It’s back to school for Arthur

Arthur Bleazard visits St James'. Photo by David Bleazard. (s)
Arthur Bleazard visits St James'. Photo by David Bleazard. (s)
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An old photograph of a Ribble Valley school uploaded to the internet resulted in a former pupil giving a talk to pupils.

David Bleazard commented that his dad, Arthur, was probably on the photo posted on Clitheroe Buy and Sell as he attended St James’s CE Primary School, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe, 90 years ago in 1922.

Arthur riding his elder brother's motorcycle which ties in with the point he made during his talk to St James' primary school pupils that all the boys wore short pants back in the 1920s and 1930s. (s)

Arthur riding his elder brother's motorcycle which ties in with the point he made during his talk to St James' primary school pupils that all the boys wore short pants back in the 1920s and 1930s. (s)

Following his comment Arthur was invited back to the school to talk to the children about his time at St James’ and how things have changed. He also talked about his life and how things have changed in Clitheroe too.

Mr Bleazard spoke to the whole school in the main assembly before enjoying a tour around the school, speaking with individual Key Stage Two classes.

The children thoroughly enjoyed listening to him and gaining historical information and evidence at first hand.

St James’ is indebted to Arthur and his son David for giving the children this opportunity.