Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Boys – School Photograph 1961

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The whole school photographed in 1961. Anthony J Sargeant can be found in the picture if you enlarge it on the screen. Martin Symms was school captain I think and he can be seen sitting next to the school secretary on the extreme left of the seated staff. NB: The school prefects wore undergraduate gowns during the school day. In the 1960s school photographs of this kind were taken using a Panorama camera which used a clockwork mechanism to rotate the camera body once the shutter was opened in front of the long strip of film slowly moving along the line of boys until the whole school was photographed. It would take a minute or more to complete the photograph.

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