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Class 2B 1953

This is the only photo I have of my four years (1952 – 56) at Fawcett and these are the names that my old grey cells recall.

Back row from left : (?), (?), Bob Friend, ? Sugarman, (?), Alan Daltrey

3rd row from left : (?), Ken Robinson,

2nd row from left : Michael Howard, ? Reynolds, Fred Hards

Front row from left :

Apologies if some names are incorrect and to those who I can’t recall. Hope some visitors to this site can fill in the missing names. I reckon it was a fine school and the masters certainly tried to teach the basics of all the main subjects. They were strict, but I don’t think it did me any harm at all.


Form 11B 1953
From the private collection of Fred Hards

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  • Was that Mr. Wards’ class? Can any ex Fawcett boys remember the house names and colours on the board behind the group. Fawcett and Godwin were the first and second, brown and red respectively I think. Was Pelham and Russell among the others? and was that young Mr.Sugerman from the previously mentioned “Rockos” of Queens Road?

    By Peter Barnard (01/04/2010)
  • Fawcett houses: Fawcett = yellow. Godwin = red Pelham = mauve. Russell = green. Stanford = brown. Tettersall = blue.

    By Terence Hyde (02/04/2010)
  • Hi Fred – long time no see! I can fill in some more of the names:
    Back row from left: Doney or Levy, ?, James Friend, Alan Sugarman, me James Type, Alan Daltrey
    3rd Row from left: ?, Ken Robinson, Peter Waterman, John Abbott, ? ,?, Ian Grainger, ? Peter Stringer
    2nd row from left: Michael Howard, Alan Reynolds. Fred Hards, ? ? Mr Ward, ? Hill, ? David Pollard, Upton
    Front row: Lewis, Pym, Alan Godley, Smart or Horne, ? Tony Heal, Alan Hall, Geoffrey Mead

    By James Type (01/11/2010)
  • Just found this picture, it brought back memories. I remember you Fred Hards & Alan Sugarman and most of the others

    By James Friend (14/12/2010)
  • Did anyone know Mike Holland, a pupil attending Fawcett around this time?

    By Barrie Searle (15/03/2011)
  • Hi James and James. Good to hear from you both. Thanks for adding some more names to the photo. Hope you are enjoying good health these days. I guess we will all reach 70 this year. Where has all the time gone!!! Regards Fred

    By Fred Hards (15/03/2011)
  • Hi Fred. I see you are on Facebook!

    By James Type (27/03/2011)
  • Behind Mr Ward is Gerald Martin and on Mr Ward’s right arm is Alan? Goddard.

    By James Type (10/04/2011)
  • Hi, is that Bernard Hill or Wally (Wallace) Hill in the second row of Mr. Ward’s class? Anybody remember us?

    By Wally Hill (05/07/2014)
  • We migrated to Australia in 1970, so over the years my thoughts and memories of my school days in Brighton faded to just about zero. So it was just by chance that I recently stumbled on this site. Thank you so much Fred for your private photograph. My word, it certainly brought a rush of lost memories to me, some good, some not so good – by today’s standards some of the disciplining methods that were meted out to us would cause the law to have a fit. Wel,l I hope that all the guys in the photo are still in good health, and once again thank you all for all the memories. On a slightly sour note I notice on the board that Pelham is bringing up the rear as usual. Oh well, can’t be good at everything (anything?)! All the best from down under.   

    By Stephen Reynolds (14/09/2018)

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