New chapter begins in history of school

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With 2012 marking the 40th anniversary year of the opening of the new St John’s School we hark back to this picture – taken outside the old building just prior to its closure.

The snap, submitted by a reader, is of Miss Bunting’s Class 4a about to embark on a delivery of books to the new premises on Laund Nook.

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