Broom Barns Junior School

Reunion lost class mates

Sean Burton

Hello. I was just wondering if there has ever been a reunion? I was there just for the third and fourth years after moving from Swindon. I somehow got into the football team. That was around 1966. I remember Mr Simpson the games teacher and Mr Glaze the Head at the time. I think my form teacher, while in the third year, was Miss Clark. It’s all a bit blurred. I just wondered where all the kids of that time ended up. My good pal Martin Graying is still local, however the rest seem to have disappeared into the horizon.


Sean Burton 

This page was added on 17/03/2016.

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  • Hi there…My name is Karon, I spent all my school years at Broom Barnes from early 60’s to 1968..then onto Barclay Secondary Modern…I remember you Sean Burton…mostly from the Barclay days…My family also migrated to Australia in 1969…my last name was Lancaster, my nickname was Bomber…go our house was no3 Garden Walk…I loved my life in UK…but have never been back…always wanted to but too busy raising a family etc, life flies far too fast. I also remember Martin who lived on the corner of a cul de sac where we all used to play games on the green there….I loved playing in the trees at the Duck pond and parks…really loved going to Monks wood for botany walks with the class…playing in the dell at the top of my street…dancing at the Mecca on Sat mornings while wearing quite scary makeup of my mums…who had no idea!…ahahhaha…spent many days at the swimming pool and hanging around the shops….My mum Pauline Lancaster used to work at the Esso garage in the old town owned by Peter Harper?…great years spent at the playing fields and doing country dancing at the fairs…a much simpler life…those really were the days my friend…

    By Karon Lydford (23/05/2019)
  • Hey Mr Ron Whittle you were in my class at Broom Barns if you ever see this post contact me through this site. I live in Aston would be great to catch up and take a walk down memory lane or anyone else who shared our class at that time , Sean Burton

    By Sean Burton (01/03/2018)
  • Hey I remember that name Ron Whittle I’m sure you were in my class at Broom Barns not 100% , Martin Grayling was also in my class I live in Aston so local , would be good to catch up have great memories of that time

    By Sean Burton (30/09/2017)
  • Mr Glaze was still head when I left Broom Barnes in 1974. I have it in mind that he was married to the head of the infants school. I seem to recall that her maiden name was Morgan, but I could well be mistaken about that.

    By Clive Lewis (25/04/2017)
  • I attended Broom Barnes Junior school from 1963 to 1965. (And BB infants prior to that) I certainly remember Mr. Glaze as headmaster.
    I had Mr. Simpson in 3rd year, Mrs. Dallas in 2nd year and Miss. Robinson in 1st year. I don’t really remember the other teachers – I was trying to remember the name of the teacher who took the 4th years, he used to teach in the old wooden building. My family moved to Australia at the end of ’65 and I last visited Stevenage in 1989. I was quite surprised to see then that the old school was gone not to mention Creaseys garage that used to be next door. I used to live on Broom Walk so school was just round the corner for me. I have very fond memories of the old school and Stevenage itself
    My name is Bill Platt. I wonder if anybody remembers me.

    By Bill Platt (14/03/2017)
  • I was at Broom Barnes around 1965. Mr Glaze was still head then. I am still living in Stevenage and would be happy to hear from any schoolmates from those times.

    By Ron Whittle (14/08/2016)

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