19 thoughts on “Richard Hind School c1955

      • Hi Big Bopper,
        Sorry but I have only just read your comment. Hope you are well and still a big Johnny Cash fan. The Stores Club at Fairfield, that brings back a lot of memories. I still can’t play snooker.
        Back to the school photo, my memory of Ikey Moses was him hurling the board rubber at us and jumping across the desks to get to the trouble maker. He was a good teacher though.

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  1. ‘Ikey’ Moses moved to Roseworth School about the year I left Richard Hinds in ’63. I know he was still at Roseworth in the late 60’s because I went to Grangefield with his son, who was a year younger. However, he might have subsequently gone to Hartburn. He was alive and well up to a couple of years ago because, via Friendsreunited, I had an exchange with his son. Ikey had a reputation as a terror and we were all dreading going up into his class. However, although he did not suffer fools gladly, he was a top class teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed that year and benefited enormously.

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  2. Malcolm Stabler, are you the Malcolm who worked at the Malleable with Tot Ranson, Brian Allen, Cyril Sunley, Laurie Williams, Mr Old and Brian Gard. If you are the boy in the front row, fourth from the left could be you. Although he is marked down as Dave Farlow.

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  3. Just like the headmaster I can”t abide spelling mistakes!! His surname was Olver – definitely no “i” in it – and I should know, I”m his daughter! Apparently I used to go to the parties at Christmas and joined in with Miss Robson”s class. I suppose this was the year before I started school myself. The story goes that my dad suddenly realised I was not with him and looked round to see that I had collected a chair just like the rest of the children and was following them to wherever they were going.

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    • I left in 1952 but remember Harry Olver the Head and Ikey Moses who was a fantastic teacher. Nice to see them both in this picture. I met Ikey some years later and was surprised to find that I was much taller than him.

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  4. Cliff Thornton well I can vaguely remember names and I know I made some great pals at school but my big confession has to be I dont readily remember the people, after school and the tech, I became a musician and even now after all these years I am still playing. I have had varied and many jobs but my main stay has always been my music sad really because while gaining in some areas of life I seem to have left my old life behind. Sadly my wife died in 2005 but I have 3 grown up brilliant children but again one of them my eldest girl has followed me into entertainment. I have followed the memories through this web site and am ammazed at how little I remember even though I was there, nearly !.

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  5. Moira Murphy – Maybe Colin was off school ill the day the photographer came? The 4-5 year olds started at one end of the school in Miss Robson”s class, then every year they moved along into the next classroom, until they eventually ended up in the classroom at the far end of the school which was where Mr Moses taught.

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  6. Cliff My husband Colin was at this school and at the same time. Some of the boys in this photo were, and some still are friends of his. We were wondering why he wasn”t on the photo, either he had nicked off to go fishing, or was there two classes of the same age? Although he of course remembers Mr Moses he doesn”t think he ever had him as a form teacher. If there was a different class has anyone out there got the form photo.

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  7. Mr Moses the class teacher on the left and Mr Oliver the headmaster on the right. Back row: Duncan Eddy, John Law, Ian Brudenell, Tony Bird, ?, David Lax, Adrian Wilson, David Shearer, Ian Warton, Ronald Syson, Peter McGurr. Upper middle: ? , ?, Sandra Mason, Joyce Franks, Christine Marlborough, Sylvia Carter, Helen Cain, Joan Hutchinson, Valerie Smith, Maureen Lighthowler, Wendy Long. Lower middle: ? , Christine Hurley, Jean ?, Valerie ?, Joan Garbutt, Christine Amos, ?, ?, ?, Margaret Moss, ?, ? Front row: Peter Ward, Douggie Brewster, Ian Rawlinson, David Farlow, Cliff Thornton, Barry Thompson, Ian Grant, ?

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    • Two more of the girls on here next to Christine Amos are Sandra Watson and Sheila Garthwaite, I think that the boy on the right on the bottom row is one of the Richardsons. I had already left the school to start seniors by this time.
      There were a couple of classes of children of the same age taught by Mr Moses and Miss Lewis, the latter taught within the school building, Mr Moses alongside Mr Forbes had their classrooms within the outside buildings situated in the boy’s playground.
      The teachers in my years there were…Misses Robson, Simpson, Martin, Barker, Foster, Young,she married and became Mrs Garbutt, Wanford and Lewis plus as said earlier Mr Moses and Forbes. The headmistress was another Miss Young……when she left Mr Olver became headmaster, l remember him so well often riding his bike to school…I thought that he was a really good headmaster, strict but fair.
      Years later after I had finished my years in Grammar school and went to work at Power Gas, I often saw him in Gladstone street on a morning on his way to school, he had not forgotten me and always bade me “good morning” Patricia.

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