Barnby School 1940

Back row from left to right – Unknown, Joan Grundy, Unknown, Stella ?, Margie Vessey
Centre rear row from left to right – Unknown, Unknown, Miss Vessey, Leslie Fox, John Easter, ? Toine, Baden Troop, Unknown, Noel Lavis, Mrs Fox, Unknown.
Centre front row from left to right – Joan Mastin, ? Troop, Jean Orton, Patricia Orton, ? Troop, Unknown, Sylvia Vessey.
Front row left to right – unknown apart from far right- John Berge
The photograph above was taken looking across Back Lane to the corner house, when there were large trees in Dark Lane.

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The village school finally closed on 19 December 1963; Mrs I G Fox was still the teacher. There were 22 children on the register at this time including 4 from Sutton. Over the next 10 years the school was used, on occasion, by the village for social functions. However, in 1975/6 the Parish Council formally bought the school, from the owner Sir Henry Neville of Aubourn Hall, at a cost of £1000 for use as a village hall . The hall was renovated over the next few years aided by a grant from Newark District Council.