Snowball barrage from our friendly school rivals during dinner times
THIS selection of photographs was brought in by David Dobbs, of Marshchapel.
David told us: "I think I am correct in saying that during the time you have been publishing school photographs on your Bygones page, you have never shown one of Waltham Methodist Day School, so I'd like to put this right.
"These three photographs were taken during 1949/50. I believe that all the names are correct, but I am sure someone will put me right if I'm mistaken.
"My sister and I both attended the school for our primary education.
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"The school (now a private residence) was in New Road, Waltham, and in company with the CofE school in Cheapside, accepted children from all the surrounding villages.
"I particularly remember the air raid shelters (used to store games equipment, etc) on either side of the school yard.
"There were toilets outside. One day, while the headmaster was answering the 'call of duty', he heard me swearing. I got caned when break time was over!
"All the children took sandwiches for dinner, so imagine the excitement when hot meals became available. They were brought in containers from Reynolds Street School, in Cleethorpes. We were marched down Skinners Lane and along Cheapside to the Temperance Hall, which was set out for dining.
"There was always friendly 'rivalry' between the Methodist pupils and those from the CofE School (religion causing problems even then!) and in the winter when it snowed, we were always met with a barrage of snowballs while we queued for dinner."