Can anyone identify this boy (or boys)?

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Can anyone identify this boy (or boys)?

Postby John Saunders » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:43 pm

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I was wondering if anyone could identify the boy (or boys) in the photo above. It is a composite taken from the 1958 Junior, 1960 Senior and 1962 Senior school photos.

I thought they were all the same boy until Mike Horrex wrote to me and positively identified the 1962 chap as John Jarvis, who only started at the school in 1961 (hence cannot also be owner of the 1958 and 1960 faces). I have no reason to doubt Mike's identification of John Jarvis but they did all look very similar. Any offers for the identification of the 1958 and 1960 faces? One clue was that the 1958 boy was sitting between boys from form 2A and, in 1960, between two boys from 4X. I then worked out which 1957/58 boys went into 1958/59's 3X who hadn't already been identified and came up with only one name - RJ Benjamin. Purely circumstantial evidence, of course - can anyone confirm or refute?
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Re: Can anyone identify this boy (or boys)?

Postby grmartin » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:50 am

John, at first glance the 1960 picture looked a lot like JT (John) Hughes - 1967 F77 - and I wondered if he had a brother. However, if he did, I see you have already identified a JC Hughes in the 1960 photo. Oh well, never mind. (Insomnia makes a poor bedfellow :o )

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Re: Can anyone identify this boy (or boys)?

Postby Chris Williams » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:03 am

John, I'm 99.9% certain that the 1960 boy is R J Benjamin. His name popped into my ancient brain before I read that you had deduced the same.

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Re: Can anyone identify this boy (or boys)?

Postby Chris Williams » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:12 am

John, could the 1958 boy be the late Michael Mobbs?

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Re: Can anyone identify this boy (or boys)?

Postby John Saunders » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:46 pm

Chris,

Many thanks for the 'positive ID' of the 1960 RJ Benjamin (and welcome to the forum). I'm going to take that as an ID of the 1958 face as well. I'm sure of Mike Mobbs' identification at 2/A15 in the 1958 Junior photo.

John
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