THE annual school photo, with a line-up of pupils in the classroom, out in the yard, and occasionally in some rural setting, is the subject of most of the pictures in this week’s All Our Yesterdays.
Several of them are more likely to feature grandparents than parents or readers themselves: one picture of West Slaithwaite School, for instance, is probably from the very early 1900s.
Our front page choice is of Helme Church School, from Lindley reader Lesley Stocks (nee Sanderson).
It is probably of the class of 1948.
“I was born and brought up in the village,” she said. She is dubious about just one name – which, considering we’re looking at group of children from 63 years ago, is no mean feat of memory.
The adults are head teacher Miss J Grainger (left) and infants teacher Miss M Moorhouse. (Back row, from left): David Wilcocks, Donald Haigh, Donald Stephenson, Peter Williams, Edward Winter, Colin Booth, John Lunn and Peter Wood;
Second row: Rosemary Eagland, Raymond North, Kenneth Redfearn, Michael Ward, John Butterfield, Alec Porter, Kenneth Barrett, John Taylor and Martin Milsom;
Third row: Ruth France, Lesley Sanderson, Doreen Parker, Anne Ollerenshaw, Nita Richardson, Christine Ollerenshaw, Sheila Taylor, June Ward, Joan Redfearn and Margaret Iredale;
Fourth row: Barbara Dodson, Carlton Baker, Betty Haigh, Linda Bolland, Oliver Peat, Jean Dixon, Edward Redfearn, Stephanie Greenhalgh, James Greenhalgh and Alec Baker;
Front row: Margaret Parker(?), Doreen Stephenson, Rita Wood, Josephine Senior, Michael Robbins, Pat Lunn, Jack Matthews and David Jessop.