Manorway Primary

School Dinners

If you had school dinners here in the 1940’s/50’s/60’s, here are some ladies you may recognise. The ‘white coats’ are the cooks, on the left is Mrs. Twyford, the other Mrs. Baldry. Next to Mrs. Twyford is Mrs. Beeho. 

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  • I remember Miss Dover and Miss Attril, after the Labradors died, she got a big poodle called Kim. I remember the school dinners, the rice pudding with a blob of jam and some kind of treacle tart which was cooked in big oblong tins and in the summer, they would be on trolleys by the open doors to cool. One day a dog walked into the kitchen and walked right through the tart and the cooks cut that bit out and served the rest. Dog was called Yogi and belonged to Danny Ryan, used to spend all day lying outside his classroom

    By Margaret Nyrvana-Jones (24/03/2022)
  • I remember a miss Dover and miss Attril and her Labrador dog Loved her dog,and all our family dogs have been Labradors thanks to miss Attril. I was terrified of miss Gaylard. Luckily my teacher was miss Cook.

    By Brenda Taylor nee Ferdinand (09/06/2020)
  • I think the first lady in the bottom row is Mrs Violet Vincent. She used to live in Handel Crescent.
    Her husbands name was Lou and they had one daughter Pamela.

    By Cliff Cowin (28/05/2020)
  • 4th in from the left on the back row is my nan Victoria Dupree

    By Dan (02/12/2019)
  • I expect many of you will remember my mother who was a teacher and then headmistress of the manor primary school she worked at manor for about 40 yrs retiring in the mid 80s I also went to the school from about the age of 3 !! Mums name was Nancy , do you also remember miss Dover Miss Attril her the Labrador dogs were always in the school photos

    By Chris Parkhurst (03/04/2018)
  • Jeffrey I remember your mother and I also remember you, I think we were in the same class throughout Manorway Infants and Juniors. I also recognise Mrs Bloss and I believe that’s Mrs Jex top row extreme right. Most of the faces are familiar but the names unfortunately are lost in the mists of time.

    By Percy Dalton (20/02/2016)
  • top row, second lady in, is my mum Doris Gardner who was a dinner lady in the infants.

    By Jeffrey gardner (19/02/2016)
  • Lovely clear photo. I remember being shown this when it was first taken.  I immediately recognize Mrs. Baldry and Mrs. Beeho and on the bottom row 2nd from the right is Mrs. Bloss.

    By Jill Heggie (nee Briggs) (30/04/2014)
  • I had school dinners for most of my school life At. Manor I remember dinner ladies Mrs Jackson and Mrs Finch They taught me how to hold my knife and fork correctly Miss Gaylard who insisted I eat my carrots (I hated them) I never did Strangely enough I love carrots now Mrs Baldrey was also the cook when I was there 

    By Terry Clark (10/02/2014)
  • I was at Manor from 1945 until 1951.Does anyone remember the lady who sold toffee apples and nut crunch and toffee items I think her name was Mrs Dadds I believe she lived near the Methodist church in Calcutta Road. I remember they quite delicious too

    By Terry Clark (09/02/2014)

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