Woodingdean Primary School

At school in the 1950s

By Alan Drake

I grew up in Woodingdean in the late 1940/50s. When I started at Woodingdean Primary School, Mr Peach was Headmaster and I remember Miss Retchless very well, you crossed her at your peril!  I’m sure she had a very loud voice too. Pop Hemsley was there at the time and is on the Class 9 photo here, though I can’t place the teacher on the other one which is, I think, an earlier photo. Apologies if I have got any names wrong. It was a very long time ago.  I’m now 73, retired and live in Worthing.

Class 9 – Teacher Pop Hemsley

Top row L to R  3 - Arthur James;  5 - Michael (or David )Curd  7 - Sheila Price;    11- John Mann.
Middle row L to R  7: Myself; 10 - Ron Capstick.
Bottom Row L to R   2 - Anne Seymour;  5 - Joyce Howell;  6 - Dawn Shepherd; 9 - Barry Ashby.

Do you remember?

Can you identify what years these photographs were taken? Can you recognise yourself, or anyone else? Who is the teacher on the second phototgraph? If you can share your memories with us, please leave a comment below.

 

Photo:Woodingdean Primary School

Woodingdean Primary School

From the private collection of Alan Drake

Photo:Woodingdean Primary School

Woodingdean Primary School

From the private collection of Alan Drake

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