Downs County Primary School

Class photo c1953/1955

By Martyn Bivand

This is a photograph I recently found of  a Downs County Primary School class. I am really not sure whether it is Class 1A, 2A or 3A.

As to date it is either 1953/1954/1955. My wife Christine Bivand (nee Storry) is in the photograph, 3rd row up, 3rd from right.

If anyone can help with the class and dates, or can identify themselves or anyone else, please leave a comment below.
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Photo:Class 3 the Downs County Primary School about 1955

Class 3 the Downs County Primary School about 1955

From the personal collection of Christine Bivand (Storry)

This page was added on 26/02/2012.
Comments about this page

Nice pic! A fine addition to MYB&H's growing library of Downs class photos from the 50s and 60s. I recognise quite a few of the faces in this one as my former classmates - they can be found, a little older, in other pics in these pages. I'm not in this picture, but whether that's because I made a late start at the school (because of a disability I was unable to walk properly till I was five and was a year late starting, and eventually had to "jump" a year in the Infants), or because the classes were reorganised at some stage, I have no idea.

By Len Liechti (03/03/2012)

I am struggling with this one! Graham Pitney, front row, 2 from right. Michael Bellis, second row, extreme right. Dennis Hunt, second row, extreme left. Susan Genin, third row, extreme left. Francis Ward, third row, 2 from left.

By Michael Dartnell (09/02/2013)

The 2 boys top row right are Stephen Pratt and Barry Simmonds. The boy on the top left, I think, is John Isle, the boy second row second from left with tie, I think, is John Cosham.  Have to dig out my old photos. The two boys on top right were in my class after this. This could have been a higher class as I know Dennis Hunt was higher.

By Mick Cowley (31/01/2014)

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