On Saturday evening, after our trip to Tavistock, we dashed back home,
had a quick cuppa and then went to... school !
The school where I once taught, Decoy Primary School, in Newton Abbot
is 100 years old this year.
For me, this school has many family connections.
Firstly, my Grandma was the first ever PTA treasurer at the school!
Not only that, she was school cook, for a time.
My mum helped to set up the first nursery there,
before she went off to train to be a teacher.
All of her brothers and sisters attended the school (6 of them!)
My own children went to the school as did my nephews.
Incredibly, as I started to look around at all the photos, one photo
in particular jumped out at me immediately...
This was the aunty I never knew.
My mum's youngest sister, the youngest of the Button family.
Very sadly, she caught Polio and died at the age of 12 years.
That was before I was born but I recall hearing all about her
so many times when I was young.
So there she was...right in front of me!
I enquired as to where this photograph had been found
as I know that my mum has the same photograph somewhere.
I was told that some boxes of photos had been found in a loft
of an ex head teacher's house.
I could have spent hours and hours just browsing!
I attended the 50 years and the 75 years celebrations
and so it seemed only right to go along this time.
Finally this caught my eye!!
There I am! I'm the teacher with the pink top, 7th from the left.
And moving along the line to the right...
there's my friend Linda, in the red dress;
she has the blog called Chalky's World!
Good job they didn't sit us together..we would probably
have had each other in stitches!!
Naturally, I took a peep at some of the creative work
and these studies of artists caught my eye!
One wonders what the next 25 years will bring for this school!
I hope I'll make it to those celebrations too!
Meanwhile ..a giveaway!
For my giveaway...just comment on this post telling me the best memory
you have of your schooldays!! Funny or serious!! ;-)
A pack of my vintage, small feedsack pieces will be the prize!