Christmas, 1957 – but who’s that girl?


Ogley Hay Girl School Nativity, Christmas 1957. Can you identify the girl fourth from right, back row please? A wonderful image from Kathleen Martin nee Schnabel.

As anyone who reads my other channels will know its been a hard week, and frankly, I’ve been too knackered to properly manage the blog – sorry for the lack of content over the last week and thanks for bearing with me.

Hopefully, normal service will be resumed soon, and in the meantime, I’m playing catchup again. So off we go…

In the last week, I’ve had the above wonderful image in from Kathleen Martin, whose maiden name was Scnabel. Kathleen is the shepherdess, front row left, and wonders if anyone knows the identity of the wee lass fourth from right, back row; she has names for all the others.

Kathleen wrote:

Hi Bob

Attached photo of Christmas play at Ogley Hay girls school 1957 have listed the names from left to right starting with the back row:

Pat Slatcher, Sandra Cooper, June Portsmouth, Pat Malpass, Angela Anthill, ??, Ann Scott, Sandra Kendall, Elizabeth Brookes

front row, Kathleen Schnabel, Mary Charles, Susan Watton, Sandra Harris, Janet Green, Yvonne Simpson, Sandra Hayward, Andrea Brownridge

Can anyone name the question marked girl on the back row?

Hope this photo is of interest

Thanks for a great blog Bob
Regards Kathleen Martin nee Schnabel.

Cheers Kathleen for the compliment, and this is indeed a lovely picture that’s sure to bring back memories for a lot of readers. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Previously I’ve featured an Ogley School staff image and also reader and local historian Andy Dennis has sent me a couple of lovely school group photos featuring his mother, thought to be from the 1936 sports event at Chase Terrace, which was mentioned by Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler in comments to the same post.

Mandy Cockram has also sent in a couple of great images from the Girls School in the 1950s.

If you can help, please do comment or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.

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1 Response to Christmas, 1957 – but who’s that girl?

  1. I don’t know who the girl is but thank you for your continuous great content on the blog. Love reading all the local folk stories and historical anecdotes.

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