Visit to the Houses of Parliament, Walhouse Girls School, Cannock

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Date:1951

Description:Walhouse Senior Girls' School educational visit by train to the Houses of Parliament in 1951.

Front row (left to right): Jean Parkes, Enid Steed, Ann Beech, Eunice Powell, Christine Bailey, Maureen Turner, Valerie Fellows, Rosemary Onions, Janine Pedlar, Ann Doughty, Sheila Fellows, Doreen Gough.

Second row: Miss Esther Scaife (headmistress), Mrs Cater (helper), Rt. Hon. Jennie Lee MP, Margaret Horton, Pamela Craddock, Anne Haycock, Marion Brown, Rosemary Bellingham, Judith Lerego, Anne Watkins, Althea Rogers, Wendy Shaw, Jean Rowley, Karen Rigby, Brenda Williams, Marlene Brookes, Joan dudson, ?, ?, Joyce Moore, Pauline Jones, Maureen Griffiths, Pat Dawson, Ann Davies, Audrey Collyer, Mrs Lerego (teacher), Miss Pat Meddlicot (student teacher).

Back row: ?, Elsie Mayo, Mary Roden, Eileen Rogers, Rita ?, Barbara Onions, Valerie Manning, ?, Barbara?, Lilian Dean, Christine Armishaw, Pauline Shelley, Anne Simmonds, ?, June Haycock, Marjorie Kimber, Marlene Deakin, Eileen Brown, ?, Audrey Spinks, Sheila Bellingham.

Walhouse School was founded in 1828 by Mrs Ann Craycroft Walhouse of Hatherton Hall who gave £2,000 to buy the land and build a school and teacher's house on New Penkridge Road. By 1851 it had become a National School and was enlarged in 1898. It had separate girls, boys and infants schools. Additional Horsa Hut classrooms were built on the opposite side of the road in 1950. the boys and girls schools combined to form a mixed Junior School in 1959 when the Local Education Authority took over its management. New classrooms were added in the 1960s and 1970s and the Horsa Huts were finally demolished in 1982. The Walshouse School closed in 2004.


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1930s
Infants Class at Walhouse School, Cannock
Infants Class at Walhouse School, Cannock

Infants class having school dinners at Walhouse School. Walhouse School was founded ...

1950s
C.E. Boys School, Walhouse Road, Cannock
C.E. Boys School, Walhouse Road, Cannock

A music class at the Church of England Boys School, Walhouse Road, Cannock. Walhouse ...

1980s
Staff group, Walhouse Junior School, Cannock
Staff group, Walhouse Junior School, Cannock

Back row (left to right): Betty Allport, Carolyne Mayou, Laura Derry, Elaine Sishton, ...

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