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class 1C, may 1960
class 1C, may 1960
Photo: Ed Prytherch
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Item #: 23244
1C with "Noddy" Lee. I am the boy on the left end of the middle row.

Comment by: Ken R on 17th April 2013 at 19:13

The teacher had probably told them all to sit properly then he goes and crosswes his legs---duh.

Comment by: Barry Owen on 23rd April 2013 at 16:29

Hi Ed (if you are reading this - there doesn't seem to have been any comments for a long time. Not (necessarily) the thickos of the first year as some have suggested, as the class was allocated alphabetically in the first year hence all the O,P,R,S,T,W,and Y's. I've only got a few names for our class, they are Back row - Trevor Williams Frank Ryding, ???Walford?, ???Savage? Dan Walker. Middle row - Ed Prytherch, Eric Stanier ?Stuart Smith? ??Woods?, Brian Yates, ?Skidmore?. Front row - Alan (Chuff) Roughley, Barry Owen, ??Wilding?, Noddy Leigh. Hope you are keeping well and this does get back to you, Regards Barry (Oscar) Owen

Comment by: Graham Taylor on 24th April 2013 at 14:19

Hi Ed,

Some more names for you.
Back row 1st left Kiwi Roberts, 3rd left Jimmy Taylor

Middle row 4th left Wally Woods, 5th left Harry Shepherd, 1st right Roy Webster, 5th right Geoff Smith

Front row 3rd left ? Schofield, 4th left Les Wilding, 5th left Kenny Taylor, 1st right Tommy Parkinson, 2nd right Graham Taylor, 5th right ? Winstanley

Comment by: Graham Taylor on 24th April 2013 at 14:23

Hi Barry as well, sorry forgot to say hello.

Comment by: Ed Prytherch on 28th April 2013 at 04:03

Thanks for the comments. It is Bob Savage who is next to the right end on the back row and I think Terry (not Dan) Walker on the end. I think that the boy on the right end of the front row is Tommy Parkinson. I also think that the 4th in from the right of the front row was the boy who was tragically killed when a bus reversed over him. His name may have been Unsworth. The others sound right.

I have scanned the full 1961 school photo that has been posted in parts. The file size is about 9 Mb. Email me at mred_2u@hotmail.com if you want a copy.


Comment by: ed Prytherch on 29th April 2013 at 01:35

Two more.
Skidmore's first name is Ivor.
3rd from right, middle row is Clive Richards.

Comment by: Ken Hart on 6th June 2013 at 07:20

I wasn't in this class, but was in later classes with about one third of the boys in this photo. I remember Ed's name and think he was in my class at a later date. Unfortunately, I can't come up with any more names, as you have covered most of the ones I know, but the boys name who was knocked down by the bus was Boardman.wuk

Comment by: Bob savage on 30th April 2015 at 06:09

Left to right. Back row. Keith Roberts, Wood, Jimmy Taylor, ? , Trevor Williams, Frank Ryding, Peter Walford, Robert Savage, Terry Walker. Middle row. Ed Prytherch, Eric Stanier, Stuart Smith, Wally Woods, Harry Shepherd, Geoff Smith, Brian Yates, Clive Richards, Ivor Skidmore, Roy Webster. Front row. Alan Roughley, Barry Owens, Schofield, Les Wilding, Kenny Taylor, Noddy Leigh, Winstanley, Ian Unsworth, Ramsbottom, Graham Taylor, Tommy Parkinson.

Comment by: Bob Savage on 4th May 2015 at 15:29

4th on back row is Raymond Pye. Sorry for delay in remembering you. Where has everyone disappeared to ?

Comment by: Ed Prytherch on 7th April 2016 at 02:25

Hi Bob,
I moved to the States in 1982 but I visit my brothers and friends in England every couple of years. I always have a night out in Wigan with Dan Locker and others.

Comment by: Nicola Arrowsmith on 9th February 2021 at 14:41

Ed, I think you were my mum and dads best man? Barrie and Brenda Arrowsmith!

Comment by: Ed Prytherch on 27th October 2022 at 22:49

Hello Nicola,
I was the best man at their wedding in Bolton in 1969 (I think).

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