The Society of Old Priceans


For pupils and staff of the former Prices Grammar School, Fareham
Founded 1721 Closed 1989

Prices Panorama 1933

Chris Croker, son of Ronald William Croker, who may be seen on this photograph, front row 10th from left, generously provided this original photograph from his late father's effects.

Chris writes:

My late father was evidently a former pupil and I have come across a School Photograph of Price's School Fareham  dated May 1933.
Would you or anyone in your Old Boys Soc. be interested in having this?
If this email makes no sense to you what so ever please reply and let me know that I may be able to re-home this Photograph appropriately.

Best regards

Chris Croker

Chris was invited to say more about his father and responded:

Thank you for contacting me. I am unable to scan the photograph but it is a panoramic photo of the pupils and masters of the time and I am sure that my father is the tenth from the left on the front row.

 Father didn't talk much of his school days but if Price's had boarder in 1933 then I recall that on at least one occasion he went AWOL! He lived with his family in Titchfield at the time and his father had a shop and a pub on the main street in Fareham. My father's name was Ronald William Croker and after serving in the RAF was for a short time employed in Gosport as a Highways engineer before moving to Ossett and then Rotherham in South Yorkshire working for the Slag Reduction Company which worked closely with the local steelworks recovering steel and processing the steel slag to make high quality road surfacing materials. He ended as a northern director for the company. Father passed away in 2002

 Father had an elder brother Richard "Dick" Croker who lived most of his adult life in Kings Road Fareham and was heavily involved with the Masonic Hall on that street.

 If you are willing to provide and address I will happily forward the photograph for you to do as you see fit as I have volumes of personal photographs of my parents and cannot possibly keep them all and I know that my own Old Boy's Soc. is always interested in memorabilia associated with the Rotherham Grammar School (1484 - 1965).

 Best Regards

 Chris Croker

Here is the file at higher resolution.

Centre panel