Rare relic of school history uncovered

Lockyer District High School principal Ian Insley with a 100-year-old school blazer, recently discovered in a cupboard.

A piece of education history was uncovered at Lockyer District High School with the discovery of 100-year-old blazer.

The green and yellow striped blazer was donated to the Gatton school 15 or 20 years ago and was recently rediscovered in a cupboard.

Lockyer District High School principal Ian Insley said the article was a valuable piece of the school’s heritage.

“I think it’s pretty amazing to have something like that,” he said.

“We felt like this is such an amazing piece of history for our school we went and got it framed up because I think it should take pride of place in our school.”

It now hangs in the school office with a plaque detailing its history.

The original owner was Claude William Joseph Richardson.

He was born in 1911 and attended the school around 1925.

Mr Insley said these details were provided on a handwritten note when the blazer was donated.

He has since delved into the state archives to find out more about the school’s history.

“At that time we were called Lockyer State High, but the badging on there is Lockyer High School and Trade College,” he said.

“It’s very rare do we actually find pieces that old, and to have something in this quality too, it’s actually in really good nick for 100 years.”

Mr Insley would like to know if there are any family members linked to Claude William Joseph Richardson in the area, and if so to please contact the school on 5466 2333.