Green Lanes Primary School
By Jean Cross
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?