Late 1920s or early 1930s
photographs was provided by David Atchison from Grimethorpe with the
following note: The note was dated January 2003.
"Thomas Kaye is on the
extreme left in the middle row. He will be 80 in July 2003 and for the
last 50 years has lived in the Far East and now New Zealand. This
photograph would have been taken in the late 1920s early 30s. Thomas was
the youngest son of Tommy and Alice Kaye who lived for many years at 12
Park Road Brierley".
Further information from
Gary (web master): The school records show that Thomas Kaye was born
on the 7th July 1923 and was admitted to the school on 8th April 1929. I
am not sure of any names of other pupils on the photograph but the
school records show that the following pupils were admitted on the same
day as Thomas: Olive Painter, Ernest Fenn, Geoffrey Massey, Kenneth
Jackson, Grace Norburn,
Gerald Dyson, Eunice Allen.
Other pupils admitted up to June the same year and were born either in
1923 or 24 are, Mary Pickard, Edith Parkinson, Ralph Thorpe, Sylvia
Parkinson, Charles W Garner, Christine Swale, Frank Jenkins,
Wilce and Phyllis Drinkwater.It is possible that these
pupils are also on the photograph.
Can you put any names to the
faces? If so please email Gary
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An email from Ian Smallman from
Ward Green has confirmed my theory about the other pupils on the
photograph as his mother
is on the front row 5th
from the left in the dark dress.
The school records also show that Thomas
Kaye left the district on 9th September 1932.This is confusing because
David note states that his parents lived at 12 Park Road for many years
and Thomas would not have been old enough to leave the district on his