These photos are from the Winchester and District Primary School Sports Day held at Weeke Junior School
Here are a selection of the books we have in our archives from around the 1950s.
In June 1958 the boys of Kendal Rise School visited Stanmore Junior School. From the welcome note it appears that the Stanmore pupils had visited Kendal Rise School earlier in the year.
The booklet has a variety of activities for the boys to complete including visits to the Cathedral, St Cross and Southampton Docks.
In this memoire, Paul describes the school, lunch and teachers. He recalls a time when lightning struck the school grounds,
“because there was a flash and a thunderbolt struck the grassed area next to the netball pitch adjacent to the wooden class rooms and left a small hole where it had struck!'“
In 1959, the Parent Teacher Association wanted to build a swimming pool for the Juniors and a paddling pool for the Infants on the site of the old air raid shelters. It doesn’t look like the proposal was acted upon.
The children of Stanmore have had a couple of occasions to see The Queen whilst in Winchester.
Pupils from the school also went to see The Queen on 13th April 1979, after presenting Maundy Money in Winchester Cathedral in accordance with the ancient ceremony.
In the late 1950s the school celebrated May Day with a fair. We have tickets and photographs from 1959 and 1957. Were you there - do you remember these events?
These photos were dontated by the family of Mrs Molly Cooper after she died. Can you identify the missing names and can you help us date these photos? We know Mr King became Headteacher on 11 September 1950 and Miss Glover retired in July 1968.
Rod came to the school between 1949 and 1951. In this detailed account of life at the school he talks about the challenges of spelling, uniform, equipment, being ink monitor, milk monitor or even bell monitor. He talks of occasionally coming to school by bus, teachers throwing board dusters, listening to the wireless, assembly, playtime, nick-names, tricks and getting into trouble!