Back to school...at age 87

Ladies from Sandholme Fold care home visited Hipperholme Grammar Junior school to talk of their lives from school days through to war times.'Pictured are head boy James Lathom-Sharp, 11, Joyce Gunton, 87, Ethel Greenwood, 95 and head girl Madi Snowball, 11
Ladies from Sandholme Fold care home visited Hipperholme Grammar Junior school to talk of their lives from school days through to war times.'Pictured are head boy James Lathom-Sharp, 11, Joyce Gunton, 87, Ethel Greenwood, 95 and head girl Madi Snowball, 11
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Two very different generations met when members of a residential home went back to school.

Ethel Greenwood, 95, and Joyce Gunton, 87, who live at Sandholme Fold care centre, Hipperholme, visited Hipperholme Grammar School to see how school life has changed.

They spoke to children about their memories of growing up during the war years, and answered questions about school life in the 1930s.

Susan Burke, from Sandholme Fold, said everybody enjoyed the experience.

“It was fantastic. I thought it was a good idea for our lady residents to see how things have changed and good for them to get to know how schools are now.”