Youth Club outing to Yarmouth, 1962?
- Sunday before Bank Holiday, early August, led by PC Shepherd. To quote the Elmswell Newsletter of May 2005, which included this photo: "For a generation of Elmswell youngsters, PC Shepherd was the guiding hand they needed. His name is often invoked in discussions regarding how we could or should treat children today."
- From the left, first four: P.C. Harold Sheppard - Keith Rooney - Ronnie Richardson - Jenny Lagent
- Next four: ? Harrold - Jenny Fuller - Jackie Guymer - Carol Goodall
- Next four (the last is scarcely visible): Janet Redit - Margaret Porter - Nick Parsons - John Snell
- Next four (starting with the tall fellow): Eddie Largent - Stan Slezaceck - Alan Baldock - Richard Cousins
- Kevin Hurrell (right hand in pocket) - Sammy Cobbold (nearly hidden by Kevin) - Steven Sadler - Duncan Jacob (half-hidden by Steven)
- John Sheppard (PC Harold's son, tall, at back) - Paul Goodall (short, front) - Ivan Gladwell (white T-shirt) - Nigel Whitely (behind Ivan)
- Next four: Colin Rice - Peter Smith - John Drew (sun-glasses) - David Rooney
- Margaret Catchpole - Keith Hanes (behind Margaret) - Peter Catchpole - Brian Oliver (hidden behind Peter)
- Marion Petchey (née ?) - Robin Robins (behind Marion) - tall guy at the back unknown - Janet Diaper
- last girl on the right: Jennifer Pryke - Doug Robinson (quite hidden behind Jennifer)
Roy Finch helped putting names to faces, as appeared in the Newsletter, and Doug Robinson (whom I encountered in the Fox) identified the rest, as well as the occasion.
An anonymous correspondent to the Elmswell Newsletter came up with a different date:
As an expat 'Elmswellonian' and an avid reader of The Elmswell Newsletter, I read with
interest the names attached to the photograph of the Elmswell Youth Club - in the May
issue - Photographed outside the old Post Office - I would think that the year was 1956,
may be 1957. I recognise some of the Surnames; Largent, Cobbold, Jacobs, Diaper and
I was a founder member of the EMU - Elmswell Methodist Union Youth Club; this would
have been about 1952. I left Elmswell School - the old one, at the end of School Road at
Easter 1953 aged 15 years. Mr Palmer was Headmaster. Yes, I was in the same class as Dick
Burch. . . everyone has a claim to fame and that is mine.
Congratulations Dick on your well earned Community Achievement Award.