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School play c1963

Goldstone Junior School play c1963: click on the photograph to open a large version in a new window.
From the private collection of Janet Lade

This photograph of a school play was taken c1963. Apologies for the quality of the image, but hopefully it will be possible to identify some of the faces.

Also, apologies for not remembering all the names. I have entered those I do remember and hope that I have got them right.

I do hope that if you recognise yourself or anyone else, or can help filling in the gaps in the names, that you will post a comment below.

Back row: ?, Scott ?, Lindsey Martin, Joy Smith, ?, ?, ?, Jane Wilmott, ?, Janet Lade, twins Valerie and Barbara Simmonds?, kneeling: Loretta Hyams

Front row: Maree Finn, Wendy Boxell, ?, ?, Sue Maidment, Judith Stalbow, ?,

Comments about this page

  • Great to see this photo Janet – and surprised to see myself in it (Sue Maidment). I know a few of this missing names. Front row right (next to Judy S) is Shirley Rogers. Back row centre, wearing pillbox hat, is Alistair Northway and to left of him is Margaret Hoadley.

    By Sue Wright (20/07/2016)
  • Hi Janet, sadly although in the same class as a number of the names here, I’m not in the picture or able to reliably ID any of the unknown faces bar Scott Downs. Really odd with you and Nick with the same surname as my brother Mick, and I yet not being able to find a family link even now.

    By Graham Lade (03/12/2017)
  • 4th from left Linda Arlen; bottom top left Frank Mitchell; top 5th in Trevor Wang. 

    By Lindsay Martin (12/01/2018)
  • I have just come across this site and amazed to see this photo that I am in, and also have a copy of it ! I remember most of the class. If Lindsay is still around, I would love to catch up!

    By Joy Smith (now Twigg) (06/07/2019)
  • Hi Joy, as you have I assume a better quality photo could you post it? For info Lindsay has lived in Canada since 1974. Also for information to all ex-Goldstone Junior school pupils a Facebook page has been set up at

    By Nick Lade (08/09/2019)
  • From comments made and confirmation that the twins surname is Simons here is an updated list of names:
    Back row: Frank Mitchell, Scott Downs, Lindsay Martin, Joy Smith, Trevor Wang, Margaret Hoadley, Alistair Northway, Jane Wilmott, ?, Janet Lade, twins Valerie and Barbara Simons, kneeling: Loretta Hyams
    Front row: Maree Finn, Wendy Boxell, ?, Linda Arlen, Sue Maidment, Judith Stalbow, Shirley Rogers
    Any chance the missing two can be named?

    By Nick Lade (08/09/2019)
  • Hi, I was Barbara Simons standing next to the Queen who was my Sister Valerie.
    How lovely to see this photo.
    The girl whose name is missing on the back row is Susan Phillips.
    I remember we did a few plays that year and there are other photos that were taken at the time.

    By Barbara Cox (12/01/2021)

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