Woolwich & Districts
Plum Lane School
Lane School Photo 1949. Photo: Derek Boswell
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Does anyone know any of these
pupils? If so please email Pete
Plum Lane School Photo 1954. Photo: David
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The Teacher is Mr Benjamin (Ben to
us) Kearns. I am second row from bottom fourth
from the right.
David Butler's school “Mug Shot”, Plum Lane
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Ball at Plum Lane School probably age about
11-12. Note the tartan
shirt probably bought for or from School holiday
in Scotland. Photo: John Ball
at Plum Lane perhaps year or two years later.
Note the shirt!
Same one probably and very worn around the
collar. Not easy days for a
family of 8. Photo: John Ball
I, John Dedman, went there in 1959, from Eglinton
My form teacher was Mr Smith.
When I first started there I think the Headmaster,
another Mr Smith, was retiring. And Mr Green took
I liked the school very much. Friendly boys. Great
teachers, And I always came top of the class.
There for two years. Then sent to Bloomfield School.
I didn't like that school at all. One of the young
teachers was obsessed with vampires. It seemed every
time he took our class he would concentrate on "how
to kill a vampire:. Us boys weren't frightened by
him. We just thought he was a bit barmy.
Then there was the teacher, about to retire, who I
believe was a strong Labour Party. Supporter.
"Don't think if you lived in past years you'd be one
of the Lords. You would live in poverty". He said.
Well I think us boys all knew that. Because we were
living in poverty then.
In Plumstead, in 1961.
I had worn short trousers up 'till then and my mum
couldn't afford long trousers to send me to
Bloomfield. But she saved up and bought me a
pair of long trousers eventually.
Anyway, I was soon out of the school and away from
the bully boys. We moved to the country.