Were you at school in Worthing in the 1950s?

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A picture of Worthing schoolchildren in the 1950s has been sent in by a reader, with the hope of tracing some of his old classmates.

Graham Isted has a picture taken at Homefield County Primary School in 1956.

He said: “If anybody can give me the names of individuals it would be appreciated.”

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You can email Graham at [email protected] and please do not forget to let us know, too, by emailing [email protected]

Homefield County Primary School, Worthing, in 1956Homefield County Primary School, Worthing, in 1956
Homefield County Primary School, Worthing, in 1956

Homefield County Primary School was previously Sussex Road school, opened in 1902 and renamed Homefield in 1952.

The school closed in 1960 and the children were transferred to Lyndhurst, Downsbrook and Whytemead schools.

Interestingly, in October 2014, we published a picture of Homefield pupils in 1953, sent in by John Feest.

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He had been able to name all but four of the pupils in that photograph.

Homefield County Primary School, Worthing, in 1953Homefield County Primary School, Worthing, in 1953
Homefield County Primary School, Worthing, in 1953

Back row, Jonathan Gibbs, John Wren, Brenda Hard, Unknown, Valerie Street, Miss Hugget, Barbara Inkpen, Pat Arsenault, Robert Marshall, Roger Hamlin, Arthur Wye.

Third row, Trevor Hibberd, John Sharpe, Steven Purr, Trevor Smith, Ian Taylor, Chris Lawton, Laurence Levine, Hugh Hunter, David Smith.

Second row, Unknown, Ann Terry, Penny Scrivener, Janet Winkworth, Barbara Hastings, Unknown, Susan Bartholomew, Ruth Hall, Claudette Dennis, Pat Federick.

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Front row, Street (first name not known), Roger Trice, Anthony Smith, Kenneth Hammond, Geoffrey Offen, John Maidment, Jeff Carter, John Feest, Malcolm Leeves.

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