Does anyone remember Miss Critoph?

Andrew Keeler Christopher Wade Adrian Corbin Richard Wade Pauline Brooks
Richard Fisk  John Gale  Jonathan Purdy  Alan Farrow  Susan Wickham  June Fenton  Cheryl Whitton  Robert Purdy  Billy Youngs
Roy Fowell Elaine Beales Colin Clarke Mary-Jayne Rust Miss Bell Miss Crotoph Wendy Carman June Jex Denise Whitton Nicholas Brooks
Linda McCrafe Jill Patrick Elaine Whitton Gary Shanks Christopher Wink Sandra Eke David Carman Alan Hubbard Paul Jex

Burgh School , Norfolk, 9 July 1964

Facebook thread posted by Cathie Corbin on 12 June 2020.
Shared with Members of Aylsham & District Photographs and Memories
My husband, Adrian Corbin’s school photograph. Does anyone remember Miss Critoph?

Jackie Lewin
June Jex Cooke

Sarah Beales
My mum’s on that photo Elaine Beales was Bean

Marion Jobling
Lovely photo, so nice to see that they actually put names of the children below. Certainly know its June Jex Cooke

Michael McCann
Paul Jex

Paul Jex
Michael McCann that’s me in the corner

Michael McCann
Paul Jex is that where you spent much of your school life?

Paul Jex
Michael McCann yes with the pointy hat with a D on it

Sarah-Jane Hewitt
Happy memories I was one of the children before the school closed… xx

Pauline Saggers
Yes I was at the school with her and Miss Bell. Always remember she used lanolin hand cream funny what sticks in your memory.

Shaun Wymer
I went to Burgh school but was born in 64 but I know a few of these people on this picture

Elaine Beales
good memories of a lovely school were are you all now I am living in Aylsham always remember miss critoph riding her bike from skeyton

Sarah Phillips
Yes I do left before this photo. My surname was Warren.

Carol Daniels
I loved miss Bell , she also taught me at St Michaels school Aylsham xx

Phil Avalon
I was at Burgh school from 1956 i remember miss Bell & miss Critoph very strict both of them had a few slapped legs off miss Bell i lived at no 3 School Road Burgh 5 minutes from the school remember it well.

Roger Penton
Hi, yes was at B’ school from 1953, born in Burgh , lived in church lane. remember Miss Critoph from Skeyton. Also Miss Bell, she took over from Mrs Fuller as headmistress. Recall the Coronation celebrations, at the school, we all dressed up for the occasion. At assembly Miss Bell would strike one note on piano to start us singing. Assistants at the school Mrs Payne & Mrs Tichelly. Hot food was delivered daily by Mrs Ellis who also had a shop in Aylsham nr Co- Op. Delivered food in steel containers in car trailer. Cost for each pupil 5 shillings per wk.
Lots more memories of the school, names not clear , was my sister June on photo. I emigrated to Australia in 1970 , live in Queensland.

Burgh School was council run but it was rather like Colby, where the parents with aspirations of ‘grandeur’ sent their children!
I remember taking Miss Bell to school in my clapped out car when her taxi did not arrive one day.
As I remember Miss Bell, although squat in stature was quite an upright starchy lady in personality.
Miss Critolph was a very demure gentle lady perfect for the infants.

Days of slates, carrot for ‘seconds’ and masks – ANNE MARSDEN recalls her time as a pupil at the Sutherland House School in Burgh from 1942 to 1945


4 Comments on “Does anyone remember Miss Critoph?”

  1. Hi, Yes I remember Miss Critoph, well described as demure, excellent for the infants, I joined he school in early 1950 as a four and a half year old . Miss Critoph had a bicycle with skirt guards and nobbly yellow ish tyres always parked facing the gate ! Mrs Gladys Fuller, a different character she followed us to Aylsham Secondary Modern on its opening, great, Gladys and my father were always at loggerheads, in her mind an ‘immigrant’, from Wales you see ! Ken Penton I remember, I moved away from Norfolk in 1971 to attend Teacher Training at Leeds Uni, only to return full time in 2010, now living in North Walsham, not too far from my place of birth in Brampton, Any one remember the original structure of Cradle Bridge, that was on my route to School.

    1. Hi..what a fantastic picture, bringing back so many memories! My sister Jenny and I (Case) lived in Oxnead and went to scho at Burgh from about 1953 to 1962 ish. Miss Bell and Miss Critoph were a constant presence over those years and I often wondered in later years how Miss Critoph managed that bicycle journey in all types of weather…never can I remember her being absent!!

      I do remember the frozen milk bottles around the open fire, the boiling pipes which were supposed to warm the room which raised blisters if you touched them, the separate playgrounds for boys and girls, the long drop loos, the wind up gramaphone for country dancing, covering shoe boxes in wallpaper for the sale to fund the Christmas party, spelling bees, the dusters we sewed, the 11 plus and anxiety of where we went after such a small safe environment…so many memories!!

      And the names on this picture…Cheryl, Denise and Elaine, whose parents were Albert and Beryl, we often wondered if they had another sibling what name beginning with F would be chosen!! Still have one lifelong friend Rosanne Hogan who came to school from Aylsham in the taxi with Miss Bell, very scarey!!! Lovely to walk down memory lane!!

  2. I was very pleased to see this photo. I am the John Gale and am standing next to Richard Fisk, though I don’t remember him. I must have been 9 or 10. My father was the Rector of Marsham and Burgh, and I went to the school with the Wade boys from Burebank School (Blicking Lodge).

    I also remember Cheryl Whitton clearly, and some of the other names. Miss Bell was a really excellent teacher. Although an Ulster protestant, she’d read us CS Lewis, The Lion , the Witch and the Wardrobe etc. She kept strict discipline but was very consistent, and I remember we learnt to write italics very well.

  3. Wow! This photo really brought up loads of memories. I lived in ‘the cottages’ on Wood Lane until I was 10 years old but have never been back, yes I remember Miss Critoph, this was my first year at school and I was terrified of her.

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