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.”
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.