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Photos – Kate Clayton – Ushaw Moor School 1959

Photos posted on behalf of Kate Clayton

Sorry About the POOR quality, I have enhanced them best I could. PC

teachers at Ushaw Moor school July 1959

Teachers at Ushaw Moor school July 1959, as the all age school closed. Miss Bailes stands out with the white hair.
Temperence Tce in the background where I lived.


Photo is taken the same day and is of some of my class plus some older girls that lived near, visiting old school. Margaret Turnbull, Jean Hodgson, Sandra Ness, all older. Susan, Judith, and others whose names escape me!

  1. mbat69
    April 1, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Second Photo: Front row left Susan Lough, Patricia Duthie, middle row (Margaret?) Hope, third girl Kathleen Sayer, back row girl with the jacket Judith Parfitt, third girl Judith Turnbull, Jean Hodgson, not sure about the other girls.

    • April 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks for that.. I think i may have description the wrong way round. 😦

    • Enid Cavallaro (nee Greenwell)
      August 11, 2015 at 6:32 am

      It says in the descriptor of the photograph that it was taken in 1959 and that one of the students was Margaret Turnbull. Margaret and I were in the same class in primary school, I would only have been four and a half in 1959 so I am wondering if the date is correct

  2. ron nightingale
    April 1, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Looks like the descriptions for the photos are the wrong way around (Teachers shown as students). Not sure if i would have been at that school in 1959 or still at St Josephs.
    I know i left St Josephs not long after doing my first Holy Communion so if i knew what age that was done i would have a better idea. I was 9 in 1959.
    Trying to figure what part of the school the photos were taken. maybe the teachers photo in the back area where the toilet blocks were and maybe the student photo against the wall in the big front yard that faced Cockhouse Lane.??
    One memory i have of that school is the day the little bottles of milk (1/3 pint i think) had little white worms in them. Someone else in another comment reminded me that on some occasions they were frozen because they were delivered at the back door and if they were left outside too long in the winter they froze. I also remember the classrooms were heated by the old radiators which had hot water running through them from the boiler room and sometimes the pipes had frozen up and we had to suffer with the cold until the ice melted and allowed the hot water to flow through the radiators.
    There was an under cover section in the back play area next to the toilets where often a game called – pussy in the corner was played. Most the other yard games were conkers and marbles for the boys (although some of the girls did show off thier skills with those games) And of course most the girls with thier long skipping ropes singing those silly little rhymes. I still cannot understand what the words were even now when i see them doing it in the Harrys Half Crown movie.
    Click here ~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIL4slLjHkI

    Those were the days. Thanks for sharing the photos.

    • April 2, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Now corrected it was only when I actually sat down and read the POST that I noticed.

  3. April 4, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Teacher on the right I reckon is Mr Spence and could it be Mr Trotter on the left – not sure!

  4. April 5, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I think all those name suggestions are quite well remembered. Another photo on the same day (in 1959) I have a picture of the girls playing ‘two baller’ against the wall facing Temperence Tce. That was a playground activity I remember well. Or doing handstands against the wall, having tucked the skirt into the knickers first! The younger ones learned all these games from watching the older girls and eventually being invited to join in. I didn’t have any brothers, so was less aware of boys games – football, in the front playground? School dinners were cooked off the premises and came mid morning in big canisters. I remember the frozen milk in winter, I preferred that to warm milk! I also remember writing on slates in the infants, with a little felt duster to rub out. I visited a museum school a few years ago and it was just like UshawMoor school!

    • April 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

      I must SAY miss SAYERS you remember it very well . You have taken me straight back to the school playground remembering the Boiley wagon delivering those canisters one day Iremember one being dropped and bursting open with custard spilling all over the playground you are right too about the milk still being served when it was far too warm regards Frank Clarke

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