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Guisborough Grammar School Form 1 Alpha – 1966

Guisborough Grammar School’s Form 1 Alpha gathered in 1966 for the class photograph: Back row: Alan Wright, Graham Hodgson, Anthony Ward, Steve Wright, Barry Miller, Pete Sanchez, Andy Over, Robert Liddell, Michael Champney.

Middle row: Dave Shorten, Alan Trigg, Peter Madden, Ken Tod, Ralph Levy, Steve Walker, John ‘Sprout’ Houghton, Peter Mason, Alan Pearson, Graham Ormerod.

Front row: Andrew Holman, Andrew Day, Sean O’Rourke, Peter Thomas, Mr Anderson (Form Teacher), Michael Pearce, Tony ‘Tosh’ Smith, Robert ‘Scratch’ Ward, Andrew Tyas.

Andrew Day who sent the Archive has memories this time: “I started at Guisborough Grammar School in January 1966 and was plonked in form 1 Alpha. It was a bit of a baptism of fire for our family. We moved from Southend on Sea to Guisborough in that dreadful winter of 1966. I started at Guisborough Grammar School and my sister one year my senior went to the Laurence Jackson School. We were ribbed mercilessly at first at school due largely I believe because of our southern accents. Still, as time moved on we grew to be accepted and our times in North Yorkshire became a very rich and rewarding time for us all, especially our mother who to the day she died, wanted to move back north.”

Image and names to date courtesy of Andrew Day, thanks to John Poulter, Steve Walker and Bob Liddell for completing the naming.

And the Last One

That is of course unless you have any more to loan us.
Back row: Barry Halls, Steven Rodgers, Davis Garrett, Simon Wilson.

Front row:  Janice Cole, Catherine Brown, Vaughan Dexter (Tutor), Robin Cole, Gillian Halstead.

Image and names courtesy of Elizabeth Mellor, thanks to David Peacock for resolving our mix- up with names.

Ladies and Gentlemen.

Back row: Lee Ingleby, Bruce Miller, John Holliday, Andrew Coward, Trevor Detheridge.

Front row: Anne Reece, Angela Crystal, Ruth White, Mike Gee (Tutor), David Stevenson, Anne Dove, Elizabeth Mellor.

Image and names courtesy of Elizabeth Mellor, thanks to David Peacock for resolving the mix-up with names.

Is Your Name Here?

Back row: Len Vickery, Steve Hunt, David Goodwill, Stewart Walker.

Front row: David Peacock, Alexandra Guilfoyle, Mr Pierson (Tutor), Barbara Durnie, Peter Wadham.

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Mellor, she also kindly supplied the names. Thanks to Alan Moss for the update; also to David Peacock in resolving our mix-up with names.

All Present.

Those students present for this photograph are given as:

Back row: David?, Ian Liddle, Peter Lund, David Hemsworth, Michael Rowan.
Front row: Marilyn Madden, Gillian Severs, