Green Lanes Primary School

By Jean Cross

Photo 1: Class 2 Green Lanes School 1941/1942
Green Lanes Photographer
Photo 2: Class 1 (1951)
Green Lanes School photographer
Photo 3: Class 1 (1951)
Green Lanes Photographer
Photo 4: Class 1 (1951)
Green Lanes School photographer
Photo 5: Class 1
Green Lanes School photographer
Photo 6: Class 8, 1956/57
School photogragher -Courtesy of Hazel Macarthur
Photo 7: Class ??, 1957/58
Uploaded by Miriam Gaskin

Green Lanes School was opened in 1940, the headmaster being Mr.V. W. Brown. It took pupils from the Garden Village, the Birchwood area, Wellfield Road and some from Ellenbrook, whose parents worked both at the de Havilland Aircraft Co. and the Box Factory.

My eldest sister started at the school on about that date. Photo 1 (see right) shows Class 2, 1941/42:

Photo 1: Back  row: Mrs Edwards. Third Row:Left to right  Raymond Skimmins  ?Caswell, Barbara Ashworth, Pam Taylor, June Collins, ? , Mary Devite, Daphne Raymond, ?, Marie Weir, ? , ? , Anita Sprague, John Routledge. Second Row:Left to right ?,  Mollie Cross, Yvonne Walsingham, Janet Baglin, Brenda Partington, ?,  Valerie Partridge, ?,   ?,  Eileen Gent,  Brenda?,, Doreen Wigglesworth. Front Row: left to right ?Caswell, ? , ? , Peter Loades, Billy Fry, ? , Gordon Richards, ? , Bryan Edgecombe,  Ernest Sudders.

I myself was a pupil there from 1951 to 1959. The other pictures on this page were taken, I believe, when I was in Class 1.

Photo 2: Included are John Gaskin, myself in the back row, Peter Nicholls (looking down in second row) and Jackie Clayton (front row)

Photo 3: Back row ?, Jacky Clayton, ? Front row ?, Jean Cross, Peter Nichols

Photo 4: Left to right: Jackie Clayton, Jean Cross and John Gaskin

Photo 5: Left to right Jean Cross,  ?,     ?,     ?

The Headmaster was Mr. V.W. Brown, teachers included Miss Robin Wells, Mrs. Gaskin, Mr Churn (Class 7), Mr.Myers Mrs Flatman (Class 8), Miss Davies. Mrs Whybrow was School Secretary.

The kitchen staff included Mrs Bradshaw and Mrs. Kedge – both of whose daughters were pupils at the school.

Other pupils I remember include Jacky Clayton, John Gaskin, Carolyn Owen, Peter Nicholls, John Whybrow, Yolande Harper, David Hall, Harvey Rutt, Hazel Needham, Raymond Perrin, Shirley ? Jackie Salt, Angela Brown, Rosemary Taylor, Elaine ? Alastair Cameron, Rosemary Partridge, Wendy Snowden, Barbara Ling, twins Michael and Graham Pestle, Ann Hulks, Roger Martin, George Weeks

Photo 6: Back Row L to R: Shirley Sykes, Linda? Hazel Needham, Elaine Johnson, Angela Brown, Linda Pugsley, Maureen Walker, Linda Linton.

Second row: Ann Kedge, Susan Hicks, Helen Deverill, ?, John Hunt, John Gaskin, Graham Pestle,. ?, Raymond Stanley, ?,

Third Row: Carolyn Owen, Penny Rogers, Jean Cross, Jennifer Glassock, ?, Janet Ravenell, Carol Bradwell, Jill Biggs, Penny ?, Pamela Adams.

Front Row: Alan Sinner, Christopher Hitchins, Michael Pestle, Clifford Doggerell, Roger Hinds, ?.

Photo 7: Can you identify anyone in this picture?

This page was added on 18/11/2014.

Comments about this page

  • Re Miriam Gaskins photo 6 Class 8 1957/8
    Deciphering as best I can my childish pencilled pupil list on the back of my copy of the photo :-
    From left to right – top row:- Shirley Sykes, Linda Pollard, Hazel Needham, Elaine Johnson, Angela Brown, Linda Pugsley (me), Maureen Walker, Linda Linton, Pamela Pullinger.
    2nd row:- Ann Kedge, Susan Hicks, Helen Deverel, Diane Punter, John Hunt, John Gaskin (any relation to Miriam?), Graham Pestle, John Richards, Raymond Stanley.
    3rd Row:- Carolyn Owen, Penny Rogers, Jean Cross, Jennifer Glasock?, Janet Ravenall, Carol Bradwell, Jill Biggs, Penny Watson, Pamela Adams
    4th Row:- Alan Skinner, Christopher Hitchins, Michael Pestle, Clifford Doggrell, Roger Hinones?, last one name missing. Appologies for spelling mistakes. Some of the writing is very faded now.

