Northgate School 1933

Group portrait of Form 2 at Northgate School, 1933

By Laura Matthews

The photograph shows Form 2 at Northgate School in 1933. Mrs. E. Smith who donated the photograph is second from the left on the back row.

Photo:Group portrait of Form 2 at Northgate School, 1933

Group portrait of Form 2 at Northgate School, 1933

Courtesy of Mrs. E. Smith

This page was added by Laura Matthews on 16/04/2007.
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In 1939 I was 3 yrs old, my two brothers were evacuated who were older with their school I think it was Priory Boys School. I went with my mother and stayed with friends at Castle Ashby Northhants. We did'nt know there was a war on. By1941 we returned to Yarmouth and I was sent to Northgate School, I was only there a short time before it was bombed in the Northgate blitz. It was soon rebuilt with asbestos buildings, Mrs Cullingford was the head teacher.
Later I went to Priory Boys School. My two brothers were in the St.Nicholas church chior I wanted to join also but once again the church was bombed so I went to St. Peters church instead. Yarmouth was a scary place in wartime we spent a lot of time in the air-raid shelter.

By colinbrowne
On 07/01/2008

Hello I am trying to build a website around the Northgate School, has anyone any old school photos I could use such as the one above?  I would love to know the situation re the Northgate Junior School in 1933.  Was it still in Runham Vauxhall or had it been bombed and then moved?  I would be grateful if you could contact me with any details. The website I have started is here:

Kind regards Pauline Dodd

By Pauline Dodd
On 17/07/2012

My mum was born in 1923 and she attended Northgate school. She told me once about the school marching down to north quay to wave flags when the then Prince of Wales open the new (now old) bridge. While watching a DVD about old Yarmouth this very event was shown and i could see a mas of little children waving their flags for the Prince, and to think my mum was one of them!! Sandra smith

By Sandra Smith
On 11/09/2013

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