Woolwich & Districts
Wickham Lane School
Some Wickham Lane photos
Colin Weightman (aged 11 or 12) with two older
friends at Wickham Lane School Camp.
Weightman at 11 or 12 - Wickham Lane School
Mark Weightman in his Wickham Lane school blazer
and badge c.1951.
Wickham Lane School 1950. Photo:John Miles
(Click on the photo for a MUCH larger view)
Looking at the photo that's me,
John Miles, the smart one standing next to Mr
Griffin far left , I can remember most of them
by name and some a bit of a guess so starting
from the back left; Collins.
Manning. Lancano. Don't know. Beadle . Childs.
Knot. Don't Know.
Next row Mr Griffin, John
Miles, Cook, Basil, Gething, Don't Know, Don't
Know, Fryer, Bance, And head Master Mr Wale.
Next row down left.Don't
know, Don't know, Dumnol, Loft, Pine, Don't
Front row left
Simons, Don't know, Don't know, Crafton, Don't
know, Don't know, Bridges, Boilet, And Stewart,
If you spot yourself (or I've spelt
your name wrong) let Pete know
and he will add you you to the above list (or
correct the spelling).
Redman, aged five, making a tent at Wickham Lane
Primary School in 1945. Photo: John Redman
Wickham Lane School c.1951/52. Photo: Jim
Sam Dunham was the teacher, on right.
Top row = 7th all from left, his name was
Baldock, 8th = Ron Sutton
Second row down = 1st = Eric Foxon, 3rd = John
Hipkin, 5th = Bob Golding. The teacher on the
end is Sam Dunham.
Third row down = 2nd left = George Painter, 5th
= Billy Vaughan, 8th = Derek Rainy.
bottom = Brian Sydee, 2nd = John ?, next me.
When I let school, I went into the Post Office
as a telegram boy, until called up in 1954. I
went to Cyprus (royal signals) attached to 16th
ind para brigade. I was demobilised in 1957. I
then went back to the Post Office, after three
months got bored, transferred to Cable Ship
‘Monarch’ for three years. At 24 met my wife and
went on to have four children, have now got 7
grand children, + 3 great grandchildren, retired
7 years ago, what more can I say? I am in good
health (I think).
I remember during the war (half Hilton Street
was bombed out) after the war I remember as kids
we all knock a hole through the whole of the
houses on the other side of the road, (Kids had
no fear of houses falling on them).
I remember P C Brandon, you didn't back chat, he
would clump you, hard too.
The old grey matter is going now, you maybe able
jog my memory.
Regards from Jim Milward.
Left: Alan Swaisland, Right:
Eddy Davis, in their Wickham Lane School
uniforms. It was on their first day of going to
Wickham Lane School. Photo: Alan Swaisland.
lived at 16 Camrose Street (off Plumstead
Corner) and that house was divided into two
flats, Alan's family lived downstairs, Eddy's
family lived upstairs.
Swaisland in his Wickham Lane School uniform on
his first day of going to Wickham Lane School.
Photo: Alan Swaisland.
Wickham Lane Secondary
School - 1955
He is pictured outside his home at 16 Camrose
Street, Plumstead, in September 1951.
is Terry Holttum although at Wackham lane
secondary modern school (about 1955 to 1959) I
was known as Tim. I was in Mr Evans class with
Peter Young Peter Abraham’s Charlie Palmer,
Charlie Farmer, Jimmy Cotter, Pinkie green Colin
Jackson and loads more.
I remember Mr Dunham he ran the school
library. Mr Warr was the History teacher
Mr Nought had a massive slipper which he was
very fond of using.
Great times, good laughs!
Any one remember the isle of thorns school camp?