Photographs circa 1948/50

I went to the Richmond Street Infants School which was at the bottom of Sussex Street and Richmond Street. I seem to remember my mother taking me in an entrance in Richmond Street. When I first started I remember trailing around with a teacher, holding on to her apron, and crying for my Mum.

The first photograph is our Harvest Festival and was taken c1948/50. I am on the right hand side in the middle row with the Fair Isle cardigan and plaits. The second photograph was taken in the playground right next to caretaker’s house and garden. I am second row from the back second in with plaits and a fringe.

Unfortunately I cannot remember any names. If you recognise yourself, or anyone else, or can share your memories of this time, please leave a comment below.

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Richmond Street Infants School
From the private collection of Jackie Thomas/Parker Nee Jones
Richmond Street Infants School
From the private collection of Jackie Thomas/Parker Nee Jones

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  • I went to this school, although I always knew it as Sussex St. Infants. I think the boy far left middle row is Barry Gumbrell and the girl 2nd from right middle is Carrol Ustace.

    The 2nd photo Maybe Michael Vallier, top far right and John Bushby 2nd right sitting.

    I’ll be good to hear from anyone there wants to contact me by email, I’m at, geoffrey.wells1@gmail.com

    By Geoff Wells (02/10/2018)

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