Rye Park Junior School 1948-49 Class 1A

School Photo

By Michael Nottage

Rye Park Class 1A 1948-49
School Photo Service

This school photo may be of interest to those who were in class 1A at Rye Park Junior School, Walton Road, Hoddesdon, 1948-49.

I remember the names of all but one of the pupils as follows:-   Row 1: Raymond Mascall, Geoffrey Cowler, Raymond Gardner, ???, John Hughes, Michael Keats, Brian Walker, Robin Wilbourn, Brian Gilbert.

Row 2: Michael Andrews, John Salvage, Roy Moore, Brian King, David Lee, Jack McTaggert, Michael Nottage, Maureen Ottley, Annette Wynne, Doreen Jarman.

Row 3: Margaret Pearce, Brenda Ions, Pauline Gooden, Pat Rowley, Jean Gurnett, Maureen Stone, Joyce Roberts, Margaret Collins, Julia Smith.

Row 4: Daphne Groom, Betty Phipps, Jean Robinson, Pat Duff, Molly Mead, Margaret Powell, Nancy Bird, Shirley Game, June Moore.

This page was added on 28/12/2009.

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  • I was at this school in 1965. Are there any pics from that date? I was Susan Blackwood.

    By Susan James (11/07/2021)
  • Hi Susan
    Thanks for your comment. I’ll pass your question about images on to the team at Herts Archives & Local Studies to see if they can help.
    Marion (Editor)

    By Marion Hill (13/07/2021)
  • Hello,
    I’m looking to find some roots to the fathers side of my family.
    My father was Tom Gurnett and I can remember my grandparents who lived between hoddeston and rye park. Sadly we moved to Norfolk when I was 7 (I’m now 54) and I never saw my grandparents again or my father.
    I’m wondering if Jean Gurnett in the photo may be a relative (sister of Tom who also had a brother ).
    I know that my father moved to Worcestershire and was a carpenter.
    If anyone has any information, I would be so grateful.
    Thank you very much

    By Susan grey (05/01/2021)
  • Over ten years since I posted this photo! To Jane Drew I would say that Geoffrey Cowler is in this photo, top row second from left. He was a friend of mine. However, there was another Geoffrey Cowler in Hoddesdon so perhaps the above Geoffrey is not your dad. The headmaster was Mr. Upton. Indeed it was Brian Gilbert from Middlefield Road.

    By Michael Nottage (26/08/2020)
  • Did you have a son called Craig Gilbert who would be about 52 now

    By Wes (06/04/2019)
  • My Dad, Geoffrey Cowler is NOT in this photo. Probably playing truant again as his only memory of school was being caned on the palm! Can anyone tell me the name of the Headmaster? I believe he was Scottish.

    By Jane Drew (13/10/2018)
  • Is that the Brian Gilbert from Middlefield Road?
    If it is, I bought my first car from him around 1960.
    Anyone who remembers me, I would be please to hear from.
    Colin Harnett Manor Road

    By COLIN HARNETT (14/08/2018)
  • I am in the photo top RH

    By Brian Gilbert (02/07/2010)