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Memories of South Chingford, Old Church Road c1955

A message from anyone who might have attended New Road School. My aunt, who was better known as a teacher at New Road School, was called Miss Jones and then Mrs Thornicroft. She is still living in Buckhurst Hill and will be 100 years old in September. If anyone remembers her, she has a wonderful memory and I'd love to send on any messages.

I think this Miss Jones was a lodger with my parents and I when we lived in Larkswood Road. I know she was a teacher and was away on holiday when a land mine landed behind the house in 1940. I would love to know if she remembers the Fayne family; Jim, Blanche (Girlie) and Jean - I would have been about 5 years old.

I lived in Chingford from 1935 until 1957. I started school at New Road in 1940 and Miss Jones later Mrs Thornicroft was my very first form mistress. I remember her as a very strict but fair teacher. Her contemporaries in that incipient wartime era were Miss Tlling, Miss Rees. Miss Pickerell, Miss Goodhind, (...Read full memory)

I remember Larkswood School in the mid-50s when I joined, and Mrs Thorneycroft was head teacher and in the junior school Miss Tilling was my form teacher for some time. I have recollections of us children being read Brer Rabbit by Miss Tilling before going home, and she would do different voices for each character. I (...Read full memory)

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