A teacher has left a special gift to pupils and staff at his school before leaving.
Jamie Allen documented and digitalised a treasure trove of photos of children and teachers at Brackenbury Primary School going back as far back as 1908.
He put them together in a powerpoint presentation before leaving his post as deputy head at the school in Dalling Road, Hammersmith at the end of the school year on July 20.
The oldest of the photos, taken 108 years ago, shows pupils of what was known then as Brackenbury Road School from Class 5a.
Another image taken in 1908 shows children from Mr Wilson’s class, and there is another photo of Junior Boys taken in 1911.
There are also images of boys and girls taken in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, with the last of the images showing all of the school’s five infant classes in 1979.
In total, there are 24 stills which Mr Allen has now put on the school’s secure website. He said: “I found them in a store cupboard in the school. I knew they had been there for some time and I thought something should happen to them.
“I came to this school as a newly qualified teacher 12 years ago and worked myself up and I’m leaving after being deputy head for three years. This is very much a leaving present to the school.
"I wanted someone to do something with the photos. I thought of an exhibition but I just ran out of time so I did this as a good alternative.”
Of all the images discovered the 42-year-old, who was born and raised in nearby Hammersmith and attended nearby St Peter’s School, he said the most poignant was the football team photo.
'I wonder what fate holds for them'
He said: “It was taken in 1933, and the boys in it at about 10 or 11 years-old. I look at these boys and think about what lies ahead of them. By the time World War Two broke out they would have be 16 or 17 and I wonder what fate holds for them.”
Many of the images appear to be lent to the award-winning school by various people, some of whom are pupils which feature images. Mr Allen said: “I don’t know who the people are that lent them, but it would be nice to track down the original owners.”
The photos, which are now being looked after by the school, have also captured the children’s imagination. He said: “The kids are really interested. They’re fascinated by parts of the building they still recognise.”
And looking back at his time at Brackenbury , he said: “I’m going to miss the school very much. It’s a good community school with lots of families that I have known for many years, but now is the right time to move on.”
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