Archive Photos from Friends' School, Saffron Walden, Old Scholars

Why not scan the school photos for your years and email them to us. We can also provide a link to your school photos on your own website. Contact Martin Hugall.

FSSW Railway Club Excursion to Mildenhall July 1958

Thanks to Peter Jamieson 1951-58 for the above photo. He writes: "Re Old Scholars Magazine 2013 - The Railway Club 1950 - 1962. Mention is made of The Railway Club's excursions among them one to Mildenhall. I am attaching a photograph of members of the Club taking tea on the platform at Mildenhall during their excursion to this forlorn spot in July 1958. Sitting on the bench in the foreground is, I believe, Roger West the author of the article enjoying a school sandwich. Incidentally I wrote an article about the Saffron Walden branch railway which might interest some readers. This was published in the The Saffron Walden Historical Journal Autumn 2013." Click on the photo to enlarge.

Whitsun 1938

Thanks to Peter Le Mare (YG 1941) for this scan of these photos which he took of the 1938 Whitsun gym display. He says " BBJ is standing supervising events. Alan Jennings is holding the pole on the right and Bryan Stanger on the left. Among the spectators is "Booze" aka Stanley King-Beer on the left and Harold Douglas on the right." For more recent OS please note the absence of the Essex classroom block - built in 1961. Click on the photos to enlarge.


Some Classic Photos from the Archives

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Back 1880
Front 1880
View from front 1880
Swimming pool 1902
Aerial 1926
Aerial postcard 1926

When Friends' School was in Croydon

The School was in Croydon from 1825 to 1879.

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Photos taken of the front and back of Croydon School in about 1879

Photo of group taken at Croydon.

Date 18??

Two items have found their way to Saffron Walden. The gates are now between Leicester and Crosfield teaching blocks, and the clock faces south down the Avenue.

Thanks to Elwyn Goldsbury in New Zealand who sent these photos and a letter from his great grandfather Alfred Goldsbury who was at Croydon in the early 1860s. Click on the images to enlarge.

Alfred Goldsbury is 1st on the left on the back row
Names of those in the 1861 photo
Alfred Goldsbury is 4th from the left on the back row in this photo taken between 1861 and 1864.

A letter written by Alfred Goldsbury to his parents when he was 14 years old.   It seems that pupils had to leave school when they were 15 years old!  

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