Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Haslingden Grammar School.

It is thought that this early cap badge was issued by the Haslingden Secondary School, (later called the Haslingden Grammar School)...

Here below we have a more recent School "Girls hat badge" from around the 1960's, kindly supplied by Alison May (nee Heywood)

Derek Whittaker (3rd March 2016) added:
The cap badge is very similar to the one we wore at HGS.  It was a cap badge and your mother used the three anchor points to sew it into place.  From what I remember the only writing on the badge was the motto and I seem to remember it was in Latin - "nil sans labor".

There was a ceremony involving the badge on your first day at school designed to make you "feel welcome".  The senior boys would seek out the new first formers in the playground prior to the start of their first day.  They would borrow your cap and repeatedly smash it against a wall until it resembled a piece of shrapnel brightened by the occasional fleck of enamel.  If you were luck they would then give it back, if you wern't you had to retrieve it from a recently flushed toilet bowl.

The cap was also the source of a few after-school detentions for me.  If we met one of the teaching staff in the street, school rules required the boys to hold the peak and "doff" their cap.  The girls wore the same cap badge but on a sort of straw, trilby type hat that was mainly navy blue with a couple of dark red bands (school colours).  The boys cap was also navy blue with a dark red cross.  The badge was also worn on the breast pocket of the blazer.


Here we have a full school photo (kindly supplied by Ian Paterson) and I think it is from around the 1940s to early 1950s.. (click over photo to enlarge)

The Grammar School also used to have its own Magazine called "Ex Montibus"... here is a example:

And here are two photos of the Sixth Arts, the first one from 1959 - 1960 and the second photo is from 1960-1961: (Click over photos to enlarge)..

Here is a old postcard showing the school and the Ebenezer Church

Here is a old photo of Haslingden Grammar School Cricket Team from 1949:

Here is a photo from Christmas 1931...

HGS visit to Paris in 1960. Mr. Alan (Ernie) Peckett to the left and Mrs. England to the right. I think it was on the steps of the Hotel de Ville.
(Photo: kindly sent in by John Tomlinson and posted on 20th June 2015)
Two more old photos of the school - please click over photo to enlarge:

Showing the old Grammar School with demolition work across the way

A lovely old postcard showing the "New Technical School" and also the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Clifford Hargreaves has kindly sent in the following photos of the Old Grammar School prior to and during demolition... (Click over photos to enlarge) Also Andrew Bridge has kindly sent in a further 19 photos of the Grammar School prior to demolition and during.  PLEASE CLICK OVER THIS LINK TO CHECK OUT ANDREWS PHOTOS. 

And here is a photo added on 26th Nov 2010 of the Annual Sports Day presentation on June 20th 1928.

1932 Sheet 1
1932 Sheet 2
1932 Sheet 3
1932 Sheet 4
1932 Sheet 5
1932 ? (above) Kindly sent in by Alison May (nee Heywood) ex pat from Nottingham

Haslingden Grammar School 1939-1940 (Click over to enlarge)
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker)
Ray states: his dad is on the photo - 2nd row down from the top and 8th in from the LH side
with the grey Jacket. He also mentions that Rhodes Boyson is also in this photo
(Photo will also be archived under: Haslingden Grammar School)

1939-40 (above)
1947 (below)
Haslingden Grammar School Group Photo - May 1947 Sheet One

Haslingden Grammar School Group Photo May 1947 Sheet Two.

Irene Barnes is on Row 4 from the bottom and 13 from the left (or 3rd from right)
Haslingden Grammar School Group Photo May 1947 Sheet Three.
Haslingden Grammar School Students May 1947 Sheet Four
1947 (above)

Haslingden Grammar School 1947

Pupil and Staff Photo plus some notes kindly supplied by
Arthur Keown - Ex pat from Devon. The Photo above has been divided into four separate photos), which is a student photograph from May 1947.  He believes it is the first photo after WW2.  You can see that the girls are in uniform,  whereby the boys are dressed in all kinds of clothes depending on the "coupons". (Please click over the photos to enlarge)

Arthur who is now 82 years of age has also asked "If anyone knows whether or not there is an Association of Old Pupils belonging the old Grammar School?"

Arthur Keown and Clifford Hargreaves and also Clifford's sister have all kindly send in the names of pupils and staff which they remember on the photograph.

Sheet 1.
Back Row: left to right (number in brackets denotes how far the pupil is along the row).
Geoff Boocock (5), Donald Wilkinson (9), Brian Towler (11), John Trickett (12), Derek Ashton (13), Arthur Keown (14), ? Scott (15), John Edmondson (16), Peter Docherty (17), Jimmy Tomlinson (18), Richard Crankshaw (19), Danny Morris (20), Alan Ogden (21), Derek Mortimer (22), Alan Bennett (23), Jimmy Catlow (24), Norman Whitaker (27), Gordon Robinson (28), Alan Morris (29), Raymond Leigh (30), Alan Cockerill (31), Jack Ayrton (32), Ronnie Holland (33), Clifford Hargreaves (34), Derek Pilkington (35), Peter Taylor (38) Neville Holt (40), Sydney Gill (41), John Winter (45), Ronnie Bury (47), Albert Winter (48) Brother to John, Desmond Mulderrig (53), Noel Alsop (55), Nigel Egerton (60).

6th Row from front:
John Hoyle (1), Florence Green (6), Watson Fuller (9)

5th Row from front
Barbara Tarrant (3), Florence Green (6), Marjorie Hoyle (7), Pat Lee (12), Glenys Boothman (13), Warburton (14) Just a note here, that Arthur has Glenys at No 14, but there appears to be some confusion in deciding which row one or two of the girls are actually on.

4th Row from front:
Peggy Ormerod (1), Jean Hargreaves (4), Ida White (11).

