The Breakspear Archives
1951 ~ The Nativity
The Nativity Play was probably performed on Tuesday 18 December 1951.
The Gazette of Friday 21 December 1951 reports on the Christmas
celebrations at Breakspear:-
Breakspear School Christmas celebrations
began on Friday night with a dance for parents and staff. A wide selection of gifts was given away for prizes.
Mr. A.H. Catslyn.
A film show was given to the infants on
Monday morning by Mrs. Marriage. In
the afternoon they sat down to a large tea in the school hall.
A lighted Christmas tree stood in the hall.
Each child wore a paper hat. After
tea Santa Claus visited the children and presented each boy and girl with
Parents enjoyed a Nativity Play and carol
concert on Tuesday. Music was
led by the choir, violins and recorders.
School talent was called upon on Wednesday
morning at a concert.
The Rev. F. J. James, Congregational Church
minister, spoke to the children on Thursday morning during the carol
The report also
included a picture of the infants' play which has not yet been
traced. It had the following caption:
Five-year-olds of Breakspear School Annex at
Ickenham Community Centre, acted the old well-loved fairy tale, “The
Cobbler and the Elves,” for the mothers on Tuesday.
Each class performed an item on different days so that all the
mothers could attend.
First uploaded: 5 May 2003
Last updated: 22 November 2018