Happy birthday, Golfield!
An infant school is celebrating its 50th birthday.
We used to belong to the ‘Tufty Club’ to help keep us safe crossing the road
We used to visit the ‘orange spot library’
There was always a medical bed in the office with the secretary for sick children
There was a metal climbing frame on the playground
We attended recorder club with Mrs Blake
We remember seeing the dinner ladies having their dinner when we had finished
We drank warm milk from glass bottles
Support staff Anna Barr, 46, and Mandy Doman, 47, are Golfield alumni and recall their school day memories: “All of the dinner ladies wore pink overalls and we remember seeing them having their dinner when we had finished ours.
“When it was your birthday you used to go to visit the Headteacher and she would give you a little brown envelope with the number of Smarties in it to match your age.
“There were many more buttercups on the field in those days – that’s why the buttercup was added to the school sweatshirt – and that’s we used to love picking them.