3rd Row from front:
Jean Haworth (3), Stephen McIntyre (5) Eric Fowles (6), Clifford Grime (7), Kenneth Parker (8), Douglas Pilling (9), Ben Ramsbottom (10), Mr. Paul Fox (History Teacher) (12).

2nd Row from front:
Doreen Adlum (3), Jean Heap (4), June Fisher (5) Jean Price (8).

Front Row:
Raymond Hill (9), Clifford Bell (10).

Sheet 2. 
Back Row (row 7),  Richard Crankshaw (3), Danny Morris (4), Alan Ogden (5), Derek Mortimer (6), Alan Bennett (7), Jimmy Catlow (8), Norman Whittaker (11), Gordon Robinson (12), Alan Morris (13), Raymond Leigh (14), Alan Cockerill (15), Jack Ayrton (16), Ronnie Holland (17), Clifford Hargreaves (18).

Row 6 (from front)
Colin Beresford (4), Chris Aspin (13).

Row 5 (from front)
Vera Berry (3), Joy Hutchinson (7), Joan Constantine (11), Jean Hoyle (15).

Row 4 (from front)
Irene Camm (7), Jean Hodgkinson (8)

Row 3 (from front)
Mr. Hindle (3) Chemistry teacher, Mr. Hargreaves (4), English Teacher, Mr. Armstrong (6) French Teacher, Mr. Whittaker (7) Maths teacher. Mr. Brewis (8) Latin teacher, Mr. McTaggart (9) Art and PE, Mr. Lewis (10) Deputy Headmaster and Physics, Mr Sheratt (11) Maths teacher, Mr. Weston (12) Headmaster and Chemistry, Miss Addis (13), Senior Mistress and English.

Row 2 (from front)
Glenys or Joan Dean (3)

Row 1
Tommy Howarth (3).

Sheet 3.
Back Row (row 7)
Derek Pilkington (6), Peter Taylor (9) William Greenwood (10), Neville Holt (11), Sydney Gill (12), John Winter (16)

Row 6 (from front)
Gerald Sumner (6), Clive Barlow (8).

Row 5 (from front)
Kathleen Austin (9)

Row 4 (from front)
Helen Donaldson (6), Eddis Whitam (9) Beryl Austin (10), Alice Williams (13), Christine Burgess (14).

Row 3 (from front)
Miss Cronkshaw (4) English and French), Miss Waring (7) Geography, Miss Lees (8) French, Mrs. Weston (11) Chemistry.

Row 2 (from front)
Lorna Riley (4), Margaret Maden (7), Marjorie Eastwood (10, Margaret Senior (11), Audrey Haworth (12).

Row 1
George Dewhurst (6).

Sheet 4.
Back Row (row 7)
Ronnie Bury (5), Albert Winter (6), Desmond Mulderrig (11), Noel Alsop (13), Nigel Egerton (18)

Row 6 (from front)
Roy Haworth (5), Aquilla Ashworth (7), Gordon Barnes (15), Colin Mitchell (18)

Row 4 (from front)
Marjorie Whittaker (3)

Row 3 (from front)
Margaret Knowles (4), Betty Dewhurst (5), Gwendoline Massey (6), Nora Ormerod (8) Jeanne Ashworth (15)

Row 2 (from front)
Olive Revens (6), Joan and Glenys Dean (11), Sheila Cooper (14)

Row 1 (front row)
Donald Hoyle (8), David Whitam (9).

Other notes kindly supplied by Arthur:
Arthur Keown went on to be (Headteacher and Lecturer in Bristol),
Jimmy Tomlinson went on to be (Pharmicist),
Richard Crankshaw went on to be (Office Clerk),
Danny Morris went on to be (Surveyor for the City of York),
Derek Mortimer went on to be (a teacher),
Alan Bennett went on to be in (Town Transport),
Alan Morris went on to be a (P.E. Teacher).
Neville Holt went on to be a (teacher and later a professor)
Nigel Egerton went on to take over a pub (sadly died in middle age)
Noel Alsop always wanted to become a vet.
Alan Morris (29 back row) played cricket for Ramsbottom.
Derek Mortimer (22 back row) played football for Lancashire Schoolboys.

HGS pupils from Ramsbottom caught the 8.25am train from Ramsbottom to Helmshore to school.
Ramsbottom did not have its own Grammar School and pupils had to travel daily. (Thanks to Arthur Keown for this information)

On the 3rd row up from the front, starting with the 1st boy and moving from left to right is: Stephen McIntyre, Eric Fowles, Clifford Grime, Kenneth Parker and Douglas Pilling.

Third Row down: Girls - left to right (numbers in brackets denotes how far the pupil is along the row).
Barbara Tarrant (3), Florence Green (6), Marjorie Hoyle (7), Pat Lee (12), Glenys Boothman (14), Vera Berry (19), Jean Gorman (21), Gwen Buglar (22), Betty Hargreaves (23), Joyce Weston (27).

Other notes:
Gwen Buglar, elder sister of Lorna, died a few years ago.
Jean Gorman lives in Newton Abbot.
Joyce Weston lives in or near to Torquay.

Staff from left to right:

Fox - History (1), Hindle - Chemistry (3), Hargreaves - English (4), Armstrong - French (6), Whitaker - Maths (7), Brewis - Latin (8), MacTaggart - Art and PE (9), Lewis - Physics Dept Head (10), Sherratt - Maths (11), Weston - Headmaster (12), Addis - English and Senior Mistress (13), Cronkshaw - English and French (14), Weston - Science (21).

