Billingham Church School c1970s

t15263This photograph of Billingham Church School on The Green was taken shortly before it was demolished, I don’t have the date for the demolition but the photograph is from the early 1970s.

The children are playing a game which we called ‘Knights’, the children being carried were supposed to push and shove each other until one of them fell off, something akin to jousting, this game was played in every school playground throughout the country and is quite possibly played still.

There were many lumps, bumps, cuts and bruises gained during this game as was the same with many other games we played, I have noticed in the background there is a young girl with a bandaged knee with blood seeping through, an everyday sight in my childhood.

Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.

3 thoughts on “Billingham Church School c1970s

  1. I think it must have been demolished about late 1969 or early 1970 as I attended the school and was in Miss Gibson’s class. Big roaring coal fire behind her desk! I was in her last class as I was transferred into Billingham South infants when the school closed. Think the head was Mr Icing (apologies spelling)
    David Gargett.

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