Chatteris school searches for historical photos ahead of exhibition

PUBLISHED: 09:30 13 February 2016

Kingsfield Primary School, Chatteris

Kingsfield Primary School, Chatteris

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A Cambridgeshire primary school is appealing to members of the community for historical photos of the old King Edward and Burnsfield schools ahead of an exhibition later this year.

Kingsfield Primary School in Chatteris, created after King Edward and Burnsfield merged in 2003, is hosting the exhibition.

It will showcase historical photos of the sites as well as old sports team and class images.

Joanne Tomlins, headteacher of Kingsfield, said how the staff came across the photos while sorting through their archives.

“It was wonderful to find decades of memories from our school.

“Initially we spent some time identifying current staff and some of our parents as children here. Then we realised what a wonderful experience this was, to sit together and discuss stories of how things used to be before.”

The exhibition will show photos dating from the 1950’s up to the 1990’s, including a contribution from Chatteris Museum and the collection of former headmaster, Dennis Hall.

There will also be children’s activities and guided tours of the new school building throughout the event.

“The staff and I decided it would be a fantastic opportunity to open our doors to the local community,” Mrs Tomlins added.

“We’re really looking forward to holding an event where former teachers, support staff and pupils can visit the school, share memories and stories, and experience Kingsfield as it is now.”

The event, which will be held in the old Burnsfield Hall of the school. takes place on April 22 and 23.

If you have any photos you feel may be relevant to the exhibition (particularly class photographs from the 1970’s, 80’s or 90’s), contact Sarah Marsden on 01354 692323.

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