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Camp beds and joined up writing
Started school at four My first school experience happened at the age of four in the 1950s. I had not previously ...
Christmas Nativity c1951/52
I recently came across this picture from my school days at The Downs School. It was the Christmas Nativity play which ...
Class 4b c1958
This photograph was recently found in a family album and had been labelled as ‘Mr Phillips – Class 4b’, but who ...
Class photo c.1957/8
This school photo is from around 1957/8, the teacher is Miss Potter. I remember quite a few christian names but sadly ...
Class photo c1953/1955
This is a photograph I recently found of a Downs County Primary School class. I am really not sure whether ...
Class photo c1957
I’ve managed to locate my old class photo from Downs County Primary (formerly Ditchling Road Council) School. This was sent ...
Class photo c1959/60?
Who is the teacher? The teacher here I think, is Mrs Maconville. I may be wrong, and I am sure someone ...
Class photograph c1951
July 1951. A class of 30 6/7 year olds. If I can remember, I think the teachers name was Miss Young. ...
Class photograph c1962/1963
This photograph shows MrDibbens’ class in approximately 1962-1963. I am sorry but I need a lot of help with names. Front ...
Class photographs c.1952
Although these are two different classes, the photos appear to have been taken on the same day. This is suggested by ...
Class photos 1950, 1951 and 1952
Here are some photos of my class at Downs Primary School. 1950 photograph: The boy holding the board ‘1950’ is Trevor Roberts, ...
Class photos 1958/59 to 1960/61
I joined Mr Hinton’s Class 2A 1958/59 when I moved to Brighton in March 1959. At that time it was ...
Downs School 1956/7
Do you recognise yourself – or anyone else – in this 1956/7 class photograph? If you do, please post a comment ...
Early 1970s class photograph
I found an old school photo of me in the early 1970s or it may be 71/72. Sadly I have no ...
Memoirs of a 1950s schoolboy
I was at the Downs County Primary School (formerly Ditchling Road Council School) from, I believe, 1954 until 1960. The ...
Miss Atkins' class: 1a Juniors c.1959
Back Row: Miss Atkins, Pamela George, Carol Matthews, ? Pat Shepherd, Barbara Trussler,Marion Crammond, ? Florentina Lowenstein, ? Linda Reeves, ...
Miss Bacon's class: 1968
Top Row L-R: Linda Hooker, Derek Blasby, Andy Barnard, Paul Keywood, Brian Player, Peter Donno, Linda or Susan Bolt Second Row ...
Miss Chapman's Class lll 1965
Back row:(L to R): ??,Alan James,??,Andrew Dwyer,Kim Turner,Guy Salvage,??,Michael Adams,Jane Vinnicombe. 2nd row: ??,??,Jennifer?,Keith Pitches,??,??,??,??,Karen Marum(Collington),Kim Richardson. 3rd row: Janice Adams,Helen Gerlack,??,??,??,??,Miss ...
Miss Cox's Class - 4A 1960-1961
Photo survived Arizona summers I was at the Downs school until 1960-61 ending up in Miss Cox’s class (4A). I recently ...
Miss Hake's Class 9, 1967.
Back Row (L to R):??,??,??,Kim Turner,Guy Salvage,Stephen Woodall,Keith Pitches,??,??,Miss Hake. 2nd Row: ??,??,Jennifer?,Jane Vinnicombe,Peter Smith,Nicholas Hassell,Peter Paolella,Andrew Dwyer,John Christie,Geoff Pook, Me(Graham ...
Miss Hake's class c1963.
Miss Hake’s class Unfortunately, I can only remember a few of the names of pupils. Back row: Miss Hake, ??, ??, ??, ??, ...
Miss Monger's class c.1956
I started at the Downs Infants in 1955 when I was four and a half years old, in reception with ...
Miss Park's class c1958/59
I think I can remember that this was Miss Parks class, which was the third year therefore 58-59. The faces I ...
Miss Weatherly's class 1964
I really enjoyed my time at the Downs School in Brighton. My maiden name was Cox but my married name is Wendy Tucknott. ...
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