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Golborne Parochial School


Playground fun at Golborne Parochial School in 1957
Playground fun at Golborne Parochial School in 1957
Photo: Les Prior
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Item #: 20376
I remember this photo being taken in 1957 and I am the little boy in the tank top right at the back just to the left of Mrs Topping and just about to walk on the floor beam.
My name is Les Prior and I remember other pupils names - James Mason, Brenda Lloyd, Sheila/Shirley Lawrence, Angela Gleave, other names long forgotten I'm afraid, but faces never. Hope someone recognises themselves and I still have the original that my Mum kept.

Comment by: henry7 on 8th April 2012 at 15:56

No fat kids here. All look really healthy.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th April 2012 at 10:19

This reminds me so much of my own "babies' class" year at the old Ince Central School; little girls wearing skirts with attached shoulder-straps, and ribbons in their hair....lovely!

Comment by: Ivan Gleave on 31st July 2012 at 06:12

Hi Len. I fell off the climing frame that you can just see on the right of the picture and knocked myself out.

Comment by: Lewis Knight on 27th January 2014 at 20:58

Great Photo, does anyone have another photo taken the year before. I have had one but lost it? Contact me at dmd40j@gmail.com

Comment by: Norman carter on 5th February 2014 at 16:11

I attended St Thomas's from 1953 it isn't Mrs Topping. This is Miss Cadwalader who was a teacher.

Comment by: rachel flanagan nee harrison on 11th February 2015 at 16:38

is anyone left who attended this school between 1928 and 1932/and 1928

Comment by: Janet Graham on 29th April 2015 at 15:25

Just been told about this photo, I am the curly haired one at the top of the slide - Janet Lawrence (not Sheila/Shirley). Had a younger sister Sylvia.

Comment by: Gloria holland on 16th June 2015 at 20:37

I think that's me Gloria Holland on the slide

Comment by: Gloria holland on 19th June 2015 at 19:11

I think that's me Gloria Holland on the slide

Comment by: Arthur Lea on 1st July 2018 at 22:01

I think I am the boy a the side of the slide. My name is Arthur Lea My brother is Frank Lea

Comment by: Rebecca Price on 20th August 2019 at 18:21

Hello, is there any possibility I could get a copy of this original photo for my Grandmother? She’s in this photo x

Comment by: Doreen Cooper ( nee Spibey). on 22nd September 2019 at 11:40

Hi, l think I am the girl on the far right of the picture holding the bat and the shuttle cock in the air , can anyone confirm this ? Thanks Doreen Spibey.

Comment by: Olwyn Barker nee Wright on 14th February 2024 at 12:45

Think this was my class, I recognise some of the names. Mrs O Connor and Mrs Eaton. Remember Miss Cadwalander, she was the nursery teacher. Lovely classroom with a big open fire.

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