Hi, I’ve just come across your Coldean website and think I can contribute a little to the movie films you have there. My name is Gordon Heritage and our house was in Selham Close, the back of which was behind the shops in the film. The garden in which the children are playing was indeed owed by the Elmes family. There were 2 boys, Gregory and Michael and, maybe a daughter, Linda, but I’m not certain about her.
I’ve attached a picture of class 1A at Coldean Primary school from (according to the writing on the back) July 1961. The teacher then would be Miss Kerridge and the Headmaster, Mr. A.F.Burrows. I am on the back row next to Mr. Burrows and, I am fairly sure, the lad next to me is the aforementioned, Michael Elmes.