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   Willesden County Grammar School                         Ex-Pupils 1924-1967                    


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Evacuation to Northampton (1939-45)!

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Boys of Willesden County School at their temporary war-time home - the Northampton Town and County School (March 1940)

The teachers from left to right: Mr Eddon, Mr Holt, Mr Butler , Mr Forbes, Mr Parker, Mr Smith (P. J.) , Mr Wallis (headmaster), Mr Southam, Miss Kelly, Miss Thomas, Miss Gaetsky, Miss Hastings, Miss Carr 

Girls  of Willesden County School receiving their education at the Northampton High School, Derngate, Northampton (March 1940)

The teachers from left to right: Miss Tomkins, Miss Riddell, Miss Snell (who later became Mrs Smith), Miss Warner, Miss J. G. Jarvie (headmistress), Miss Ingham (who later became Mrs Butler), Miss Williams, Miss Cowell and Mr. Lowry  

The School in its final phase during the latter stages of the war in Northampton,
as a co-educational school in Vernon Terrace (Summer 1944)

Our final metamorphosis was when we became the "Middlesex Secondary School in Northampton" - co-educational once again and housed in Vernon Terrace, in a building of such grubby exterior that the boys' less polite version of its name was really justifiable!  But within this unprepossessing edifice the new little school took shape - with high standards and a friendly team-spirit which even seemed to gain in strength from the influx of pupils from several other Middlesex grammar schools. 

First under Miss Butterworth, of Kilburn and Brondesbury, and then our own Mr. Jenkins,  this school carried on until the end of the summer term 1945.  The school is shown above with  Mr Jenkins and Miss Kelly in the summer of 1944.