Paul Fox and Lewis returned from the War.
1947 (above)

1950 (above) I am grateful to Bryan Gudgeon for kindly sending in these student photos. 1952 (below) I am grateful to David and Irene Belshaw for kindly supplying this student photo and also for giving names where possible. Also to Joan Merrill, John R Edwards, Diane Schofield, Jack Pilling and Bernard Booth (one of the Rammy lot) also thanks to John Tomlinson for kindly filling in a lot of the names. If you want to enlarge the photos just click over the photo.  But if you want superlarge or original sizes click here, select and click + in the right hand bottom corner, the more you click the bigger it goes!

added: John Tomlinson on 12th June 2015 HGS photo 1952 sheet 3.  The teacher to the right of Mr. Stitt was Bob Scott who taught French.  He left in about 1957 to go to a school in Keighley and later moved to Morecambe and taught at the FE College.  He was brother in law to Miss Brunton who taught English. 
HGS Student Photo 1952 Sheet 1
Back Row: Robert Whittaker, Brian Hutchinson, John C. Whittaker, Jack Holland, ?, Stewart M. Barlow, Jack Hill.
6th Row: Joyce Entwistle, ?,?,?, Jean Tattersall, Joan Harrison,,?,Barbara Sutherst ,Brenda Cox, ,?.
5th Row: ?, Jean Daniels, Barbara Tomkinson, Kathleen Warburton, Barbara C Nuttall, ?, Sylvia Cropper, Dorothy Heald.
4th Row (Half a row) ?, Winifred Nelson,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,Nancy Barnes, Beryl Hayworth, ?
3rd Row: Dorothy Haworth, Margaret Taylor,?,?,?,?Mavis Preston, Bessie Currie.
2nd Row:David Rostron ,?, Joseph Sumner, ? Ian Mason, John Daniels, Walter McDonald.
Front Row:Bryan Bridge, Peter Shaw, Roger Kenyon, Walter Green, David Belshaw.
HGS Student Photo 1952 Sheet 2
Back Row: Jack Hill, Brian Warburton, Jack Holden, Frank Parkinson, John Barlow, Keith Mitchell, Anatol Grishin, ?,?,?.

6th Row: ?,?,Barbara King, Joan Jenkinson, ?,?,?,?,?
5th Row: Dorothy Heald, Margaret Hinchcliffe, Margaret Holt, Barbara Clark, ?,?, 
4th Row: ?,?, Marjorie Burgess,?,?, Ina Whitling, ? Barbara Leach, ?
3rd row from front: ?,?,?,?, Clifford Bell, ?,?, Watson Fuller
2nd Row: McDonald, David Hardman, ?,Tony Simpson,Larry Brindle,Harold Worswick,Geoff Yates.
Front Row: Jack Whittaker,Alan Howard, Stanley Bradshaw,,David Riley,Walter Simpson, 

HGS Student Photo 1952 Sheet 3
Back Row: ?,Peter Pye, Dixon Barnes,Brian Brookfield,Colin Grantham, John Jenkinson,?,?, John Giddins,? 
6th Row from front: ?,?, Joyce Lines, ?, Pauline Storer, ?,?,?, Constance Reese, ?
5th Row from front: Gwen Taylor, Joan Mead, Audrey Crook, Joan Bradshaw, ?,Geraldine Jackson, Margaret Fenton, Frances Walker, Jacqueline Schofield, Audrey Pilkinton. 
4th Row: ?,?,?,?,Irene Beswick, ?, Rita Walsh.
3rd Row from front: Mr. R.H. Stitt, Mr Bob Scott (French), Mr. Howford,Mr. McTaggart, Mr. D. Heather, Mr. R. Whittaker, Mr. Fox.
2nd Row from front: ?, William Bugler, Peter Warburton, Jack Austin, Alan Ratcliffe, Adrian Pilkington, Barry Rothwell,
Front Row: ?, Ralph Ormerod, Bernard Booth, Geoffrey Ireson,?, Richardson, Harold Shepherd.

HGS Student Photo Sheet 4
Back Row: ?, Derek Elsan , Derek Hargreaves, Alan Hayhurst,?,?, Royce Williams,?,?, Maurice Kay.
6th Row from Front: ?,Shirley Hyde, Jean Jefferson, ?, Joyce Singleton, ?,?,?, Jean Holden, Barker,?.
5th Row: Faith Gregory, Elizabeth Auty, ?, Margaret Flack, Mary Walmsley, Glenis Mitchell, Marjorie Whittaker.
3rd Row from front: Mr. J.W. Lewis, Mr. A. Weston (Head), Mrs. Lees, Mrs. Waring, Mrs. Brunton, Mrs. Broadbent, ?.
2nd Row: ?,?,?, Alan Worsley, John Thornley.
Front Row: ?, Norman McFarland, Raymond Heyes, Frank Metcalfe.

HGS Student Photo 1952 Sheet 5
Back Row: ?, Jim Camm,?,?,?,Alan Standring, Oliver Pilling,?,Coupe
6th row from front: Jean Holden, ?, Nathsha Greshin, June Povey, Natasha Grishin, Pauline Storey,?, Hazel Cowpe,Barbara Nuttall,Dorothy Nuttall, Eileen Holden, Kathleen Hitchen, Beryl Sagar.
5th Row: ?,?,?,?. Mary Moorhouse, ?, Grace Holden, Shiela Greenhalgh, Irene?, Hoyle, Vivienne Hoyle
4th Row: Christine Ferguson, Pat Race,, Joan Greenhalgh. Marion Redfern ?,?, Kathy Rodgers, Diane Wimbush, Christine Crook
3rd Row from front: ?,Miss Willis,Mrs. A. Shaw, Miss Sutherland, Miss Riddeough,,?,?.Hargreaves, ?.
2nd Row from front: Chris Pilling, Tom Sparrow, Lawrence Walsh,David Garrod, Harry Dewhurst, Trevor Pearson,?, Colin Jepson.
Front Row: David Clark, Victor Moris, Peter Aldred, Stanley Bradshaw,?, Brian Whittaker.

