The class of '32, Thundersley School

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Thundersley Schoolchildren
Glyn Ridge Collection

I’m a sucker for these old school photos! Especially when someone has appended some of the names. This one, of Dark Lane School in about 1932 belongs to Glyn Ridge, and depicts his mother’s classmates. Not everyone is identified with certainty and there are some quirky spellings (understandably misremembered at a distance of several decades).  But there’s no point in me guessing what it is supposed to say, so this is the list, verbatim. If you know better, please get in touch post haste.

Starting top left…

Peter and Bert Rose; —Hoy; ?; ?; Figg; ?; ?; ?; Armstong Byatt; Mr Bransoon.

Middle Row: Mr Whitehead; Eileen Dickson; Vera Keys; Olive Picking; John Quantrel; ?; Sybil Butcher; Jessie Matthews; Bridget Murrey.

Front Row: Joan Norfolk; Joyce Turner; ?; Kathreen Woogar; Agnes Hunter; Mollie —; Joan Balley; Winnie Girton; Mildrid Marshall; Miss Knapton.

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