Are you in these school nativity photos from the 1980s?

Children in a nativity at Forest School Nursery in Brandon

Forest School Nursery's nativity in Brandon. Date: December 8, 1981. - Credit: Archant Library

Browse our collection of photos from school nativities in Norfolk in the 1980s and see if you can spot yourself or your children.

Blofield school nativity 1981

Blofield school nativity. Date: December 1981. - Credit: Archant Library

When we were young, the school nativity was a festive highlight to end the year. It was an unmistakable sign that the holidays were coming. 

Colman first school nativity 1980

Colman first school nativity in Norwich. Date: December 9, 1980. - Credit: Archant Library

There were frantic rehearsals and itchy robes. We found bits of tinsel and glitter everywhere. 

Beccles playgroup nativity 1988

Beccles playgroup nativity. Date: December 18, 1988. - Credit: Archant Library

Attleborough school nativity 1983

Attleborough school nativity. Date: December 13, 1983. - Credit: Archant Library

Watton Westfield Infants school nativity 1986

Watton Westfield Infants school nativity. Date: December 10, 1986. - Credit: Archant Library

Mary's little lamb went walkabout and one of the angels forgot their lines.

Watton Westfield Infants school nativity 1986

Watton Westfield Infants school nativity. Date: December 10, 1986. - Credit: Archant Library

Forest school nursery's nativity in Brandon 1981

Forest school nursery's nativity in Brandon. Date: December 8, 1981. - Credit: Archant Library

Carbrooke village school nativity 1985

Carbrooke village school nativity. Date: December 19, 1985. - Credit: Archant Library

Then the big night (or nights) arrived. Our parents piled into the school hall.  Maybe they lugged in one of the earliest camcorders to record the performance.

Those shoulder-mounted monstrosities seem a dim and distant memory when we look at the technology packed into our mobile phones nowadays. 

Walpole St Peter nativity 1982

Walpole St Peter nativity in west Norfolk. Date: December 1982. - Credit: Archant Library

Reepham Brownies nativity 1981

Reepham Brownies at their nativity. Date: December 16, 1981. - Credit: Archant Library

Middleton village school nativity 1984

Middleton village school nativity. Date: December 13, 1984. - Credit: Archant Library


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And before you knew it the applause rang out and the curtain came down. 

Beccles school nativity 1983

Beccles school nativity. Date: 1983. - Credit: Archant Archive

Soon term was over and it was time to embrace the magic and excitement of the Christmas holidays. 

Nativity cowboys at Burgh Castle 1982

Nativity cowboys at Burgh Castle. December 20, 1982. - Credit: Archant Library


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