Some Images from the 20th Century in our villages 

Many of these photos are shown here thanks to Ann Parker, daughter of the former head teacher of Deerhurst School, Jack Fluck.  Ann sadly died in December 2015 but she leaves behind this wonderful legacy of photographs

Deerhurst in the 1930’s and 40’s

Wartime evacuees with village children in Deerhurst
Children with an eel fisherman
School trip to Whipsnade Zoo – circa 1947

Arthur Dunn delivers milk to the children at Deerhurst School

The village school moved from Deerhurst to Apperley – 1966

Above: The new school building in Apperley.
Jack Fluck, Ann Parker’s father, was Head Teacher at the school when it was moved from Deerhurst to Apperley in 1966.

Below: Interior views of classrooms and children at the new school in Apperley

The Apperley Produce Show photographed sometime in the 1950’s

The produce show was held at the cricket ground in the 1950s
(Exact date unknown –  any help confirming the date of the photographs below would be much appreciated)

Photo below.  Sitting on the grass – Mr Morrison M.P. Speaker of the House of Commons  and Mr Ludlow-Hewitt. 
On the cart – From left – Mrs Ludlow-Hewitt (seated), Mrs Andrews, Mrs Morrison, Jack Fluck, Ann Fluck, Mrs Draper. 
In front – winners of bonny baby competiton, Mrs Boulton and Mrs Morris (with baby).

Typical country activities for Deerhurst children in the 1950’s

Jumping through hoops
Collecting rosehips to make syrup

A sponsored Skate – 1984

A newspaper cutting from December 1984 when Jennie Nattrass of Apperley Park  and  friends did a sponsored skate to raise  money for Blue Peter and obtained a  reply!