Woolwich & Districts
Earl Rise Primary School
Earl Rise School Class photo c.1949. Photo:
Sandra Hilton (nee Lee)
(Click on photo for a larger view)
Sandra is in the second
row from the front, second from left.
Class of 1949/50, Earl Rise School. Photo: Lynda
p.s. I am 2nd row from top, 3rd from
Michael Sherwood and Carol Wilson.
1st Row top: left to right: Joseph
(?), Michael Bush,
Patsy Menzies, Maureen Willcox, John
Gerald Andress, Jackie Bassett, and teacher Miss
Hazel Andress (sister of Gerald in
top row) is on the left in the front row.
Earl Rise School c.1952. Photo: Diane Hagan (nee
I am next to end on left side front row.
Earl Rise circa 1952-53 Infant class. Courtesy
of Barbara Bourne. (Click on photoe for a larger
Teacher on left Miss Humphries.
Headmistress Miss Cooke on right.Some names:
Back row Next to Miss Humphries Rita Loney, 4th
from left - David Fryer
Back row 6th from left - Richard Foy
Middle row 3rd from left - John Pool
Middle row 5th from left - Me (Barbara Bourne)
Middle row 6th from left - Michael Leader
Middle row 7th from left - Douglas Borne
Front row on end at left - Michael Turley
Can you recognise yourself? please email me.
Earl Rise Football Team 1952-1953 season. Photo:
(Click on phot for a MUCH larger view)
David is in the front row, first on the left.
Earl Rise Class of 1953 - Photo: David
(Click on Photo for a MUCH larger view)
David Butler is front row fifth from right.
See story Memories
Joan Cooper is in the front row
sitting next to a girl in boots. She has ankle
socks on and is wearing a tie, 5th from the
John Scarrott at Earl Rise c.1955. John is
in the second row, fourth from left.
Hazel Scarrott at Earl Rise c. 1958/9. Hazel
is in the front row, second from left.
We used to live at 17 Oliver Street
- all gone now in the 60's. Regards john
Margaret (Nightingale) Kitchens
I went to Earl Rise School in the mid-50s.
I left England in August of 1960, when I moved
to New York, USA with my mother and father.
I am second row from the top down, 4th girl in.,
Margaret Muriel Nightingale, 104 Raglan Road,
I think the third boy in on the very top row is
Alan Pie (or maybe Pye), first girl in the same
second row as me is Yvonne Muttett, I think the
girl next to her is Linda Dumbrill. Second
boy in from the right on the same row is Ian
McKenzie. Front row third girl from the
left is Carol Wray. there is a Barbara
Alford in here somewhere, and a Stewart or
Stuart, not sure of last name. also, I
think a Lynn Dawson . i also recall Sylvia
Bingham, but I donít think she is in this
picture. The faces have now all come back to me,
but the names still Iím not positive
about. I also think there is a Hazel,
David and a Vivian, again, not sure.
Marilyn Downing (nee Wilson) writes:
My family lived in Plumstead (Ann
Street) and I went to Earl Rise School until I
was 10 when we moved to Welling.
I am the girl 5th from right in the back row -
I think the little boy 2nd from right back row
was called Derek.
The little girl 3rd from right front row seated
was called Susan Adams?
Our teacher on the left was Miss Maddison. The
head mistress is on the right.
Earl Rise class late 1950s. Photo: Wynne Handley
(nee English) See Wynneís story: Woolwich
I attended Earl Rise school in the
late 1950s. On the above photo I am in the
second row 4th from right, my cousin is sitting
in the front row and is 2nd from the left. I
think the photo is about 1955/6. My name at the
time was Winnie English. What I do remember very
clearly is a young teacher called Mr Earl. I
think he must have had a social conscience as he
used to take groups of children for outings in
his own car. My group went to London zoo it was
the first time I had ever been and now nearly
fifty years later I still remember it. It was
still quite rare to own a car in those days and
so a car drive was also a great treat.
Antony Jewell sent
the above photo of Earl Rise
school in the 60s - with teacher Mr
Donnelly's class (I think its 4D).
Click on photo for a very large version.
From memory the
students in the photo are:
Top: / Sharon Mallen / ___ / ___ /
Aitmad Samad / Graham? / ___ / ___ / Deborah
Nash? / Anenome /
Middle: / ___ / Hari Bamrah / ___ / ___ / ___
/ ___ / ___ / ___ / Keith / Anthony Jewell
Bottom: / ___ / ___ / Paul / Deborah / Paula /
___ / ___ / ___ / ___ / Mark or Martin ? /
I may be wrong with some of the names
- if anyone recognises themselves or someone else please email
We lived in Armstrong Place in
Woolwich which was knocked down in 1959/60 and
we moved to the brand new housing estate in
Abbey Wood. My cousin and his family lived in
Maxey Road until that too was knocked down and
they moved to Suffolk. My father and I used to
walk through Rockcliffe gardens to visit my
motherís grave in Woolwich Cemetery when she
died in 1961. Shortly after that we too moved
out of the area.
Earl Rise Primary School May 1969
Terry Humphrey writes: Shoot on a few
years and I found myself being sent back quite by
chance to Plumstead as a newly qualified
teacher. Here I am with the my first class in
1969. I would love to hear from anyone who
remembers me, or Earl Rise when it was run
by Mr Bennett. if your parents or Grandparents
went to Earl Rise around then, please show them
the photo and if they remember me get in touch.
Earl Rise School photo. Year??
A later photo of me at Earl Rise school.
Bev Connolly (nee Gosling) says in
her story: 'The
Gosling Family, Plumstead.'
My father Jack and his brothers,
Leonard and Arthur, attended Earl Street School
My fatherís testimonial from Earl
Street School in 1930
My Aunt Lily Lastís testimonial from
Earl Street School in 1927. It is hard to read
so here is a transcript.
Lily Last has attended this school
regularly and punctually for six years and is
leaving from Standard CXV11 at the age of 14
She is a girl of very good mental
ability and excellent conduct. Her handwork is
especially good and she has just been successful
in passing the Preliminary Trade Scholarship
Exam. I can most strongly recommend her and am
sure she will do her best to give satisfaction
to her employer
N Pyle, Head Mistress.