Gt. Burstead County Primary Teachers

By Sue Odell

The photo above shows teachers at Great Burstead County Primary in Laindon Road believed to be from the 1950s.

Can you name any of them?

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  • The teacher at the end of the back row on the left was my father, Ron Cater. My mother Maida Cater was also a teacher at the school but is not in the photo. We lived in the school house from 1957-1964 after which we moved to Hampshire.

    By Steph Burns (09/01/2021)
  • I Remember Miss Pike, I was very young and vaguely remember her wearing glasses which tapered into the corners, the type worn in the 1960’s I also remember if I’m not mistaken she could hurl a chalk at someone talking, and was an excellent shot.

    By Paul Butterworth (25/07/2020)
  • The lady in the centre is of course Mrs Roy (formerly Miss Burch), the junior head teacher, although I remember her with grey hair! Next to her is Miss Pike, a small petite lady. I think she suffered from a bad back and couldn’t lift her arms very high and therefore had difficulty writing on the blackboard. When I was in Tom Williams class in 1958, I went into school early in the morning and wrote the class notes up for her on the blackboard with chalk.

    By Terry Lockhart (24/11/2019)
  • What a surprise to discover this photo. My thoughts on the names are:
    Back Row: Mr Cater, Mr Doyland, Miss Ager, Florrie Powell, ??, Ray Williams
    At right – Jean Douglas or Myra Gay
    Front Row: Rosemary Adam, Joan Ashman, Tom Williams, Mrs Roy, ??, Mrs Cater, Jean Butler

    By John Adam (13/11/2019)

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