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Class 6 - 1953

Attended from 1952-1959

I went to Coombe Road School from September 1952 until July 1959. At the time I lived in Manton Road, Bevendean and I had to walk up Jacob’s Ladder everyday to get to school. I still remember the names of all my teachers during those years, starting with Miss Connolly, Miss Ridley, Mr Roberts, Miss Grant, Miss York, Miss Walters, and I think Mr Lloyd was the Junior School Headmaster.

Some classmates I remember

I recognise some of the names of my class mates in this photograph of Miss Connolly’s Class 6 of 1953. I am in the back row second from the right, I believe Peter Skinner is standing next to me third from the right and I think Johnny Grimes is first from the left with Trevor Jones standing next to him.The only girl I recognise is Brenda Miles who I think is in the centre of the front row.

Does anybody recognise themselves or class mates in this photograph? If you can add any names, please leave a comment below.

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Miss Connolly's Class 6 of 1953
From the private collection of John Sharp

Comments about this page

  • My sister Janet is 2nd right in the front row, sitting next to her at the end is Sandra Leonard. Lorna Le Fevre is also in the front row second left. Susan Lower is in the middle row 3rd left, with Sylvia Farley at the other end of the row, 2nd right. I recognise others but their names escape me at the moment.

    By Linda Keet-Harris (nee Keats) (10/08/2011)
  • Are you all coming to our 100th birthday reunion in May? Please get in touch and come along – call on 01273 707878 or contact Janice Dykes on

    By Janice Dykes (22/04/2012)
  • My uncle Peter Skinner is on the top row 3rd from the right.

    By Jennifer Skinner (25/04/2021)

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