19 thoughts on “Richard Hind Girls School. 1955

  1. Anyone from RHS 1952 to 1956 please contact me Anne Buttery, I’d love to hear from anyone who is still around xx

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  2. Hi I’m Anne Buttery I am interested to hear from anyone who was at Richard hind from 1952 to 1956.
    Eva Henderson Betty Wigham Brenda Rhea plus many more.
    I don’t live in England but love to hear from someone from my class. Thankyou

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  3. I left Richard Hind in 1966 and was heartbroken to find it no longer existed when I visited U.K. from Oz in the 80s. I look back with fond memories of my time there and am sad that I lost contact with friends. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. I was Margaret in those days.

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  4. I was there 1949 -1953. We weren’t allowed to wear skirts until the 5th form. I remember most of the teachers pictured in the 1947-48 staff photo. Anybody out there from my year? My name was Fay Gibson.

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  5. I was a first year student at Richard Hind girls school in 1965, 1 alpha. My name was Pat Williams. Does anyone out there remember me. Looking for Janet Kitching, Janice Carter.

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  6. The girl on the right of the front-row is Pat Lyons & the girl 4th from left back-row was called Lambert, both were previously at Newtown School.

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    • This was taken in the grounds of Lustrum Hall where we used to go for domestic science and needlework. Back row left is Cynthia… 4th left is Audrey Lambert, think I’m next to her. Middle row 3rd left, Venetia Jeal, front left, Margaret McArthur, 3rd from end Sheila Grainger, far right, Pat Lyons.

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  7. We recognise some of the people on this pic and we believe it to be much later than stated perhaps about 1958 or 1959 because of the uniform rule… not allowed to wear skirts till 3rd year. These girls are our contempories and we were at Richard Hind from 1956 till 1961.

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    • Hi ,Eleaner and Freda I was in your year at Richard Hind and remember you both well. I stayed on into the upper 6th before going to college in Newcastle to become a teacher..We didn’t get much career guidance in those days you either went into the commercial class to become office workers or you went into 6th form to become a nurse or teacher. We had some great times at school particularly on our way back from school dinners when we walked back through Ropner Park from Oxbridge .There were a lot of school berets thrown onto the railway on the last day at school.,though mine was not one of them.
      Happy days Margaret Jennings ( Douglas)! 1951 to 63

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  8. Ah yes, the badge showing on the beret was a problem, as with a backcombed hairdo the only way to keep your beret on was to wear it flat on the back of your head, firmly anchored with about six hairgrips! So the badge had to be taken off and sewn onto the flat part. When a mistress walked towards us and said “Where’s your beret?” we turned our heads round and said “Here Miss”. The day I left in June 1962, I posted mine into the postbox on the corner outside the school!

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  9. I have the class photo similar to this one taken in our first year which was 1960, half of us are wearing gymslips but the other half are wearing skirts, I don’t remember any rule about this. Do remember about the peggy purses though! and that beret – what a pain. When I left in 1965 it was over the nearest hedge before I got home. Must admit however I still have the apron we made in needlework for domestic science.

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  10. I do Pat, you are correct Gymslips for First and Second years, skirts from Third year upwards. If you remember we had to have either a peggy purse or a zip in the side pocket of your Gymslip or Skirt. Order or Conduct marks given if you were found without either, or if the badge wasn’t showing on your beret.

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  11. I went to Richard Hind between 1957 and 1962, and we were not allowed to wear skirts until the 3rd year. Before that it was gym slips. Anyone else remember that?

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  12. I’m in this picture somewhere, but I cannot find myself. Yes, Old age pensioners we are, but what a lot of good memories of that time

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  13. In answer to Wendy Shaw’s query, the girls in this photograph would have been born between September 1941 and August 1942. I do remember Ann Burroughs who I believe lived on Ragpath Lane, Stockton but who is not pictured in this photograph.

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  14. Can anyone tell me what age group this photo is of as I am the daughter of Ann Burroughs and Norman Kallagher who both met at Richard Hind and married? They were born 1939 & 1940 so i dont know when they would have attended the school.

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  15. Sorry about that Pam. You girls certainly look older than 12-13 year olds but you are quite correct in surmising that the lads in my class will have shown no interest in you girls at the time we left school. Perhaps a few years later though as a four year age difference is pretty common in married couples. You never know.

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  16. Hi Ged As we had just completed our first year at Richard Hind in 1954 when you were actually leaving at the end of your fifth year, I doubt if any of the boys of 5th year would have been very interested in us 11-12 year olds! Or would they? Too many names to mention really. We did not leave until 1958 but if you really want to know the names of the girls in the photo I could supply you with most names even though we are all senior citizens now!!!

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  17. Please Pam, can you supply some names? Although I left the boys school in 1954 I`m sure that some of the girls on this photo would have caused interest amongst the boys in our class.

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