    By Linda Pugsley (as I was then having reverted to my maiden name on divorce) (09/04/2017)
  • I am in Photo 6 Class 8 1957/58 top row 4th from the right. I have this photo and have the names of all my class mates written on the back of the photo if any one is interested.

    By Linda Pugsley (as I was then having reverted to my maiden name on divorce) (08/04/2017)
  • I was at Green Lanes from when we moved up from Cornwall in 1963 until I went to Hatfield school in College Lane in 1967.  My Dad and Mum both worked at De Havillands.  We lived at 28 Green Lanes, and I worked in Fred Titmus’s newsagents and sweet shop as a paper boy for some years.

    At GL, my Headmaster was Mr Brown, with Mrs. Flatman as form teacher, and also Miss Wells, who was the graddaughter of HG Wells

    By Mike Trewhella (13/04/2016)
  • I was born 5/5/48, and went to Green Lanes Primary School from just before my 5th birthday in 1953 until my 11th birthday in 1959. My family were living in Longmead, Hatfield. Dad worked at De Havillands Aircraft factory. Are there any school photos from those days?

    By Barry Cross (22/03/2016)
  • Of course I remember you, Rod. Would love to hear from you! Fond memories of Uncle Ern and Aunty Ginger.

    By Linda Rose (06/03/2016)
  • Hello Linda, you might not remember me. I was talking to uncle Tony on the phone and you were mentioned, so I took the liberty to message you; hope you don’t mind. Hope you message back.

             Roderick Denmar

    By Roderick Denmark (03/03/2016)
  • I remember so many people from Green Lanes,. I have always loved my food, and loved the “mash” we used to get for seconds.

    I remember making smelly glue with Mr Brown. He told me it was made from horse’s hooves.

    Linda says she remembers John Middleditch. I am not sure but think he was killed in a car accident.

    I remember Alan Parsons, Valerie Skelton who sadly died so very young, Jeremy Sowerby who emigrated to Australia.

    I remember going swimming to Stanborough, hated the dress I was wearing and told them it had got lost. So they gave me some other clothes to wear but alas, my mum went to the pool and found “the dress”.  Changed my name to Vicki when i started work as everyone thought I was 90 when they heard the name Violet

    By Violet Notley now Vicki shepherd (25/02/2016)
  • Jackie, I have two photos of classes at G.L. And can match your face to name in one of them. I remember the name Sheila Watt but not the other two. I’m new to this game but I will get one of my friends to show me how to post the photos asap. We lived in Birchwood Close and later I went to Onslow. I remember lots of names and places from the site and will try and add to some of them. Linda Rose  (Paxton)

     

    By Linda Rose née Paxton (07/02/2016)
  • Jackie, I have two photos of classes at G.L. And can match your face to name in one of them. I remember the name Sheila Watt but not the other two. I’m new to this game but I will get one of my friends to show me how to post the photos asap. We lived in Birchwood Close and later I went to Onslow. I remember lots of names and places from the site and will try and add to some of them. Linda Rose  (Paxton)

     

    By Linda Rose née Paxton (07/02/2016)
  • Jackie, I have two photos of classes at G.L. And can match your face to name in one of them. I remember the name Sheila Watt but not the other two. I’m new to this game but I will get one of my friends to show me how to post the photos asap. We lived in Birchwood Close and later I went to Onslow. I remember lots of names and places from the site and will try and add to some of them. Linda Rose  (Paxton)

     

    By Linda Rose née Paxton (07/02/2016)
  • I remember you Linda!  I was Jackie Hussey and also went to GL from 58-64.  I think we might have been in the same class for a while?  I was best friends with Sheila Watt.  I remember Susan Newman, Violet Notley from our neighbourhood and many more.  It was Mrs Merryfield who was my favourite teacher.  She had a daughter who was older than us and went to the school too.  I remember most of the teachers.  Miss Davis (Davies) who took the Class 1 for years and gave us a good grounding in the three Rs!  Lovely school!

    By Jackie Hussey Poulouktsi (05/02/2016)
  • I was at Green Lanes from 1959 to 1964 and remember Mr. Marshall stopping the traffic on the Great North Road with his ‘lollipop’ and the opening of the underpass. Mr. Brown was the headmaster. Teachers I recall are Mrs. Flatman, Miss Davis, Mr. Miller, Miss Welles (who was H.G.Welles granddaughter) and Mr. Gasparin who taught violin. I think there was a Miss Merryfield but I’m not sure.    I was Tinkerbell in a school play, on the school netball team and recall going in a bus to the pool at Stanborough to swim. I can still remember quite a lot of classmates.  Jimmy Binyon, Piers Myers, David Green, David Sugden, Linda Rock and Barbara M who both came from Ellenbrook, Jackie White, Janina Straletzka, Marion Dando, Marie O’Niell, Carol Greaves, Geoffrey White, John Middleditch, Christopher House, Robet Lust and Trevor Smith whose Dad had a garage in Smallford. The school was next to the corrugated cardboard factory, which I suppose is long gone.         Linda Rose née Paxton

     

     

    By Linda Rose (01/02/2016)

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