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Welcome to this collection of memorabilia from Blackwell County Secondary School, Hatch End, UK.

A number of past-pupils have contributed their memories of over half-a-century ago - allowing us to wallow in some teenage nostalgia.

More Images from the 1955 Photo-Shoot

Name that…  staff member.  Shirley Cripps (’50-’55) has retained and forwarded this evocative photograph of 43 members of staff who were in-post in summer ’55.  She's also kept their autographs.  Now, your homework assignment is simply to match the names to faces.  Observations.

Shirley's also kept this photo of her class-mates in ’55…  together with their autographs.

Sid Reflects

Sidney Eavis, who attended Blackwell 1954-’55, mails:  "What on earth motivated me to search for your site after 70 years?  Age does that, I'm sure.  When we are young, we are all too busy getting on with our lives.  What a shame that is, since the teachers at Blackwell were so instrumental in initiating the learning experience through care and respect and I never took the time to convey that to them."

A Headboy Remembers

Richard Franklin relates his perspective of school-life from the period 1959 to 1965/6 when he was appointed Headboy…  and his subsequent career.


If your name appears on this site, it's probably been catalogued by Google and other search engines - so could easily be found by a web-search.  If you regard this as an outrageous intrusion, please ‘Contact me’.

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