Broomfield Secondary 1963-1964

Broomfield SM 1964

The above photo was sent in by Richard Howell, Frankston, Victoria, Australia

"A photo of my class of 1964, probably taken around May or June of that year. We were known as Extended 2 which meant that we elected to extend our stay at school for two extra years to take the GCE exams. The teacher is Mr Cass (we never did get to know a teacher's Christian name). I can put a name to some of the faces (I'm front row, second from the left), the boy at far right, back row is Brian Marden who was head boy for that year."

Richard has added some names to the pupils in the photograph :-

  • Backrow left to right: 1) not known; 2) Richard Bainbridge; 3) Beverley Cox; 4) Robert Crane; 5) Stephen Purkiss; 6) Peter Jones; 7) MichaelRickwood; 8) Brian Marden - Head boy.
  • Next row left to right: 1) Christopher Shaw; 2) Kenneth Ferrier; 3) Michael Barnard; 4) Pamela Hales; 5) Sylvia ?; 6) Pauline ?; 7) Andrew Piercy; 8) Howard Mold; 9) Peter Harrington; 10) Hilton Cass - Form teacher and geography teacher.
  • Next row left to right 1) Ann Day; 2) Pauline Crozier - head girl; 3) Gloria Hammond; 4) Ann Moreton; 5) Susan Palmer; 6) Patricia ?; 7) Susan Dolby; 8) Judith ?; 9) not known
  • Front row left to right: 1) John Whitesmith; 2) Richard Howell; 3) Rodney Young; 4) Terry Sheahan; 5) Malcom Clark

I think the head girl for that year is #2 in the row behind me but I cannot remember her name.

January 2018 Update from Terry Sheahan

Richard Howell is correct in that we were known as Extended Two, and I believe we were the first pioneer year group specially formed to take O levels. At that time, school leaving age was 15. We remained a further year until 16 years old, (1964). We were streamed off at 14, when we were called Extended One, (1963), to begin the 2 year course, and were considered a little bit elite! The Head Boy and Girl were taken from this group along with the prefects.

I would suggest we were probably given the best subject teachers at the school. Mr Barnes English, Mr Cass Geography, Mr Dunne History, Mr Harvey Maths, Mr Harman Science, Mr Dobson Art, Mr Wright Woodwork and Mr Philips Metalwork.

Editor Note:- Many thanks to Terry for providing many of the missing names for the photo above.


Football Team 1963-64

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Back row left to right. Norman Peacock, Duncan Hardiman, Tony (Hot) Warn, Peter Dixon, Trevor Adams

Front row left to right. Stephen Radcliffe, Me (Graham Staples), Alan Dunn, Graham Cancel, John Bore.

Happy days with Mr Davis & Mr Cass in charge of football.

Graham Staples

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