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St John's C of E Pemberton


St. John's Pemberton 1947/48
St. John's Pemberton 1947/48
Photo: Carol Greenall
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Item #: 20349
Class photo 'Standard 4 at St. Johns'

Comment by: Carol on 5th April 2012 at 19:54

The photo belongs to my mum, Irene Houghton, it was quite badly damaged. It had been torn (and 'repaired' with sellotape) and folded. My husband restored it.
Mum is in row 3, 2nd from the right. She told me most of the names, I'll add them next time I visit.

Comment by: Cheryl Lloyd on 9th August 2013 at 20:30

Fantastic photo ! I'm wondering if that is my dad on the back row on the left. It certainly looks like him.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 25th August 2013 at 18:53

Miss Phythian was quite pretty as young woman, really.

Look forward to seeing the names. I was just 2 years old then.

Comment by: Carol Greenall on 9th October 2013 at 16:28

The names, as promised! Mum (born 1937) remembers most of the names, plus there were a couple of absentees.

Back row L to R
David(?)Banks, ?, Peter Gore, Jack Muscroft, Edward Speakman, Alan Green.
2nd Row
John(?)Barber, Joe Stott, Margaret Bolton, Miss Phythian, Dorothy Baxter, Michael Smith(?) David Baxter.
3rd Row
Margaret Fairclough, Pat Wilson(?), ? , Margaret Halliwell, Margaret Baldwin, Jenny Lancaster, Irene Houghton (mum) Eileen Anderton.
4th Row
Sheila Appleby, Joan Wynn, Doreen Laithwaite, ?, M. Parkinson, Alice Pilkington, Dorothy Euniac, Doreen Perry.
Front row
Ken Blackledge, Stanley Ainscough, Frank Dean.

Comment by: Cheryl Lloyd on 5th May 2014 at 23:48

Does anyone know how old the children in this photo would be at the time it was taken please ?

Comment by: Carol on 10th May 2014 at 13:10

I think it was my Mum's final year at St. Johns, so they would have been 10 / 11 years old. My Mum's friend was in the same year, different class. She showed my Mum her photo, which solved the mystery of 'missing pupils' I'll ask my Mum to borrow it and I'll put it on the site.

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