Chesterfield school wants to hear from former pupils to mark 50th anniversary year

Megan Hipkiss and Cole Preston standing in the same spot that the first photograph of Brockwell Junior School was taken in 1965.
Megan Hipkiss and Cole Preston standing in the same spot that the first photograph of Brockwell Junior School was taken in 1965.
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A school which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year is seeking former pupils to help mark the milestone.

Brockwell Junior School, on Purbeck Avenue, Chesterfield, opened in November 1965 when Ken Dodd’s Tears was number one, Roy Emerson was Wimbledon champion and Councillor Tom Bucknall was the town’s Mayor.

We’d love to hear from people who have memories of the school over the last 50 years

Headteacher Catherine Holmes

Headteacher Catherine Holmes said: “We’d love to hear from people who have memories of the school over the last 50 years.

“We are asking people to get in touch with us to share stories and pictures of their time here.

“In particular, we are searching for people who are the most famous or have the most unusual job.

“Near or far, do get in touch telling us a bit about when you were at Brockwell, what you do now and where you live.”

Pupil Megan Hipkiss said: “I think it will be really cool to find out what it was like to be at this school before we were here.

“I wonder if school dinners were as nice as they are now.”

Cole Preston added: “We’ve seen an old picture of the school and it hasn’t changed much but it has got bigger.

“The playground and field looks more exciting now, though.”

The school is planning a big celebration to mark its special milestone.

To share your story about Brockwell Junior School, email contactus@brockwell-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk or send a to @brockwelljunior on Twitter.