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St Johns School pupils in 1958.

St Johns School 1958 (83k)

The teacher is Mrs. Beryl Badman.
Back row ?, Michael Fennell, Dudley Jones, Paul Edmunds, Paul Smith,?, Roger Byard , John Fern.
Third row Ingrid Bevan, John Paul, David Nash, Michael Coleman, Michael Short, Stephen Jordan, Gordon Lambert, Helen Morgan.
Second row ? ,?, Suzanne Lucy Beach ,Marilyn Elsmore ,Carol Jones ,? ,? , Christine Morris ,Angela Laban , Linda Shufflebottom , Heather Hatton.
Front row Alan Lawrence ,? ,Mary Lambert , Kathleen Tomlins ,HeatherPritchard ,Donald Chambers ,Keith Jones ,Gilbert Morse.

Dave Nash added (October 2010): "... All the children on this photograph except for John Paul who sadly died quite some years ago either have or will in the coming months celebrate their 60th birthdays. Also pleased to report that Mrs. Badman who is over 90 is still going strong".

Judy Rackham added (October 2015: "... I went to St Johns school from 1950 to 1956 and lived next door to Mrs Badman who was a close family friend. We then moved to Cornwall to live but my mother stayed in touch with "auntie beryl " until her death in 2003. I remember Paul Badman was my age annd Robert was about 10 years younger. I was an RAF officer and married another in 1969. I remember my best friends were Janet Smith and Jill Jeffries. Id love to know if they are still alive. No idea unfortunately what their surnanes might be now". Click below if you can help.

Angela Mackay added: "... A few of the names are familiar to me. I went to St Johns between 1954 and 1957 until we moved to Buckinghamshire when my father, Ray Williams, who worked for Carters was promoted and sent to the head office after the company was taken over by Beecham Foods. My maiden name was Angela Williams. We were only in London for a couple of years as Beechams sent my dad to work in Paris where I grew up and continued my education at a French school. Little did I know that this was to be the start of living overseas for many years as after marrying and having four children I went to live for in the Far East for twenty years. Now happily retired living in France/Dorset and after being widowed in 2006 I have since remarried".

Dave Nash added (June 2021): "... An update to this photo,the children on this photo either have or are still to celebrate their 70th Birthday's this year.As a footnote Heather Smith(nee Pritchard) as sadly recently died".

Thanks to Gordon Lambert for helping to identify these pupils.

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