John Lea School from the bike shedsJohn Lea School from Doddington RoadJohn Lea School from the main steps near the car park
John Lea School - A Pictorial History by Trevor Jones -

I gratefully acknowledge the help given by the following people, without them this small piece of local history may have been lost...

Yvonne Ashworth, Tony Blanch, Pam Bond, Martin Cahill, Jackie Capps, Sue Chambers, Tracey and Mark Checkley, Hazel and Roger Chadd, Diana Coles, The late Mr. Peter Drage, one of the first members of staff appointed in 1953, Ruth Dixon, Mrs. Margaret Foard, Secretary, Doug. Forder, Mrs. Elizabeth McLaughlan, who provided so many of the drama and musical photographs, Glenys Greenough, Mr. Terry Goodman, former teacher. Wendy Henley, Heather Hilson, Melvyn Jackson, Peter Jones and Reece Jones, for guiding me along the dark path of modern technology. Jackie Lawrence, David Matthews, Doreen Mustoe, Maurice and Joyce Palmer, Alan Parnell, Mr. Derrick Pearce, former Deputy Head, Kath Riddle, Mr. Ian Wright, former teacher, Joan Stolworthy and Rita Treadwell.

Archivists, Editors and Staff of the following:

Central Library, London.
Central Library, Northampton.
Editors of Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph and Northampton Chronicle and Echo.
Giles Photography, Northampton.
Kettering Library.
Northamptonshire County Council Record Office.
Northamptonshire County Education Department
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford. Yorkshire.
Simmons Aero Films.
Wellingborough Library.
Wollaston Library.

I have tried to trace all copyright owners. If you have any information to ownership of any items shown please get in touch with us.

Please note that Northamptonshire Record Office is currently not able to offer copies of the images due to copyright concerns and the nature of the collection.

Trevor Jones.

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