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Surname At School Current Surname First Name Start Year End Year Notes
Anson   Edyth 1900's early   Mother of, Angie Robson, who is the grand-daughter of Mr. Anson the headmaster at the start of the 20th century
Anson   Murial 1900's early   Murial never married and went to live in Ryde, Isle of Wight and became a post mistress there
Anson   Andrew 1900's early   Andrew died very young and is buried in the church yard next to the late Mr & Mrs Anson.
Anson   Mary 1900's early   Mary married a Jack Cheney and went on to become Mayor of Banbury
Anson   James 1900's early   James married and became a farmer in Sandford St Martin
Anson   Fred 1900's early   became a teacher and became headmaster of Wheatley School near Oxford
Dyer Brackley Alice 1900's early   Alice, sister to Wilfred and Iris Dyer spent her childhood in Sarsden. Alice married and spent her entire life in Wendover, Bucks. A story related to me by Wlif was how all the village children would jump on the step at the rear of the Butchers pony and trap, the weight of the children trying to lift the ponies feet.
Dyer   Iris Annie 1900's early   Iris,daughter of Walter and Jessica Dyer spent her childhood in Sarsden living in the undergardeners cottage, the family moved to Chipping Norton where Iris spent her working life in the Drapery department of the Co-Op.
Dyer   Wilfred Thomas 1907 1911 Wilf was the son of Walter Dyer under gardener at Sarsden house, there were two daughters IRIS and ALICE, ALICE married and lived all her life in Wendover, Bucks
Payne   Arthur 1924 1933 Father of Keith Payne who went to Churchill Primary school from 1956 to 1959.
Arthur remembers there was a partition which split the school into two rooms. He remembers Miss Hill as one of the teachers. He moved to the upper school  (the classroom in the building farthest from the road) probably at age 7. He then moved into the larger school. There was a partition that created a separate room at the end closest to the pub. He then moved into the larger classroom. He left school at 14 (1933).
Miss Webb became Mrs Hoverd.
Souch Souch John 1927 1931 I am writing on behalf of my dad, John Souch. He attended Churchill School from the age of 5 years to 9 years. He lived at Cornwell at the time and was transported by van to the school.
Soper   Arthur 1934 Estimated 1939 Estimated I have been researching my family history this has included my father's mother's family the Sherbournes.  The lived in and around the villages from about 1707 until 1960's.  My father Arthur Soper attended the school around the 1930's (he was born in 1929). I would like particular information on Mary Jane Sherbourne(1881) and her brother Edward George (1870)  
Grieve Grieve Richard John 1944 1946  
Holmes Cousins Mary 1948 1949 When my sister Elizabeth (Biffy) and I started at Churchill School we increased the school register to eight! Just one class run by Mrs Blake whose daughter Ruth was one of the pupils. Our 4 younger siblings were also pupils at the school Susan Jean Sarah and Andrew.
Holmes   Elizabeth 1948 1950  
Holmes   Susan 1950 1956  
Holmes   Jean 1953 1959  
Beard Jones Janet 1953 1955 Janet is now living in Nancegollan, Cornwall. She comments:

"All I can remember is Mrs Hoverd, who taught us in the infants,and had a cat that used to visit the classroom. She had taught the cat to wipe its paws before entering the room!! The junior classes were in a separate building across the playground and taught by a man whose name escapes me!I think it may have been Woodward,but I'm not sure!"

