School day memories

SCHOOL DAYS: Matlock County School in 1949-50
SCHOOL DAYS: Matlock County School in 1949-50

Smiling schoolchildren pulled their socks up for this photograph.

The picture of pupils at Matlock County school was sent in by reader Jean Yates (nee Slater) from Matlock.

She said: “It must have been taken in around 1949 or 1950 as it was from before we went to the grammar school. It was the last picture we had taken at the school.

“I still know quite a few people in the picture.

“I’ve managed to identify everyone apart from one boy, Barry, I don’t know his last name.

“My time at the school brings back a lot of happy memories. My mum went to the same school as well, when it was the board school.”

Can you shed any light on what Barry’s last name is? He is standing fourth from the right on the back row of the photograph.

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