Batford Memories

Junior school and WI

Just having a sort out before moving house and came across a couple of old Batford photos that may be of interest.

One is of the school choir at Batford Junior School* about 1958 and I can name nearly all of the participants.

Back row left to right: Colin Bray, Stephen Maslin, Patricia Stewart, Yvonne Wilkinson, Judith Rose, Brian Dunham, unknown

Centre Row, Stephen Donaldson, Paul Rayner, Dianne Cantillon, Margaret Oakley, Penny West, David xxxx, Judith xxxx, Linda Boniface, Valerie xxxx, Clive Hobbs, Douglas Stevenson.

Front Row: Peter Greenaway, Carol Sandever, Pamela Brammer, Lesley Brunton, Susan xxxx, Gillian Cooper, Gina Nurse, unkown, Bruce Oxley.

My apologies if I could not name you but it was a while ago!! (ed: please let us know if you can provide any missing names)

The other photo was taken at the Womens Institute at Coldharbour Lane, looks like a Christmas party. I’m guessing around 1954/55 – but see Comment below – ed. 

The nurse on the right hand side is Nurse Poulter. Front Row left to right: Patrick Long, Clive Hobbs, unknown, Graham White, unknown, unknown, Darrel Long.

Clive Hobbs, born 1949 in the Red House Harpenden.

* Now Sauncey Wood School

Comments about this page

  • I think that’s me 3rd from left

    Ed. Do you mean the ‘unknown’ little boy gazing at the cake – and so who is the little girl?

    By Ken Frampton (27/04/2019)
  • Estimating that I was about 5 at the time of the WVS party photo it would have been taken in 1952 rather than 1954/55. I lived in Noke Shot from 1948 until 1960. 

    By Darrel Long (04/01/2019)

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