Echoes of the past:

Mrs Denise Crossley retires from St John's School Clifton - 14 July 1995
Mrs Denise Crossley retires from St John's School Clifton - 14 July 1995

I often deliver reminiscence presentations to older people’s groups and life at school is an area we often talk about.

Irrespective of how old the members of the group are we all agree that if one of our teachers just happened to walk through the door we would all still refer to them as Mrs, Miss or Mr. It was the way we were brought up.

I strongly suspect that if these children back in July of 1995 who were students at what is now the St John’s C of E Primary Academy, Clifton, saw this teacher Mrs Denise Crossley the same respect would be shown to her just as my older group members would with any of their teachers.

For readers who recognise themselves but with the passage of time may have forgotten their school days at Clifton this was the day Mrs Crossley retired. She was a very well respected and well liked key stage two teacher.