Overstone School

Northampton 1929-1979

Overstone Association Membership for Old Overstonians and Staff Members

 

 
 
 

Members - Photos and Memories

These photos have been sent by Mr James Fitzgerald
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Form 111 1968
L to R standing: Judith Robshaw, Helen Luck, Barbara Kirkby,Mary Smalley
Sitting: Priscilla Marvin, Angela Arlington, Melinda Rose, Catherine Collcutt, Susan Weston
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Form 1V 1968
L to R  Standing: Lynn Murray, Susan Culham, Shirley and Carol Smart, Joanna Kingston, Anne Blake, Jane Maxwell, Annette Widdowson
Seated: Gillian Luck, Teresa Luck, Karen Bolton, Jane Wilmot-Smith, Jane Reynolds, Sarah Whitton, Jennifer Longfoot
A selection of photos sent to Joyce Peel  from Sue Burmaster  now living in Sarasota
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Sue Burmaster 1963 with friend!
Marion Hindley
Marion Hindley
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The late Veronica Hindley  ( who was the model Ika in the 70s)
Lyn and Sue
Lyn Allebone and Sue Sharland ...definitely out of bounds!
sixth form Graden
L to R   On wall Helen Newberry, ? Di Laird Craig?  Standing RobertaTooke , Kathy Cockburn, Sue Bates hidden by Sue Relton, Invisible girl, Babs Peel, Gilvray Ackernly
Kneeling Rosemary Crone and Helen Bird
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helen newberry
charmion
rose garden
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Glittering array for the Reunion of 2017
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Sue Burgess, Jo Cahill Shaw Sue Caple Jordan Kate Carroll
shelley and Sanna
Shelley Redbart Sanna Daw
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Sanna Daw Sue Sutcliffe Jo Northfield Sue Burgess
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Sue Dawkins Sue Sharland Anthea Coffey
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Marie Baker Liz Waldron Sally Harris Mandy Park
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Liz Waldron Sally Harris Mandy Park Julia Jelley
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Jennifer Lewellin, Margaret Jones Ann Gale Cherry Gibbs
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Anna Gordon Sue Bates Vivien White Sue Dawkins
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Anthea Coffey, Roberta Coe, Jane Haworth and Anna Gordon from mid 60s leavers group
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Marie Baker, Mandy Parks and Roberta Coe enjoy a drink before lunch
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Shelley Redbart. Jo Cahill Shaw and Sue Burgess enjoy a glass of prosecco before lunch
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Sue Caple Jordan, Sue Bates and new member Jane Wilkes meet up at Riverside Deli for a nice lunch
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Sue Caple Jordan ( editor of Keystone) and Sue Bates (website) enjoy a well earned ice cream!
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Roberta Coe (Tooke)  Monica Rom (Haas) Elaine Ralphs and Di Meggy (Middleton) all met up on a blowy Norfolk day. Di not on this photo!
Just a one photo from the recent 1960 Leavers lunch at the Victoria , Strathearn Place , London, arranged by Margaret Jones. Sadly the quality of some others were not good enough to print, I am working on a couple more!
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Margaret  Bates ( Jones) Ann Gale  Reunion at The Victoria ,Strathearn  June 2017
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Jane Buckingham/Cowling, Lorrie Lumley/Chown, Sue Laverick, Judith Tonry/Mitchell, Kate Carroll/Cortis Bingle!
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Marie Baker/Hodson, Julia Jelley/Stone Mandy Park/Lawrence( hidden) Cherry Gibbs/Drummond, Lerryn Rolt/Rice, Sue Sharland/Ennis (hidden) Jane Haworth/Burrell
Sadly two girls are hidden behind, it is so difficult to see the screen on a sunny day
Founders
L to R  Sue Burgess/Downing, Sue Bennett/Bates , Jo Cahill  -Shaw/Cahill, Jo Johnson/Northfield
foundr 2017
L to R  Jane Buckingham/ Cowling, Lorrie Lumley /Chown, Sue Laverick, Judith Tonry/Mitchell, Bingle, Kate Cortis/ Carroll, Sue Jordan/Caple  I didn't make a note of Sue Laverick's married name, and I think I only know Bingle as Bingle, so apologies, and I wait to be put right!
Pictures sent by Jane Little
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1960s Tennis Team . Standing L to R Jane Little, Pip Denton, Susan Croome, Angela Petrie.
Sitting L to R  Clare Madden, Pixie MacLehose, Jill Timmins
front stairs
Reunion at Overstone of girls in Jane Little's year, working left to right from the front:  
Peta Rowntree, Jane Little, Maggie Streather, Libby Wakeford, Ann Darnell, Clare Madden, Julie Raven, Erica Finnegan, Gay Homfrey, Pam McColl, Sandy Rogers, Jenny Sidders, Vicky Buck, Caroline Ward
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Off the diving board
Jane Little
Walking back frrom from the swimming pool
Netball Team 1970s
Netball Team at the Works 1970s
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Girl from 70s
Terry LUck
Terry Luck
Girls at works
Bridget Hill, Gill and Terry Luck, Annette Widowson, Lyn Murray
Kneeling Jane Wilmot Smith, also in back row Jo Fabery (red headed), Jane Scholfield and Joni Hawksley.
We may not have these girls in L to R order, if you can do it exactly please email website@overstoneschool.co.uk
 
