One of the earliest pictures of our school was taken after the school fire
The fire started in the coal room at 3.30a.m. on Febuary 16th 1924. A boy
woke up to find the main building in flames.
He ran in and rescued the logbook. He rang Tewkesbury fire brigade which
was unable to attend. Instead Gloucester fire brigade managed to put out the
flames by 6.30p.m. The main room had lost its floor and was missing a section
The small class room was practically undamaged.
The school in 1926
This is a picture of our infant class more than 80 years ago.The teacher,
who was called Miss Rice, can be seen standing at the back of the class.
There are 16 well behaved children in the room, all sitting up straight.
The age range of the class is broader than it would be today. If they misbehaved
then they might have had their bottom smacked with a cane or their hand with
The uniform was very smart but everyone wore different clothes (uniform).
This picture was taken in 1926.
The School in 1943
This is the school pictured next to the Maypole in 1943, there were about
30 children attending at the time.
We can not identify anyone in this picture because there were no names in
the photo book. If you identify yourself in this picture please contact us
using our e-mail address.
The Tradition of Maypole Dancing
This is a photo of Maypole Dancing at Overbury
School in 1948.That was over 60 years ago. The children have different clothes
than us today. The boys wore funny clothes. They wore long grey socks and
shorts. The girls look more the same but do not wear flowers in their hair.
We all think that Maypole Dancing is fun and we
do it during the summer term. Some of the dance's names are the spider's web
and the gypsy's tent, Barber's pole and the double plait.