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St John's Primary School
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St John's Primary School

St. John’s Primary, Mrs. Diver’s class about 1954. This is a photo of my sister’s class, she was then Patricia Wheeler.
Picture added on 11 May 2021 at 10:08
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My. Younger sister Linda Burge was in this picture. She was sitting in the second row, 4th from the left. Is it possible to purchase a copy as I would love to pass it on to her daughter. Linda died in 2006. I was also taught by Mrs Diver but in 1946
Added by Sheila Smith formerly Burge on 25 June 2021
My sister Patricia and I would love to hear from anyone with memories of St. John’s!
I too was in this class...Susan Harris and if I get my copy out I may be able to identify some others. M
Mrs Diver was a stickler for handwriting, she usually wore grey or purple .
Added by Sue Harris on 30 July 2022
I mentioned my sister Linda Burge was in the picture of Mrs Diver’s class in 1954. I also recall there were twins and I think their names were Vivienne and Sheila Swidenbank. Mrs Diver was widowed and that was why she always wore black, grey and purple and that was in the late 1940’s when I was with her. She had a daughter Dinah, who was a few years older than me. Does anyone remember Miss Courtney, the headmistress?
Added by Sheila Smith , nee Burge on 30 July 2022
Hello, Mrs Courtney was the Headmistress when I was at the School. I will be finding another group photo that was taken outside by the Hall that was used for Musical Movement (be a tree etc). I also have all my school reports of the same time. I recall the class name as Donna van Rybrook, Robin (she suffered from epilepsy), Wendy, Moira, and maybe Betty (she was a neighbour who was run over and killed by a lorry that reversed around a corner near her home). After all these years it takes time to recall everything. My class were in the outside hall the morning that death of the King was announced and we had to walk quietly back into class and sombre music was played all day
Added by Sue Harris on 31 July 2022
Other teachers I remember from late 40’s wer- Miss Howard, Miss Scoley and Mrs Lewis who took the reception class. There was also a very gentle Burmese lady but her name escapes me
Added by Sheila Smith , nee Burge on 31 July 2022
Other teachers I remember from late 40’s were Miss Howard, Miss Scoley and Mrs Lewis who took the reception class.There was also a very gentle Burmese lady but her name escapes me
Added by Sheila Smith , nee Burge on 08 August 2022
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