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The following photo was taken as part of numerous display boards which were produced for open days at St Elphin's School – circa 1990s. If anyone can identify any of the missing students names, the year in which this was taken, or the photographer, please let Liz Donlan know.

Below: This music room was at the end of Long C which, at one time (circa 1970s) was Wilson Houseroom. Left to right: ? / Natasha Mitra (daughter of Jenny Mitra, School Nurse in 1996) / ? / ? / Catherine Dalton / Lorna Tonks (Commonwealth Games 2014, Gold Medal, 100m breaststroke and 50m breaststroke finalist)

1977 Music Competition
1977 Music Competition - St Elphin's School1977 Music Competition - St Elphin's SchoolIn 1977 two Music Competition medals were given out by Miss Rees-Jones (Music Teacher 1968-1977). Alison Vernon-Tomlinson (Kennedy House, 1975-1977) was highly honoured to be one of the recipients and still has it in her possession today. Alison's mum suggested that they get the medal engraved which was a good idea as it has helped us to identify the date today!


School Concert 1976 - St Elphin's Schoo;1976 School Concert
The School Concert was held annually. The 1976 concert would have been held in the dining hall (The Stopford Hall) and, as can be seen in the programme, the majority of performances were solo which would have been extremely nerve-wracking for the performers. Having said that, it was also an honour to be picked for the School Concert.

Liz Donlan (neé Bailey) recalls being picked to play a recorder duet with Louise Barbour in 1972/3 and because Miss Robinson, Head Mistress, wasn't able to attend, they had to perform again in front of her!

Click here for the full programme – supplied by Helen Miller (nee Simpson)

The following two photos were kindly supplied by Kathryn Dickens and were taken by H-B News Features. If anyone can identify any of the pupils or the teacher and what year they were taken please let Liz Donlan know. The photos would appear to be circa early 1950s due to the fact the girls are wearing gym slips and was taken in the Common Room (at the far end of the first landing).

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