This old photograph was sent to me by my very good friend Patrick Lettres. It was taken at Middle Street School prior to 1941. It depicts, as far as I can make out, a production of ‘Ten Little Niggers’. The title is of course very very politicaly incorrect in this present day.
The girl in the bonnet, centre of picture, is believed to be Lillian Simmons/Simmonds who was Head Girl in the Juniors, and Patrick can be seen immediately behind to her left with half his face torn away. I was at Middle Street School from 1937 to late 1941 as was Patrick.
Personally I do not remember this production at all. However for the record some names I do remember are Shiela Crisp, Donald Thatcher, Heather Simpson, Stanley Ashford, Royston? John Hahn was Head Boy. Also at the school were John and Jennifer Nix later to become international ice skating stars. Two of the teachers were Mr, Collins and Mr. Hobley.