Joan Neilson wonders if anyone can name these Gloucester Public School students from 1936

Do you recognise anyone from this 1936 class photo from Gloucester Public School? Photo supplied by Joan Neilson.
Do you recognise anyone from this 1936 class photo from Gloucester Public School? Photo supplied by Joan Neilson.

Gloucester's Joan Neilson is wondering if anyone can identify the children in this photo from Gloucester Public School taken in 1936.

Like many people, Joan loves a little history and after recently coming across her late husband's old class photo, she thought it would be good to find out who all the other students are.

"I took one down to the Gloucester Advocate a few years back and people were interested," Joan said.

"So I thought they might be interested in this one."

She knows her husband, Mervyn is the student standing in the back row, third from the left, but that's all she knows.

It would be good if people could tell me who the others are.

Joan Neilson

"It would be good if people could tell me who the others are," she said.

So, she's put the call out in the Gloucester Advocate to see if anyone can put a few names to faces.

Both Joan and Mervyn were born and raised in Gloucester, but Joan went to Pitlochry school and didn't meet Mervyn until she started working.

"I met him when I was working at the Commercial Hotel," Joan recalled.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

If you know anyone in the photo, please contact the Gloucester Advocate on 6558 1012 or anne.keen@gloucesteradvocate.com.au

Everyone loves a bit of history, if you have an old photo and a story to share, please email as above.