The following photos were  posted on Facebook by Samantha Whyte O'Boyle. She has kindly given her permission for us to repzroduce them here. They were all taken around 1975/76
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Girls circa 1975
Main House
Front Hall
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Julia Finzel, Caroline Hitchcock (Nitchy) Caroline Thompson
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Davina Fillingham, Lolly Burton-Hogan ( Mrs Jones) Mr Urmson, unsure of the next girl Sue Caple (Mrs Jordan)
 
   
 

Back row L to R:  Margaret Hartley, Judy Wenhem ( Mrs Gross) , Clare Baynes, Stella Piercy, Fo Page, Unsure of last girl

Front Row: Jackie Boddington ,  Mary Burney, Linda Reece, Olivia Lodder, Kay Kennedy, Sarah Boddington

Please helpus identify correctly!

 
 

Back Row L to R Unsure of first girl, Fo Page Fiona McLean

Front Row : Nicola Rowntree, Lizzie Wilcocks , Helen Newberry

 
 
 
Judy Knights ( Mrs Porter), Roberta Tooke ( Mrs Coe) Elspeth Page ( Mrs Lewin)
 
 
 
 
Girls and boy  from the Mid Seventies, Can anyone identify them?
 
 

Gathering at the Victoria Pub, Strathearn Place, Bayswater. 1960s Leavers, plus one younger sister

L to R Jennifer House ( Llewellin), Mary Albertini (Shaw), Sue Bates ,Ann Gale, Margaret Bates ( Jones) Julia Stone ( Jelley)

 
 

Netball Team 1961/62

Front Row L to R Elspeth Page (Lewin) Erica Finnegan (Hawker) Clare Madden (Conant)

Back Row L to R Lizzie Knights, Anthea Quick ( Coffey) Lizzie Wilcocks ,Libby Hinton

 
 
Monks Path in the Summer
 
 
 
 
Anna Gordon welcomes us to Edinburgh  
 
 
Sue discovers something on the menu?
 
 
Fo Page and friends: Fo standing, Sandy Lawson second from left
 
 
 
Sent by Alison Engleby, Can you identify anyone?
 
 

 

Front Hall, Back Row  second in : Diana Laird -Craig? can you identify yourself?
 
 
 

 

L-R Clare Reffin, Davina Fillingham, Camilla Bascombe, Chris Simpson (Irvine) Fee Anderson ( Burns) Caroline Dempster ( Higgs) Judith Tonry ( Mitchell) , Sue Jordan ( Caple)

 
 
 
 
 
Front Of Main House
 
 
 
Row?
 
Towards the end of the school's life
 
 
 
 
Photo from Fo Page , staff members Mrs Richardson and Miss Titley ( who married science teacher Mr Smith)
 
 

 

Photos sent from a staff member in the 70s

 
 
 

Art Room Sarah Turnock (art teacher) Pamela King, Alison Warman, Patricia Sumner seated on right, Christine Gibbs and Loretta Rose standing, Fiona Maxwell and Susan Chambers centre and right in background. Angela Dickinson is opposite Fiona Jean Brooks behind Alison

 
 

Staff Match

 
 

70s Girls

 
 
 

Sarah Long, Sue Laverick, Lorraine Chown plus friend

 
 

Music Time!

 
 

Up at the Lax Pitch

 
 

Some of the images are from a photo album dated 1931/32.

 

Do keep checking back on these pages as new photos are added each month.

 
 
 

 

Across the lake

 

Before the dining room was built.

 
 

 

Binkie

 

 

Dancing in the Amphitheatre

 

 

Drill!

 
A past teacher has sent this collection of photos for us to have a look at! If you recognise yourself please let us know! There are more to come, but here is a taste of the memories
 
 

Sue Dickinson and Jan Roberts

 
 

Sue Dickinson, Jane Smalley Julie Chowne

 
 

Sue Laverick, Sarah Long and Lorraine Chown

 
 

Staff Netball match. Standing :Ed Allen, Chris Pelly, Stewart Edwards, Mrs Roberts Sitting with netball Alice Parker

 
 
 

 

A photo from Jennifer Llewellin ( Jennings) of her confirmation day. We all had to have our veils hairgripped to our skulls.