HGS Student Photo 1952 Sheet 6
Back Row: Bill Malcolm, David Hardman, Keith Hargreaves, Derek Wise,?,Brian Gudgeon, John Barnes, David Willis,Roland Spencer.
6th Row from front: Dorthy Nuttall, Eileen Holden, Kathleen Hitchen, Beryl Sagar, Mary Howarth, ?,Bernice Ford,?,?,?.
5th Row: Vivienne Hoyle, ?,?,?, Dorothy Camm, Celia Bury.
3rd Row from front: Helen Donaldson, Jeanne Ashworth, Gwen Nuttall, ?,?Lorna Riley,?,?,Pat Luxton, Dorothy Hargreaves. 
2nd row from front: ?,Hutchinson, Davis Lewis, Tony Rothwell, Rodney Egerton,Rodney Ashman, Craig Westwell,?Donald Caldwell.
Front Row: Jack Pilling, Gerard Green, Stuart Fletcher, Kenyon, Rhys Stansfield, Tony Ramsbottom, Colin Grinrod.

1952 (above)

                            Haslingden Grammar School Student Photo for 1954
Photo kindly sent in by Jack Pilling on 12th January 2015 (Please Click over photo to enlarge)
1954 (above)
1957 - October (below)
Pupil photo 1957 sheet 1
Back Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?, (Jack) John Clegg
5th row: ?,?,Susan Shepher, Margaret Ramsbottom, Joan Ramsbottom,?,?,?,?,?,?
4th row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?.
3rd row: ?,?, ,Kathleen Haslam, Audrey Nuttall, Janet Spavin,?,?, Hazel Booth, Patricia Mowat.
2nd row: ?,?, Elizabeth Willis, ?,?, Barry Rothwell, David Ashworth, Alan Ratcliffe, David Hardman.
1st Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?.

Pupil photo 1957 sheet 2
back row: ?,?,?,?,John Clegg, Jack Smithson, Jim Cunliffe,?,Michael Walsh?, ?,?,
5th Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,Ross Holden, ?,?,?, Andrew Hayhurst.
4th Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?, Helen Willis, ?,?.
3rd Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?.
2nd Row: David Ashworth, Alan Ratcliffe, David Hardman, ?, McDonald, David Lewis, ?,Mr Booth.
Front Row: ?,?,?,?,? John Walsh,?.

Pupil photo 1957 sheet 3
Back Row: Michael Walsh,?,?,?,?,?, Ralph Ormerod, Frank Metcalf, David Clark, Brian Whittaker, Raymond Heys, ?, David Pilkinton.
5th Row: ?,?,David Hayhurst, Edmund Yarker, ?, Billy Wise,Peter Kenyon, ?, John Edwards, Roland Spencer, ?,?.
4th Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,Dorothy Johnson,?,?,?,?.
3rd Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,Beryl Heyworth, ?,?.
2nd Row: ?,Mr Booth, Norman Grimshaw, Mr. McTaggart, Alan Thomas,  Mr. Carr, Mr. Ernest Peckett, Mr. Stitt, Mr. Robert Whittaker,

Pupil photo 1957 sheet 4
Back Row: ?,David Pilkington, Douglas Hilton, ?,?, David Stevenson?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?.
5th Row: Roland Spencer, ?,?,?,?John Bradbury,?,?,David Entwistle, Keith Standring,,?,Forsyth, Deryk Mead.
4th Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,Jean Bradshaw, ?.
3rd Row: ?,?,?, Gwen Taylor, Kathleen Dean, ?,?,?,?,?,?.
2nd Row: Mr. Robert Whittaker, Mr. Paul Fox, Mr. John William Lewis, Mr. Arnold Weston (Headmaster), Miss Waring, Miss Brunton, Miss Rishton (later Mrs Devine), Miss Stella Mills
Front Row: ?,?,?. David Barlow, ?,?.

Pupil photo 1957 sheet 5
Back Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?, Dave Riley, ?,?,?.
5th Row David Entwistle, Keith Standring, Forsyth, Deryk Mead, Gowers, Roger Benson, ?,?,?Alan Moss,?,?,?,?.
4th Row: ?, Margaret Willis, Glenys Davies,?,?,?,?,?, Jacqueline Smith, Margaret Stevens, ?,?.
3rd Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?.
2nd Row: Miss Rishton (later Mrs Devine, Mrs Mills, Mrs England (who strangely enough taught French)?,?,?, Jean Jefferson, Joan Greenwood (Joan Greenwood became Joan Gudgeon and taught French at the HGS (1964-1971),?, Ferguson
Front Row: ?,?,?,?,David Walsh, Richard Clegg, Sidney Cockcroft, Keith Hollings.

1957 pupil photo sheet 6
Back Row: ?,?,?,Barry Bowell,?,Barry Chester,?,Brian Hardman, Geoffrey Fielding, Tom Walker,,?,?,Alice Metcalfe.
5th Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?.
4th Row: Margaret Stevens, ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?.
3rd Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?, Kathleen Ashworth, ?
2nd Row: ?, Ferguson, ?, Dorothy Hargreaves, ?,?,?,?.
Front Row: Keith Hollings, ?,Gary Gluyas, Lesllei Shaw ?, John Tomlinson, Michael Owen, Chris Metcalfe.

1957 Pupil Photo Sheet 7
Back Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?.
5th Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?.
4th Row: ?,?,?,?,?, Christine Mitchell, ?,?,?,Winifred Heap.
3rd Row: ?,?,?,Jeanette Bonner, Janet Rishton, ?,?,Denise Holden,?,?.
2nd Row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,Doris Beswick,Carol Leigh.
Front Row: ?,?,?,?,?,Peter Lucas, Keith Mason.

1957 - October (above) I am grateful to David and Irene Belshaw, for kindly offering to name some of the above pupils. Also additional names given by John R. Edwards and also by Ian Edmundson.

