Soham Grammarians: 1948 - can you help?

Donald Monk writes: "My cousin Alban Nash's widow has just given me a photo she has found of Soham Grammarians. It seems to be an unofficial shot with 23 people shown and on the back are their signatures. It is dated 13/3/48. I am not sure, and neither is my cousins' widow, whether or not Alban is on the photo. I'd like to thank Cyril Prior for his help." Len Reynolds, via Brian Knott has added some names.
Please contact the editor if you can help fill the first name gaps and identify the group.

back: Terence Harmer, Ernie Dewey, Dennis Peacock, Ron Fleet, Roy Allan
3rd: Terry Fyson, Alan Turner, LE Christopher, MB Saunders, Cyril Prior, Louis Heavens, Norman Brown, Peter Cousins
2nd: Neville Constable, Desmond Nunn, Ernie Sadler, Joseph Smith, Chris Strawson
front: Peter Ball, Donald Murfitt, Len Reynolds, T?F Woolley, Gerald Tinker Wells

Brian Knott says this photo (provided and named by Len Reynolds) was also taken in 1948 , though it has only 17 of the class, but it includes the late Alban Nash who was not in the one above. It was taken in front of the cricket roller, which many will have vivid memories of pulling up and down the cricket square during their lunch period, often as a punishment.

L-R back: Alban Nash, Pete Cousins, Ron Fleet, Joe Smith
middle: Louis Heavens, Cyril Prior, Mick Allen, Joe Ball, Chris Strawson, Norman Brown, Ken Sadler, ? Saunders
front: Donald Murfitt, Terry Harmer, Ernie Dewey, Gerald Wells, Len Reynolds.

Gerald Wells, d 2004 aged 71, was the father of Kevin and grandfather of Holly Wells.

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