Photo survived Arizona summers
I was at the Downs school until 1960-61 ending up in Miss Cox’s class (4A). I recently found a class photo of 4A in one of the boxes in our garage. The photo has endured the searing heat of our Arizona summers for a while although there are a couple of creases from where it was stored in my parents’ house in Brighton.
Remember the faces
I can certainly remember nearly all of the faces of the kids in the picture but not all of their names. I was wondering if anyone out there might be able to fill in the blanks in my memories. So, starting on the top row from left to right (while viewing the photo) here are my best recollections (some could be wrong of course)
Top Row L to R Carol Gravett, ? , Janice ?, Diane Fluck, Carol Cole, Susan Cole, Pamela Kay, Wendy Fellingham, ?, Janice Higginbottom
Next Row L to R: Roger Wolverstone, Peter Burberry, Peter Archer, Alan Hobden, ?, Graham Johnson, Colin Burtenshaw, Peter Mitchell, Boyd Pearson, Phil Allsopp, John Green
Next Row L to R: ?, ?, Gwendolyn Keats, Susan Young, Pat Chesil, ?, Louise ?, Janice?, ?, ?, ?
Bottom Row (seated cross-legged) L to R David Turner, Stewart Nicholson, David Foster, David Stoner, Paul Weston, Alan Bowyer, Patrick Leach, Michael (A great swimmer), John Neill, Tony Barnes, Michael Brooks
Michael Brooks responded to a post of mine on the Downs School page. I remember Michael very well. He was known – especially by his best friend Alan Bowyer – as “Brookey”. Back then Michael was a maths whiz-kid and as I recall played a mean right wing during our everlasting FA cup matches in the playground.
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