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Celebrating Palmyra Primary School's Centenary in 2013

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Some memories from Carol Eaton (nee Widdicombe)

Grade 7, 1963
3 generations of Carol’s family attended Palmyra Primary School.
Henry Joseph Widdicombe, Carol Widdicombe and Mark Eaton.
Henry Joseph attended in c1913 at the Tamar Street Hall but not sure for how long. Carol attended in 1957 – 1963. My son Mark attended in 1979 – 1980.
My grade one teacher was Miss Moss. She was a white haired gentle lady. Close to retirement I think.
There were 3 classrooms of grade 7 students in 1963 comprising of approximately 30 students per class.
I would walk to and from school every day and go home for lunch as I lived only a few streets from the school. It was safer then.
We didn’t  have a uniform, except a sports uniform which was worn every Friday on Sports day. The uniform for girls was a tunic in blue and red trim. On sports carnivals we wore faction T shirts and white shorts.
All my siblings attended Palmyra Primary. Valerie, Raymond, Laurel and Merlene. My sister Valerie attended in 1942. She said the school was quite small. There was only the wing that faced Aurelian Street then.
It has certainly grown over the years.

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Fifth Std. Year 6, 1950


Back row, left to right

Euen Muir, Donald Hogg, Keith Smith, George Stobbs, MurrayVinton, Warren Harrison, Paul Morey, ………, Keith Sloane, Trevor Hodgson,……, Max Borwick

Middle row, left to right

…….., ………, Beverly Edinger, ………, ………, Glenys Bullard, Joy Griffith, Colleen Mears, ………., Glenda Sanders, Joy Holland, Glenda Huxtable, Noreen Bridle, ……

Front row, left to right

Irwin Davey, Fred Strother, …….., Edwin Smith, Ormond Richardson, Leslie Richardson, ………, Len Forsyth, Gary Eggleston, David Lee