Benfleet Primary School - Class photos taken in the 1950s

Class photos taken in the 1950s

The following photos have been made available to us courtesy of Ann Morrison who was a pupil at the school in the 1950s.

Where known, some names have been added but if you can help us to fill in any of the blank spaces, please contact us via the add a comment section at the foot of this page.

Benfleet Primary School 1952
Ann Morrison collection
Benfleet Primary School 1955 Standing on the left of this photo is Mr Woods.
Ann Morrison collection
Benfleet Primary School 1956 All but two are named in the photo (see below)
Ann Morrison collection
1. Mr Woods, Headmaster  2. Olive Barker  3. Avril Mail  4. Kenneth Ballard  5. Brenda Newberry  6. Christine Nelson  7. Brenda Harvey  8. Avril Hill  9. Peter Crozier  10. Carol Atterton  11. Ann Dryden  12. Miss Harrison, teacher. 13. Unknown  14. Rodney Barclay  15. Rodney Hines  16. Lenine Barnes 17. Wendy Roomes  18. Keith Hall  19. Iris Bowers  20. Kenneth Scott  21. Elizabeth Sprickett  22.  Wendy Goble. 23. Valerie Estall  24. John Graham  25. Jennifer Lovell  16. Carol Smith 27. Andrew Gates 28. Michael Timms  29.  Kenneth Bleasedale  30. John Stokes  31. Arthur Baxter  32. Christine Turner  33. David Lassiter  34.  Geoffrey Sparrow. 35. Carol Mills  36. Paul Easton  37. Unknown  38. Jennifer Jones  39. Ann Morrison  40. Ann Cutler  41.  Alan Baptist  42. Joan Coxshall  43. Ann Betts  44. Trevor Sampson.
This photo shows eight members of the 1956 girls' netball team: 1.  Ann Summers  2. Elizabeth Sprickett  3. Susan Davis  4. Lesley Dickens  5. Margaret Cheeseman  6. Naomi Watson (or Wilson)  7. Veronica Cunningham  8.  Christine Collie
Ann Morrison collection
Festival of Britain celebration 1951 The teachers have been named (see below) but can you name the children?
Ann Morrison collection
1. Miss Kavanagh 5. Miss Bass 8. Mrs Wiers  9. Miss Treadaway  10. Miss Shaw
Ann Morrison collection

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  • Thank you for your comments. Although some of those pictured are known to me through other connections, I had left when many of them were taken. Have a look at Article list/Schools/Miss Bass.  A chance meeting I had with her in Rochford a couple of years ago provoked some memories!

    By John Downer (19/05/2014)
  • I remember Elizabeth Spickett, we were for a while neighbours along the High Road, a sister as I recall, Margaret? and a boy Blyth, he went on to become one of Fleet Street’s printers.

    After the death of Mr Spickett a local solicitor, Mrs Spickett returned or retired to Dawlish I believe.

    Best wishes if any of you should read this.

    By Colin Mac (18/05/2014)

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