1959 - September (below)

1959 - September (above)

1962  (below)

HGS Student photo 1962 Sheet 1
Back Row from left: 2nd Len Cockcroft 8th Barry Ramsbottom, 11th David Woodvine,
5th Row: 8th Spencer,
3rd Row: 13th Marion Boyson

HGS Student photo 1962 Sheet 2
Back Row from left: 11th Mel Brittain,
3rd row from front: ?,?,Christine Howson, Margaret Woolley, Jean Griffiths,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?.
2nd Row: Winifred Heap, Denise Holden, Janet Spavin, Dorothy Johnson, ?, David Walsh, John Tomlinson, Deryk Mead, David Entwistle, David Hayhurst.
Front Row: ?,?,?, Maureen Whittaker, Linden Greenwood, ?,?,?,?.

HGS Student photo 1962 Sheet 3

6th Row (back row) left to right: 6th Frank Hindle
5th Row: 11th Linda Foster,
4th row: 11th Shiela Nuttall
2nd Row: ?,?, Mr Winstanley, ?, Mrs Smith, ?, Mr Grimshaw, Mr. Thomas, Mr Pettit, Mr Stitt, Mr Fox.
3rd Row: 6th Christine Nuttall, 8th Christine Hayhurst ? 8th Beryl Taylor?

HGS Student photo 1962 Sheet 4
Back Row from left: 5th Brian Spencer, 6th John Pinder,7th Dave Blanchard (shots).
5th Row from the front:?,?,?,Lynn Haworth,Elizabeth Reece, ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,13th Shirley Woodford,
3rd Row from the front: ?,?,?,Nancy Kidd,?,?, Lesley Foote, ?,?,?,?,?.
2nd Row: Mr Stitt, Mr Fox, Mr Lewis, Mr Weston, Miss Waring, Miss Brunton, Mr McTaggart, Mrs England, Mrs Devine, Miss Biglen.

HGS Student photo 1962 Sheet 5
6th Row (back) from L to R: 4th Paul Frohnapfel
5th Row: 6th Susan Cocker, 10th Jean Howarth

HGS Student photo 1962 Sheet 6
Back Row from left: Paul Schofield,?,?,4th Mick Everett,?,Phillip Robinson, Billy Porter,8th John Fleming, 9th Stuart Illingworth, 10th Derek Whittaker 11th David Peat,12th ?, 13th Andrew Rawlinson, 14th Dave Collinge.
5th Row from left: 7th Peter Marsden, 8th Ken Sedgwick, 10th Peter Greenhalgh
4th Row from left: 6th Geoff Ogden, 7th Brian Souter, 8th Ian Grindrod, 9th Stewart (Noddy) Bradshaw, 12th Billy Martin, 13th Cephus Carroll.
3rd Row from front L to R: 7th Lesley Barcroft, 8th Sherri Holden
2nd Row: ?, Margaret Ramsbottom, Patricia Mowat

                                                       HGS Student photo 1962 Sheet 7.
Back row:  2nd Stuart Illingworth, 3rd Derek Whittaker, 4th David Pleat, ,?,?,?,8th Andrew Parkinson, 9th Roy King,10th Albert Taylor, 11th George Higson.
5th Row: 6th David Holden, 9th Brian Hood,
4th Row: 7th Brian Wise, 13th Roger Dawson.
3rd Row (from front L to R) 7th Marjorie Easton, 10th Jean ?
2nd Row: Brian Arnold, Neville Greenhalgh, John Walsh, Keith Pilkington, ?, Carol Pilkington, ?,?,Joyce McFarland, Linda Duxbury,?. 

With many thanks to Nicholas Daley of the Valley Cleaning Services whom has kindly sent in this September 1962 group photo of Haslingden Grammar School Pupils. Also a big thanks to Alan Saunders, Bill King and Derek Whittaker for supplying quite a lot of the names.
Because the photos are quite wide I have had to split each photo into 7 separate lots. PLEASE CLICK OVER THE PHOTO ONCE TO ENLARGE.
1962 (above)
1965 (below)

1965 Photo No. 1
Back Row from left: 3rd  is Brian Uren
Seated: 3rd is Allen Rushton, 5th Michael Weston, 7th Len Cockcroft, 8th Alan Saunders, 9th Chris Rawlinson.

1965 Student photo
Seated: 4th Brian Costin

1965 Student Photo
Middle Row: "Noddy Holder" 3rd David Peat, 4th Andrew Rawlinson

1965 Student Photo
Top Row: 1st Eric Saunders 4th from left is Roy King, 8th Elizabeth Reece, 10th Lynn Haworth, 11th Linda Foster
3rd Row from back: 9th from left is Jean Haworth

4th Row from back: 1st from left is Ruth Metcalfe, 2nd Pat Barrett.
2nd Row from Front:  1)Kristina Fiderkawcz, 2) Anne Haworth, 3) Patricia Bushnell, 4) Josephine Seminuik, 5) Janet ?, 6) Angela Barnes.
4th Row from Front: 2) Alison Butterworth, 3) Dorothy Riley, 4) Lesley Mason, 5) Elizabeth Sagar, 6) ?, 7) ?, 8) Susan Shaw, 9? Carol Kay, 10) Doreen Ashcroft
6th Row from Front 5) Lynette Rowell, 6) ?, 7) Linda Birkett.

Back Row from left: 7) Ann Brown 10) Ann Ratcliffe
2nd Row from Back: Barbara Fletcher
1st Row from front: 1) ?, 2) Susan Driver, 5) Hazel Clegg
3rd Row from Front: 3) Elizabeth Ormerod, 4) Susan Nicholas, 5) Janice Brown, 6) Susan Deakin.
4th Row from Front: 2) Linda Duxbury
5th Row from Front: 1) Carol Kay, 2) Doreen Ascorft

2nd row from back: 10th from left is Linden Greenwood

2nd row from front: Lesley Foote

3rd row from back: 5th from left is Maureen Eastwood, 6th is Shirley Woodworth
4th row from back: 6th from left is Jean Griffiths, 7th is Margaret Woolley, 8th is Christine Howson.

