Church St School, Beeston - about 1918/1919

Church St c1918/1919

2nd row down, 5th from right is Hilda M Ratcliffe - Hilda was born in Beeston in 1913, the daughter of George Arthur Ratcliffe and his wife Rose (née Bevin). After local schools, aged 14, she attended Nottingham Art College, going on to work at a dressmaker's on Bottle Lane, Nottingham. She married Edward Grummitt in 1945 and continued to live in the Beeston and Bramcote areas. She died in 2008, aged 95. - (Details kindly provided by Hilda's son, Ed Grummitt)

3rd row up, 6th from the left is Ethel Wright - Ethel was born in Nottingham in 1912 but moved to Beeston as a very young child. After leaving Church Street School, she went to Long Eaton Secoundry School. She married Jack Meakin who also lived in Beeston. The family moved to live in Long Eaton in 1941 and later to Breaston, followed by Draycott. Ethel died in 1999 at the age of 86. Jack died in 2008, 2 months short of his hundredth birthday. - (Details kindly supplied by Ethel's daughter, Janet Carr née Meakin)

Any further names would be very welcome

Thanks to Hilda Ratcliffe's son, Ed Grummitt for supplying the photograph

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