LOOKING BACK - October 20 edition

Staff at Hillmorton Paddox First School in 1988
Staff at Hillmorton Paddox First School in 1988

Hillmorton Paddox First School 1988

In October 1988 when this photograph appeared in the Advertiser, we wrote: “Half term will seem a little boring this week for pupils at Hillmorton Paddox First School who have been enjoying a little bit of history to mark their school’s 50th anniversary.

“In a week with a difference, the children have been sampling school days of their grandparents when life was full of shortages and ration books. “But there has been some fun too with a playground picnic and, as with every good celebration, lots of dressing up.” Originally the school, shared with Eastlands, was run by headmaster Henry Hinde. The staff pictured above, who joined in the fun with their uniforms and hockey sticks were (from left): Betty Knight, headmistress Sandra Roberts, Pauline Sharp, Gill Potter, Vera Leake, Barbara Goode, Ann Dale, Sue Webb, Pam Beech and Helen Hersey.