You asked and we delivered! Memories of life at Pennywell School in Sunderland

More than their spirits were dampened when the losers of the Pennywell School summer fayre tug-of-war got a soaking.
More than their spirits were dampened when the losers of the Pennywell School summer fayre tug-of-war got a soaking.
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It's back to the classroom for reflections on a Sunderland school which closed a decade ago.

John Robson had a question for our new Facebook group Wearside Echoes. He asked: "Have you any photos of Pennywell Comp '69 to '74 please?"

Pupils and teachers from Pennywell School off to Germany.

Pupils and teachers from Pennywell School off to Germany.

Of course we have John, and we are happy to share them. We hope they bring back lots of happy memories and hopefully some faces you remember.

One shows the school brass band off to Nottingham to perform concerts at schools and Over 60 clubs in 1974. Does that strike a chord?

From the same year, here's a group of students and teachers who were off to Germany. Were you one of them?

Again in 1974, who remembers this scene from the sports day and can you identify the keen young hurdlers? We're sure it's no obstacle for you!

Pennywell School brass band off to Nottingham to perform concerts at schools and Over 60 clubs.

Pennywell School brass band off to Nottingham to perform concerts at schools and Over 60 clubs.

How about a scene from 1975 at the Pennywell School summer fayre. It clearly didn't pay to lose the tug-of-war competition. You got a soaking! Remember this?

And lastly, who remembers when a sports star came to Pennywell. It's tennis legend and Wimbledon champion Ann Haydon Jones who held a clinic for 700 schoolchildren.

We would love you to share your own Pennywell memories.

Do it by emailing chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk.

Wimbledon champion Ann Haydon Jones hosts a clinic for 700 schoolchildren.

Wimbledon champion Ann Haydon Jones hosts a clinic for 700 schoolchildren.

*Take a browse around our new Wearside Echoes Facebook group, where you can catch up on old photographs and stories.

You can EVEN post your own comments and put your own nostalgic photos on there too.

Anything you share on the group may be featured on the Sunderland Echo online or in print.

Sports day in 1974 at Pennywell School sports playing fields.

Sports day in 1974 at Pennywell School sports playing fields.