Reader Janet has sent me an absolutely gorgeous school photo from the early 1960s at Ogley Hay infants in Brownhills – from the activity and dress depicted, I think this may be a May Day celebration which I believe was customary at the school at the time?
Janet Bullock wrote:
This was a photo my husbands grannie use to have on her dressing table.
My husband, Gary Bullock, is the young lad on the right and they were leading the May Queen from the old Ogley infants school down the path to the playground which was behind the old Brownhills library.
He can’t remember anyone on the photo but he was only 5 or 6 and it would have been 1960/61. Does anyone else remember this or recognise anyone on the photo?
Thanks to Jaenet for a wonderful picture and a lovely enquiry – I really love these kinds of pictures and I’m sure readers will have much to say. You can comment here of mail me with your memories: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.
I have a feeling there might be some overlap with the post below from Malcolm Kelly from January 2017 which I include below in full:
A lovely photo comes in via reader Malcolm Kelly, who’s dug out an excellent photo of Class 4A at Ogley Hay junior Schooling 1963, and is wondering if readers can help with the faces he can’t recall?
It seems there’s some overlap with the 1964 Shire Oak School photo I posted over Christmas.
A happy new year to you and all your many readers. I hope that you may find the attached photo of interest. It shows Ogley Hay Junior school Class 4A (Mr Riley’s class) and was taken towards the end of the school year 1963. Quite a few of the faces appear in the recent Shire Oak Grammar school picture from September 1964.
I have managed, with a lot of help from John Franklin, to put a some names to faces but it would be great if anyone could fill in the gaps or correct any mistaken identities.
The names I have are as follows reading from the top and left to right :-
Row 1 – 1)Paul Sylvester 2) Ernest Jackson 3)Graham Gardner 4) Robert Mason 5) Andrew Bullock 6) Paul Onions 7) John Aston 8) Stephen Hollender 9) Robert Woodhouse 10) Robert Matthews 11) Michael Biggins
Row 2 – 1)???? 2) Alison Baker 3) Angela Clarke 4) Sylvia Parker 5) Gillian Clift 6) Janice Edwards 7) ????
8) ???? 9) ???? 10) Ann-Marie Ashmore 11) ???? 12) Pauline Proffit 13) Glenys Wright
Row 3 – 1) ???? 2) Christine Joesbury 3) Susan Wooldridge 4) Jane Smith 5) Susan Stevens 6) Carol Alport
7) Carol Robins 8) ???? 9) Jennifer Tonks 10) Susan Brownridge 11) Maureen Holiman
Front row – 1) Michael James 2) Malcolm Kelly 3) John Franklin 4) Peter Raybould 5) ???? 6) Stephen Horton
7) ???? 8) Gary Turner.
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.