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New School Opening 1973

by | Jun 25, 2016 | Chrishall School 1973 onwards | 2 comments


Chrishall School Official Opening October 29th 1973

The new school at Chrishall was opened on 29th October 1973 by The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev John Trillo.

(We have done our best naming these but quite a few are currently unknown so if you can help please let us know!)

Front Row left to right: Jane Martin, Diane Wiseman, Amanda Boot, ?, Patrick Watson, Kevin Lake, Willie Ryan, Gary Pyle, ?

Second row: ?, ?, ?, Andrew Thorn, ?, Andrew Duerden, ?

Third row: Andrew Homer, Sharon Rose, ?

Fourth row: (by piano) Jackie Jenner, ?, Rosanna Stubbings

Back row: ?, Mrs Campbell (the school sec from Elmdon), Jane King, ?

There was also a prize presentation of some sort but we can’t remember what for!


Back row: ?, ?, Rt Rev John Trillo, Rev Taylor

Front row: Alison Turns, Sharon Rose, Andrew Homer, Andrew Burge, Diane Saunders, Alison Garrett



  1. Bryan Rogers

    As a native of “Cussel” born in the ’20’s I well remember the old school, and ‘Rene Cranwell, as we knew her, and her husband, Bernard, who worked as a carpenter for Drage & Kent and cycled to work every day. Mrs. Cranwell sometimes “helped out” as a teacher with her great friend, Connie Patmore, nee George, who was the infant teacher in the early 30’s.
    I have several old photos that I would be happy to send, for interest and for some time now I have felt moved to write a “Who am I?” but am not sure to whom I should send it. Please let me know if you would be interested,

    • Rosemarie Gant

      That sounds wonderful Bryan – yes please. I will get in touch via email.


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