 

 
 

Summertime in Bristol with the 1963/65 leavers at Babs Peel's House

 
 

A gathering of 1963/65 leavers at Babs Peel's house in Bristol

 
 

This looks like it was taken near the Walled Garden 1950s

 
 

Circa 1979 Getting ready to go to school. Quite new uniform and badge here

 
 

Year group reunion ...with fags! 1970s leavers

 
 

From Jane Swintek ...sometime in the 1950s

 
 

Circa 1965 from Beany Everitt

 
 

Class photo from Beany Everitt

 

 
 

These photos were taken at Lambeth Palace in 1999 when Jennifer Llewellin invited old girls to a luch in the grounds

 

 

Lambeth Palace 1999

 

 

Lambeth Palace 1999

 

 

Lambeth Palace 1999

 

 

Reunion at Lambeth Palace 1999

 

1931/76 quarter dek

 

A group of 1976 leavers photographed in the same spot, on "The Quarterdeck"  as it was known at one time

 
 

plum , wix ND ESWELMONT

 

 

We found this photo in the archives. From left to right Miss Plumptre, later to be Headteacher, Miss Wix and Mrs Esslemont, founding headteachers , and seated Henrietta Franklin, our founder. There is no date for this, but it must come from the 30s we think. Is there anyone out there who can give us more information?
 
 

Staff circa 1963 Front row Miss Luff, (Games) the next two we are unsure of. Back row left to right: Mrs Roberts,( tennis, netball) Miss Cornell, ( 4th form class teacher) Miss Hooton, (Class teacher) Miss Bang ( German) and Miss Whiffen (Art).
Miss Bang was memorable for riding a sit up and beg bike down to the works ringing her bell and shouting "Get out of my way!"
 

 

Ann Westley

 

 

Jackie Wright

 
 
I was recently sent this photo by a friend whose Grandmother lived on the Overstone Road. It gives an idea of the fire that raged on that fateful day. You can see the fire engine's ladder on the left handside of the building.
 
 

 
 

 

Recently girls across the years met at our chairman's house for a very jolly dinner. Back row: Sue Sharland (nee Ennis)Treasurer, Sue Bates , secretary. Seated Roberta Coe (nee Tooke) kneeling Di Meggy (nee Middleton) and seated Elaine Reynolds (nee Ralphs). All the golden oldies were in the same year, and Di and Elaine were in the same year. We all knew and remembered each other. Elaine was so thrilled to meet up again, not only has she joined OA but has also put 12th September our reunion in London in her diary! Hope you have all done the same.

 
 
 
 

 

Elaine on top of the Church tower!

 
 
 
 

 

Lorrie Lumley ( Graham nee Chown) has identified this as being 27th March 1986 at Sywell Motel ( the aerodrome). The lunch took place after a service in the church where the speaker was Rev. Grant Welch. Lorrie was Chairman, Joyce Peel Secretary and Colonel Clarke Treasurer.

 
 
 
 

 

Gymnastics Team circa 1963

 

Gym display on the terrace

 

 

Classroom in about 1962, with Miss Gilson, Gillie to us. Sue Bates is in the back row first on the right. Roberta Coe (Tooke) is against the wall , just under the picture.

 
 

 

Class room with Miss Eastoe ...or Dolly as we called her!

 

 

Class room

 

Class room

 

 

Cedar Dorm

 

 
 
All the following photos have come from Margaret Bates ( Jones) who left in 1960. They chart the year group reunions organised amongst themselves.
 

One of the early year group Reunions at The Victoria pub, Strathearn Place London.

 
 

A Reunion in London to coincide with the Picasso exhibition in 2000

 
 
 

Ladies from the late 50s and early 60s lunching at Marie Hodson's (Baker) house.

 
 

A Reunion hosted by Marie Hodson ( Baker)

 

 

A Reunion at Lambeth Palace, kindly hosted by Jennifer House ( Llewellin). A great mixture of years were present.

 
 
 

Reunion at Overstone Golf Course, a mixture of years, Roberta Tooke's elbow, Sue Bates, Marie Hodson and Ann Pochin talking across to Judy Knights

 
 

A past Reunion featuring girls who left late 50's early 60's

 
 

 

School Lacrosse Team circa 1960

 

 

Here are a few memories from the girls in the mid 50s. They all left around 1960, more later when I have worked out who everyone is.

All photos from Jennifer House ( Mrs Llewellin)

 
 

 

The Rep Dress with white detachable collars!