Ridgway   Sandie 1954 1960  
Putnam Powell Susan 1956 1957 I only spent 6 months at the school before moving to Chipping Norton.Lived in the house on the corner by the phone box and remember Wendy Greenaway and Sandra Ridgeway, also the Crudges. We had a lady teacher who refused to allow me to spell 'Berkhamsted' correctly insisting there was an'a' at the end. The toilets were in a seperate block and so cold. There was a central stove for heat in the winter in the classroom and we used to crowd round it at break to try and keep warm.
Payne   Keith 1956 1959 Keith is now living in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. His Father Arthur Payne also went to Churchill Primary school and still lives in Churchill today.
Holmes   Sarah 1956 1961  
Crudge Crudge Roger 1957 1963  
Innes Innes Malcolm 1957 1964 Malcolm contacted me after reading the article on the school in the Chipping Norton News. He remembered the Time Capsule and gave a good idea of its location.
Ridgway   Patricia (Trish) 1958 1964  
Fiedler Lord Jennifer 1958 1964  
Holmes   Andrew 1960 1964  
Ridgway   Mike 1962 1968  
Shirley Sole Allen 1962 1968 Now living in Warwick
Moir Moir Jamie 1963 1966 Just found this site and looked at the 250 year Class anniversary photo. Is that me? Anyway, remember most of the people in the photo so if anyone would like to contact me, feel free, it would be good to hear from anyone who remembers me
Walman ORourke Alison 1963 1969  
Stephen   Guy 1964 1970 Living in London.
Pamela Sole McClelland 1965 1971 Now living in Adderbury
Richard Turner Turner 1965 1967 Living in Kingswinford, West Midlands.
Harman   Tim 1966 1972 Tim was the son of Mrs. Harman
Hedges Hopkins Valerie 1966 1972 Daughter of Mrs. Hedges who was a dinner lady at the school.
Hemmings   William 1966 1972  
Hemmings   Mark 1966 1972  
Ryan   Tim 1966 1972  
Mann   John 1967 1973  
Hemmings   Barbara 1967 1973  
Stringer   Della 1967 1973  
MacElhill   Wendy 1967 1973  
Nicks   Mark 1967 1973  
Everall   Glyn 1967 unknown  
Walman   Susan 1967 1973  
Harman   Dan 1967 1973 Dan was the son of Mrs. Harman. Sadly, he was killed in a car crash in 1981
Benson   Richard 1968 1974  
Milward   Karen 1968 1974  
Buck   Jane 1968 1974  
Siedel Siedel Petula 1968 1974 I have loved looking at the photos and seeing myself and my brother at Churchill school, and also seeing schoolmates I had forgotten all about. I now live in Nottingham but visit Sarsden often.
Huffer Huffer Richard 1968 1973  
Webb   Stephen 1968 estimated Estimated 1974  
Millard   Tim 1968 estimated Estimated 1974  
Tyre   Paul 1968 estimated Estimated 1974  
Huffer   Richard 1968 estimated Estimated 1974  
Guy   Martin 1968 estimated Estimated 1974  
Innes   David 1968 estimated Estimated 1974  
Woodcock   Linda 1968 estimated Estimated 1974  
Fowler   Susan 1968 estimated Estimated 1974 My name is Sue Fowler great site, realy brings back some memories. Churchill had some cool visits. Peter remembers the slimbridge & Oxford trips, this got me thinking, wonder if any one remebers going to Berkley castle, I think that was included in the Slimbridge trip or the canal trip staying on the two boats that had canvas roofs. There are several other people that I am sure went to Churchill, but don't know which class they were in :- Jane Buck lived in Sarsden, Marie- clare ? lived in Churchill Sharon or Sarah Allen lived in Churchill and Carolin Le seur at the vicarage. I don't think her surname is spelt correct. Does any one remember going to the school hall to do the country dancing, and who was the bust of that used to be kept outside in the store room with the games stuff, where is it now!!
Fowler   Andrew 1968 estimated 1973  
Ridgway Ridgway Peter 1969 1975 Mr Cockburn was the headmaster prior to Mr Warland. I believe Mr Warland took over about 1968. I think Mr Coburn may have gone to the Green School in Chipping Norton.

Pupils I remember from my year include: John Taylor, Eric Price, Kevin Nicks, Dawn Field, Martin Townsend, Linda Woods, Rupert Sweeting, Neil & Gareth Preston, Michael Webb.

Pupils I remember from a year or two above me include: Stephen Webb, Tim Millard, Paul Tyre, Richard Huffer, John Mann, Martin Guy, Petula Seidel, Stephen Webb, David Innes, Linda Woodcock, Andrew & Susan Fowler.

Pupils I remember from a year or two behind me include: Jeremy & Julian Kitchen, Debbie Fudge, Kevin Field (brother of Dawn from my year), Kevin Field (unrelated), Matthew Kirk.

