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St Mark's School, Newtown


St. Mark's, c1956.
St. Mark's, c1956.
Photo: Freda Price (nee Houghton) now living in Essex
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Item #: 375
St. Mark's, c1956.

Comment by: Mini Clark on 7th December 2007 at 12:39

Is that Ian Whitaker first from left on second row?

Comment by: John Foster on 11th August 2010 at 16:19

I was at St Mark's Infants from 1956 to 1959, does anyone remember the teachers names? Was there a Mrs Geary who took year 2? And who was the headmistress?

Comment by: vivien wilson on 6th February 2011 at 21:38

mr birch was headmaster i remember mr pennington mr pilcock and miss silcock

Comment by: Pat Morris nee Wilding on 22nd February 2011 at 10:18

I was at St Marks infants from 1955 to 1959 approx. miss Johnson was headmistress and teachers were Mrs Cherrington or Sherrington, Mrs Price and Miss Simm I remember pupils Jennifer Leigh, Glynis Thompson, Margaret Walsh, Beth Hodge, Ronald Abernethy and Barry Just/ Little.

Comment by: dorothy nee sharpe on 25th February 2013 at 01:51

i was at st marks 1955-1960. the teachers i remember from the juniors were mrs lowe, mr pilkington, mr pennington, mr carruthers mr birch mrs silcock mrs geary (i remember mrs johnson from infants and the lovely lady who took reception (forgot her name)mr taskers was the caretaker.

Comment by: donna on 21st April 2013 at 08:43

does anyone know if any of these kids were one of the bannisters from worsley hall

Comment by: dorothy clarke (nee Sharpe) on 21st April 2013 at 18:58

hello Donna.
my sister Kath is on the front row. i am in a diff picture (1957) and our Betty (who i think you will remember better than Kath and me is on a (1960) picture. i will ask them both if they recognise any of your siblings. your brother Tony is on a picture under Pubs, i think. i noticed it one time when iwas browsing through these pages. i am afraid i can't recognise any your siblings as children. I will bring this website to my brothers' attention, they may recognise. i hope you and your family are all well. Is your mum still alive Donna? she was a great friend of my mother dolly, who died in 2007.

Comment by: BILLYO on 14th May 2013 at 19:57

Hi Kath, Is that Doris Jones who lived across the road from you in centre of front row.

Comment by: dorothysharpe aswas on 15th May 2013 at 18:54

hello Billyo,
dont think my sister Kath has seen this website (i must bring it to her attention), however, i can answer your queation, Yes! that is def Doris Jones who lived opposite us.

Comment by: DONNA on 20th July 2013 at 17:34

Hi Dorothy, thanks for your reply, sadly my mum passed away june 2012, yes your mum and her were great friends, we miss them both

Comment by: dorothy clarke (nee sharpe) on 27th July 2013 at 22:14

hello Donna. How very sorry I was to read your words. you must all miss your mum so much, an incredible lady. I miss my own mother always but you have to think of the good times. Wonderful memories. (what special women they were) god bless all your family. love Dorothy. x

Comment by: dorothy sharpe (as was) on 17th August 2013 at 17:16

it suddenly came to me. The name of the lovely, gentle lady who took reception in the early fifties when I was there (mrs Steele. a gentle grandmotherly type.) another infant teacher at that time was Mrs Geary, Mrs Johnson was headmistress of the infants. Mr Birch was headmaster of juniors, (one of the best, teachers ever.) others included; Carruthers, Pilkington, Pennington(who can forget him) ha ha. misss lowe and another lady who taught us to sew (and now I have forgotten her name. All good people looking back and St.Marks a very good school. Great memories.

Comment by: dorothy sharpe (a was) on 19th August 2013 at 22:07

Mrs Swift. (the needlework lady). she let us listen on the readio to Princess Margaret's marriage to lord Snowdon. (Magic!) When would that have been? 1959 I think.

Comment by: Bill Gregory. on 24th November 2016 at 19:13

Hi Donny,Richard Bannister is 3Rd row from top fourth from the right.This was my class but don't know why I am not on photo..?....possibly one of the days that non friend teacher Pilkington kept me in class.

Comment by: Ann Tammadge on 26th March 2017 at 22:17

Looking for my moms photo her name was ivy Joyce Unsworth

Comment by: Audry on 15th December 2017 at 17:41

Hi Bill,
Are you Eileens brother.

Comment by: Ken Winstanley on 8th January 2021 at 18:40

yes, it was a great school, such fond memories

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