Barncroft school memories recalled

The winning Barncroft Junior School netball team. Back row (l to r): Janet Pond, Julie Beale, Mary Hind, Lyn Ellis,Lorraine Hunt. Front: Julie Tindall, Melody Sherwood, Diane Cook. Below, the 1963 Barncroft Infants' School nativity play.

The winning Barncroft Junior School netball team. Back row (l to r): Janet Pond, Julie Beale, Mary Hind, Lyn Ellis,Lorraine Hunt. Front: Julie Tindall, Melody Sherwood, Diane Cook. Below, the 1963 Barncroft Infants' School nativity play.

Duchess of Albanys  Sailors' and Soldiers'  Home, later Aggie Westons Royal Sailors' Rest.

A home from home that gave comfort to thousands of sailors in Portsmouth

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Barncroft Infants’ and Junior School was located in Bedhampton. The infants school fronted Barncroft Way and the juniors faced Park Lane.

Sadly the infants was demolished recently for housing, but the juniors has been rebuilt and enlarged.

jpns-7-02-15 rw barncroft nativity''Nativity at Barncroft Infants School, Bedhampton.

jpns-7-02-15 rw barncroft nativity''Nativity at Barncroft Infants School, Bedhampton.

A much-loved school, it opened in the late 1950s and was attended by pupils from Leigh Park and Bedhampton. It boasted a swimming pool built in 1963 as an open-air pool then covered about 1964.

In these two photographs we see a nativity play from 1963 and the winning netball team from 1968.

Circled in the nativity play is Janet Pond who used to live in Purbrook Way.

In the colour photograph we see the junior school netball team. They competed in the 1968-69 Netball Rally held between all the local schools at Trosnant Junior School, Havant. Barncroft Juniors won the event that year and won a magnificent trophy. I wonder what happened to it?

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