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Wimpole (C.E.) School
October 1938
A local history and genealogy page for the Parish of Wimpole.
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Pupil Group, Wimpole (C of E) Village School.
A pre-war group of 36 school pupils photographed at Wimpole Village School in October 1938. The pupil names shown were written on the back of the original photograph.

Wimpole Village School Pupils, October 1938
Pupil Group - Wimpole (C of E) Village School, October 1938

Pupil Names (as known):
Back Row (six boys standing on chairs, left to right): (unknown boy), Gordon Northrop, Jack Jarman, Gerald Homent, Benny Smith, Tom Davenport.
Third Row (four girls standing, left to right): Milly Charter, Joan Mayo, Joan Blaby, Doris Reynolds.
Second Row (pupils standing/sitting, left to right): Eric Clarke, David Mayo, Kath Payne, Joan Chessum, Daphne Rumbold, Margaret Clarke, May Nason, Elma Ablett, Ernie Reynolds, Dennis Rolph.
Front Row (sitting, left to right): Peter Pratt, Keith Bullen, Joan Horsfield, Freddie Blaby, (unknown girl, surname possibly Wheeler), Betty Blaby, Janet Skinner, June Pratt, Janet Reynolds, Doug Clarke, Eric Chessum, Vic Chessum, Peggy Bullen.
I am two names short!
The boy in the back row, and the girl fifth from the left in the front row.
Please contact the website if you have any other Wimpole School photographs, information, memories or can help with any of the missing pupil names.

This photograph was taken in 'The Chestnuts', the outdoor playing area of Wimpole School. Behind the pupils is a glimpse of the old Forge and Rose Cottages.

1903 (2nd Edition) Ordnance Survey Map, showing the location of the School at Wimpole
1903 (2nd Edition) Ordnance Survey Map, showing the location of the School at Wimpole

Wimpole Village School c1905
Wimpole Village School c1905
Wimpole's Church of England School was completed in 1876, then closed suddenly in 1946
(the brick structure being declared "absolutely unsafe for the children")

This page was last updated: 18 January 2020


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