Schools and school groups: S004
Old photo S004 Old photo S004

Pupils of Askam's National School, corner of Duke Street and School Street, in 1938. The school was built in 1873 to accommodate 500 children but soon had about 720. By 1910, however, this had declined to 300. It's no longer a school, but is the community centre for Askam.

Askam and Ireleth WI have identified almost everyone in the photo, and Adrian Parkinson emailed me the details. A big thank you to everyone who contributed. Use the outline guide, above, to locate a name:

  1. Tommy RAVEN
  2. Alfie ALEXANDER
  3. Richard COWARD
  4. Eric WOOLCOCK
  5. Alan HICKEY
  6. Alan HOUGHTON
  7. Kenneth MARSDEN
  8. Olive MYERS
  9. Ruth FELL
  10. Unknown
  11. Ethel WHITESIDE
  12. Peggy CORNTHWAITE
  13. Dorothy BLACK
  14. Mary NICKOLSON
  15. Sylvia WARE
  16. Ronny KNIBBS
  17. Joyce JACKSON
  18. Joss STABLES
  19. Ena BURT
  20. Annie ASKEW
  21. Joan KING
  22. Joan CREARY
  23. Mavis TRELORE
  24. Lidia SAWREY
  25. Jane GREENHOW
  26. F. HARVEY
  27. Alfie BRAITHWAITE
  28. Eddie BLAYMIRE
  29. Robert BENSON
  30. Joyce WILLIAMS
  31. Joan FLEET
  32. George KEMSLEY
  33. William MASON
  34. Freddy MARSHALL
  35. R. CAINE
  36. Jimmy[?] BRAITHWAITE
  37. Godfrey BLAKEMAN
  38. Joe STEVENSON