The photo id for this photograph is 63, in the Schools album.


Photograph added 20th February 2013


Comment 1

Left by Diane Berresford on the 23rd February 2014

This picture of Gnat Hole School appears in Alan Watson's book Bygone Days of Whitehough & Bugsworth. It is of particular interest to me because in it is my grandmother and five of her thirteen siblings.

Below is the caption which is shown with it - my additional information in brackets.

Pupils and teachers at the school in early 1900s (there is a piece about Gnat Hole School next to it)

Back row:-
Miss Jackson; Ada Founting; Rose Hill; Lizzie Wilson; Bill Neal; E Hill; Lillie Barnes; 2 girls not known; Miss Pritchard; Miss Barnes.
2nd row:-
Sally Stiles (b. 1896); John Barnes; Jack Stiles (b. 1898); Sam Hill; Harold Wilson; Harry Wilson holding Mary Wilson; boy not known; Joe Walker.
3rd row:-
Lily Stiles (b. 1905); Annie Stiles (b. 1902); N Stiles (my grandmother Nellie b.1900); D Stiles (Doris b. 1904); 2 girls and 3 boys not known; Jim Hill.
Front row:-
G West; H West; Lewis Sleigh; Joe Sidebottom; W Walker.

Comment 2

Left by Gnatalee on the 30th December 2018

I think the boy, 2nd row from front, 4th in from right, blond hair, could be John (Jack) Winterbottom. Was born 1898 at Barren Clough. I know he went to Gnat Hole School. He always reckoned that he led a 'strike' at what he called Gnat Hole College ! (Must've been a number of years after this picture was taken, if true.)

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