Downs County Primary School

Class photos 1950, 1951 and 1952

By Susan Thackeray

Here are some photos of my class at Downs Primary School.

1950 photograph:

The boy holding the board '1950' is Trevor Roberts, other names are Margaret Menzies, Lesley Tuck, Joyce Dunn, Lavinia Parsons. 

1952 photograph:

Back row centre-Joyce Dunn and Gillian Homewood

Second row from the back 4th from left Lavinia Parsons, 8th Suzanne ?, 9th Olive May, 10th (me) Susan Richardson, then the teacher, Mrs Turner.

Do you recognise yourself or anyone else. Can you share your memories of this time? If you can help, please leave a comment below.

Photo:Downs Primary School

Downs Primary School

From the private collection of Susan Thackeray

Photo:Downs Primary School

Downs Primary School

From the private collection of Susan Thackeray

Photo:Downs Primary School

Downs Primary School

From the private collection of Susan Thackeray

This page was added on 15/04/2013.
Comments about this page

The middle photo I think I can name some:- Back Row 2nd left - Mavis Butcher. 4th back Ruth Springall. Sitting on chairs - 4th left, June Streeter. Gosh! Several faces I recognise, but can't remember names at the moment. Brings back lots of memories.

By Pat Salmon (nee Fox) (02/05/2013)

I think I can add some names to the 2nd photo. Back row L/R No, Mavis Butcher, no, Ruth Stringer, no,no,Barry Carter,no, no, no, Steven Hodge, Miss Webb. 2nd row L/R Valerie Groom, Raymond ?, no, no, no, no. Daniel Daughtry, Sheila Bignall, no, Elizabeth Guy, Ron James (me). 3rd row L/R Carol ?, no, no, June Streater, no, possibly Tanya Price?, possibly Margaret Parsons?, no, no, Sandra Hale. Front row L/R Terence Munnery, no, no, no, no, Teresa Shippam, no, Colin Starley, Roy Long, no. I wonder if anyone has any others that they can add.

By Ron James (07/05/2013)

Talk about a blast from the past. I was in Miss Webb's class also, but am not in the photo (must have been away that day). Now that you have named people Ron, I recognise many and several went on to Dorothy Stringer School. What a great web site this is.

By Pat Salmon (nee Fox) (08/05/2013)

Yes Pat, I think most of the ones that I named went on to Stringer School. Have you seen the school lately? Most of the buildings that were there originally are hidden behind new ones. I think when we went there we started with 400 pupils and now it is over a 1,000. I believe I am right in saying that Danny Daughtry died when he was in his early 30s. I saw an obit in the Argus last year for a Roy Long and the age was right. I did speak to Colin Starley about 6 months ago, but I don't know about any of the others.

By Ron James (17/05/2013)

Re: 2nd Photo. Back row I'm standing next to Steve Hodges.

By Ashley A Stokes (05/06/2013)

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