Delivering a classic tale of good days

WE go back around 60 years, though our contributor is not exactly sure of the year of his contribution, for this week s Days of the Old School Yard. It s a super shot from between 1939 and 1945and comes from Harry Lacey, a former milkman in Stratford, who

WE go back around 60 years, though our contributor is not exactly sure of the year of his contribution, for this week's Days of the Old School Yard.

It's a super shot from between 1939 and 1945and comes from Harry Lacey, a former milkman in Stratford, who now lives in Rochford in Essex.

It shows pupils at Upton Cross School in Upton Park.

Harry told us: "Here's a picture of War Time School Days 1939-1945, I have listed some names, can people tell me who the rest are?"


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Harry's names are: Back Row No. 1 P. Sharp; No. 2 Frank (Chunga) Lacey.

Second Row No. 2 R Groombridge; No. 4 G Wiggins; No. 9 D Winters.

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Third Row No. 7 Albert (Danny) Betts; No. 9 Tommy Baily.

Fourth Row No. 1 Fred Wallis; No. 3 Sidney Patten; No. 5 Alan Scott; No. 6 Billy Bolton.

He said "Our Head Mistress was Miss Worsely and the senior teacher (the very best) was Norman A Carpenter. Who are the rest?"

Harry, who used to live in Chadd Street Plaistow, and was well known to locals in Stratford as their favourite milkman, now happily in Rochford.

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