Plenty of fun, frivolity and jollity in 1982

These pictures were published in the County Times in 1982 and show some of the things the area’s fun-loving folk got up to when they weren’t at work or at school.

Young Colin in uniform

A Bible signed by King George VI and singing at the Queen’s wedding

Colin Whitehead has had an amazing life.

Northolmes Junior School has been rated 'good'

'Quiet determination' impresses Ofsted

The “quiet determination” of a headteacher and her deputy has led to significant improvements at their school.

Headteachers off to Downing Street

Headteachers off to Downing Street

And they're off...
Philip Hammond

Heads to appeal to Chancellor for cash

Headteachers from 25 counties will be heading to Downing Street to appeal to the Chancellor to put more money into the education system.


Children plant sea of poppies

Children have honoured Remembrance Day in their own special way - with a cluster of hand-made poppies.


Veteran cars on the road again

It's that time of year again - the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has taken to the road.

Headteacher James Field and some of the children from St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School

Headteacher's pride after Ofsted praise

A headteacher said he was “incredibly proud” after his school maintained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating.
Billingshurst Beavers FC

1974: The year of Land Girls, fundraising and a lot of sport

Ah 1974! It was the year that brought us Abba, Bagpuss and The Godfather Part II , and saw Manchester United relegated from the First Division.


Festival fun in 1986 – and headlines from 1956

The Horsham Festival of 1986 was certainly a resounding success.

Horsham Montessori has been rated 'good' by Ofsted

Diwali and a good Ofsted report made all things bright at nursery

The Festival of Light and a rather good Ofsted report made for a very bright day at one nursery.


Campaigning parents head to Parliament

Hundreds of parents are heading to Parliament to call for further action to be taken over school funding.

Jolesfield Primary School

Head confident school is in place to improve

A headteacher is confident her school is “well-positioned” to improve following its latest Ofsted inspection.
This car came to the end of the road when its garage collapsed

Remembering the ill wind that blew no good in 1987

It was a bit blowy in the early evening of October 15 1987 but few realised exactly how severe the oncoming storm would be.
Young campaigners were up in arms after developers moved in to demolish woods at North Heath Copse in 1996

1996: Sports success, protests, maypoles and a very old well

Anyone driving along Pondtail Road in May 1996 may have found themselves face to face with a bunch of very young protesters.
Headteacher Nicola Davenport with some of her Leechpool pupils

Ofsted inspection announced? Show rehearsals must go on!

When faced with a visit from Ofsted, one headteacher had a tough choice to make. Should she scrap rehearsals for the school concert in favour of ‘normal’ lessons?
Sussex Health Care, the site of Orchard Lodge, Nr Warnham

Update: Orchard Lodge rated 'inadequate' by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has rated Orchard Lodge care home as 'inadequate' following an inspection in July.
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