With many thanks to Nicholas Daley of the Valley Cleaning Services whom has kindly sent in this lovely group photo from May 1965 of Haslingden Grammar School Pupils.  Also many thanks to ex pat Alan Saunders (from Switzerland) who has kindly offered to name some of the pupils. Also thanks to Bill King, and also thanks to ex Pat Sue Whittaker (nee Nicholas from Canada).

"The photograph that I have been reviewing is that of the Grammar School in 1965.  It was probably the last one to be taken at the old school but it is one of my souvenirs  because I left the school that same year to study in London at the Imperial College.  Since leaving University I have worked and lived in Switzerland and retired from Novartis in 2007" Alan Saunders.

Because the photos are quite wide I have had to split each photo into 8 separate lots. PLEASE CLICK OVER THE PHOTO ONCE TO ENLARGE AND THEN CLICK OVER IT AGAIN TO SUPERSIZE.
1965 (above)
1969 - May (below)
Haslingden Grammar School May 1969 Students - Sheet 1 (from left side)
Sheet 1 - Top row: Dorothy Lees, ?, Yvonne Eastwood, Hilary Taylor and second from right may be Sheila Bell
2nd row from the top: some of the names include: Paul Marcroft, Mark Barton, Fred McVitie, Andrew Tunstall, Andrew Green, Adrian Flagg, Stephen Willetts, Brian Counter, Peter Antrobus, Simon Seal, Peregrine Kerr, Alan Gough. 
Third row  (Girls) Carol Williams or Janet Ormerod, ?,?,Lynsey Barnes,Rebecca West.
Second Row from front: 1) Denise Morris, 2) Janet Knox, 3) Janice Brown, 4) ?, 5) Anne Haworth, 6) Elizabeth Ormerod, 7) Susan Nicholas, 8, Susan Deakin
Front Row: Stephen Foster, ?, Iwan Kalynyak, Pete Hodson, Alan Warburton, Stephen Haworth, Andrew Haworth and George Harrison. 
Haslingden Grammar School May 1969 Students - Sheet 2 (from left side)

Sheet 2 - Top row: Adrian Bury, Kenneth Harrison, Colin Eastwood, Tony Szewczuk, ?,?,?,?, Edward Riley, David Whittaker, ?, Lawrence Taylor, David Clayton, Steven Clark, Phil Davies, Graham Wroe, ?,

Second from top: ?, Sheila Bell, ?,?,?,?,?,?, Sylvia Rothwell, ?,?,?, Brenda Holden?, Nadiya Horak, Lynn Rostron, ?,  Jean Baker, Alison Heywood, Susan Marsden, Lynsey Almond, Lynn Tattersall,

Third row from top: Simon Seal, Peregrine Kerr, Andrew Smith, Alan Gough, Eric Finnerty, Neil Jackson, Bruce Howard, Keith Johnson, Donald Fitton, Chris Kirby, Peter Wilkinson, Andrew Sixsmith, David Green, unknown, Jeff Cheetham, David Reeves, John Barnes, Philip Gregory, John Ramsbottom, Derek Ratcliffe, Keith Pilling, Ian Bury (Diggle)

Fourth row: ?,?,Susan Barrett, ?, Sheila Waller, Janet Haworth, Liz Bonner, ?,?,Joanne Hoyle, Susan Driver, Angela Maddocks, Sheila Duff, Bridget Holden.

Third Row from front: ?,?,?, Jane Balmain, Pauline Gregory, Heather Simpson, ?, Julie Barnes, the girl behind Mr. Evans could be Ann Hague.

Second from front, 1) Susan Nicholas, 2) Susan Deakin, 3) Ann Collins or Collinge, 4) Kristina Fidakawcz, 5) Patricia Bushnell, 6) Alison Butterworth, 7) Carol Kay - Head Girl 8th from left (teachers) Mr. M Lawson (games), ?, Mr. J.A.W. Richards (chemistry), Mr. Ian Lewis Jnr (maths, who died a few months after this photo), Mr. J.E. Evans (physics), Mr. Lesley Howard (art), Mr. Roy Worrall (PE and woodwork/metalwork), Mr. Norbert Grimshaw (General Studies, Librarian and English), Mr. Alan Thomas (geography)

Front Row: George Harrison, Kevin Green, Andrew Wood, Philip Bladen, Paul Driver, David Hulton, Barry Stone

Haslingden Grammar School May 1969 Students - Sheet 3 (from left side)

Sheet 3 - Top row: David Clayton, Steven Clark, Phil Davies, Graham Wroe, Stephen Gough, ?, Neil Hulton, Keith Gunton, Graeme Watson?, Roy Dewhurst, Tony Brierley?, Chris Moorehouse, David Griffiths, Jeremy Rawlinson, Nick Dunnachie (local author), Ian Edmundson, John Clayton, David Kay, Stewart Smith, Roger Woods, Derek Sowerby, John Riley, Craig Fleming, Michael Farnworth (accompanist for Rossendale Male Voice Choir), John Haslam, Steven Greenwood, Steven Guest.

Second row from top: Lynn Tattersall, Tina Wissett, Yvonne Holden,Christine Higgins,Janet Grimshaw,Anne Walsh,?,?,?,?,Judith Barrett,Jennifer Beswick,?, Jennifer Dickinson (now Rawlinson), unknown, Anna Kyryluk, Jacqueline Robinson, unknown, Wendy Haworth, unknown, Janice, Louise Westwell, Christine Normanton, unknown, Glynis Charlton, Elizabeth Bracewell, Jeanette Gill, Giovanna Rothwell, Janet Varley, unknown, unknown.

3rd row: John Barnes, Philip Gregory, unknown, Derek Radcliffe,Keith Pilling, Ian Diggle, David Farrelly Andrew Brown, Stephen Chase, Unknown,?, Douglas Clink,Robert Dobson, ?, Derek Warburton, Andrew Smart, Noel Pilling, Brian Tomlinson, Graham Dakin, Timothy Kirby, ?, Robert (Bobby) Rawlinson, ?,Martin Nuttall, ?,?,?,Peter Edmundson.

