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Remembering Jean Salmon nee Watts former student 1939 to 1944

Fondly remembering Jean Salmon (nee Watts) student 1939 to 1944 (Head Girl) and later teacher of Geography and Games

We are sad to report that former student and former member of staff Jean Salmon nee Watts has recently passed away at the age of 95.

All are welcome to attend Jean's funeral at St Mary's Church Hadlow at 2pm on Monday 13th September, and afterwards at the family home in Tonbridge.

Jean's sons Charles and Harry kindly write:

Our mother's maiden name was Jean Watts and she attended the County School for Girls, as it then was, from 1939 to 1944 and was head girl in her last year.

After university at Kings College, London, she returned to the school in 1949 to teach, mainly Geography and Games.

She was a keen hockey and tennis player and represented the school in both sports.

She left to get married and raise her family. She remained living in Tonbridge for most of her life and subsequently became a governor of the school and chairman of the Old Girls Association for many years.

With kind regards,

Charles and Harry Salmon

Pippa Blackstone, TGS Development and writes:

The school magazine of 1944 records Jean's numerous positions of responsibility including as Head Girl, Captain of Tennis and as a Francisco in the school production Tempest.  Jean was in Nightingale House and her headmistress was Miss Arnold.

I was privileged to meet Jean on her visits to school and later at her home in Sevenoaks.  






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