 
 
  
 
 
 
    
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

 

Looking at the new Keystone, with a very helpful member of staff from The Victoria, Strathearn Place W2

 
 

 

Julia Stone ( Jelley) brought pictures of an Ambleside Conference with Mrs Esselmont, Miss Wix and Miss Lynn in attendance.

 
 

 

Photos and chat and wine! More of the 1960's year group photos will be here soon. Jennifer House ( Llewellin)  and Margaret Bates ( Jones) brought past photos to share. Watch this space!

 
 
 

Photo used for prospectus. Rounders on the lax pitch, from Virginia Graham ( Mrs Edmundson)

 

Picnic on Parents' Day...all parked up on the grass in the park before the cattle grid!

from Virginia Graham (Mrs Edmundson)

 

 

Sunbathing at the back of the Gym 1962

From Virginia Graham ( Mrs Edmundson)

 With Mr Urmson Form Va Carol Dewey, Suzanne Lumb, Fiona McLean, Theresa, Sheila Storie-Pugh, Annette Gardner, Anna Gordon and Jane Burrell

24th July 1964 from Virginia Graham ( Mrs Edmundson)

 

Staff Tennis Match

Front Row: ? Mrs Kerr Alice Parker Mrs Roberts

Back Row: Mrs Steele Baume ? ? Mrs Parrott (Polly) ?

 

L -R Sue Bates Roberta Tooke Mr Hollowell Helen Bird Babs Peel

Sue Burmaster in front of Roberta.

 

Far right standing Jill Pratelli with thumb up, Clare Baynes?

Far right seated Olivia Lodder with hand at chin level

Kay Kennedy (draped on chair) Sue? Mary Burney Jenny Berry Jane Cowley

 

L to R: Sally Pochin (standing) Miss Luff . Roberta Tooke (behind the bars) Sarah Lewis  on bars Rosemary Kemsley balancing, Sue Bates balancing to floor Monica haas and Gilvray Ackernley standing against bars.

Gail Wright on horse.

If you can identify any bottoms or the girl upside down please tell us!

 

Class room at the Works circa 1961. Front Row: Lerryn Rice, Monica Haas, Kate Kerensky, Heather Peters and Babs Peel

Second Row: Kathy Cockburn, Jane Brown, Lyn Allibone

Back Row: Alison Grant, Maryam Hessabi and Rosemary Crone

 
Here are a few past photos that we have been sent. If you would like to share any of your past or current photos please email them as a jpeg to info@overstoneschool.co.uk

 

1963?  5th Form at Whistlefield. 

Left to Right back row: Joyce Peel, Pauline Cowper, Carolyn Simmonds, Annette Powell, Ruth Coleman, Kirsty Hone

Kneeling: Anthea Quick, Sarianne Durie, Vicky Mather, Sue Relton? Mary Bellwood

 

1964 ? Supper Party

Seated at the front Roberta Tooke,(Coe) right hand side Sue Bates perched on side of Kathy Cockburn's chair, Babs Peel, Helen Bird Nicky Ashley Linda Baskind

Left Hand side Mina Shadab? ? ? Marion Hindley

I think this was a supper that Judy Knights and Virginia Graham helped prepare for someof their friends and the sixth form.

 

 Girl Guides near the spinney circa 1963

back row: We can identify Helen Bird, (far left) then Sarianne and Kirsty ( family names lost to us!) Rosie Howden, Heather Peters, Sandra Watson

On the ground Jill Pratelli, ( centre)  Wendy Burn, Frances Lack ,Olivia Lodder, Jill Pratelli. If you can give us more names we would be delighted!

 

 

 

Back row Left to Right : Diana Hay, ? a Danish girl, Penny Sclater, Victoria Howard Smith Middle Row Left to Right: Helen Dixon, Kay Kennedy, Jill Pratelli, Daphne Barnett, Jane Cowling Front row Left to Right: : Olivia Lodder, Gina Clive and Mary Burney

 
 

 

 Whistlefield

 

 

Left to right Harriet Hutchings, Lynne MacDonald (standing) Elizabeth (Buffy) Hope Picture submitted by Jane Hoskin

 

 

Lacrosse Team circa 1965

Back row:Judy Walton, Sue Bates, Nicky Rowntree

Second Row: Babs Peel,  Angie Orton  Judy Knights

Seated: Ros ? ,Olivia Lodder, Linda Rees, Margaret Hartley, Sally Boddington?

 

 

 

 1937 Photo from a Fieldtrip to Venice. Miss Lynn at the back, Miss Plumptre, second from right seated

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email contact: info@overstoneschool.co.uk

 

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