School days caught on film

Bonsall School circa 1928-30
Bonsall School circa 1928-30

This wonderful photo was sent in to us by Lee Knowles, of Chaddesden.

He said: “My family roots originate in Bonsall, so not surprisingly I have some old group photographs that may be of interest to some of your readers (or might even feature some of them).”

His first photo is of pupils at Bonsall School.

Lee said: “My father George Knowles is on the back row, fifth from the right. He was born in Bonsall in 1918 and lived there up until just after the outbreak of World War Two. Estimating the age of the lads I would date the photo about 1928-30.”

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