St Nicholas School Stevenage

c1917

By Owen Welch

Burymead School, Stevenage
Owen Welch

This photo shows a class at Burymead School, Stevenage, c1917 with my father, William Charles Welch, in it. He is marked with an x. I attended this school 1943-1947 and I can assure you nothing had changed. It was still lit by gaslamps and we had slates with chalk to write on them with.

One incident I remember was a teacher looking into my mouth and saying something to the effect that I would always be very talkative because my tongue is joined at the front not at the back.

This page was added on 31/05/2009.

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