1961 Sports Day, so long ago...

There are boys from two classes here, 1B1, the class I was in, and 1B2. It's amazing but I could not remember anyone's name but now I look at the photo of 1B1 and 1B2 I can name the following. I do recall most of the others but not their names.

I am grateful to David Pay for some of these names.  Some are possible names, people in bold are near certainties.

Sports Day 1961
Back row left to right Middle row left to right Front row left to right
  1. Tony Ketley
  2. Stan Hibbert or somebody Grant?
  3. Mick Prior, good friend of Vere Barlow
  4. Vere Barlow
  5. Nigel Mercer
  6. Tony Bothwell
  7. Alan Bishop
  8. Christopher Mcleod(Identified by Vere Barlow)
  9. unknown
  10. unknown
  11. unknown
  1. unknown
  2. Ray Ablitt
  3. Christopher House
  4. unknown
  5. John Morgan
  6. unknown
  7. Fred Smart
  8. David English?
  9. Joey Hudson
  10. unknown
  11. David Pay
  1. Alan Boniface
  2. Roger Nash
  3. unknown
  4. unknown
  5. unknown
  6. unknown
  7. Harry Budd ( unfortunately killed on the railway track a few years ago )
  8. unknown
  9. David Higgs (that's definitely me!)
  10. Graham Smith

 

 

The names in bold are most likely to be correct. David Pay (a William Fletcher Old Boy) wrote to me back in 2001 saying:

"The photo of 1B1 & 1B2 is as follows:
Top Row - Tony Ketley, Stan Hibbert, ?, Vere Barlow, Jim Carey , ? , ( Nigel Mercer ), Alan Bishop, ?, ?, ?,
Middle Row - ?, ?, ?, ?, John Morgan, ?, ?, Fred Smart, ( Joey Hudson ), ?, ( Eddie Waghorn )
Bottom Row - Ray Pink, Roger Nash,?, ?, ?, ?, Harry Budd, ?,?, ( Graham Smith )

"These were the names given to me by Roger Pay who as you can imagine had even more trouble than I did remembering people. Rog said he was in class 1B3 so was not included in the photo. Some of the names do not agree with the names Dave Higgs came up with but it is the best we can do for the moment. "

Still some unknowns then!