When I started at the school(1969), there were about 70 pupils spread across the 3 classes (infants, juniors and seniors). By the time I left(1975), the number may have been down to around 60 or just below. It was a surprise to here that the numbers reduced to just 5 within 7 years. I'm guessing that maybe the education authority changed the school's catchment area, but don't know for certain. In my time, the school served Churchill, Sarsden, Merriscourt, Fairgreen, Ryan Hill and Fifield and Idbury. Although Fifield & Idbury were quite a way from Churchill, a large number of pupils came from that way.

Sports games - football (used to play on the full sized pitch on the playing fields behind the church!) and cricket for the boys, netball and ? for the girls - would be arranged against other local schools, but mainly I think Kingham and Ascott-under-Wychwood. Also possibly schools at Shipton and Milton-under-Wychwood.

Once a year the senior (final year pupils) would go on a 2-3 day trip to Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust, staying in a local youth hospital.

Dinners used to be brought in from (I think) Chipping Norton, and reheated and served up from a kitchenette area by 2-3 dinner ladies. I can remember a Mrs Drinkwater and a Mrs Hedges.

Final year pupils also used to be bussed into Chipping Norton on Friday mornings in the Summer for swimming lessons at the open air pool there.

There are probably lots of other memories from that time, and I'm sure my brother and sisters have a load more, but that'll do for now as I'm not sure if this is the sort of thing you want! Can also still remember the layout of the school like it was yesterday - it would be interesting to see the site today to see how it was changed.
Taylor   John 1969 estimated Estimated 1975  
Nicks   Kevin 1969 estimated Estimated 1975  
Field   Dawn 1969 estimated Estimated 1975  
Townsend   Martin 1969 estimated Estimated 1975  
Sweeting   Rupert 1969 estimated Estimated 1975  
Preston   Neil 1969 estimated Estimated 1975  
Webb   Michael 1969 estimated Estimated 1975  
Mann   Ruth 1970 1973  
Field   Kevin 1970 estimated Estimated 1976  
Field   Kevin 1970 estimated Estimated 1976  
Kirk   Mathew 1970 estimated Estimated 1976  
Helen Vallance Hill 1973 1976 Living in Milton-under-Wychwood for past 12 years.
Jones   Adrian 1973 estimated Approx 1975  
Fudge   Debra 1973 estimated Approx 1975  
MacKinnon   Glynis 1973 estimated Approx 1975 Lived in Fifield
Wood   Margaret 1973 estimated Approx 1975 Lived in Fifield
Preston   Simon 1973 estimated Approx 1975  
Preston   Gareth 1973 estimated Approx 1975  
Field   John 1973 estimated Approx 1975  
Seidel   Petula 1973 estimated Approx 1975  
Woods   Linda 1973 estimated Approx 1975  
Price   Eric 1973 estimated Approx 1975  
Stringer   Tracy 1973 estimated Approx 1975  
Kitchen   Jeremy 1973 estimated Approx 1975  
Kitchen   Julian 1973 estimated Approx 1975 Ann Fitton recalls that Julian won a Blue Peter competition for a poem he wrote about a dog called Fred.
Fitton Hannaford Ann 1973 November 1975 Ann and her Brother Robert Fitton changed schools after her then step-father caused a scene at the school over some shoes going missing.
Helen Vallance Hill 1973 1976  
Fitton Fitton Robert 1974 1975 Brother of Ann Fitton
Emma   Blackman 1976 1978 Now living in Banbury
Black   Jamie 1970 something 1981 Jamie was one of the last five pupils at the school when it closed at Christmas 1981.
Watson   Kelly 1970 something 1981 Kelly was one of the last five pupils at the school when it closed at Christmas 1981.
Notman   Chris 1970 something 1981 Chris was one of the last five pupils at the school when it closed at Christmas 1981.
Oliver   Chris 1970 something 1981 Chris was one of the last five pupils at the school when it closed at Christmas 1981.
Turner   Emma 1970 something 1981 Emma was one of the last five pupils at the school when it closed at Christmas 1981.

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