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School Photograph 1961

I have split the photograph into three parts so it can be shown here.

If you can recognise yourself or anyone else, or can share your memories of Preston College, please leave a comment below.

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School photograph 1961
From the private collection of Barrie Glibbery
School photograph 1961
From the private collection of Barrie Glibbery
School photograph 1961
From the private collection of Barrie Glibbery

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  • That’s me in the 2nd photo, 3rd from the right as you look at it. Notice how the teachers all look happy, then look at the miserable pupils! Happy days.

    By Rod Tempest (23/10/2013)
  • In one of my previous observations on the letters page, on the school cricket team, I inadvertently mentioned that it was Mr Bastock senior that died before the school moved to Paxhill Park, it was in actual fact, Mrs Bastock senior that died before the move. Sorry for any confusion on my part to Leslie Baines.

    By Dennis Stevens (24/10/2013)
  • Many thanks for sharing, has anyone got any more photos from different years?. Who else will come to the get together on Nov 2nd at the RAH at 12:00 in Brighton?

    By Pablo (26/10/2013)
  • What a surprise to see a page dedicated to the pupils of Preston College. In the photo I am in the back row (fourth on the right) next to my friend Tony Leppard (third from the right).
    Unfortunately for me my granddad was also Mr Barnwell who passed on in 1996 at the age of 97.

    By Alan Cobbold (08/02/2014)
  • I am the 4th one from the left of the senior girls and I believe that is Florence Adams next to me. Mrs Bastock scolded me for “having my legs crossed ” but I see I wasn’t the only one! What fun to see these faces again after all this time. That is Aileen Nurse on the floor isn’t it?

    By Sarah Pitt-Wooll (10/09/2014)
  • Hadn’t seen this photo before.  I’m in the second photo on the top row immediately behind Major Bastock. Next but one to the left of me as I face the camera was my best friend John Burley who later was my best man at my wedding.  We met a couple of times later in life whilst I was stationed in Mons, Belgium when John was working in Bruxelles.  I have not seen him since nor have I seen any of my fellow pupils since leaving in 1962 to join the Army.  Brings back memories!

    By Mick Belva (08/03/2016)
  • First photo, middle row, numbers 9 and 10 from the left, are brothers Tony and Michael Kelman. There was another brother, Robert, who was younger, but maybe he hadn’t joined them in 1961.

    By Jude (29/04/2016)
  • Since posting above, I have my doubts about the ‘brother’ on the left of the two. It is definitely Mike Kelman on the right though, and Tony and Bob were there, but not on that day it seems. I found all three of them on a photo from 1962 on a different website.

    By Judith Kelman (30/04/2016)
  • Hi Mick, time really does pass. Off you went to the army in ’62 and I was gone in ’63. Saw Martin Drain once, but that was it. Never saw anybody again.

    Are there any more updates regarding Miss Martin? 

    All the best, Leslie Baynes.

    By Leslie Baynes (28/07/2016)
  • Hi Leslie,  yes I joined REME in 62 and left in 87 as WO1.  Had a great career then ended up managing the  epartment motor vehicle engineering  in Northbrook  College before taking early retirement to enjoy life.  Did you join the Army as well?   

    Best wishes Mick Belva 


    By Mick Belva (17/08/2016)

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