Hythe Photos Need I.D.ing

We are looking to name the Hythe classes in the photographs below – 

This photo is thought to date from the 1940’s 03

Tentative identifications are – 

Hythe School photograph, taken inside the school gym, ca. 1950. Students are identified as (back row, l to r) Grant Finnon, ? , ? , ? , Jim Hodgson, Rene Sharkey, ? , Judy Armstrong, Dan Armstrong; (middle row, l to r) Laverne ?, Joyce ?, Donald Stubbs, Don Pearson, Veron Klimp, Bill Lanctot, ? Lizotte, Margaret Tangen, Art Patterson, Paul Gass; and (front row, l to r) ? , Tom Gass, Marion McPherson, Billy Fisher, Leroy Erickson, Teacher Vernon McNamee, Margarite Everton, David Stickney, Anita Hayjak, Leona Boey.

 

This second photo is from the 1950’s and we can use your help in naming the students. 02

A big thank you to Grace Wideman for sharing these photos of Hythe with the Archives!

This Week in History – 1940 School Numbers and War Evacuees

Montrose School

Montrose School

Grande Prairie has been a growing city for many years as highlighted by the size of the students enrolled in school over 70 years ago. This article found in our search through this week in history breaks down how many students were registered in school in 1940. The total number of students was 420!

The Herald Tribune

The Herald Tribune

Another clipping we want to bring your attention is about the arrival of “War Guests”. Mentioned is the arrival of visitors to Grande Prairie and Hythe. Nancy & Rea Burrows arrived from Glasgow to visit their grandfather Robert Burrows in Glen Leslie. Welcomed to Hythe was Dorothy & Denis McCann who planned to live with their uncle J. McCann.

The Herald Tribune

The Herald Tribune