Billericay School Photo


This photo has recently come to light at my home in New South Wales, Australia, and I would like to share with everyone back in Billericay.

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  • Hi John
    Just looked at the site again and found your message telling me where I am in the school photo. I have found myself now, went past first time as I thought that good looking chap couldn’t be me, HAHA. Told Geoff Platts that I had found you in Oz. Best wishes to you from both of us and glad you survived the fires.

    By Roger Whisken (06/04/2020)
  • Roger Whisken, you in the school photo, on the left hand side are the lady cooks, count five across from the left and you are behind that lady.

    By John Keeble (06/03/2020)
  • Hi John
    Was a surprise to hear that you live in Australia. I haven’t found myself in the photograph yet but I remember it being taken. I remember your mum and dad, your brother and your grandad. We had some great times down your dad’s place with the workshops, playing with motorbikes and there was always a boat under construction somewhere. You had an Enterprise and I think your brother had a Merlin Rocket. We used to go to your place at Brandy Hole sometimes as well.

    By roger whisken (04/12/2019)
  • Hi Gerald and also Alan, a lot has no doubt happened since we last knew each other 58 years ago! I became a carpenter/builder in Sydney Australia, retired to the “bush” in 2000 to 7 acres of land and built my own place, got involved in the Bush Fire Brigade and ended up a Deputy Captain and driver of the local fire truck and at the same time fell in to earning a bit of a living from my hobby which is computers. I am known as “The Computer Doctor” up here in the mountains west of Sydney now.

    By John Keeble (19/05/2019)
  • I remember you John from school – also friends with Derek Keele/Kiel? & Pete Irvine. I’m in the picture – second window from the left, third row down with hair flopping over my face. Don’t have any hair now! My brother Graham also lives in NSW.

    By Alan Jones (24/12/2018)
  • I should have gone to Specsavers! I have just blown the picture up and it turns out that I am number 25 from the left on the top row and I seem to have gained a sister! That is not Maureen third from the right on the bottom row! Apologies – my mistake.

    By Gerald Jackson (20/11/2018)
  • Hi Gerald, it cannot be your sister bottom row 3 in, as that is me,
    Val Harris (Barber). The first one in is Jennifer ?, the 2nd one Wendy Miles, and me 3rd.

    By Val Harris (20/11/2018)
  • Hello John. Do you remember me? I used to serve you and your mum in Nix Chemist. I am in the photo, 10 along in top row on right. My sister Maureen is on bottom row, 3 in from right. This photo taken a couple of months before I left. I was in Mr Butlers class the last year.

    By Gerald Jackson (17/11/2018)
  • Hello John
    I too have this photo and showed it to my grandchildren a few days ago . I am the girl 3rd from the end in the top back row .

    By Marie ( Fitch) Bartlett (15/11/2018)
  • I recall well Terry Lockhart’s summary of the Masters who taught us.

    By Stephen T Wilkie (08/11/2018)

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