23 thoughts on “Pupils of Bowesfield Lane School. c1930

  1. Hi I went to Bowsfield Lane Boys School in the 50s & 60s. I remember Mr Mathews who taught my dad then me – great Teacher and also Mrs Rainer I think that’s the name. I lived on Brougham Street then at Hardwick.

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  2. My Grandmother Alice Smith, her sisters Eleanor, Ethel and brother Robert Smith, went there in early 1900’s. They lived in Ramsgate above my great grandparents plumber’s shop Ed Smith & Son.
    My mother and her sister also went there in the 30’s. My mother was Joyce Hardman and her sister was Dorothy. They lived at 3 Bickersteth Street then moved to 9 Cecil Street. My sister and I also went there for a few months in 1964, we stayed when we moved from the States on our way to RAF Mildenhall. My name is Denise and sister is Dianne. Bloody yanks lol we had a yank car 1963 Buick LeSabre on Cecil Street, anyone remember?

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  3. Hello.
    Just wondered if you had any information on one of the pupils of Bowesfield Lane School c1930 – girls class photo? As my family think that the little girl in the back row, eighth along from the left, is Violet Millington, or maybe one of her sisters….? Violet was my Nan, born in 1924 Stockton-on-Tees,she lived in Camden Street. Sadly she is no longer with us. Is there any more information about the girl pupils of this time?
    Would appreciate it very much.
    Thank you
    Lucy Brown

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    • Hi, I think we are related. Was Violet the daughter of John Millington and Beatrice Bullas? If so that would make her my late grandfathers sister!
      Elaine Millington

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  4. Joy Mannion: I remember your aunt Helen Duncan, who was about my age, and your grandmother Winnie Duncan, when they lived in Pearson Street and I lived in Ellicott street. I hope Helen is doing well.

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  5. I’m no costume expert but it’s clear that these fascinating pictures were taken decades earlier than 1930 – certainly before WWI and very possibly before 1900! (Does no contributor recognise their grandparent as a youngster?)

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    • I attended Bowesfield Lane School up to 1930 , Mr Charlie Gill a teacher and I both left to go to Newtown School in October . Teachers I remember were Headmaster Mr Hamilton , Mr Carlin, Mr Roberts , Mr Florence, Mr Gill, Miss Short , The Boys picture could have been taken at that time I maybe on it but are not sure , I have many happy memories of my time there.

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      • I do not know the school, but the headmaster Mr Hamilton was my grandfather though he died in about 1933 – long before I was born. I would be interested to hear your memories of him.

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  6. Jean, don’t recall your name but remember Maggie Stokes, Jean Heppenstall and lots of others. We have had school reunions arranged by my wife’s sis Ann Morris in the past few years and still keep in touch with many of them. Boys and girls, but mostly girls! I married Joan (Morris) in 1959 and lived above the Royal Fish Shop in Bowesfield Lane for a short time, before we went abroad with the Army. We have old school photos and addresses if you would like to get in touch via the Picture Stockton Team.

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    • Hi Doug yes I would like to see some school photos I was in Miss Lee’s class along with Maggie Stokes, Jean Heppinstall, Beth Downing, Joan Boddy, Margaret Mustard along with others. Regards Jean Barker (nee Brant)

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    • I attended in 1964 when coming back from America. My Grandma Alice (Smith) Hardman attended as did her sisters Elenor Smith & Ethel.
      My mother Joyce Hardman and her sister Dorothy lived at 9 Cecil Street. Loved that house and all my memories there!

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  7. I am Jean from the Royal fishshop (was Brant then) I remember your mum, Winnie, does she remember any other girls from Bowesfield Lane – Jean Heppinstall, Margeret stokes and Beryl Stevenson?.. just a few names. I am now 72.

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    • Hello Jean Brant. I am Beryl Stephenson (now Morgan), I have seen the photo you sent in, I have the same one. I am still in touch with Margaret Stokes, and Jean Heppenstall. Veronica Oliver is in Australia, and poor Janet Delahaye died this week. I would love to know what happened to Sheila Law, she had a twin brother Sid who went to Richard Hind school and I was very friendly with her even after school, you don’t happen to know anything about them, do you? I now live in the Sedgefield area, but sadly I lost my husband six years ago. I have two sons and a daughter. I would love to hear from you. Please ask for my email address from Picture Stockton and they will pass it onto you. Regards Beryl Morgan

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    • I remember the Royal fishshop well, I can them now and the pork pies from Baldwins the butcher. Mum was was Joyce Hardman and my Grandparents were Alice and Percy Hardman, 9 Cecil Street.

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  8. Hi my mam went to Bowesfield Lane school, her name was Winnie Duncan. She is 73yrs old now so it was a long time ago. My mam was brought up in Pearson Street with her mam Winnie Duncan and father John Duncan, her brothers where John and Jimmy and her sisters where Ida, Mabel, Laura, Helen. There is only my mam and her brother Jimmy and sister Helen still alive. Does any one remember the Dduncan family? My mam married my dad Micky Mannion.

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  9. hi are there any ex students of bowesfield lane girls school who remember me i attended the school from 1950 ? to 1954 a long time ago .my parents had the royal fish shop in bowesfield lane,would love to hear from any one – i do remember a few names , teacher was miss metcalf and then miss lee i think ,

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  10. Its wonderful to see the old photographs of Bowesfield school. I attended that school in the sixties and lived in Cecil Street just over the road. I would love it if someone had any photographs of Cecil Street with its old cobbled street, or even the school in the 1960″s.

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