NOSTALGIA: Back in the time capsule

Remember When from 25 years ago'Whittingham First School 21st birthday.
Remember When from 25 years ago'Whittingham First School 21st birthday.

Thropton resident Peter Bruffell contacted the Gazette after spotting himself in the top photo of Whittingham First School, which appeared in the Gazette last month. He was headteacher at the school for three years including in 1989 when the picture was taken.

“It was a surprise,” he said. “I never expected to be in the newspapers again after I retired.”

Whittingham First School

Whittingham First School

He also mentioned a time capsule that the pupils created, featuring such items as a book from Margaret Thatcher, while he was there. According to the school, it is still there today.