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A visit by The Duke of Edinburgh

My thanks to Tony Wheeler for these photos of a visit by Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh to St. John's in February 1965.  Hugh Wheeler who was the Headmaster at the time, is the man in a suit accompanying the Duke. There are lots of student faces in these photos, so it would be interesting to know if you recognise yourself or others, why not leave a message in the Forum or email me.

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shows Joanne Smith (teacher) taking a picture, daughter Amanda looking pensively.*3

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Recognised by Graham Watts - Juliette de Silva. she is the girl in the front row with long plaited hair.

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Lindy Siegert said that

"The Duke was taken with the very large camera being held by Lorna Ironmonger and stepped forward to ask her about it."

"I know because I was standing next to her - somewhat obscure by the girl prefect and the blonde boy - but that is me in the cardigan."
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Mike Ridley is in this

photo. *1

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Here the Duke is talking to Linda Kelloway.  The girl with the camera is believed to be Linda Mair *2

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shows Joanne Smith (teacher) having a laugh with the Duke, daughter Amanda with her eyes closed and son Christopher with his sun hat on. *3

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Jim Catchpole and Rob Harwood feature in this photo. *1

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Caption information provided by *1 Lynne Copping.  *2 Linda Kelloway.  *3 Peter Smith.