Teachers at Hardwick Infant School

We were still Hardwick Infant School when this photograph was taken. From 1984 onward the amalgamation happened and we were Hardwick Primary School. I was Mrs Kell till 1989 when I married Roz and became Mrs Prichard.

Back row; ??, Mrs Smith, ??, Miss Henderson, Mrs Cowell, ??, Mrs Kell, Mrs Jewett, Mrs Reed. Front row: Mrs Mantle, Miss Sharp, Mrs Carson (Head), Miss Greenwell, Mrs Hart.

Photograph and details courtesy of Carole Prichard.


12 thoughts on “Teachers at Hardwick Infant School

  1. What a great trip down memory lane!
    I joined Hardwick Primary when I was almost 7 in 1986 and most of those teachers were the ones I remember.
    I think my teachers were Mr Blackman, Ms Chisolme, Mrs Sefton and Miss Kitchen.
    I remember going to Carlton Camp in 1989 and loving it… I recently went back a few ties for youth events and they still run the same – with a few new blocks and stuff but it’s literally like a trip back to the 80’s!
    I didn’t mind half of the Wick being demolished but the schools and landmarks were sad to see go…I’ve lived in Tyne and Wear for 20 years now and everytime I go back to Hardwick there’s a million changes – streets gone and new ones appeared.


  2. Good picture, brilliant memories. I’d have been three at the time, and still a year away from starting nursery, but I definitely remember Mrs Jewitt, Mrs Mantle (who I’m sure is Mrs Orridge, the piano player? I’m probably mistaken), Mrs Cowell, and Mrs Greenwell.

    Mrs Cornwall was head when I was there.


    • Mrs Orridge although sure she was in the junior school, was Miss McLeans? when she was at Hardwick, then went on to be head of the school in Port Clarence I was in Mrs Kell’s class, Miss Sharpe taught my Dad at Bailey St. School and was my teacher last year of infants, Mrs Hart was the secretary


  3. Yes I was, I was one of the children dressed in a nightie. Denise Baxter was the fairy queen. I don’t remember your name, you were obviously in another class. You should put the photo on the site, I have a copy but very creased. I left Bailey Street in 1959 to attend Richard Hind.


  4. What a nice photograph of Miss Sharp. Miss Sharp taught myself and both my brothers at Bailey Street, and then our sister Diane at Hardwick. Our Mam was a dinner lady at Hardwick Juniors in the late sixties and seventies (Nanny Wright).


    • Were you in a Christmas play at Bailey Street? I have a photo of one that I was in, it includes Joyce Thomas, Pamela Wynn, and lots of other pupils, and your name seems familiar to me.


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