Do any of these faces ring a bell? Jeff Barnard certainly hopes so, as he is keen to find out what has become of many of his fellow pupils at Farnham Grammar School.
Jeff, who now lives in Worthing, writes: “As a nonagenarian and an old Farnhamian, I enclose this photo of a number of my fellow pupils at Farnham Grammar School on, I think, the last day of the summer term in 1946.
“Maybe one or two readers might recognise some of the figures and know what became of them.
“I can put names to most of the faces. I am not in the photo, as I took it, but some of the names are Padget, Mitchell, Webberley, Ray Southon, Alec Cole, Vic, Waring, Garner, Jimmy Aylwin and Billy Band.
“Hugh Johns is in the white sports coat on the far right and another is John Donald, who I made contact with recently and who became a famous jeweller. He now lives in East Sussex and his customers included the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.
“I would be very interested to know if any readers have any knowledge of those pictured or named or, indeed, just if they are still alive!
“Other names I remember from my school days in Farnham are Mary Mayhew, Margaret Brazier, Gillian Weekes and Daphne Smither, whose father owned the ladies’ foundation garment shop at the top of Downing Street, and the whole family sat in the front pew at the parish church every Sunday.
“I know this because I was the chief chorister there through the war years.
“I had quite a few family connections with Farnham. My paternal grandfather, JA Barnard, was managing director of Hickleys in South Street, at the bottom of Station Hill.
“Although my father Eric followed him for a while, he later managed Calloways garage through the war and worked in an army auxiliary workshop, repairing WD motorbikes. He also served in the Home Guard during the war.
“My maternal grandfather was Alan Everard, the headmaster of East Street school who retired to Worthing in 1936.
“I am now living fewer than 50 yards from his last bungalow in the Findon Valley.
“My aunt Eileen Barnard used to teach at the infant school just north of the old primary school.
“Although I have lived and worked in Worthing for more than 50 years now, I still hold great affection for Farnham, where is where I feel my roots are.”