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 left, between
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
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
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
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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 left.
John Scarrott at Earl Rise c.1955. John is
in the second row, fourth from left.
Hazel Scarrott at Earl Rise c. 1955. 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 Scarrott
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
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 the webmaster
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.