Denham Terrace Schools, Wallsend

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Denham Terrace Schools opened in September 1892 and were renamed Carville Schools in November.

The infants’ department began with a headmistress and two teachers to cope with 227 children, but after a rise in numbers, two new pupil-teachers aged just 13 were taken on.

New buildings were added in 1895, opened on February 4 by Sir George B Hunter, with a large hall and six classrooms catering for senior pupils.

The girls’ class photograph, above, dates from about 1947 but Local Studies has no names.

In an unsigned write-up about the diamond jubilee of the school in 1952, it states that past pupil Albert Stubbins gained his first international football cap whilst at Carville School.

Stubbins was born in Wallsend in 1919 and spent most of his childhood in the USA until he returned and began his career with Newcastle United in April 1937.

He worked in the shipyards during the Second World War and moved to Liverpool FC in 1946 and is the only football player to appear on the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

Centenary week in 1992 saw the school’s children and staff dressed in Victorian Style having a street party with replica Victorian vans visiting from local firms.

A trip to Beamish topped off celebrations and headteacher Christina Carr relaxed into retirement just afterwards.

A memorial to those lost in the First World War was apparently erected at the school in September 1920, but no trace of it can be found.

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