Two groups of pupils from Golcar St John’s Church of England School met every week to exchange stamps, sort them into themes and learn about collecting.
They were led by Albert Thompson, who lived in Golcar and went into school to help them.
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Mr Thompson is pictured with children and their collections.
Pupils were also busy using their hobby to collect unwanted stamps to bolster an Examiner Stop Press appeal to raise much-needed funds for Kirkwood Hospice