Are you in Margaret’s 1955 class picture?

Thames Road Secondary Modern School, South Shore during the academic year 1955-56. Margaret Rodwell (nee Brocklehurst) is fourth left on the second from top row
Thames Road Secondary Modern School, South Shore during the academic year 1955-56. Margaret Rodwell (nee Brocklehurst) is fourth left on the second from top row
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If you recognise yourself on this photograph then you will be 69 - and Margaret Rodwell (nee Brocklehurst) would like to hear from you.

The picture dates back to the academic year 1955-56 and lining up, looking smart in their uniforms, are the pupils of Class 1A at Thames Road Secondary Modern Shool, South Shore.

Margaret, a retired teacher and popular artist, who lives in Lytham, says: “As most of the people in the photograph will be 70 in the coming academic year it would be lovely to meet up with the Thames Road survivors.”

Among the names she can recall are Phillip Whittaker, David Monks, Michael Pinder, David Haworth, Anne Rymer, James Peacop, Janice Sanders, Vivienne Jamieson, Derek Browell, Valerie Radcliffe, Pat Rhodes, Ann Bell, Helen Green and Michael Spinks.

Margaret is fourth left on the second from top row and the form teacher is Miss Wareing, who taught French.

She says: “We were 11 plus failures but given a second chance at 13 and many went on to Palatine Secondary Technical School in Bennett Avenue, off Palatine Road.

“I was at Palatine for three years but unfortunately I have no school photographs of the period 1957 to 1960 and wonder if readers might help?

“Some of the names I remember from Palatine are Caroline Barling, Tony Waring, Pat Atkinson, Carole Ray,Pauline Stott, Lynne Craven, Linda Hamer, Joan Atherton, Victor White, Keith Schofield, Carole Fuller and Andrew Street.”

Meanwhile, Margaret can be contacted by old friends on (01253) 737182 or they are welcome to drop in to see her, daily except Monday, 10am to 4pm, until Sunday August 4 at Lytham Heritage Centre on Henry Street, where she is busy giving tips on colour mixing and techniques as she paints in situ during the run of her latest solo exhibition.