Were you taught by Emneth teacher Miss Bamber?

Emneth Infants School teacher Dulcie Bamber with her class.

Emneth Infants School teacher Dulcie Bamber with her class. - Credit: Archant

Friends and family of a woman who taught at Emneth infants school for 38 years are looking for past pupils to join them sending cards to their former teacher as she approaches her 100th birthday.

Dulcie Bamber, who worked at the school from 1933 to 1971, is now in a care home in Wisbech, but with the help of social media it is hoped to track down past pupils - including the youngster who presented her with flowers when she retired 34 years ago.

Miss Bamber never married instead concentrating on the career she loved as a teacher.

Local photographer Roger Rawson said: “I posted an old classroom photo of her on Facebook and already we have got 18 names of people who were taught by her.

“We are trying to track down Richard Hayes who presented her with some flowers in 1971 when she retired.


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“She will be celebrating her 100th birthday at the end of February with her 91 year old sister and brother who is in his 90s.

“Wisbech Lions have kindly offered to buy the cake and it would be great if people who used to know her came forward to make this a special day for this popular lady and family.”

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Were you taught by Miss Bamber? If so contact Mr Rawson on Facebook or by emailing john.elworthy:@archant.co.uk.

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