Christ Church Infants School, 1963

Class photo

By Jean Gilby

The class of 63
Jean Gilby

My son Keith Gilby is third from the right on the second row from the back.

The lady teacher on the left is Miss Thomas.

I’m not sure if the Headmaster was Mr Blundell or Mr Westbrook. Can anyone remember?

This page was added on 20/05/2010.

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  • That’s me Paul Warren front row left, aged 60 now living in Australia

    paulvwarren@optusnet.com.au

    By Paul Warren (11/07/2018)
  • Indeed, it is me on the far right sitting cross-legged. I can recall this photograph being taken as I was originally placed at the far right end of the back row. However, I was perilously close to falling off the end so Mr Blundell sent me to sit at the front, which is why the very front row is slightly off centre.

    By Andy Le Mottée (21/07/2013)
  • As already stated the head at the Time was Mr Blundel I remember him caning children at the front of the class & I remember the morning assemblies in the Gym / Hall & going to church. I was in Ms “Conons” class but My Brother had Miss Thomas. I remember the school meals & Two dinner ladies one nice one & another not so nice. I was in the same year as Heather Westbrook & I think her younger brother John was possibly in my brothers year, the smallest daughter had not started school. I think we moved away in the summer of 1963. So it depends on the time of year that the photo was taken as to whether Andy is in it or not. I know I moved by 1 class during my time there. There was a sweet shop not far from the front gate. I had already been at 2 schools by this time, one the far side of the “Priory” Park in town from Barley Ponds road – from summer 1960 – when WCC reopened & the first at Fen drayton from Christmas 1959 to summer 1960.

    By Mike Le Mottee (15/07/2013)
  • Addendum -Front row right hand side end probably Andy although it could be myself, except I don’t remember being in Miss Thomas’ class. I was Slightly chubbier than my Brother – but we were not much different in those days. I seem to remember we all waited in the school yard on the first day waiting our names to be called as we split into classes, so it would have been summer – Winter of 62-63 lasted until Easter! Really Bad Snow.

    By Mike (15/07/2013)
  • I am 5th from the left in the middle row (Hilary Mitchell) the headmaster is Mr Blundel – who famously jumped into Ware swimming pool in his suit during a swimming gala when he thought a child was in difficulties. Our teacher is Miss Thomas .

    By Hilary knight (09/09/2012)
  • The Headmaster was Mr Blundell at that time, Mr Westbrook succeeded him in 1966. I went to the school in the early 80s (I loved it!) and he was there then; a nice man who i think died around 1990.

    By Serena (26/05/2010)

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