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The curtains at the back have an applique design of cotton spinning bobbins.
Pictured are left to right:
Back row - George Barrass, Janet Holmes, Len Smith, Tom Halford, Bridget Grange (head cook), Paddy Turner, Mary Mason, Pam Clayton (later Ottewell), unknown student teacher, Len Bradbury, Roy Blackwell, Norman Sanders, John Hartropp, ?, Bill Harris (at back), Harold Harrison and Fred Thrope.
Front row - Peter Patilla, ?, Sid Smith (music), Majorie Clarke (deputy head), Philip Parrott (head), Cyril Spencer, Nancy Dobbie, Muriel Miller, Judy Harris (later Taylor) with guide dog and Arnold Morley (woodwork).
Judy Taylor wrote her autobiography, 'As I See It', having partially regained her sight in 1987.
Parks Secondary Modern School opened in the 1950's. It took pupils of ages 11 to 16 and closed as a Secondary Modern School in 1973. It has since been demolished.