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Wimpole Park School (1954)
Senior Pupils Group - Summer Term
A local history and genealogy page for the Parish of Wimpole.
Wimpole Park County School was a temporary community school set up after the Second World War on the Wimpole Hall Estate, Cambridgeshire. The school ran from 1948 to 1955, until Bassingbourn Village College opened.

Senior Pupils at Wimpole Park School c1954
Senior Pupils - Wimpole Park School c1954
Photograph courtesy of Keith Bullen (2003) (re-scanned from the original November 2019)
Image © Copyright 2000-2020 Keith Bullen and the Wimpole Past website.

The teacher in the photograph is believed to be Mrs Dorothy Mansfield, an ex-Naval Officer previously in the Wrens. More pupil names will hopefully follow (although some of the above pupils can also be identified in the 'fully-named' 1953 photograph below).
Back Row (left to right): boy, boy, boy, Robert Arnold, boy, boy, boy, boy, boy.
Third Row (left to right): girl, girl, girl, girl, girl, girl, girl, girl, Irene Lowe, girl.
Seated Row (left to right): boy, girl, Ann Cornett, girl, Mrs Dorothy Mansfield (Head), girl, girl, girl, boy, boy.
Sitting on Ground (left to right): boy, boy, boy, boy.
This is presumably the final term at school for some of the older pupils shown. Younger seniors would be transferring next term to the about-to-be-opened Bassingbourn Village College (school year 1954-55).
Please contact the website if you have any other Wimpole Park photographs, information, memories or can help with missing pupil names.

Wimpole Park School - Home Page
Pupil Group Photographs - Index Page
Wimpole Park School - Short History
Memories of Wimpole Park School
   by Alan Jordan (Acting Head 1950-1951, Head 1952-1954)
Wimpole Park School Rounders Team (1953)
My 'Old Wimpole' Childhood - Wimpole Park School Remembered
   by Irene Bruce (née Lowe)
Arrington Memories (George Reynolds via Guestbook)

Wimpole Park School c1952
Wimpole Park School c1950s
Image contributed by John Pearce
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