David caps mystery of school’s identity by sending in a picture of him in uniform

The boys are seen on the left-hand pavement in Elm Grove
The boys are seen on the left-hand pavement in Elm Grove
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Thanks to all of you who identified the school which issued the caps of the two boys in this picture of Elm Grove, Southsea.

David Warren-Holland, of South Parade, Southsea, was the first to get in touch revealing that the caps belonged to the junior school of St John’s College, Southsea.

David thinks this photograph of him was taken on the Gosport ferry

David thinks this photograph of him was taken on the Gosport ferry

And he enclosed this picture of him wearing his, a photo taken in 1946 when he was nine on the old Gosport ferry with his mother Iris.

And another former pupil, Charlie Brown, also contacted me to confirm they belonged to the junior school saying: ‘The caps were navy and light blue quarters and if you look closely you can see the dark bands at the top of their socks which were the same colours.

‘The caps for pupils in the senior school were navy blue with two light blue stripes running from front to back.

‘I proudly wore these uniforms from the years 1941 to 1948.’