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1947 class photo

Back row: Winston McCanna, Ruth Humphries, Beryl Pollard, Ann French, June Jarrett, Vera Clifton, Jill Smith, Ann French, Geof Fisher, Brian Wilson.

Middle row: Wendy ?, Brian Eaves, John Burt, Robin Essex, Gerald Yeend, John Waring,  Ernest Rodgers, Brian Pargeter, Tony 'Lemon', Ann ?

Front Row: Beryl Giles, Ann Mountford, ? , June Stevens, Barbara Kirby, Mavis Southam, Mary Kingerly, Dorothy Price, Gillian Pearce.

Back row: Winston McCanna, Ruth Humphries, Beryl Pollard, Ann French, June Jarrett, Vera Clifton, Jill Smith, Ann French, Geof Fisher, Brian Wilson. Middle row: Wendy ?, Brian Eaves, John Burt, Robin Essex, Gerald Yeend, John Waring, Ernest Rodgers, Brian Pargeter, Tony 'Lemon', Ann ? Front Row: Beryl Giles, Ann Mountford, ? , June Stevens, Barbara Kirby, Mavis Southam, Mary Kingerly, Dorothy Price, Gillian Pearce.

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Many thanks to Gerry Yeend who has been in touch with this new photo for the archive. He says:

“A school friend has contacted me and included a picture of the outgoing class of 1947, Dashwood Rd School. We both attended DRS and went on to Banbury Grammar School.”

John Burt, Gerry’s former classmate, recalls:

“About the picture -Dashwood School. Presumably copies were issued/sold to proud mums whose children had succeeded with the barrier to fame and fortune that the 11+ represented. Interestingly 36 passed unconditionally with 3 on the border line – and one of these students ended up as Deputy Director of Education for Northamptonshire – allegedly!

Presumably the photographer was not commissioned to record images of those who ‘had a bad day’!  Unfair system. However the teacher who achieved this miracle was Mrs Osbourne. The year 1947.”

Between them, John and Gerry have recalled the following names relating to the picture. If you can remember any more, please get in touch with [email protected] or leave a comment here!

Back row: Winston McCanna, Ruth Humphries, Beryl Pollard, Ann French, June Jarrett, Vera Clifton, Jill Smith, Ann French, Geof Fisher, Brian Wilson.

Middle row: Wendy ?, Brian Eaves, John Burt, Robin Essex, Gerald Yeend, John Waring,  Ernest Rodgers, Brian Pargeter, Tony ‘Lemon’, Ann ?

Front Row: Beryl Giles, Ann Mountford, ? , June Stevens, Barbara Kirby, Mavis Southam, Mary Kingerly, Dorothy Price, Gillian Pearce.

John adds: “I’m proud of this feat of memory – I have trouble with the grand children!”

Also recalled was this sad memory: “I remember ‘Tony Lemon’s full name as Tony Lemonofides – he was Greek. He was a keen sportsman and was killed while cycling near Dunchurch whilst at Banbury Grammar School.