1925 school photograph
The 1925 school photo shows only girls of senior school age. Gone are the junior girls, the junior boys and the dog shown on the 1920 photograph.
Was the school split into two schools? I rather think that Miss Evans was originally appointed as a teacher in the junior department.
This would all be before the Eleven Plus. Was the school already selective? Was there an entrance exam? Did all the parents pay fees?
The man among the staff in Part 4 is the music master, Dr. Haydon Hare, who wrote the school song and was organist at St Nicholas for 49 years.
He was chorus master of the Norwich Music Festival from 1908 to 1930, and conductor of the Yarmouth Musical Society from 1895 to 1939.
He was the organist in an early Henry Wood Promenade concert, when on 16 September 1909 he performed the Alexandre Guilmant Symphony Number 1 with the New Queen's Hall Orchestra under Henry Wood.
He died on 22 April 1944 in Great Yarmouth, and his wife died in 1964, also in Great Yarmouth.
Sitting on his right hand is the headmistress, Miss Adeline Haig. And six further on to the right, the woman with the ear-phones, that must be Miss Adams.
Does anyone recognise their mother, grandmother, aunt?
Some of the girls are wearing Girl Guide badges in the shape of a trefoil, so probably the school guide company had already got going. Miss Taylor, who taught Maths, was captain for a period. She was followed by Miss Capon.
Written by Carole Owen.
Back row L-R 14 in could be Betty Wroughton.