Bevendean Primary School

Class photograph c1957

By Brian Howard

Photo:Miss Gunn's class c1957

Miss Gunn's class c1957

From the private collection of Brian Howard

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I have done my best to remember names. But it is such a long time ago. I am sorry if I have got anyone's name wrong or forgotten about you.

Did you attend Bevendean Primary School? Share your memories by posting a comment below

Top row L-R 4th in John Pendry; 5th John Cabot; 6th Colin Haveden; Susan Hedgecock.

2nd row down L-R 2nd in Sheila Downs; 5th Ann Morris; next Betty Penn; 8th along Me; 9th Micheal Baldry; Miss Gunn our teacher on the end.

3rd row down L-R 2nd in Wendy Jefferies; 8th Barbara Gibbs; 9th Janet Marsh; then Joyce Plum.

Bottom row L-R 3rd in Michael Chapman; 6th Ian Bowled; then Barry Gardner; 8th Tony Brookes; 9th Micheal Wheeler.

This page was added on 15/10/2014.
Comments about this page

How lovely to see this school photo, before my time but still cute to see. The 'Ian Bowled' is I'm sure Ian Bowles who I feel is a distant relative of mine, my mother's maiden name was Bowles. She lived in Poynings before getting married and moving to Heathill Avenue when the houses were built.  We all: Dianne, Susan, Carol, Linda and Kevin Hampson, went to Bevendean schools.

By Linda Hampson (31/10/2014)

Yes Linda it is Ian Bowles - my mistake. I think if you look under Bevendean there's another photo of him in the football team.

By Brian Howard (03/11/2014)

Thank you Brian, I'll have a look. I might be wrong and he is not a relative, it's just that I seem to remember my mother saying the name Ian Bowles for some reason. I remember  so few people from Bevendean considering I lived there for 25 years and went to both infants and junior school! I remember Robert Wakelin being my first 'boyfriend' when I was about 7 or 8, and playing with Sandra Hedgecock, Beverley Feest, Susan Fairway and my best friend Carol Gardener- who still lives in Bevendean. Good happy memories.

By Linda Hampson (05/11/2014)

I attended Bevendean School from 1953 - 1959 I think. I seem to remember one of my teachers was Mr Maskell and I think his wife worked there too. Was the Head Mr Webb?

By Tony Eke (15/12/2014)

Hi Brian, I also lived in the Prefabs (No. 11, I think) and I remember playing in the fields behind where we lived. Enjoyed Lower Bevendean School then going on to Stanmer. I am now living in Melbourne but am moving back to Adelaide soon. Hope you are keeping well. Best Regards

By Tony Brooks (16/11/2015)

Hi Tony, nice to hear from you. All those years ago - yes it was great then with  all the downs to play on, sliding down the hill on bits of cardboard, catching lizards and slow worms. Do you remember the dew pond? It was a sad day when the prefabs came down we all went our different ways. You finished up a long way away. I just finished up in Yorkshire but still visit Brighton some times.

By Brian Howard (27/11/2015)

Just seen this and I'm in it, amazing! Thank you for posting it. I must admit I had forgotten many names; I hope they are all well. 

By Ann Janes (nee Morris) (10/02/2017)

Saw this picture whilst looking for photos of Bevendean school building and immediately recognised my dad Michael Wheeler! I printed it out and gave it to him - lovely looking at this photo and remembering class mates, as he hasn't any pictures from school.

By Abigail Marchant (nee Wheeler) (28/05/2017)

I saw this photo whilst looking for photos of Bevendean school building. I immediately recognised my dad, Michael Wheeler. I printed it out and gave it to him - lovely looking at this photo and remembering class mates, as he hasn't any from school.

By Abigail Marchant (nee Wheeler) (29/05/2017)

Fantastic seeing this photo, and what a good memory for names; I remember nearly everyone so thanks for posting this. I would love contact with anyone who I was friends with.  

By Barbara Knowles (nee Gibbs) (22/06/2017)

I went to Bevendean School. as did my brothers and sisters; Tim, Chris, David, Michael, Janet, Penny, Ian. I have to say we all enjoyed going there.

By Michael Saunders (23/07/2017)

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