Trip to the Lake District - Easter 1955
(Or was it to the Peak District in 1954? See later.)
The trip was led by Miss Joan Tebbutt (3rd from right) and Mr Hodgson (standing 4th from left). Other staff members included a young Bob Norton (3rd from left) and his future wife Margaret Wilkinson (centre). The blond lad (Rodney Cook) has a Brownie 127 (didn't we all?). Other faces: Bob Syrett (later to return as a teacher), Dave Turner, Brian Newman .....
The front of the coach says 'Norfolk Coachways.' Is the driver Mr Eke?
Hugh Currell recalls: "We stayed just outside Keswick in, what I remember as being, very like a large house, quite close to Derwent Water. We spent most days 'trekking' up and down the local mountains but one day we went on an outing to a steel mill which might have been at Workington."
James Hodgson is in the kilt. Oi! Put those fags out! Striding up 'Striding Edge' - the famous and renowned ridge that flanks the south eastern passage to Helvellyn. The summit of Scafell. This and the next three photos were taken by Kevin Westnott with his trusty box camera; typified by the couple of decapitations at the top of the picture! Can you put names to faces? Joan Tebbutt (centre). Why the school uniform rather than hiking gear? The photo label is 'Butter------' or Brutter----' .... presumably Buttermere. Kevin's own shot of the group at the top of this page. Now here's a mystery. This was clearly labelled as 'Lake District' in Kevin's photo album but it is the same arch pictured in Hugh Currell's North Wales 1956 photo. See below!
Postscript: After a lot of searching with the aid of Google Images it appears that the location is the rather grand Youth Hostel at Irlam Hall - in the Peak District rather than the Lake District [you pedant - Ed.]. The only matching reference in the College Magazine relates to a Derbyshire trip organised in 1954 (Easter) - not 1955. Can anyone help to pin these details down please? Do the photos cover more than one trip?
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