Hadleigh Junior School staff, summer 1972.

Hadleigh Junior School staff, Summer 1972.
Nigel Seaman

This formal photograph of the teachers and support staff was almost certainly taken to mark headmaster John Denton’s retirement in summer 1972.
He is seen front row centre, with Douglas Layram on right, Miss Mott on left, and Mr Evans left of her. At the right end of the front row is Renee Beddow.
Back row from left, second is Daphne Hewitt, fourth probably Mrs Evans, fifth Mr Finlatar, ninth Joan Seaman.
If anyone can supply any more names, your contributions will be very welcome.
Nigel Seaman

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  • Front row, second from left next to Mr. Evans is Mrs. Holloway. She taught French as an extra subject.
    From 1968 – 1971 I had: Miss Hewitt (strict but brilliant), Miss Mott (terrifying probably because I was hopeless at maths), Mrs. Shaw (again, strict but brilliant & witty) and Mr. Carlane.
    Miss Mott also taught needlework to a very high standard.

    By Diane Stoner née Baldock (09/02/2022)
  • Back: Harris, Hewitt, Smith, Shaw, Lazell, Carlane, unknown, Knight, Seymour, Edge (?), Allen
    Front: Unknown, Unknown, Evans, Mott, Denton, Layram, Howlett (?), Unknown.

    Carlane was a cracking teacher, had him in my third year – he was very fond of launching a board rubber at you if you weren’t paying attention.

    By ALAN REYNOLDS (06/07/2021)
  • Memory fades, but two other names that may jog someone else’s memory for faces, teachers who I think would both be in that photo, would be Mr Lazell (initial B, I think, whose class I was in for my second year, 70-71) and Mrs Knight (initial J, I think, whose class I was in for my third year, 71-72) I can even picture roughly where their classrooms were, and I could find Miss Hewitt’s (first year) and Mr Evans’ (fourth year) blindfolded.

    By Ian Gordon (09/01/2021)
  • I never knew Mr. Layram was his name; I always knew him as Mr Larry. He was a lovely kind man and I adored him! I left his class to move up a year with Miss Mott who frightened me; I couldn’t stop crying, she asked why I was crying and I told her I missed Mr Larry – she sent me to tell him so!!

    By Karen Weal (09/01/2021)
  • Mr Carlane behind Mr Denton, he was such a flamboyant character!

    By Julia (27/08/2020)
  • Behind Mr Denton is Peter Carlane.

    By Kay Banning (27/08/2020)
  • Back row far right is Mrs Allen who worked in the office.
    Back row 3rd in on left is Mrs Smith, she was my favourite teacher when I was there in the early 1980s!

    By Deborah Poulton (20/08/2020)
  • 4th in on the left Mrs Shaw. Brilliant teacher. Best days at HIS. I remember playing marbles on the drain covers. David, I also remember you!

    By Sue White (Smith) (14/07/2020)
  • Mr Harris was brilliant. I also had Miss Brum – was a great teacher; I remember my first day, she had a cast on her foot; early 70s. boy, I wish I was back then.

    By David Arthur (29/04/2020)
  • Mr Duncan Harris on the far left on the back row.

    I still have nightmares about Miss Hewitt!!!

    By Matt (04/04/2020)

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