JULY 2017 – More St Mary’s school photos have been added ! Please scroll down…….
Thanks to all who have helped put names to faces so far. Still a few more to go !
Please reply if you recognise anyone else ……
Above photo 1953
Back Row (l – r)
Teacher Miss Johnson / Alan Jones / Mervin ? / Steve Hodgson / David Gilchrist / ? / ?
Dennis Cochrane / Keith Barnett / ? / Teacher Miss Crosland (Mrs Crawford now)
Middle Row (l – r)
? / Margaret Verity / Angela Taylor / Joyce Glen / Jane Anne Hart (father was landlord of Miggy Arms) / Andrea Place / ? / ?
Front Row (l – r)
Robin Silverwood / Pamela Birke / ? / ? / ? / Patricia or Anne Clarkson ? / ? / Margaret Dwyer / ?
Sitting cross-legged on the mat (l – r)
? / Malcolm Barnet ? / Barry Baldwin / Andrew Divine (moved to Australia) / David Atkinson ?
Thanks to Alan Jones and Robin Silverwood for trying to put names to these faces in the above photo.
It would be nice to identify the rest before it’s too late. All these pupils will now be in their late 60’s / early 70’s. Robin believes teacher Mrs Crawford still lives in Middleton so must in her late 80’s early 90’s.
Update 03/2018 – Audrey Crawford (teacher Miss Crossland) has been in touch to say she started her first teaching post at Middleton C of E School in Sept. 1952. She was born and lived at Quarry Cottage, Old Run Road and her father Henry was chief electrician at the Middleton Broom Colliery. She married at Middleton St. Mary’s Church in July 1955, taught at Middleton for one more year before obtaining a transfer to a school nearer her new home in Cookridge. She is now aged 86 living in Adel and retired in 1989 from her post as Headteacher at Old Farnley Primary School.
The above photo is dated 1955 (names required)
Date and names required for this photo above.
Date and names also required for photo above.
Above, some children showing off their hand puppets……….still to be dated and pupils identified
The above class photo is 1956 (with thanks to Steve Hodgson)
Back Row – ? ? ? Pamela Bell, Stephen Smith, Charles (?), ? ? ?
3rd Row – ? ? ? Gary Westerman ? ? ? ?
2nd Row – Brian Sewell (drum), Noreen Dixon, Linda Baker, ? ? ? Hazel Scott, ? Cynthia Naylor, Steve Hodgson
Front Row – ? ? ? ? ? ? ? David Chapman, ?
Barry Baldwin brought in the above photo, date c. 1956
Back row – Margaret Verity, ?, ?, ?, Joyce Glen, ?, ?, ?, Kath Adamson, ?, ?
Third row – ?, ?, ?, Pat or Anne Clarkson, ?, ?, Ann Payne?, ? Dwyer, ?, ?, Kathleen Bullough
Second row – ?, Alan Naylor, David Atkinson, Brian Barnett, ?, Denis Cockerham, ?, Eddie Johnston, Andy Devinc, Barry Baldwin, Dean ?
Front row – Clifford Haigh, Rodney Haigh, Yvonne Lockwood, ?, Caroline Dawes, ?, ?, ?, Denis Rott & Steward Wood.
(some names/positions to be confirmed)
The above photo is 1958 (with thanks to Hazel Mulroy nee. Westerman)
Front Row – Andrew Dawes (2nd from right)
First Row (sitting) from L – R
5th- Vivien Lee, 7th- Lorraine Juice, 9th- Susan Mattock, 10th- Anne Sowden
Second Row (standing) from L – R
2nd- Julie Hale, 3rd- Janet Wild, 4th- Denise Watson, 9th- Hazel Westerman,
10th- Andrea Lawrence, 13th- Carol Hallam
Football Team photo 1958 (thanks again to Barry Baldwin)
Teachers – Mr Mitchell & Mr Holmes
Back row – Rodney Haigh, ? Horne, Jim Clarkson, Dennis Bott, Barry Baldwin
First row – Brian Clayton, Trevor Leathley, Eddie Johnston, ? Pickersgill, R Plant
Front – Robin Silverwood & ?
The above photo is 1959 (again with thanks to Steve Hodgson)
Bk Row – Keith Kirby, ? Steve Hodgson, ? Garry Westerman, ? Stephen Smith, Graham Parish, ?
3rd Row – ? Hazel Scott, ? ? Patricia Glover, ? ? ? Susan Pearson
2nd Row – ? ? ? ? Noreen Dixon, ? ? Cynthia Naylor, ? ? ?
Front Row (cross legged) -David Chapman, Peter Grey, Brian Ramsden, ? John Barrowclough, ? ? Charles (?)
with Head Teacher Mr Holmes (?)
The above photo c. 1963 (again with thanks to Hazel Mulroy nee. Westerman)
Front Row from L – R
1st- Christine Johnson, 2nd- Kathy Gibb (butcher’s daughter), 3rd- Verna Jackson, 4th- Deborah Corrick, 5th- Jocelyn Taylor, 6th- Denise Hallam, 7th- Carol Hallam, 9th- Marjorie Walker, 10th- Vivien Lee, 11th- Elaine Adams
Middle Row L – R
2nd- Paul White, 3rd- John Kellas Kelly, Julie Hale, Hazel Westerman, Andrea Lawrence, Anne Smales, 9th- Philip Robinson (Grocer’s son), 11th- Anthony Jowett Armstrong.
Back row L – R
2nd- Andrew Dawes (Baker’s son), 3rd- Stanley Dearlove, 5th- Andrew Franks,
6th- Martin Dobson, 8th- Jeffrey Tomlinson & far right, Teacher Mr Mitchell
The above Photo still to be accurately dated and pupils identified. ( c. 1958/9 or poss 1960 )
The boy on the right at the back, next to the teacher is Graham Duce.
The large building in the background is Holmes Ville & Holmeswell Houses (still standing) and to the right, the end of the old cottages since demolished and rebuilt as part of what’s now Newhall Gardens. We will try and put some names to the pupils in the photos over the coming months but if you recognise anybody in the photos above please let us know. Any help with this would be much appreciated.
Corner of the playground as it appears today (March 2017)
And one more………
The following photo was taken in 1968 on the occasion of ‘Victorian Open Day’, celebrating the school’s 135th anniversary. There were displays and exhibits in the classrooms about Middleton’s history. The school first opened in 1833 and was licensed for teaching in 1847. ( with thanks to Paul Hebden).