Meldreth Council School Honours Board

 

The School’s Honours Board

The Honours Board was displayed for the 90th birthday celebrations on 4th April 2000

The school’s honours board displays the names of all the pupils who were awarded honours from 1936 to 1954.

Following the school’s 90th birthday celebrations on 4th April 2000, the board went “missing”. Fortunately, it turned up eighteen years later when, during building work at the school, it was found face down at the bottom of a cupboard.

This page has been created as a record of the children whose names appear on the board.

We would welcome further information on those listed; if you can help, please add a comment below.


1936

Peggy Cox, 1928

Peggy Cox: Technical School Studentship

Admission no. 335. Attended the school from 1927 to 1936. Lived near Sheen Farm. Father was Percy Cox.


Elizabeth Webb: Technical School Studentship
Admission no. 439. Attended the school from 1933 to 1936. Lived at 14 Bridge Street, Whaddon. Father was Charles Webb. Had a brother, Bernard (see 1937).


Dennis Pepper, 1928

Dennis Pepper: Technical Triggs Studentship
Admission no. 334. Attended the school from 1927 to 1936. Lived in Brewery Lane, Meldreth.  Father was Edward Pepper. Married Dorothy, had two children David and Sarah. Dorothy and Dennis were members of the Bowls Club for many years. Dennis died in 2015 – see his obituary.
See also, Dennis’ Memories of Meldreth School and his Memories of Carpentry Classes in the 1930s.


1937

Joan Turner: Technical School Studentship
Admission no. 361. Attended the school from 1928 to 1937, having previously attended Shepreth School. Lived at the Sailor’s Return in North End. Father was James Albert Turner.


James Light, 1928

James Light: Technical School Studentship
Admission no. 338. Attended the school from 1927 to 1937. Lived in the Council Houses in Whitecroft Road. Father was Charlie Light. Believed to have emigrated to Australia.


Eric Andrews, 1928

Eric Andrews: Technical School Studentship
Admission no. 347. Attended the school from 1928 to 1937. Lived in Whitecroft Road and then later at the Pump House in the High Street. Father was Frederick Andrews. Had a twin brother, Edgar.


Bernard Webb: Triggs Studentship
Admission no. 461. Attended the school from 1935 to 1937, having previously attended Whaddon School. Lived at 14 Bridge Street, Whaddon. Father was Charles Webb. Had a sister, Elizabeth (see 1936).


1941

Heather Paterson, 1938

Heather S Paterson: Minor Scholarship
Admission no. 469. Attended the school from 1936 to 1941. Lived at Firlee in North End. Father was John Paterson, who was in charge of Home Guard during WW1 (see the Home Guard diary) and built several bungalows in Meldreth, including 83 High Street. Heather died aged 18.


1943

Eric Pateman, 1938

Eric John Pateman: Minor Scholarship
Admission no. 483. Attended the school from 1937 to 1943. Lived at 3 Allerton Terrace and later in Chiswick End. Father was John Pateman.  Had a brother called Stanley.


Roy Rumble, 1938

Roy Rumble: Minor Scholarship
Admission no. 481. Attended the school from 1937 to 1943, originally under the surname of Rayner). Lived near the Stocks and later at 5 Howard Road, after the first council houses were built in 1951/52.  Sister Rita (see 1954); mother Ruby, father Reginald.


Special Place Holders

1944

Enid M Leverington: Girls’ County School, Cambridge
Admission no. 497. Attended the school from 1939 to 1944, having previously been at Potton School. An only child.  Enid lived in the High Street, where her parents ran the village shop, which burnt down in 1954. The family subsequently moved to where One Stop is now. Married Tony Douglas and now lives in Histon.

Diana R May Girls’ County School, Cambridge
Admission no. 500. Attended the school from 1939 to 1944, having previously attended school in Earith, Kent. Lived at Five Trees in North End, next to the Bowls Club.  Father was Leslie May. Mother helped to run the Red Cross with Mrs Dainty. Had a sister, Caroline (see 1951).


1945

Mavis Sims: Girls’ County School, Cambridge
Admission no. 507. Attended the school from 1939 to 1945, although spent brief spells in schools in Kent. Lived at Five Trees in North End, then Brewery Cottage, Brewery Lane and then later at 3 Howard Road next to the Rumble family. Parents Fred and Frances; brother John, sister Hazel. Mavis became a member of the Bowls Club.  Married Stan Chapman.


1950

Barbara Cox, 1948

Barbara L Cox: Girls’ County School, Cambridge
Admission no. 594. Attended the school from 1943 to 1950. Lived in one of the old council houses in Whitecroft Road.  Father was Jack Cox; had a sister, Judy. Grandfather was Percy Cox who made the Meldreth village signs.


1951

Caroline May, 1946

Caroline J May: Girls’ County School, Cambridge
Admission no. 613. Attended the school from 1944 to 1951. Lived at Five Trees, North End. Sister of Diana May (1944).


Judith Pearmain, 1948

Judith A Pearmain: Girls’ County School, Cambridge
Admission no. 620. Attended the school from 1945 to 1951. Lived opposite the Old Post Office in the High Street. An only child.  Father was Percy Pearmain.


1953

Trevor Jude, 1948

Trevor J Jude: Boys’ County School, Cambridge
Admission no. 641. Attended the school from 1947 to 1953. Lived in Cam Road(?).  Sister Trudy. Father was Frank Jude.


1954

Thomas Harland: Grammar School Class, Sawston College
Does not appear in the available Admissions Registers. (The register containing admission numbers 681 to 1416 is missing.) At some point lived at 19 Howard Road.  Father Thomas, mother Joan, sister Judith.


Rita Rumble, 1948

Rita Rumble: Grammar School Class, Sawston College
Admission no. 654. Attended the school from 1947 to 1954. Lived in Whitecroft Road and later at 5 Howard Road.  Brother Roy (see 1941). Mother Ruby, father Reginald.


Ronald Winter, 1948

Ronald Winter: Grammar School Class, Sawston College
Admission no. 648. Attended the school from 1947 to 1954. Brother Ken, sister Kathleen. Lived in the house on Station Hill. Father, Herbert, was a signalman.

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