Photos reveal what school life was like in 1930s Worthing

John Newnham wrote in after seeing a photo of the Heritage Boys, at Sussex Road School, in the Herald.

Sussex Road School, Form 1B. John Newnhams father is pictured second from right on the front row, with glasses on
Sussex Road School, Form 1B. John Newnhams father is pictured second from right on the front row, with glasses on

John’s father attended Sussex Road School, but is not sure if he was in the photo of the Heritage Boys.

He said: “I suspect he had left just before the photograph was taken, although the spectacled guy, in the middle of the back row, has attracted close scrutiny.

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“The school years were certainly not the best years of my father’s life, and he left school aged 14, as soon as feasibly possible.”

A class in the Richmond extension at Sussex Road School. John Newnhams father is pictured at the third desk back from the front

John also sent in more photos from his father’s time at Sussex Road School.

He added: “We are uncertain of the precise date, but feel these attached pictures were taken in the early 1930s.

“It is possible that some boys featured may still be alive, although my father, the boy with specs, died in March 2012, aged 93, thus any surviving will be in their mid-nineties.”

Do you recognise any of the Sussex Road School boys in the photos?

Heritage Boys at Sussex Road School celebrating Empire Day with commemorative mugs in 1935

Get in touch if you can, or if you have any other photos you would like to share.

• Send your memories and photos to James Connaughton, via email to [email protected], send them by post or pop into Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA. Telephone 01903 282351.