Were you in Miss Yoxhall’s class of 1952?

The Class of 1952 at St Nicholas C of E School, Marton, with  headmaster Mr Daniels and teacher Miss Yoxall, now Mrs Mary Miller (seen below). The back row includes Graham Waldy, Billy Ball, David Pollard, John Maudsley, Michael Bebb and Terry Newton. Front row includes Mary Porter, Kathleen Pollard, Sylvia Bennett, Marion Robinson, Carol Cooper and Sandra Swarbrick. Sitting (right) is Christine Newton
The Class of 1952 at St Nicholas C of E School, Marton, with headmaster Mr Daniels and teacher Miss Yoxall, now Mrs Mary Miller (seen below). The back row includes Graham Waldy, Billy Ball, David Pollard, John Maudsley, Michael Bebb and Terry Newton. Front row includes Mary Porter, Kathleen Pollard, Sylvia Bennett, Marion Robinson, Carol Cooper and Sandra Swarbrick. Sitting (right) is Christine Newton
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Here is a classmates’ photograph with a difference.

Shared by retired teacher Gordon Halliwell, it shows pupils at a school that he neither attended nor taught at.

Mrs Mary Miller, nee Yoxhall.'A former teacher at St Nicholas School, Marton. Now aged 83'Submitted by Gordon Halliwell

Mrs Mary Miller, nee Yoxhall.'A former teacher at St Nicholas School, Marton. Now aged 83'Submitted by Gordon Halliwell

But he does keep in touch with the teacher, seen back right in the picture, 83-year-old Mrs Mary Miller.

There with youngsters at St Nicholas School, on Marton Moss, in 1952, she was then Miss Yoxhall, who left to be married, and continued her teaching career in a village school near Malmesbury, Wiltshire, where she now lives.

Mrs Miller was educated at Blackpool Collegiate School for Girls, and was a classmate and close friend of Betty Hodgson, who later married Mr Halliwell, and also taught for 33 years at Roseacre Primary School, South Shore.

Mr Halliwell himself taught maths and science from 1969, when he joined the staff of the all-boys Blackpool Grammar School, which merged with Collegiate to become Collegiate Grammar and then Collegiate High School.

Mr Halliwell, who retired in 1989, says: “The photograph was given to me by a neighbour because it shows Mary when she was Miss Yoxhall.

“Unfortunately my wife Betty passed away two years ago but I still keep in touch with her good friend Mary.”

The neighbour gave Mr Halliwell the names of most of the faces on the picture, including headmaster Mr Daniels, Graham Waldy, Billy Ball, David Pollard, John Maudsley, Michael Bebb, Terry Newton, Ann Wilkinson, Mary Porter, Kathleen Pollard, Sylvia Bennett, Marion Robinson, Carol Cooper, Sandra Swarbrick and Christine Newton.

Mr Halliwell, a stalwart of the Fylde-based International Travel and Holiday Association, which has recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, can be contacted on (01253) 764901.