St Andrew's C of E School3 Comments
Photo: Janice Wood
Item #: 23778
1st Row(from front L-R) Erich Brown, William Dawber, Arthur Magraw, William Goff, Harry Burgess, Erich Carson.
2nd Row. Jack Britnawl? John Holdroyd, Arthur Moss, ??? Demsey, Leslie Brian?
3rd Row. William Coleclough, Stanley ???, Samuel Heaton, Douglas Thomas, William Unsworth(my Father), ??? Rolem??.
4th Row. Harry Smith, Samuel Gaskell, Gilbert Gaskell, ????.
5th Row. James Horsnal?, ??? Santus, Walter Davies, Ralph Shackland?, Joe Dawson, John Willi??
I must apologise for the state of the photo, and although all the names are written on the back, they are anything but clear
This is lovely! My grand-daughter Edie attends St. Andrew's. She will be in her third year there, (now called "year two"), when she starts back next month, and my grandson Oliver starts in "Reception" then. I pick Edie up, (and Oliver from now on), two days a week, and I LOVE that old-fashioned school building and schoolyard. There is something about an old school that is lacking in the more modern buildings. I like to think of the continuity from the pupils in the photo to my grandchildren, all learning to read and write under that same roof.
'Ralph Shackland' might be Ralph Shacklady, father of Brian Shacklady the fishmonger. He would have been about the right age, and lived down Woodhouse Lane.
Any ideas as to who people are is welcome, because as I said before the handwriting on the back is very bad. There are only a few of the names that are clear, one of which is my Father. I think he would have been about ten at the time.