Personal Recollections

We came to Hints in April 1941 and my mother took me along to the school. We had to go back later at 9.30 because of the bombing. I was at the school to 1946. There were 2 teachers, Miss Andrews and Miss Smith. Miss Smith retired and she was replaced by Miss Burgess who came from Whittington. When she retired she was replaced by Mr. Dyott who was there when the school closed.. The school bell was taken down and put into a shed from where it was stolen. Most of the pupils were from the village but there were also evacuees who came from Kent. 2 families sent 18-19 children between them to the school.

To celebrate the Coronation there were games in the field and a television in the school which everyone was invited to watch.

Roy Clarke 10/02/2012

Hints CP 1947 ;    Miss Ethel Smith - Teacher - her last year before being succeeded by Miss Burgess. Top Row - Robert Gibson; Norma Gibson; Joyce Clarke; Barbara Clark; John Harris;??????????;

Second Row - ??????? ; Sidney Harris;  Heather Gibson; Betty Pierce ; Gerald Salt; Derek Gibson; Greta Gibson; William Newbold; ?????????.

Front Row - Wendy Clayton; Bill Wynn; Thelma Gibson; Stanley Riley; Frances Riley

(source:Bill and Jenny Wynn, South Africa)