The Three Archivists Strike Gold
The Society’s three archivists, Andrew, Maurice, and Barrie spent a fascinating 3 hours on 11th October at Derby Grammar School sifting through large cardboard boxes of all types of memorabilia.
We found over 150 previously forgotten B&W photographs of Cadet Corps parades, the river swim, annual dinner events, the opening of Moorway Lane new school in 1966 and the actual Cadet Corps attendance registers from 1948 to around 1960’s, and much, much more.
We need OD’s to identify many of the photographs as they don’t even tell us what year or even what event, such a shame?
One example shown is of a school party aboard a merchant ship. My recollection is sometime around the late 1940’s a special visit was made to such a ship when in harbour or at a port, may be Liverpool?. If one looks carefully one can pick out Les Bradley as HM, Rob Butler, and Pop Burns. I recognise Barry Cope, Keith Smith, John B. Hilling, Bunting, Dyer, and Murray King.
Can you help us date the photograph and also name the pupils and the occassion?