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Griffydam Wesleyan School

Griffydam Wesleyan School

A Rare Photograph Of The Wesleyan Day School Courtesy Of Marilyn Baldry Whose Mother Attended As A Pupil

Wesleyan Day School Plaque

Wesleyan Day School Plaque

Found covering an old well in a garden on Top Road. It is the only remains of the school. The text reads WESLEYAN DAY SCHOOL OPENED 1853 ERECTED BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION WITH AID FROM THE PARLIAMENTARY GRANTS

Wesleyan Day School 1905

Wesleyan Day School 1905

Best Attendance Photograph

Wesleyan Day School 1908

Wesleyan Day School 1908

Best Attendance Photograph. Rosette Wearers Never Absent - Others No More Than Twice

Wesleyan Day School 1909

Wesleyan Day School 1909

Best Attendance Photograph. Rosette Wearers Never Absent - Others No More Than Twice

Wesleyan Day School 1913

Wesleyan Day School 1913

Best Attendance Photograph

Griffydam Senior School

Griffydam Senior School

Griffydam Senior School

Griffydam Senior School

Photograph of Griffydam Senior School taken just prior to it being converted into a private residence

Griffydam Senior School

Griffydam Senior School

Photograph of Griffydam Senior School taken just prior to it being converted into a private residence

Griffydam Senior School 1940

Griffydam Senior School 1940

Coalville Times Article Mr Gough who sent the photo to the newspaper lived at Anchor House Peggs Green when the picture was taken and remembered a number of people. Left To Right Back Row: ?,?,?, Mavis Biddle, Kath Night,?,?,? 3rd Row: T Morley, S Hinds, F Smith, J Brooks, L Gee, ? Skelton, T Johnson, W Hunt,?,? 2nd Row: F Hurst, J Sharpe, N White, ?,?,?, F Smith Front Row: ? Swindler, A Birkin, G Hall, R King, R Gough, ? Swindler (boys at each end are twins)

Griffydam Senior School

Griffydam Senior School

Courtesy Of Jimmy Francis The date of 1940 may have been superimposed because Jimmy's mother Pearl ( nee Pollard) front row second right and his father James Francis middle row third from left were both born early in 1921 (February & March) so at 19 years old would too old to still be at school. There were many children from Thringstone in the 1930/40's who would walk to the School at Griffydam, and this is where Jimmy's mum and dad first met as school friends.

Griffydam Senior School 1940

Griffydam Senior School 1940

Courtesy Of Jimmy Francis

Griffydam Senior School

Griffydam Senior School

School Photo 1940 Clipping From Coalville Times 19.01.1996

Griffydam Senior School 1940

Griffydam Senior School 1940

From Left To Right 1st Row: Eric King, Gordon Clemence 2nd Row: Mary Toone, Margaret Sanderson, Mary Kilby, Thelma Bath, ??, May Moorhouse, Jose King, Hetti Hall, Connie Rowell 3rd Row: Alan Williamson, Roy Harrison, Henry Wells (Evacuee), Eric Rowell, Herbert Hodges, Lesley Webster, Walter Sibbets (Evacuee), Roy Clemence, Dennis Thursford (Evacuee) 4th Row: Francis Harris (Teacher), June Thursford (Evacuee), Lorna Ashbridge, Daphe Hull, Greta Stewart,??, Edna Hodges

Griffydam Senior School

Griffydam Senior School

School Football Team 1928 Headmaster Mr Elcock is on the right.

Griffydam Primary School

Griffydam Primary School

1982

Griffydam Primary School 1940

Griffydam Primary School 1940

Photograph taken during 2nd W.W. Front Row, Left to Right Gerald Hall, Derek Darby, Colin Hodges, Brian Hubbard, Les Rowell, Kenneth Hill, Kay Bird, William Wilton, Keith Richards, ? McCewan 2nd Row Left to Right Clifford Whyman, ?? , ? Hall, Betty Horne, ?? , ?? , ?? , Marjorie Collins, John Collins continued......

Griffydam Infant School Mixed Ages c.1959

Griffydam Infant School Mixed Ages c.1959

Bottom Row: 2nd Left Ann Burton Second Row: 1st Left Paulette King, 6th Left Vanessa Wilton 3rd Row: 1st of 3 From Left Sue Dimmock? 3rd From Left Brian Sharp Top Row: 2nd Left Herbert Bannister, 3rd Left Stephen Haywood? 4th Left Robert Howkins, Far Right Teacher Florrie Johnson

Sheila Bannister & Brother Herbert c.1956

Sheila Bannister & Brother Herbert c.1956

Taken At Griffydam Infant School

Herbert Bannister c.1960

Herbert Bannister c.1960

Taken At Griffydam Infant School

Griffydam Primary School 1940

Griffydam Primary School 1940

.....continued 3rd Row, Left to Right Miss Florrie Johnson (Teacher), ? Smith (Evacuee), Stan Hodges, Pauline Hill, ?? , Brenda Leedham (Twin), Mureen Leedham (Twin), Betty Johnson, Marilyn Leeson, Stella Hodges, Harold Burton, Jackie Toone Top Row Left to Right Barbara Bradley, Nancy Bradford, June Pickering, Marlene Hodges, Joyce Marshall, Mirabelle King, ?, ?, Gwenda Bird, Rosemary Benson, Joyce Collins, Miss Merishaw (Head Mistress)

Griffydam Primary School 1948

Griffydam Primary School 1948

Left to Right Top: Colin Bradford, Barrie Moore, Billy Harrison, Douglas Shaw (Dougie), David Else, Brian Wardle, Raymond Whitworth, Ketzia (Kitty) Wright teacher Middle:John Wardle, Christine Allcoat, Dilys Davies, Jacqueline Ford, Jean Adkin, Anne Wilson, Mary Weston, Jennifer Hodges, Sylvia Wesley, Michael (Davis?) Bottom: Doreen Freeman, Gillian Wright (Miss Wright's niece) Maureen Johnson, Sheila Williamson (now Fisher), Gillian Barkby, Thelma Watret, Marilyn Statham, Bridgett Taylor

Griffydam Primary School c.1949

Griffydam Primary School c.1949

Left To Right Front Row: June Harrison, Coral Robinson, Marion Hodges, Patricia Holland, Marinda Johnson, ??, ?? 2nd Row: Malcolm Pole, Clifford Marriott, Jennifer Worthington, Glenis Smith, Kenny Moore, Mavis Kilby, Marie Cook, Don Hubbard, Reggie Burton. Top Row: Miss Florrie Johnson (Teacher), ??, Michael Chadwick, William Johnson, Lionel Westley, ??. ??, Samuel Trevor Stewart (author)

Miss Florence Johnson

Miss Florence Johnson

Local School Teacher for 50 years. At her retirement ceremony in 1971, former Head Teacher Mrs Kitty Brown, who worked with Florence for many years spoke of her loyalty and lifetime devotion to teaching. Many former pupils remember her with affection

Ivanhoe School Class 2A c.1961

Ivanhoe School Class 2A c.1961

There are a few children from Griffydam School on this photograph. Sheila Stewart (nee Bannister) marked on front row and next to her on the right is Pauline Howkins. Glenis Freer is on the RH end of the front row. Ann Burton is second from left on the second row.