Morning assembly ends

The headmaster leaves the stage after morning assembly at Cowley Boys School in St.Helens in the late 1970s.

The headmaster was very strict so this image was taken quickly and undercover hence the poor focus and camera shake.

Taken from the balcony the band played on though for this assembly Mr Dobbs the music master was at the piano to play along to the morning hymns.

I would have liked to have better focus but accept that the rarity of the subject matter makes this an important image for me. I find it helps me remember the period and better understand the dynamics that were present then.