How little we were then
I was sent this lovely photo by a classmate from this time a couple of years ago. It looks as though it was taken, I think, between 1948 when I started at St. John the Baptist and 1950. How little we were then, so long ago. The photo was taken in front of Class 1 in the playground. The teacher in class 1 was a very dear and kind nun called sister Carmela.
Trying to remember names
I remember lots of the faces and a few names so here goes, and I am probably wrong a lot here so forgive me:
Front row:?-?-?-?Vera Bridger-?-?.
2nd row:?-Helen Fulgony-?-Lorraine Murray-Carol Stacey (brilliant artist)-Pauline Jones-Sandra Hirst.
3rd row:Des Lynham-?-Roger Provost-Geoff Macklin-Joe Downey-Vicento Corona-?4th row:Veronica?-?-?-?-Vivienne Whitwell-Diane?-?-Patricia Daley-?.
Back Row: Patrick Dale-Myself (Mike Peirson)-?-Francis Piper-Hugh?-?-?.
Can you help?
If anyone can add names or put me right on the wrong ones please feel free. I remember that Patrick Dale had a lovely garden in Ditchling Road where on the odd occasion I would play with him. I am sure that there was a pond in the garden. I also remember his brother Anthony. Francis Piper lived over the road from the Open Market if I remember rightly. As stated before Carol Stacey was a brilliant artist. I was in awe of her drawings even at such a young age
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