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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. M.C. was
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 a gift.

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 service.


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.