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School photo c1951

St Margaret's School c1951
From the private collection of Rod Tempest

I am the first on the left in the front row. I think 3rd from the left is Edward Starr (not sure about the name) and 5th from the left is Gloria (again not sure of the name) who used to live in Victoria Street and was my friend.

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

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  • I recognise the two teachers as Mr Mason, the Headmaster and Miss Simmons who was the class Teacher for Class 1 infants. I also recognise the name Edward Starr, who I believe had a sister by the name of Linda Starr. Hope this rings a few bells.

    By JOHN WIGNALL (03/02/2013)
  • Edward Starr was my father (we lost him a few years back). Lovely to see his name and his picture. He was the best of the best.

    By Rob Starr (25/02/2014)
  • I think I am standing next to Mr Masson. I looked like an Indian boy because l used to have Sunray treatment at the children’s hospital in Dyke Rd. I lived in Montpelier Crescent until l was eight, when I moved to Hollingbury . I remember sports days being held on the seafront alongside the children’s paddling pool. I remember there being a basement playground under the classrooms.

    By Tony Thomas (26/08/2018)
  • Rod, I would love to meet up with you and find out how things are with your family and your cousins, the Rices. Remember me? Ytaught me to ride a bike in Broad Street!  I am the second in from the right in the front row. The boy to my left is Zigmund. He had a brother Jan in the school. They lived up in Russell Square. I cannot remember the name of the Jewish boy to your left.

    By Michael Sayers (29/10/2018)
  • I know many people on this page as I am in the photo. Middle row 3rd on the right was Juliette Bitton. If I can have your e mail I can advise you but it is difficult to know if people want their names mentioned. 1951.

    By Juliette Bitton (15/09/2020)
  • Edward Starr was my brother in law as I married his sister Linda in 1962.

    By Gary Lester (29/04/2021)
  • My name is Michael Vening, my dad was a teacher at the school taking the oldest class in the room next to Mr Grace’s room.I remember many of the names and was friendly with Edward Star and with Zigmund. My friend Zigmund was a lovely lad and a great fighter. We have each other quite a difficult time every so often.
    I remember the coal fires lit in winter, sports day practices on the seafront, the cellar playground and the small factory next door to the school that made small aluminium pressed parts for some machine or other. My class had some of the following in it: Ian Edwards, Pamela Eggleston, Nancy Mottershead.

    If any of you are at all interested I would love to hear from you .

    By Mike Vening (09/06/2022)

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