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The Howard School

Mary Howard
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The Hymn Sheet at The Dedication of
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The Howard School in 1956
The school at Elford prior to 1956 was known as Elford Primary School and at the centenary it was decided to name it after it's founder Mary Howard and since then it has been known as The Howard School.

EARLY PHOTGRAPH OF ELFORD SCHOOL PUPILS
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NOTE THE BOYS COLLARS AND THE GIRLS DRESSES

ELFORD SCHOOL PUPILS
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ESTIMATED AROUND 1900
ELFORD SCHOOL PUPILS
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ESTIMATED AROUND 1920
ELFORD SCHOOL PUPILS
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ESTIMATED AROUND 1930

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Elford School 1934 For Names See Text Below

Top Row Left to Right
Ernie Stevenson, Dick Everton, Wilf Chamberlain, Maurice Webb, Stantey Lowe, Bob Hidderley, Eric Stubbs, Bob Smith.
 
Middle Row Left to Right
Mary Simmonds, Barbara Shadbolt, Irene Clinton, Daisey Bickley, Janet Elson, Joan Ramsell, Joan Clement, Doreen Purchase, Marjorie Robinson.
 
Front Row Left to Right
Bob Ridgeway, Rosy Everton, Frank Gilbert, Harold Chamberlain, Elsie Chamberlain, Gordon Heath, Violet Clinton, Joan Bott, Marjorie Payne.
 
Teacher Miss Thornman
 
VISIT TO ELFORD
On the 18th of June 2003 Mrs Marjorie Dare payed a visit to Elford the village she was evacuated to in 1940 this was the first time she had been back,accompanied by her daughter Elaine she visited the school where she was shown all the records from the time she was at the school they also did us the honour of visiting us.
Marjories letter is on the local history page of the Local Heritage & History section of this web site.  
Mrs Marjorie Dare
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on her visit 18.06.2003
The photograph below shows the school as it was in the early 1950's the path running left to right to join with the path from the black and white house was the path from the old post office across the front of the then institute before it became a house.
ELFORD SCHOOL
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BEFORE THE RAILINGS WHERE PUT UP
Elford School
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The path running left to right in the photo came from the institute
THE FRONT OF THE HOWARD SCHOOL
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Taken Febuary 2003
SIDE VIEW OF THE HOWARD SCHOOL
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Taken Febuary 2003
After all the building work that took place in 2003 the end results can be seen below this text.
How The New Entrance Looks
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The New Entrance
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in More Detail
The New Classroom
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at The Rear Off The School
The photograph below of mayday at Elford School is in the mid 50s as Jean is on it.
Mayday atThe howard School
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around mid 1950's

SHEILA MOSEDALE AS MAY QUEEN
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AROUND MID 1950's

SOME MUM'S AT SCHOOL CHECKING THE WORK
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AROUND THE MID 1950s
The photograph and list below are of the may queens from 1923 to 2002 I have more infomation on the past may queens as to where they are and who they are now if you would like any info please get in touch and I will Get it for you.
SOME OF THE OLD MAY QUEENS
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OF ELFORD SCHOOL

More May Queens
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of the Past

ELFORD MAY QUEENS

1923---Miss Mollie Rowe

1924---Miss Joan Willett

1925---Miss Doris Hampson

1926---Miss Eva Thorley

1927---Miss Harnford

1928---Miss Audrey Brunt

1929---Miss Ethel Winfield

1930---Miss Nancy Rowe

1931---Miss Marion Willett

1932---Miss Doris Buttery

1933---Miss Mary Payne

1934---Miss Phyllis Purchase

1935---Miss Olive Sidwells

1936---Miss Kathleen Clinton

1937---Miss Marjorie Payne

1938---Miss Rosie Everton

1939---Miss Lucy Cowley

1940---Miss Olive Pickering

1941---Miss Olive Clinton

1942---Miss Margaret Harris

1943---Miss Myra Ford

1944---Miss Margaret Thompstone

1945---Miss Shiela Higginson

1946---Miss Peggy Rowe

1947---Miss Jean Rowe

1948---Miss Jill Davies

1949---Miss Margaret Hamson

1950---Miss Barbara Payne

1951---Miss Lynda Rowe

1952---Miss Sylvia Moore

1953---Miss Mary Elson

1954---Miss Maureen Coulson

1955---Miss Rosemary Parkin

1956---Miss Sheila Mosedale

1957---Miss Janet Key

1958---The Misses Charlotte & Lavinia Piercy (twins)

