on Roundhill School photograph #036 - Comments 10/01/2013.
Memories of his schooldays came flooding back when a Roundhill School
old boy saw a picture from the past on the Thurmaston Heritage Group
website. See Roundhill School 1955
The photo, taken in 1955, shows pupils at Roundhill Secondary School.
Peter Rippin, now aged 73, is among the large gathering featured. He
was prompted to unearth another picture taken at the school in the same
He says: "My recollection of events that happened nearly 60 years
ago is a little hazy. But I believe this is a group of pupils who took
the old O-Level exams in their final year. This was the first time that
Roundhill pupils had been given the chance to take O-Levels. I think
that all of us came through with flying colours. I can remember all
of the names except two."
Back row (left to right): John Haywood, Eric Hudson (head boy), Roy
Nixon, Peter Rippin (head prefect). Front row: Paul Mayo, [not known]
(head girl), Philip Roberts (known as "Bunny), Valerie Fish, [not
If you can add anything further to Peter's commentary please send an
e-mail to the website author by clicking on this link -
To see the name of each person who has been identified move the cursor
over their face.