The following was sent to us by Colin Ridgway.
As the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II approaches I thought it most appropriate to look up a school photograph taken in the Spring of 1953 of Form 4R at Greenfield Street Secondary Modern School.
As I recall, all the Hyde schools had class photographs taken to commemorate the Coronation.
The country was still recovering from World War II and the Coronation was to be a big event, to be held as a great morale booster for all. So, perhaps the enclosed photo may serve as a reminder of this momentous event.
I have appended a list name of the pupils on the photo; however, after 60 years I cannot recall everyones name !
Hopefully many thereon are "still around" and can remember this happy time in our lives.
Jack Fitton, ?, Clarence Hulme, Peter Ridgway (no relation!) Keith Brookes
John Shaw, ?, Michael Lees, Me (Colin Ridgway) , John Saville, Melvin Jones, ?, Tony Hunt, Teacher ?
John Bateman, George Swindells, Keith Rider, Ian Stone, Jimmy Foden, Joe Wilde, ?
Neville Hulme, George Robinson.
Many thanks for your time and trouble, Colin.
Much appreciated :)