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School Outing, early 1940s

Arthur Peters has provided this photo: 'The coach party may be a Sunday school outing or may be St Pauls school outing' (Pauline Stanhope nee Young adds (June 2012): my sister Brenda Young confirms that it was the Sunday School Outing of the Boatmen's Mission. She went on a few and thinks that it was probably to Ruislip Lido or Burnham Beeches).

The man on the right is Mr Chapman who ran the Sunday school at the Boatmen's Mission in the Butts. My sister Marion Peters is in the front row 1st left and my other sister Nancy Peters is in the Third row 1st.

Sepia photo of 1940s coach with around 30 children, all ages, and a handful of adults

Pauline Stanhope nee Young (May 2012): my mother, Violet Young, is on the right end of back row. Next to her is Mrs Turner. In front of Mrs Turner, in the second row, second girl in from the right, is my sister Brenda Young. Brother Reg Young is standing, second row, third from left. In front of him is standing a small boy who I believe to be my brother David Young. We all lived on the Syon Estate and my older brothers and sisters went to Mr Chapman's Boatmen's Mission.

Christine Howes, formerly of 156 High Street (May 2013): the girl second left on the back row with the coat which has a contrast velvet collar is Dolly (Doris) Giddings. Her mother May was my mother's older sister and they lived in Lionel Road. Aunt May later moved to Southend, but fostered children for many years, and adopted a little girl (Pearl) who was no more than a baby when she was found on a boat on the canal as far as I recall. She also had 2 or 3 other children Denis, John? and Stanley who I believe still lives in Hounslow.

Please get in touch if you can add any more names.

Published November 2010; last updated May 2013