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Three Oakwood infant classes in the 60s

There are no dates for two of these three photos, but all three show the same infant welfare helper, Winifred Neighbour, and the same teacher. 

The top photo was probably taken in 1966 or 1967, according to Anthony Meyrick what had, by then, left the school.  He identifies Nigel Morgan (front row 5th from left), brother of Simon Morgan in his own class. To the right of Nigel is Gail Blenkinsopp – self-identified.

The middle picture (1968/9?), apart from Mrs Neighbour, shows, possibly, Mrs Dalby and Mrs Hobbs. Of the children in the middle pic, Janet Thrusseli is back row extreme right. Third row: 2nd from left is Helen Osei-MensahCould, and far right Valerie Miller.  Could we have some more names please?

Gail Blenkinsopp has identified herself in the second row far rght.

Oakwood School fete 1969

Oakwood was one of the new schools whose parents' associations raised money to build a swimming pool.  No doubt the proceeds from this fete contributed to its construction, improvements or maintenance.  One subject in the lower picture already identified is Nicholas Osborne.  He's the one throwing the ball. And the girl in the top photo wearing the spotted dress is Sally Collins.

An Oakwood School infants class 1970 or 1971

This was the top infants class of Mrs Scott (right) with Mrs Winifred Neighbour as the infants welfare helper (as the post was then termed).  Just look at the hightly-polished floor! 

BACK ROW L to R: Timothy Fraser;  Arpita Bhose; ?; Sharon Barton; Richard Collins;  Karen Willan; Simon Drew; Richard Chandler; Gary Blight; John Allen; Simon (or Stephen) Baker or Andrew Pincock**; Christopher Page. 

THIRD ROW L to R:  ?; Kevin Smith; ?;  Ian Drake; Janette Dollamore; Olivia Argent; Janet Thrussell; Helen Osei-mensah; Alison Mills; Paul Winch; Timothy Bowen. 

SECOND ROW L to R: Susan Ferguson; Jennifer Johnson; Sarah Street; Andrew Denholm; Simon Pointer; Valerie Miller; Sally Humphreys; Caroline Wood; Jacqueline Harris; ?  ; Amanda Miles. 

FRONT ROW L to R: David Curran, Stephen Harman, Roy McGowan (or McGoohan), Gary Anscombe.

** please confirm.

It is thought that Peter Hughes might be in the picture. Please confirm.

Oakwood School, October 1961

A full set of names was written on the back of this photo.  Hooray!

BACK ROW L-R: Terry Hill, Andrew Richardson, Stewart Andrews, John Kane, John Way, Trevor Eastwood, Peter Garvin, Stephen Oliver; one name missing in this row.

THIRD ROW L-R: Ian Noble, Valerie Parsons, Janet Thorpe, Diana Marsh, Sally Carter, Sally Towler, Linda Crotty, Ann Newton, Mr David Sidnell.

SECOND ROW L-R: Rosemary Smith, Toni Marim, Susan Final, Marilyn Twigg, Susan Green, Marion Peck, Elizabeth Byers, Angela Argent, Lona Facey.

FRONT ROW L-R: David Williams, Mervyn Farmer, Robin Brown, John Davies, Nicholas Storer. 

Courtesy Janet Lang

St Albans' Own East End

Oakwood School, Year 4 or 5


BACK ROW L-R: Stephen Clark, ?, Timothy Smith, ?

THIRD ROW L-R: Peter Jenkyns (Head), ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Mrs Wiseman

SECOND ROW L-R: ?, Gillian Facey, ?, Janet Crawley, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?

FRONT ROW L-R:  ?, possibly Hugh Hornby, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?

SEATED (L-R): ?, ?

Courtesy Tim Dain

Tim writes: "It would be wonderful if the unknowns could be identified, and perhaps to hear from anyone who remembers me (Timothy Smith).