Here you can download copies of photographs taken at Southend-on-Sea High School for Boys during the period 1968-1969. These include the 1968 school photograph as well as two photographs of the 6th Science group of which I was a member at that time.
Content: The 1968 School Photograph
The circumstances surrounding the taking of this photo are referred to in my memoir, “When Our Ship Shall leave the Riverbank”, which can be found here or using the button at the foot of this page.
Three versions of the photo are available: a small version for ease of scrolling about the photo when viewed on screen, a large version for additional detail and a ‘key’ version where individual boys and teachers have been given letters from the alphabet. A ‘key’ document can be downloaded and used to identify the labelled individuals by name. There is also a zipped compendium of all the files described.
After downloading the compendium, you simply open the folder and extract the desired files.
Preview and Download the School Photo
Content: Lower 6th Photo
A b/w photograph of members of the Lower 6th Science group. The photograph was probably taken in summer 1968 and about the time that we made the transition from Lower to Upper 6th Science. The photographer was John Beckford and the photograph was developed and printed in the school darkroom. A text document giving details of location and participants can also be downloaded.
Preview and Download Lower 6th Photo
Content: Upper 6th Photo
A b/w photograph taken in summer 1969, shortly before A level exams and the end of our time at the school. The photograph was developed and printed in the school darkroom. A text document giving details of location and participants can also be downloaded.
Preview and Download Upper 6th Photo
The full scan of the 1968 school photo was kindly provided by my good friend since school days, Martin Ingle. The lower 6th photo was taken by John Beckford.
These files may be downloaded, free of charge, for personal use. They are provided here for those who either attended Southend High School for Boys or have some other connection with the school. Otherwise, reproduction of these photos and files for public display or distribution may infringe the privacy of individuals who appear in the photos. Please use the contact form for any enquiries about the use of these files.