Bottesford School 1948-52

A group photo taken in the school yard

By David Harness

Bottesford school, about 1950, from the project archive
Contributd by June Harkness

Bottesford School Photograph, 1948-1952

From the online archive

Can anyone fill in the people on this photo? My mum is Kathleen June Bramford (3rd from left on the front row) who used to live at Staunton Grange.

Enquiries by Sue Dunsmore have allowed most of the children to be identified, thanks to the assistance and memories of Jenifer Norris and her family, and also to Colin Clayton and Melvin Bradbury.

Back Row (left to right):

Arthur Gamble,
Freddy Marsh,
Cecil Patchett, my mum thinks this is Edward Booth?
not identified, could be Malcolm Newcombe,
perhaps Robert Chandler (does not recall knowing a Robert Chandler),
not identified, Leonard Reed?
Colin Clayton,
not identified, Ralph Shepardson?
John White

Middle Row (left to right):

Rayson, think it could be George Fletcher?
Mick Purchase,
not identified,
Lesley Lovegrove,
Peter Peatman,
Melvin Bradbury,
Eric Wakefield,
Eric Taylor,
Roger Langton,
Bernard Wakefield

Front Row (left to right):

Desmond Taylor,
Jerry Hogan,
June Bramford,
Brenda Greasey,
Brenda Shelton,
Valerie Cole,
Mary Cragg,
not identified, Mavis Enderson?
Jenifer Norris,
Michael Smith,
not identified. Tony Saxby?

Six of the children remain to be identified. Also, the identity of Robert Chandler in the back row is tentative and we are not sure of the christian name of the Rayson boy on the left of the middle row. Please help us with any of these if you can, and also tell us if we have any of the spellings incorrect.

I have added the names that my mum recalls, I hope they will jog peoples memories.

This page was added on 09/05/2008.

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