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Barrington children Queens coronation 02-06-1953

Photo posted on sixtownships Facebook site by John Dawson.

Not an school end of year photo but I would assume all of this lot did attend Barrington CP through the 1940s and 1950s.

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Barrington County Primary School

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5 minutes ago, rosco said:

what was number 2 bobby ramsey dressed as :D or has he been down the pit

Hula Hula pit lass - plenty straw and coal available from the Barton rows. Sadly Bobby no longer with us but he did end up working in the pit(s).

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trying to imagine a kid asking his mum today.......can I dress and black up for school party for queen's 90th:D

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Grass skirts and 'black' were very exotic at the coronation celebrations in Netherton Colliery as well. I think the influence came from the visit of Queen 'Saloty' of Tonga to attend the coronation. She was probably the first non-white seen, on TV and in newspapers, by the colliery children.

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On 12 June 2016 at 13:39, Eggy1948 said:

Some names added, 95% by Alan Dickson of the - Facebook Barrington, Barnt' n  memories and stuff!! and this site. 

Queens coronation 02_06_1953 numbered and named.jpg

No 39 Chris Muter , No 50 Bobby Muter

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No 7 is John Dickson, not Alan Dickson.

 No 3,7 Freda Lake ? No 21 Dot ? Kilgour. No 34 John Pierce or John Scott?

No 54 is Sandra Johnson and No 45 is Marjorie Beldon.

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Marilyn & Bob Muter, off the Barrington, Barnt' n  memories and stuff!! Facebook group have posted a full photo, that has not been flipped, and the names from the flipped image have been added. Previously it was thought that the fancy dress event was for the Queen's coronation in 1953 but now as more of the kids, and their approximate ages, have been established this photo was c1949.  

Barrington Fancy dress 1949 named.jpg

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