1959---Miss Marion Wilcox

1960---Miss Mavis Payne

1961---Miss Kathrtn Gray

1962---Miss Lynda Scarsbrook

1963---Miss Helen Mottram

1964---Miss Linda Clinton

1965---Miss Pat Chamberlain

1966---Miss Linda Haines

1967---Miss Mary Lynes

1968---Miss Christine Lynes

1969---Miss Wendy Stevenson

1970---Miss Shiela Clinton

1971---Miss Tessa Fulleylove

1972---Miss Jean Poyser

1973---Miss Carol Pickering

1974---Miss Jane Thompstone

1975---Miss Deborah Musgrave

1976---Miss Elizabeth Sturgess

1977---Miss Rachel Stevenson

1978---Miss Keely Smith

1979---Miss Joanne Starkey

           Miss Lynn Pickering

           Miss Jayne Rosenberg

           Miss Helen Newell

1980---Miss Rachel Baxter

           Miss Phillipa Sturgess

           Miss Susan Green

           Miss Jayne Elson

           Miss Claire Cavanagh

           Miss Gemma Roshan

1981---Miss Joanne Rosenberg

           Miss Vanessa Sherwin

           Miss Joanne Davies

1982---Miss Darlene Owen

1983---Miss Abigail Baxter

           Miss Paula Sherwin

1984---Miss Manon Williams

           Miss Jodie Lewis

1985---Miss Claire Newell

           Miss Rachel Holgate

1986---Miss Abigale Wood

           Miss Sarah Thompson

           Miss Dawn Jardine

           Miss Alison Moore

           Miss Natalie Chamberlain

           Miss Diane Bullock

1987---

           Miss Sarah Holgate

           Miss Michelle Jardine

           Miss Nicola Tyler

           Miss Emma Beasley

           Miss Joanne Goodwin

           Miss Hilary Evans

           Miss Anna Maddocks

           Miss Emma Walker

           Miss Sarah Preston

           Miss Lindsey Mitchell

1989---Miss Donna Powell

           Miss Lucy Beasley

           Miss Kate Harcombe

           Miss Tracey Bloomfield

           Miss Emma Collins

           Miss Sian Chaffer

           Miss Claire Taylor

           Miss Gillian Groves

1990---Miss Rebecca Longdon

           Miss Sarah Wood

           Miss Kate Ledwood

1991---Miss Rebecca Rowley

           Miss Rhiannon Chaffer

           Miss Anna Mitchell

           Miss April Brunt

           Miss Joanne Collins

1992---Miss Kelly Hill

           Miss Hannah Longdon

           Miss Lucy Maddocks

           Miss Rebecca Thomas

           Miss Kelly Toon

           Miss Kathryn Grove

           Miss Laura Bruce

           Miss Alexandra Ledwood

1993---Miss Hannah Riley

           Miss Shelley Pendlebury

           Miss Kathryn Billingham

           Miss Justine Hurley

           Miss Leah Dunn

           Miss Nicola Brown

           Miss Jennifer Brown

1994---Miss Lisa Bruce

           Miss Elizabeth Bond

           Miss Louise Hodgetts

1995---Miss Hayley Frost

           Miss Frances Adcock

           Miss Pamela Heafield

           Miss Angela Heafield

1996---Miss Gemma Field

           Miss Jaina Yeo

           Miss Fiona Hodgetts

           Miss Gemma Taylor

1997---Miss Caroline Embury

           Miss Louisa Mayman

           Miss Kimberley Turrell

1998---Miss Kate Jackson

           Miss Kathryn Field

           Miss Shiobuan Harvey

1999---Miss Lucy Ellen Heafield

           Miss Michelle Keathley

           Miss Hayley Booton

           Miss Catherine Sharpe

           Miss Rachel Cliffe

2000---Miss Katie Thomas

           Miss Laura Walker

           Miss Natasha Turley

           Miss Charlotte Yeo

           Miss Jacinta Bladen

2001---Miss Claire Ward

           Miss Lucy Hill

           Miss Hannah Drabble

           Miss Amelia Brown

           Miss Laura Davies

2002---Miss Rebecca Smith

           Miss Elizabeth Sharpe

2003---Miss Gemma Rowe

           Miss Kristie Baker

           Miss Rebecca Cowley 

2004---Miss Jessica Henty

          Miss Emily Grice

         Miss Katie Drabble

         Miss Kathryn Smith

2005---Miss Rose Cowley

         Miss Katy Frost

         Miss Daisy Turner

         Miss Molly Martin

         Miss Jenny Wright

         Miss Alina Tween

 

 
Mayday at The Howard School
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around the mid 1950's
ELFORD SCHOOL
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Early 1950's I was there and can only remember a few faces