4th row down: Sandra Barker, Helen Fronhnapfel, Susan Oldfield, Susan Wilson, Judith Brooks, Rita Wild, Susan Nuttall, Linda Bradshaw. Janet Edmundson (21 from left and behind Mrs Schofield and Joan Greenwood and two to the right of her is Gail Maudsley.

5th row down: ?,?,?, Beswick twins, ?, Tracey Lowe, - Anne Whittaker, Lesley Lowe, Janet Edmundson, ?, Gail Mawdsley, ?, Sharon Ralph, Ruth Peckett, Margaret Cain, Carole Ann Barnes, Margaret Taylor, Lorraine Roberts, Pauline Roberts, Carole Hardie.

6th row down, more teachers: Mr. Lesley Howard (art), Mr. Roy Worrall (PE and woodwork/metalwork), Mr. Norman Grimshaw (English), Mr. Alan Thomas (geography?), Mr.  Alan Peckett (French), Mr. Paul Fox (history), Mr. J.W (John Bill aka Bomber) Lewis Snr (Deputy Head - Physics) Mr. R.D.T. Marshall (Headmaster), Miss Mary Waring (geography), Miss Dorothy Kirby (English), Mrs V. Schofield (Domestic Science), Miss Joan Greenwood / Mrs. J Gudgeon (French), Miss Hilary Livesey (English), Miss J.C. Hargreaves (Girls’ games), Mrs. E. Beavan (School Secretary),  Mrs. Viv Peckett (lab assistant), Mr. Mike Crocker (Economics and History), Mr. J.Donald Holden (biology), Mr. G. Carr (Russian), Mr. Alan.N. Roberts (maths), Alan Earnshaw?

Front row: Caroline Smith, Elizabeth Tennant, ?,?,(Janice ?) ?,?, Pat Barber, Catherine Ashworth,Susan Ellis, Caroline Pilkington,Gillian Ralph, Sandra Goldsmith, Karen Sudders, ?, Adele Thorpe, Christine Richardson, Beverley Nuttall, Keith Whittaker, Antribus, David Clegg and Colin Green. 
Haslingden Grammar School May 1969 Students - Sheet 4 (from left side)
Sheet 4
Top row: Peter Dickinson, Graeme Adlum, Derek Clink, Nigel Middleton, David Murray.

2nd row down from the top: Judith Evans, Deborah Hallworth, Barbara Stuttard, Collette McBaine, Deborah Worthington, Christine?, Jacqueline Tremble, Karen?, Wendy Crawshaw, Lynda Barker, Carole Ann Procter, Shirley Cookson, Susan Everett, Gillian Love, ?,?,Lynn Foden, Norah Tattersall, Lindsey Yates, Angela Bradbury, Jean Aspinall.

3rd row from top: Peter Edmundson,John Smithson,Martin Hall?,John Heywood,?, Stephen Ashworth, David Eastwood, Craig Papworth, Peter Farnworth, Geoffrey Oldfield, ?,?, Malcolm Ridings, Roy Flanagan, ?,?,Roy English, Alan Dixon.

2nd row from front (seated sixth formers) Alan Earnshaw, Mick Glover, Brian Read, John Davies, Malcolm Edwards, Alan Curtis, David Isherwood,, Robert Alderson, Alan Howarth, Geoff Harrison, Roger Hoyle, Cliff Hacking, David Ormerod. (sadly 3 of these last mentioned have passed on: Malcolm Edwards, Alan Howarth and David Ormerod. 

4th row down - Lower Vith girls:
Susan Nuttall, Linda Bradshaw, Lesley Rothwell, Susan Mawdsley, Susan Wardle, ?,?,?,?, Laura Beavan, Jane Kirk, Carole Oldham.

5th row down
Lorraine and Pauline Roberts are standing behind Alan Earnshaw - identical twins one on each side of him. Then Carole hardie, Janet Kirby, Heather Jones, Elizabeth Haworth, Betty Richardson, Janice Darlington, Ann Stuttard, ?,?, Michele Cavannah, Susan Plaice.

Front row: Antrobus, ?, David Clegg, Green, ?,Stephen Hardman, Stewart Savage, Philip Casson, Paul Holt, ?,?, Neil Rothwell, Raymond Clegg, Nigel Billings,

Name contributions have been kindly offered by Carolyn Smithson, Adrian Bury, Alison May (nee Heywood) Ian Edmundson, Raymond Clegg and Dave Isherwood and If anyone else can place missing names to these photos it would be very welcome.  If so please email me by clicking here.  

Another "Grammar School" names update:

Thanks so much to Carolyn Smithson for kindly giving further name updates to the Haslingden Grammar School 1969 Blog photo.  Also thanks to Keith Pilling for adding names to the above sheets 1 and 2.  Keith mentions that Eric Finnerty, scored the only goal in a 1-0 away win at Todmorden.  Also John Ramsbottom was an excellent footballer and cricketer.  He played for many years for Ramsbottom CC.

1969 (May) Sheet 1
Top Row from left:
 Dorothy Lees, ?, Yvonne Eastwood, Hilary Taylor

1969 (May) Sheet 4
5th Row down:

Lorraine and Pauline Roberts (identical twins one on each side of Alan Earnshaw at their front), then Carole Hardie, Janet Kirby, Heather Jones, Elizabeth Haworth, Betty Richardson, Janice Darlington, Ann Stuttard, ?,?, Michele Cavannah, Susan Plaice.

1969 - May (above) (Click over photo to enlarge) The above 1969 photo was kindly sent in by Adrian Bury, and also a big thanks to David Murray, Cliff Hacking, Yvonne Malley (nee Holden) Kevin Green, Sue Whittaker (nee Nicholas), Tony Brierley for kindly updating some of the names.

