Pupils at Devonshire Drive School

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These youngsters, captured in 1914, are top of the class at Devonshire Drive School in Eastwood.

Constance Barrett said: “I remember my teachers. Miss Birkin (later Mrs Hawkins), Miss Banton, and I was very fond of Miss Burton who had very poorly feet and walked badly.

“I would think there were about 40 children in each class, boys and girls together. I remember sitting next to a boy from New Eastwood.

“At the age of 11 I went to Heanor Grammar School. It was a bit of a struggle as it was a fee paying school in those days. We used to stand at Skelton’s (at the corner of Church Street) to wait for the bus.”