The following recently found photographs and newspaper reports are now included in the Website and, as with earlier additions and updates, you will find that these are highlighted in the website with a ‘NEW’ Icon
- 1960. ‘The Plot Thickens’ & ‘Passion, Poison & Petrifaction’. ‘Dramatic Changes’. An additional report from the Walthamstow Guardian Newspaper
- 1966. ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ – ‘This Play was a winner for Marsh Street Drama Club’. An additional report from the Walthamstow Independent Newspaper
- 1966. ‘1066 and All That’. Newly found photograph added of Eric Griffiths in the ‘Sailor King’ Scene
- A small selection of photos have been added from this event held at the Royal Forest Hotel in 2015
- Memories of Gerald Aylott added
MARKHOUSE SCHOOL PAGE:
- 1908. ‘Historic’ photograph of the school. Source unknown.
- 1910. ‘Historic’ photograph of pupils outside the school. Source unknown.
- Post 1966 photograph showing the former school re-named as the ‘Walthamstow Youth Centre’
Markhouse & Drama Club Members Photo Gallery
- Post School photographs of some of the ‘Class of 1956-61’ including Gary Woods, Bernard Page, David Perry, Gordon Aylott & Fred Page
Walthamstow Guardian Newspaper Reports:
- 1958. April. ‘Mark House All Out to Keep Schools Shield’. Report with photograph of Mark House pupils receiving the previous year’s trophy
- 1960. April. ‘Now They Both Teach in Walthamstow’. Additional report on Mrs Abels joining her husband on the Markhouse Staff – part of the UK/USA Teacher Exchange Project
- 1962. Dec ‘Mark House – The School with a Family Community Spirit’.
- 1963. May. ‘Busy With Their Crafts Show Entries’. Report of Mark House preparations
Walthamstow Independent Report
- 1967. March. ‘Pied Piper’ Scheme to Aid New Comp-Ed Pupils. Report on comments made by L.A.Smith, former Headmaster of Markhouse, in his new role as an Education Researcher at London University
Extracts from ‘The Headmaster’s View of Events’ – Les Smith’s account of Markhouse School between 1955 and 1966, are included in this website. A full copy of the original version is available to former members on request. If you are interested please leave a note to this effect on the Website Contact Page on
AND – WHAT VALUE!
Another recent find, but not in an attic or shed; more in the back of my MDC file from which it suddenly fell – having clearly been forgotten about for a year or two, or more! In fact, I think my absent mindedness has worsened as I suspect that Dick passed it on!!!
So apologies to Ian Goold for with-holding his Marsh Street Membership Card from public gaze – but – what value – a whole £1.5 (old) pence for a year, including insurance! My weekly Paper Round wage would have given me 238 and a quarter days membership! DM