Newtown County Primary School

By Michael Ansell

We had to be on our best behaviour because We were having a visit from the school governors.  We had to sit very quietly whilst Mrs McC ( Better known as Barbara Cartland ), swept along the corridor wearing a large wide brimmed hat which matched her leopardskin coat. You will remember that the corridor walls had window panes above four feet so that we could be observed, so our view of the grand visitation was only a head and shoulders image. People in my class, Phil Slater, Peter Dawes, Ann Jones, Timothy Collinson, Alan Thompson, Michael Davey, Roger Thorneycroft, Geoffry Poore, Dvaid Johnston, Lesley Davis, John Halsey, Michael Pritchard, Judy Argles, Georgie Suski, Ian Thompson, Roy Talbot, Sally Jeremiah, Michael OHarah, Jillian Felton……..  And many more. Dates 1954 – 1960

and our teachers Mr Preston, Mr Willis, Miss Cotterill, Mr Pomfrey,  Mr Evans, Mr Ecob, Miss Allen, Mr Pitman, Mr Fisher, Mr Halsey caretaker.

This page was added on 31/01/2015.

Comments about this page

  • Sorry, I forgot to mention that my maiden name was Christine Boreham.

    By Christine Boreham (26/07/2018)
  • I went to Dellfield probably starting in 1953. Michael, your name sort of rings a bell, but I don’t recognise any of the names you mention. The only names I remember from my class are Patricia Slater, Carla Watts, Stephen Powell, Derek Gill. I remember Mr Ecob teaching us to play the recorder and he even gave me piano lessons for a time. Does anyone have any class photos? I liked all the teachers except Mr Pomfrey, who put the fear of god into me.

    By Christine Hinderlider (26/07/2018)
  • All of us Feltons went to Dellfield Rd school. Jillian is the oldest and is a grandmother, living in the northeast.

    By Miles Felton (29/04/2018)
  • My brother Chris Craddock went to Newtown school I think Mr Joe Preston was head? They had a small farm there and outside toilets!

    By Liz Walters (28/03/2015)

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