IN this day and age, of course, it would be unheard of for children to leave school at the age of fourteen, and start full-time work, but, as the older generation know, this is exactly what teenagers did sixty and more years ago.
These charming girls, at Albright School, Popes Lane, Oldbury, were as case in point. They were fourteen years old, in their final year at school, and about to leave to start work.
Picture sent in by Mrs Freda Perry of Bromsgrove, then Freda Wyton, who supplies a full set of names...
Teacher: Miss F.M. Passey.
Girls standing: Doreen Walton, Iris Hadley, Elsie Abbey, Sylvia Harris, Brenda Barnett, Lorna Jones, Mary Garbett.
Girls seated: Jean Parkes, Doreen Jesson, Freda Wyton, Jean Williams, Mavis Merchant, Beryl Darby.