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Photo from Glynis Lynn - Facebook group Bygone Bedlington. Looks like the whole school. Names from No 68 - Caroline Dobinson (nee Purvis) Bygone Bedlington group.

This lot would be a few years behind you @Canny lass but can you recognise anyone?

Nedderton Primary school c1965 named.jpg

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Having a bit of difficulty getting my head around the details in that photo! I recognise a relative, already named, but his age and the date on the photo don't quite match up. Also having difficulties with the building. Had the infant school at NETHERTON closed and had the pupils transferred to NEDDERTON? Netherton was an infant school but Nedderton was a Junior school.in my time. I'll have to do a bit of digging.

It could well be the rear of the building which faces the road in Nedderton village but I think the window panes were upright, same as the front of the building. Of course, they could have fitted new windows. Can't imagine where they fitted in 72 pupils!!

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2 hours ago, Canny lass said:

Having a bit of difficulty getting my head around the details in that photo! I recognise a relative, already named, but his age and the date on the photo don't quite match up. Also having difficulties with the building. Had the infant school at NETHERTON closed and had the pupils transferred to NEDDERTON? Netherton was an infant school but Nedderton was a Junior school.in my time. I'll have to do a bit of digging.

It could well be the rear of the building which faces the road in Nedderton village but I think the window panes were upright, same as the front of the building. Of course, they could have fitted new windows. Can't imagine where they fitted in 72 pupils!!

@Canny lass - I'll ask those that named the pupis to confirm year and school:innocent:

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@Canny lass - Caroline Dobinson (nee Purvis [I think]) replied to my question with :-  ' This is Nedderton Village school it took pupils from 4 year old to 11 Netherton Colliery school Closed a few years earlier so anyone from the colliery went up to the Village school. There were 72 pupils there at its peak and there were three classrooms one large dining hall / pe hall the classrooms were big we had 3 teachers Miss Short Miss Dilgono I think Mrs Brydan replaced her but she left and died very young i have forgot the name of head teacher but can remember her very much.'  Then Glynis Lynn replied to Caroline with :-' Miss Grey was headmistress, after Miss Severs'.

Nobody has confirmed the year of 1967.

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2 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Nobody has confirmed the year of 1967.

1967 sounds more reasonable than the 1965 stated on the photo. I965 my relative wasn't old enough to start school.

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Think the date is 1965.As Ursula Marley left to go to senior school in  July 1965 and myself, Ann Ridley , Anne Brown  Glynis and others left in July 1966.

John Mather

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On 27/02/2020 at 18:39, Apple John said:

Think the date is 1965.As Ursula Marley left to go to senior school in  July 1965 and myself, Ann Ridley , Anne Brown  Glynis and others left in July 1966.

John Mather

OK. My relative would have just had his 4th birthday so I thought he wasn't old enough to have started school. I thought they started at 5 yo.

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CL, Most of our family started at 4 years old, I believe you had to be 5 by the end of the school year, or summer holidays . 

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