FERRYBRIDGE JUNIOR SCHOOL
ADDED 17 AUGUST 2007
I was delighted to find in the June issue of the Knottingley Digest the
school photographs of
Ferrybridge Junior School 1955 and can help in identifying most of the
On the back row from left to right; Malcolm Backhouse, Kevin Teale, Roy
Lowe, unknown, unknown, unknown, Clive Broadhead, Barry Cayton.
Second row from left; Marjorie Yates, Christine Fletcher, Susanne Rudd,
Janet Griffiths, Elaine Vause, unknown, Brenda Tennant, Georgina Milton,
Third row from left; Angela Ross, unknown, Pauline Hardingham, Iris
Bolton, unknown, unknown, Pat Lewis, Ann Thorpe, Janet Hughes.
Floor seated from left; Keith Gowland, George Long, John Cade, Graham
Scott, Fred Hutchinson.
I do hope some other reader of the Digest Magazine can name the pupils I
am unable to, although I remember all the faces so well, I cannot put
names to all of them. In the photograph of pupils studying at individual
desks (page 13 top) in the foreground I believe is Clive Wilcock. Clive
and his wife Hilary (now retired teachers), reside in Rainford, St Helens,
Merseyside, and I had the pleasure to meet Clive a few years ago, who was,
by strange coincidence, attending a celebration at the home of a relative
of mine who also lives in Rainford.
On the same photograph, the boy at the back on the right I believe is
Richard Nethersole. Richard was one of the children who attended
Ferrybridge School whose fathers were from the south of the country and
were on the management staff at the relatively newly formed Whitehouse
Industries, later to be known as Pollard Bearings. Most of these families
lived at Kings Villas on Castleford Lane, Ferrybridge. The girl sitting
next to me on the 1955 photograph, whose name I am unable to recall, could
well be of the same group. I know her face so well it would be so nice to
be able to remember her name!
17 August 2007