Country dancers 60 years ago

Hallam Fields Junior School country dance team, 1953. Sent in by Dorothy Chapman, nee Corns.
Hallam Fields Junior School country dance team, 1953. Sent in by Dorothy Chapman, nee Corns.

The Hallam Fields Junior School countr y dance team can be seen posing for this photograph taken exactly 60 years ago in 1953.

Dorothy Chapman, nee Corns, who sent in the picture, can be seen third from the right on the front row.

On the back row she could name Patrick, John Reeves, James, Michael Baldwin, Derek Bromyard and Trevor Wing. And on the front Christine Harrison, Anne Page, Susan Orme, Janice, Patricia Spencer, Marilyn Riley, Julia Draper. The teachers, whose surnames were both Taylor, were not related.

“It was the year we took our 11-plus and went on to different schools,” recalled Dorothy.