Ratton School class photograph sparks memories for Robert

Looking Back photo of a Ratton School class taken between 1958-1960.
Looking Back photo of a Ratton School class taken between 1958-1960.

BACK in March we printed a picture of Ratton School pupils taken between 1958 and 1960 which was sent in by former pupil June Turner who hoped Herald readers could remind her of her classmates’ names.

Mrs Turner, then June Pollitt, wanted to fill in her memory gaps for the photo.

She managed to identify most of them but needed help with the boy in the middle row on the far right and the second boy to his left.

Mrs Turner, third from the left in the front row, was also looking for the names of the tall blonde girl second from left in the back row, the boy fourth in from the right in between Ian Coombes and Michael – she is also trying to find out his surname.

The photograph was recently spotted by former Ratton School pupil Robert Starr, who believes he is in the picture.

He writes, “I remember that picture being taken in 1960. I would love to have any other pictures that were taken in Ratton School between 1959 and 1963 and if anyone has got some I would really appreciate them getting in touch.”

Mrs Turner can contact Robert via Looking Back at eastbourne.herald@trbeckett.co.uk, in writing at Looking Back, Eastbourne Herald, Berkeley House, 26 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4SA, or by calling 414482.

Anyone who has any old photographs can also send them to the above contact points.