Shinfield Infant and Nursery School History

When you’ve been around for 310 years, you have a few stories to tell!  On this page we’re posting some of Shinfield Infant and Nursery’s.  We would love to hear from ex staff, pupils and parents who have stories about the school too. If you have a memory or a photo to share, why not email it to us?


Shinfield Infant School postcard

Shinfield Infant School circa. 1900



1935 May Day Celebrations

I remember the May Day celebrations, which I think were discontinued during the war. I presented the bouquet and was a maid of honour.  My memories are still quite vivid.  I still remember my embarrassment of the first occasion when the small boy carrying the crown on a cushion, who I had been told to follow, walked slower and slower, causing me to do the same, much to the amusement of the audience.

Mary King (Nee Rowsell) 1935  




1935 May Day Celebrations











May Day Celebrations

A special day in the life of the school was May Day, when all the girls wore white dresses, socks and shoes and the boys, white shirts. We danced round the playground accompanied by the piano and a violin, and then round the maypole on the green. The sun always seemed to be shining fortunately and village was stripped of flowers for the occasion.                         

Mary Wilson (Nee Ford)  1937





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