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St John's C of E Pemberton


St Johns Pemberton 1950
St Johns Pemberton 1950
Photo: Barbara Wolfendale
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Item #: 7030
I am sat on the floor in the check dress, behind me with 2 ribbons in her hair is Jean Bradshaw.

Comment by: tom on 1st October 2008 at 10:54

Barbara i know the teacher is mr Piggot who also taught me a few years later. Any more names of your class mates on your photo

Comment by: David Whitter on 8th October 2008 at 19:19

I was in the same year but not in Mr. Pigot's class. I do recognise quite a number of faces but only a few names.eg. Brian Aspinall, George Halton, Frank Atherton, Florence Newton,( I fancied her), and a girl on her left called Marjorie ? The ones I have named moved into my class later on.Teachers:-Misses Birch (Mrs Aldridge), Anderson,Redfern,Marsden, Phythian. Headmaster John Willie Starkey, Headmistress Miss Starkey, his sister.Remember ringing the gong outside Standard 2 classroom of Miss Redfern.Was in Miss Anderson's class the day King Gearge 6th died.I remember it as if it was yesterday not 56 years ago. Truly happy days!

Comment by: christine bishop nee davies on 14th April 2009 at 21:48

barbara i think you were in a class higher than me ,remember you more from pemberton secondry school ,remember eunice howarth ,cynthia berry ,rita penk , minnie , forgot her last name .barbara duckworth ?

Comment by: Fred Mason on 22nd April 2009 at 20:19

David, What memories. I remember Mrs Aldridge, wonderful teacher, Mrs Redfern lived on a farm, Miss Marsden had a ruler (whacked our legs) Miss Phythian shouted "tang" and slapped us on the hands when something went wrong, and of course, ol'e John Willie Starkey. Not a bad old chap really..The fifties were such pleasant times all around, weren't they.

Comment by: Barbara Wolfendale on 17th July 2009 at 16:52

Hi Barbara i think i remember you, did you live in Kitt Green?I remember all the girls you mention,do you remember my brother James 2 years younger than me.

Comment by: alan barlow on 14th January 2010 at 15:55

i went, to this school in the 1950s our headmaster was mr starkie,i then went to parochial hall in fleet st ,our teacher was mr king,i remember carol ashcroft out of our class she lived at 2 church st

Comment by: jacqueline Oakes on 18th April 2010 at 20:11

I too was in this year I think the surname of the girl named Marjorie was Ormeshaw whom I was very friendly with there was also a girl named Margaret Lyon, June Tame who died while still schooling and also a girl named Anne Gee who lived in the Pack Horse Hotel also a girl named Sheila Kershaw I also remember the names of Brian Aspinall etc

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