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Winterbourne, St Michael's School - Jack and the Beanstalk - photo taken outside the theatre - 1948

Excerpt from School Log Book.....

16.1.1948 - The whole School saw Jack and the Beanstalk at the Empire this afternoon.

The 160 children and staff were conveyed in five coaches.

All expenses were paid from the School Fund. 160 tickets at 2/6 + five coaches at 2 each.

Names of the above children have been sent in by Sharon Sheere, and remembered here by her mum.        See below.

Name of the Clown not known.         Names of the others as follows...

1 Jim Warren; 2 Wilf Rumble;

[Excerpt from School Log... 7.1.1948 Wilfred Rumble received 2 strokes of the cane one on each hand for using the foulest of foul language in front of the top class of girls]

[For more information about Wilfred - see the school log book for 1948]

4 Alan Higgs; 6 Dave Bishop; 8 Raymond Lowe; 9 - Wickham; 10 Sheila Ray; 11 Brenda Maggs;

12 Alma Amos; 13 Donald Elliott; 14 Raymond Gardiner; 16 Terry Petrie; 17 Margaret Adams [Sharon's auntie]; 18 Valeria Hacker;

19 - Wilkinson; 20 Edna Ricketts; 21 Mrs Harrison [dinner lady]; 22 Mrs Blanchard [dinner lady];

23 either Christopher or Philip Dunn [Headmaster's son]; 25 Mrs Manning [dinner lady]; 30 Mrs Thornton [teacher];

31 Mrs Ray [stand-in teacher]; 33 Shirley Warren; 34 Phyllis Whitehead; 35 Valerie Maggs; 36 Ann Player [Sharon's mum];

40 Brenda Pedrick; 45 - Wickham; 47 Edna Harding; 48 Barbara Warren; 50 Ann Withers; 52 - Rawlings; 55 Percy Griffin;

56 either Rex or Roy Wollen [twins]; 57 Derek Ricketts; 58 Phillip Ray; 60 Mary Smith; 61 Margaret Crew; 62 - Lowe;

63 Shirley Jones [Sharon's Mum's cousin]; 65 either Rex or Roy Wollen [twins]; 66 David Rudman; 67 - Luton; 68 Margaret Smith;

69 George Adams [Sharon's uncle]; 71 - Hussey; 72 Gerald Brown; 73 - Maggs; 74 Gordon Jones; 75 - Warren; 77 V Hacker;

80 Sylvia Williams; 82 Valerie Cook; 89 Lena Hotchkins; 99 Valerie Brown; 100 Joan Skidmore; 101 Jenny Maggs; 103 T Coles;

104 Janet Maggs; 105 - Pedrick; 106 - Hacker; 107 - Griffin; 108 - Ricketts; 110 Angela Noad; 111 Lilian Adams [Sharon's auntie];

113 Gloria Milward; 115 Margaret Adams; 116 Pearl Lear; 117 - Noad; 120 - Lloyd; 121 - Lloyd; 122 - Maggs; 123 Mickey Sargent;

129 - Hacker; 132 - May; 140 the Clown; 142 David Lloyd; 143 Donald Gee; 144 Geoffrey Guard; 145 - Luton; 146 Maurice Anstey.

Sharon's mum [36 Ann Player] has done a magnificent job remembering all these names, and we are very grateful to her for the time she has spent pouring over the photograph.

Photo and names kindly sent in by Sharon Sheere.          Thanks Sharon.

If anyone knows any other names, please contact the Web Master.