Remembering those fun school days in Axholme

Pupils from Haxey and Wroot at the Senior School at Haxey in 1958. Picture: Andrew Roe
Pupils from Haxey and Wroot at the Senior School at Haxey in 1958. Picture: Andrew Roe

A former headmistress has shared her memories of educating youngsters in a career spanning more than 30 years.

The ex-teacher will be well known to many pupils in the Isle, but has modestly declined to be named in the story.

She contacted us following recent Retro Bells columns in which other former teachers have shared their memories of the classroom.

The lady, who generously shared this picture with us, was a deputy headteacher at the Senior School in Haxey during the 1950s.

She was headmistress at what is currently South Axholme Academy in Epworth from when it opened in 1961 until the early 1980s when she retired.

The picture above shows pupils from Haxey and Wroot at the Senior School in Haxey in 1958.

She said: “I have many wonderful memories of working in Haxey and South Axholme.

“There are too many to count, it would take me all day and I could write a book about them all.

“They were wonderful days.”

Pictured above are pupils from Haxey and Wroot gathered for a group shot at the Senior School in Haxey in 1958.