Lydbrook School at Christmas c. 1954
wrote (December 2007): "I am sending this photo to of Lydbrook School
Christmas Party from 1953 or 1954. I went to Lydbrook School until 1955
before transfering to Joys Green School.
Perhaps someone can help by put more names to the photo.
Back Left to right: (Row 3): 1 Colin Davies, 2 Richard Hawkins (with
glasses/partly hidden), 3,
4 (partly hidden) ,5 Clive Aston, 6 Lesley Kear.
Girls standingat the left L-R: Jan Aston, Pat Handy, Shirley Foxwell
The boy who Father Christmas (Mrs Eileen Kennedy) has his hands on is Donald Edwards. then ? then Hubert Parry.
In front of Father Christmas from left to right are: (Row 2): Brian Cooper Michael Stephens then Richard (Titch) Whittington
Front row (Row 1): 1 Royston Toombs 2 Lillan Pendry 3 David Byett. 4 Heather Taylor, 5 ? then on the end Anglea Phelps
Thanks to John Kennedy who added (Jan 2008): "Father Christmas is my mother, Eileen Kennedy, wife of the Headteacher P.C. (Charles) Kennedy. The real Father Christmas had not arrived so she volunteered to dress up for the photograph. Mrs Kennedy died in 1963 and Mr Kennedy in 1993 in Cirencester Hospital".
Hubert Parry added (December 2014): "... The boy on the end right, is this Hubert Parry. The one hanging onto his friend's jumper"
Thanks also to Jan Horner, Sue Toombs, Colin Davies, Joanne Aston and Bryan Cooper.
Colin Davies would like to get in touch with anyone that went to the school 1954-1960. Colin says Lydbrook school is 100 years old in 2009. Colin can be reached at:
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