Others: Councillor Mrs E C Peck, Headmaster Gerald Cleaver, Miss Hobbs,
Dr A P Kinsley (Governor), Rev R W Sharpley (Rector)

Below - Miss Hobbs and children

Back Row: 1. Peter Key, 2. John Painter, 3. Megan Lewis, 4. Vanessa Clipstone,
5. Rodney Gazeley, 6. Helen Dohnalek, 7. Susan Howard, 8. Vivian Sawford, 9. ---?---
Middle Row: 1. ---?---, 2. Stuart Dunn, 3. Sheila Smith, 4. David Cooper, 5. ---?---,
6. ---?---,7. ---?---, 8. ---?---, 9. ---?---
Front Row: 1. ---?---, 2. Glenys Buckman, 3. Christopher Clipstone, 4. Mary Allison,
5. Shirley Cheney, 6. Melvyn Blowfield

St Mary's School - Miss Hobbs & children

St Mary's School July 1983
St Mary's School July 1983

This "Evening Telegraph" photo was taken on the occasion of the last prizegiving at St Mary's School.
The Acting Head, Mrs Jarmila Tajzler, who went on to be head of East Lea St Mary's Infants School,
was presented with gifts from staff and pupils. The other teachers here were halso presented with gifts.


Classroom scenes

East Lea St Mary's School - a classroom scene from 1972
1972

Children in a classroom at East Lea St Mary's use water to measure different volumes


East Lea St Mary's School - a classroom scene from 1973
1973

Also at East Lea St Mary's. Sarah Bryce, Kate Burdett and Jonathon Gammon play shop.


Away From School

East Lea St Mary's - Venture Week 1978
East Lea Venture Week 1978

This photo appeared in the Kettering "Evening Telegraph" on Tuesday May 16th 1978.
Accompanying Text:

Venture week youngsters take a break
Youngsters from a Burton Latimer school take a break from judo, fencing and sightseeing to pose for a
picture at Butlin's Bognor Regis centre. The 35 youngsters aged 10 and 11 from East Lea School visited
the centre during the school's venture week. They took part in swimming, drama and a number of
other activities. Headmistress Mrs Eileen Waddington said: "The children particularly liked an open-air
museum which had charcoal burners' huts and historic buildings which had to be moved from their
original sites to make way for roads and houses."


Back Row: Mr Asbury, 1. ---?---, 2. Audrey Deligatti, 3. Theresa Wright, 4. ---?---, 5. ---?---, 6. Debbie Creasey, 7. Leslie Bird, 8. ---?---, 9. ---?---, 10. Gillian Bush, 11. ---?---, 12. Glenn Hallam,  Mrs Waddington
Middle Row: 1 Ian Harrison, 2. ---?---, 3. ---?---, 4. ---?---, 5. ---?---, 6. Darren Incles, 7. ---?---, 8. Peter Evans, 9. Julian Greenwood, 10. ---?---, 11. Gary McCarthy, 12. Robert Jolley.
Front Row: 1. Paul Nibbs, 2. Sarah Brice, 3. ---?---, 4. ---?---, 5. Louise Pinnock, 6. Kate Burdette, 7. Christine Hughes, 8. Jenny Smith, 9. Lee Sharpe, 10. Nigel York.

We are very grateful to Rob Jolley for supplying all these names. Can anyone supply us with any more?



East Lea St Mary's School - "Home Time" 1985
"Home Time"! - September 1985

An instantly recognisable scene which is virtually timeless.
Parents meet their children out of school and take them home for tea.
The Lollipop Lady ensures that they are safe when crossing the road.


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