Bablake School, Coventry, 1955-57

“Photos taken secretly between 1955 and 1957 while I was a pupil at Bablake School, Coventry.”
- Alan Hails

A trip to Stratford on 3 May 1955. A strict moral code in one's private life was ensured owing to the iron discipline wielded by the Headmaster, Mr. Seaborne.

Mr. Aiton, Mathematics master, Bablake School, Coventry, 3 May 1955. Although "Joe" Aiton was a brilliant mathematician and astronomer, something had gone wrong at this point, to the amusement of the class. Joe was not always given the respect he deserved.

A quiet moment in room 34, Bablake School, Coventry on 17 December 1955. "Pip" Jones shows his solidarity with the school, or something or other.

Sports Day, Bablake School, Coventry, c.27 May 1955.

At the fair, Hearsall Common, Coventry, 30 May 1955.

Weaver and friend, Chemistry lab, 1955. The late Rodney Weaver had a passion for canals, train spotting and Cornish beam engines. Fellow pupils showed enthusiasm outwardly, but always with good humour. Weaver later became a respected authority on his interests. He was one of life's true eccentrics. Proud to have known him.

 

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Thank you very much to Alan Hails.

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2 comments to Bablake School, Coventry, 1955-57

  • VonsterVon

    I love these…really touching about your chap Weaver. love the fairground one and the fag smoking. fantastic insight into daily life.

  • David Farmbrough

    I hope Rodney Weaver managed to get to the Kew Bridge Steam Museum at Brentford. The largest working Cornish Beam Engine in the world is there, and is working once a week to this day…

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