NOSTALGIA: The changing face of education

Pupils at the official opening of Thomlinson's Church of England Secondary School in Rothbury in June 1965.
Pupils at the official opening of Thomlinson's Church of England Secondary School in Rothbury in June 1965.

The picture above, first published in the Gazette 50 years ago this week, shows pupils listening to the speeches at the official opening of Thomlinson’s Church of England Secondary School in Rothbury in 1965.

And while the news was about new schools half-a-century ago, coming forward in time to 10 years ago, the news switches to the closure of schools with St Oswald’s in Alnwick confirming its demise in 2005.