S E Essex Primary Schools Athletics Champions

Sent in by Stephen Reynolds

By Janet Penn

I am Stephen Reynolds, oldest son of Ron and Beatrice. I am living in Brisbane, Australia. 

This is a photograph of the victorious S E Essex Primary Schools Athletics Champions from July 1967, taken at the school. I was 10 years old. In that competition I won a silver medal in the relay. 

The same day the photo was taken we all trooped off from St Joseph’s on Vaagen Rd to the sea wall to watch Sir Francis Chichester sail up the Thames to London in Gypsy Moth IV (or was it V?) at the end of his round the world sail. 

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'S E Essex Primary Schools Athletics Champions' page
The teacher in charge was Mr Doyle.

Back row 3rd from photo left (the end Mr Doyle is) Judith McCann?

Second row John Atwell? next to Mr Doyle then I think Stephen O’Brien next to him. I am 6th along that row. I think it is Patrick McArthy on my right.

Next row Tina Shelton is holding the cup. John McCann is in there too, maybe 6th along from the left in that same row as Tina.

This page was added by Janet Penn on 30/04/2015.
Comments about this page

I think the person next to me (Tina Shelton) is or was Margaret Johnson (my best friend) last I heard she was a doctor working in America.  Brilliant to see this old photo and I can remember going to see Francis Chichester sailing up the Thames but didn't realise it was the same day.

By Tina Worth
On 06/01/2016

Wow, don't believe it - looked at this picture and names I haven't thought of for years have come flooding back.  Back row left to right:  Jacqueline Moss, Sarah Slattery, June Phillips (I think).  Not sure of the next two but then Lynne Lesad (spelt this wrong?) and maybe Ann Pike on the end?  Front row standing is Leslie Davies 3rd from the right.  One or two others look familiar but the names are gone. 

By Annette Staunton
On 10/03/2017

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