Photo Album

Photo Description and Hyperlink (‘click’ on the underlined, coloured text) Contributor
A classroom scene c. 1950.  The sliver of staff member hints at a spectacle-wearing female.web - Crown copyright, unattributed.
A cookery class c. 1952.  Were the aprons made in ‘Needlework’?web - unattributed
A pottery class c. 1953.  Possibly Mr Griggs?web - unattributed
The Walkway c. 1953.John Sadovy - RIBA
The pristine Assembly Hall c. 1950.John Sadovy - RIBA
The "Cedars" in Uxbridge Road, home of the Blackwell family until the 1940s.  

Staff Photos

1955  …and their autographs.Shirley Cripps

Class Photos

‘Commercial’ Course class c. 1951Chris Harrington
‘Commercial’ Group photograph c. 1951Chris Harrington
1955 Fifth form girlsShirley Cripps
1956 Class 1/33Paul Gibson
1957 & 1958 - See under DocumentsKeith Salmon
1965/‘66 Four Upper 6th lasses: Crystal Suckling, Anne Coughlan, Kay Bowen, Kate Montague (Head Girl).  What’s the array of haute couture about?  Hey, that line of ruching down the centre - soooo audacious. Richard Franklin

Team Photos

‘51/‘52 Blackwell/Downer Soccer Team
Back row: Michael Sparkes, Rodney Crowe, ?, Gerald Houlahan (sic. - possibly Gerard Olohan), Ronald Green, Peter Hammond, James Room*, Robert Eaton, Mr Woolrich.
Front row: David Horler*, ? Hammicks, Dennis Bloxham, David Davies, ? Brookes, Alan Wilkinson.
* - Downer Grammar School pupils who, during 1951 - while their school was being built, shared the Headstone Lane site.


1958 Peter Pan. 
1962 Toad Hall. 
1963 Christmas - Peter Pan.A hyperlink to Getty Images
1964 Henry IV Part 1 - Mr Kimber, a girl playing a male, Richard - in the centre - playing a bearded character, ?, ?Richard Franklin
1964 Christmas, Circus Boy - Programme outside pages, centre page. Photo: ?, Anthony Meyer, ?, ?, Richard.Richard Franklin
1966 Scrooge - Victor Jamieson and Richard, ? and Richard, Victor, ?, ?Richard Franklin

Montreux trip c. 1951

Photo Directory Chris Harrington

Images of the Site - taken in 2010

The Spine corridor.C.P.
A classroom block.C.P.
The staff car park.C.P.
The Great Hall now features a carbuncle.C.P.
A view from Headstone Lane.C.P.
The chimney.C.P.
The parade ground.C.P.