Crowning of the May Queen

The crowning of the May Queen on the Rectory (now the Chantry) lawn in 1935. This ceremony was one of the highlights of the school year. The new Queen was crowned by the retiring Queen. Parents and friends were invited to watch displays of country dancing. Note the girls’ white dresses, often made by mothers.

Girls on photo, L to R: Minnie Wright, Joan Parr, Peggy Rickers, Sheila Brunt, Mary Hawes, Sheila Tomlinson, Betty Turner, Mary Clark (May Queen), Kitty Lynch, Mary Winter, Winnie Hemingway, Dorothy Lunn, Kathleen Voyce.

Gymnastic Display by the girls of the National School

This photograph of the gymnastic display by the girls of the National School was taken in the 1950s on the lawn in front of the school

Gymnastic display methley 1950's
Gymnastic display national School 1950's

Preparing a room at the Parish Centre

Mr Frank Beilby the caretaker, in a slightly altered National School preparing tables and chairs for a meeting or social function in the late 1970s or early 1980s.

The photo shows the two classrooms parallel with the main road, the dividing screen folded back to make one large room. On the right the door to the third classroom is visible.

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