Evening Echo Archive 02

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By Bob Stephen

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Another photo from the Echo archive.

On the back on the photo is simply: Head retirement, Mr Joe Barltrop

Photo was take by the Echo on 31/03/1976.

Does anyone have any recollections of anyone in this photo or any other memories of Rochford Primary School?

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This page was added by Robert Stephen on 13/06/2017.
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I remember him well, he was the headmaster when I was there between 1955 until summer 1961. He lived in the house next door to the school and he used to drive a Vauxhall (Velox ?). Whoever was near the school gate had to open it and let him in or out whatever way he was going. I seem to remember that he was a very upright man, quite strict but fair. The secretary's name was Miss/Mrs Humphreys/ Humphries and some of the teachers names I remember too were Mrs Brazier, Mrs Jones and Mr McDowell (not sure of the spelling though). I don't recognise anyone else in the photo as it was 13 yrs earlier that I left there. Many happy memories from those days though although I forget some of the names ... 

By Len Bickford
On 13/06/2017
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