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Class photograph 1953/54

This is a class photograph taken c1953/54 at Whitehawk Primary School.

My brother, Brian Bennett is 4th from the right on the third row up.

Other names, from what I remember are: Barry Shepherd, Andy Clark, Peter Butterworth, Mickey Burton, Edwin Brailard and Lilly Leck.

Sorry but that is as far as we got.  Can you recognise yourself – or someone else? Please leave a comment below if you can help.

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Class photo c1953/54 at Whitehawk Primary School.
From the private collection of Sue Beckett

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  • My husband Robert Greenland is second row down 6 from the left; his Mum still lives in Whitehawk Road

    By Laine (03/01/2010)
  • Hi Laine If Ive worked it out right your hubby is the one next to my brother Brian Bennett, does Robert remember him?

    By Sue Beckett (nee Bennett) (07/01/2010)
  • The date on this photo is probably later ie; 1954/55.

    By Susan Beckett (04/03/2010)
  • Hi Laine. Is Robert Dougie’s brother? Did he used to be a bit of a goalkeeper? I used to spend a lot of time at their house and I think Robert and Dougie shared a room?

    By Paul Hubbard (13/06/2010)
  • Hello everyone. My brother told me about this photo. I am in the back row second from the right. There is one person I remember and that is Roger Ticehurst and he is sitting in the front row fourth from the left. He went onto the buses after leaving school but don’t know what he is doing now. I joined the army for 22 years, married and have a family, now live in Eastbourne, that place of adventure.

    By Eddie Braillard (24/09/2010)
  • Top last on left might be Shan Godley -not sure though.

    By Maureen Doughty/nee muzzall. (22/10/2010)
  • Hi Eddie, Sue Beckett (Bennett) here, I was a good friend of your sister Jeanette (where is she now?), plus my brother Brian Bennett in photo knew you and you went through school together. Do you remember him? I know he would like to be in touch with you again.

    By Susan Beckett (12/11/2010)
  • Hi Sue. Just a quick line. Jean lives in Cyprus now, I am going to visit her mid December. I’ll show her this web page and get her to write something.

    By Eddie Braillard (28/11/2010)
  • Hi Eddie - Great to hear from you and glad to hear Jean is doing well. Does she have an email address? Do you remember my brother Brian? Hope to hear from you and Jean again. Give my best wishes to Jean.

    By Susan Beckett (nee Bennett) (30/11/2010)
  • Could anyone tell me the name of the girl 2nd row on the right at the end of the row with long pigtails?

    By Shirley Hawes (05/12/2010)
  • Malcom Island was the goal keeper

    By Laine (15/01/2011)
  • Re my earlier comment can only assume I used predictive text as it should read the goal keeper was Malcom Greenland not Island! Sorry.

    By Laine (05/02/2011)
  • Hi Sue. Sorry Jean doesn’t have an email address; she’s a bit of a techno-phobe. I suppose I should take this opportunity to apologise because I have a complete blank on anyone’s names apart from Roger Ticehurst in the front row.

    By Eddie Braillard (13/07/2011)
  • Hi Eddie Sorry to hear not on email: give her my best wishes when you next speak to her. Do you remember my brother Brian who is also in this picture? He remembers you from school. Best wishes to you all.

    By Susan Beckett nee Bennett (13/09/2011)
  • I reckon Barry Shepherd could be the tall lad 4th from left in the back row and that looks like me, 5th from left immediately in front of him.

    By Anthony Woollard (10/10/2012)
  • Fred Shipton, third row, far right. Bob Durrant, bottom row, far left. Definite Barry Shepherd, middle top. I used to sit with Tony Woollard 4th year Juniors (Mr Kibblewhite’s class). Marion Greenyer (?) second row up, 4th right. If you read this Tony, please get in touch, my email is

    By Les Knight (30/03/2013)
  • Dear Neil,
    Sorry but we have had to delete your post. We are no longer allowing the posting of requests to find third parties, as sharing information like this breaches their privacy. We recommend you try Friends Reunited website if you want to track old friends or neighbours.
    Comments Editor

    By Neil (02/11/2015)
  • Is that Janet Dale in back left of image?

    By glen dale (31/12/2020)

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