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Throwback Thursday: Pupils sitting up straight for class photo in the 1940s

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 September 2018

Pupils from Holly Trees Primary School, Warley, in 1947. Picture: Sylvia Kent

Pupils from Holly Trees Primary School, Warley, in 1947. Picture: Sylvia Kent

Sylvia Kent

Take a look at our picture from the past!

The original Holly Trees Primary School, Junction Road, Warley, opened in 1875 and had a second opening by Essex County Council in 1904.

It was first known as South Weald Council Mixed School but changed its name and a brand new building was opened in Vaughan Williams Way, which was on the previous site of Warley Hospital’s grounds.

This is a picture of pupils at the school in 1947.

Former students still remember the time when they went to the school carrying their gas masks in brown cardboard boxes as the building was close to the Warley Barracks and the railway so the risk of air raids was taken very seriously.

Do you have any old pictures that you would like to share? Email hayley.anderson@archant.co.uk or enjoybrentwoodmore@archant.co.uk

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