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Photograph number Schools 13

Early 1950s?

Brierley St Paul's school Mrs Fox's Class


Back row left to right; Mr Balmforth (Headmaster), Peter Kerly, Gordon Bates, Terry Loring, Ronnie Bastier, ? , ? , ? , ? , ? , John Grimes, Tommy Bell, Victor Hartley and Mrs Fox (Teacher). Middle row left to right; Alan Ward, Raymond Steele, ? , Rosy Pickering (later Conroy), ? , Norma Harding, Shirley Jackson, Ann Wilkes, John Cooper, Nelson Steele (Brierley). Bottom row left to right; Lorna White, Susan Painter, Roseanne ? , ? , ? , ? , Josie Snowden (now Taylor, Brierley), Joyce Hawley, Margaret Grimes, June Newton, ? .Boys sitting; ? , Brian Bower, Wood, ? , Mick Dye.


Thanks to Brian Bower who has recognised himself as the 2nd boy left sitting, and has pointed out that the girl in the middle is Norma Harding and not Hilary Howton as first thought.


Further information from  Ronnie Bastier now living in Langkawi in the Andaman sea, Malaysia. I am pretty sure that I am the one in the centre of the back row with the sleeveless jumper and tie.  I would be eight going on nine then.


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