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Cheshire Memories: Photograph sparks happy memories at Alvanley Primary School

By Chester Chronicle on Nov 11, 09 08:04 AM in 1946-1960

A READER has shed more light on a picture published last week of Alvanley Primary School in the 1950s.

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Hilary Smith, née Shore, of Frodsham spotted herself on the photograph (back row, fifth from right) brought in by Grenville Britland and set about naming as many of her classmates as she could.

Mrs Smith, who returned to live in Alvanley six years ago and also owns the picture, recognised a host of characters from her past as well as headteacher Beatrice Hatton.

Her friend Barbara Bushall née Webster can be seen on the second row while her brother David Webster stands in front of Mrs Smith. Elsewhere Mrs Smith was able to name Jean Faulkner, her brother Trevor, Rhona Spate, Muriel Chatterton, Catherine Ellams and William Nelson.

Mrs Smith said: "It was a lovely school. Miss Hatton was absolutely fantastic. She was a wonderful teacher.

"I was very happy there."

Barbara Antliff, née Ellams called The Chronicle and was able to name virtually every child pictured as well as the other teacher, Miss Ellams, later Mrs Dawkings.

Back row: (left to right): Jimmy Lloyd, Barbara Childs, Jane Blythe, Lynn Greenhouse, Christine Basley, Barbara Lloyd, Hilary Ballard, Jean Egerton, Muriel Chatterton, Hilary Shaw, Jean Falkner, Roseanne Britland, David Dovedale.

Third row: Tony Condor, Michael Childs, William Nelson, Trevor Falkner, Clifford Britland, Brian Dovedale, Brian warburton, David Webster, Tony Parker, David Clegg, James Harris, Rhona Spate.

Second row: Bridget Greenhouse, Zena Ellams, Janet Percival, Barbara Ellams, Gladys Moore, Barbara Webster, Catherine Evans, Linda Childs, Fiona Carnell, Anne O'Connor, .......... Greenhouse.

Front row: Kenneth Basley, John Britland, David Oldfield, Malcolm Rimmer, Richard Clegg, Dorothy Niblock, Brenda Jackson, John Lloyd, Ian Quarterman, Colin Hughes, Eric Webster.

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