The Harvest Festival was always a highlight of the school year, we were forever telling our mothers that we needed something to take to put on the table, depending on how well or badly off we were at the time decided what we would take, if all else failed we could always rely on my fathers onion crop. These children look a little uncertain about being photographed, it was a fairly rare event at that time and most will have only been photographed at school, the children are practically standing to attention.
I note the presence of “Kellogg’s Corn Flakes”, Saxa Salt” and dark blue bags of sugar amongst the fruit and vegetables, there is also something called “Mixo”, I have no idea what this could be. I also spy a pair of “Billy Bunter” specs adorning the face of one of the boys, every class had at least one pair of these and each class also had a ginger haired child, my friend Brian was the spec wearer and I was the “Ginger Kid”.
These children will now be about 70 years of age and scattered far and wide, in the unlikely event of somebody recognising any of these children I shall be more than thankful if they can write in.
Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.