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I went to Stanmer from the Downs Juniors and was in 1a, 2a, 3GCE and 4GCE. I remember the classes being quite big, about forty pupils in a class. My first form teacher was Miss Scutt, the Music teacher; later when she married, she became Mrs Dennis. In later years she was teaching at Patcham Juniors and my daughter was in her class. She said she remembered me, as I was the only Irene she had ever taught. Sadly she died suddenly a few years ago. I can remember all the teachers as if it was yesterday. Such a shame the school building has now been demolished, it was a good school.
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The photograph was taken in my final year at Stanmer – I left in 1966 when I was 15 years old. I hope I have everyone’s name right; apologies if I have got any wrong.
Back Row L to R – Nicholas Green, Michael Levy, Christopher Jones, Paul Hayler, Stephen Knight, Graham Wild.
2nd Row – Peter Clayton, Kenneth Towner Michael Lewis, John Feek, Barry Tyler, Mark Chappell, Thomas Baker, Leigh Dodd, Ken Penfold, Philip Jouanides.
3rd Row – David Ballard, Dennis Newman, Christine Parr, Anita Sole, Yvonne Bowles, Lynda Durrell, Jean Treherne, Hazel Fairchild, Ken Harris, Graham Orchard.
4th Row front – Jean Goble, Marie McDonald, Anne Lloyd, Sandra Wood, Margaret Stevens, Susan Dyer, Heather Orris, Marilyn Spicer, Me – Irene Budd.
Absent from photo – Shirley James, Janet Wilmshurst and Phyllis Gillespie.