1969 - October (below)

1969 - October (above)

1975 (below)

Click over to enlarge c1975 thanks to Andy Metcalfe (photo split to size below)

Haslingden Grammar School Students photo for c1975  (click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly contributed by Andy Metcalfe and uploaded here on 24th October 2015
1975 (above)

Below are three photographs sent in by Clifford Hargreaves which show you the "Old School Mews" buildings which were built during the 1990's on the site of the Haslingden Grammar School.

Old School Mews sign - built on the site of the original Haslingden Technical School (later Grammar School)
Houses built on the site of the Haslingden Grammar School now called "The Old School Mews"
A Original Corner Stone and a inscription stone built into the new wall surrounding the "Old School Mews".

This is Programme 2 and covers the period from the late 40s to the early 60s
Thanks to Chris Kirby for kindly sharing this with us
Also archived under the Haslingden Grammar School

First Broadcast 1988 on BBC Radio 4. It relates to Early 1970s after the Grammar School moved to become the Haslingden High School
Thanks to Chris Kirby for kindly sharing this with us
Also now archived under the Haslingden Grammar School

Haslingden Grammar School Football Team
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Haslingden Grammar School Choir Event
Names offered: Carolyn Lewer, Vivenne Butler, Shirley Woodworth, Sandra Kempson, Elizabeth Reece, Katherine Nuttall, Joanne Thornton, Kathryn Haworth, Linda Fister, maureen Wood, Tina Wissett, Susan Ormerod,Susan Cocker, Susan Alderson, Lauren Jade Haworth, Pat Killingbeck,Hazel howarth, Adrienne hindle, Maureen Eastwood, Lynn Jones, Carol Heap, Susan Sowerby, Ann Hargreaves, Vivien Butler, Rebecca Taylor, Hillary Taylor.

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Haslingden Grammar School 1967 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Brian Uren
The photo dates from about 1967. It was taken in the old Annexe which was a two classroom block situated between the main school building and the next door chapel.  The class is a 6th form geography group taught by Miss Waring:
Starting from nearest to the camera: Front row: Dorothy Lack, Susan ?, Sandra Kempson, Linda Foster, ?, Joan Harvey.
Second Row: Brian Uren, Phil Brown, Ian Seville, John Richardson, Vivienne Butler, Anne Davies,
Back Row: Peter Smith, Michael Dunnachie, Chris Chaplow.


Haslingden Grammar School Camp - Tenby 1968
Photo: Thanks to Dave Rothwell

Haslingden Grammar School Camp - Tenby 1968
Photo: Thanks to Dave Rothwell

HGS - Criccieth Camp 1965
Photo: Thanks to Dave Rothwell

Haslingden Grammar School Cross Country 1966
Photo: Thanks to Dave Rothwell

Haslingden Grammar School during demolition
Photo: Thanks to Dave Rothwell

HGS first eleven hockey team of 1950-1951
photo taken in front of the old pavillion
Back Row: Marjorie Whittaker, Eileen Entwistle, Joyce Abel, Norma Pickup, Ida White, Beryl Austin.
Front Row: Sheila Whitworth, Sheila Cooper, Jean Heap, Helen Donaldson, Shirley Greenwood. 
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Joan Gudgeon (sister of Shirley Greenwood)

Haslingden Grammar School - Grane House Hockey Team Champions 1949

Back Row: Margaret Clark, Sheila Haworth, Marina Hewittson, Joyce Weston, Jean Walker, Barbara Tarran, Grace Holden.
Front Row: Normal Pickup, Shirley Greenwood, Joan Stiller, Eddiss Whittam, Beryl Austin
Photo: thanks to Joan Gudgeon

Haslingden Grammar School - Criccieth 1955
Photo: thanks to Joyce Snellgrove

Haslingden Grammar School - Beachy Head Eastbourne 1956
Photo - Thanks to Joan Gudgeon 
John Smithson has named some as:
David Barber, Ross Holden, Roger Hargreaves, David Walsh, Peter Booth, Ian Myatt, Barry Bowell, Peter Cronshaw, Alan Haworth, Gwen Holden, Christine Ashcroft, Joyce Heaton, Ann Burbridge, Brenda Heap, Anne Butterworth, Walter McDonald, Ralph Ormerod, Constance Rees, Adrian Pilkington, David Lewis among others. 

Back: David Clark, Bryan Bridge, Colin Grindrod, David Riley, Raymond Heys, Joyce Heslop, Phyllis Rothwell, Jean Jefferson, Brian Whittaker, Stanley Bradshaw, Rod Ashman, Frank Metcalf, Ralph Ormerod.
Front: David Lewis, David Ashworth, Barry Rothwell, Mr Lewis, Mr Stitt, Walt McDonald, David Hardman, Alan Ratcliffe, Larry Brindle.
Photo: thanks to Joyce Snellgrove

Photos: thanks to Joyce Snellgrove. 

Tim Kirby has kindly supplied two HGS Speech Day programmes, the first
for Thursday May 16th 1968 and the latter one is for Wednesday May 7th 1969.

rom Jack Cartier on 14th April 2021 - Hello Bryan, I've just discovered your blogsite and can make a small contribution: HGS photos: 1969 Sheet 1 - David Foster (Albert), Sheet 4 - Seamus Holden, David Clegg, Colin Green, Stephen Hardman, Stuart Savage, Phillip Casson, Paul Holt, Kevin Egan, ??? Green ?, Neil Rothwell, Raymond Clegg, Nigel Billings.

Also the following Speech Day programme (the very last)

Click over the programme to enlarge


Kindly sent in by Stephen Riley.

The above is the 1960 Haslingden Grammar School - Speech Day programme
Kindly supplied by John Clegg

The above is the 1962 Haslingden Grammar School - Speech Day programme
Kindly supplied by John Clegg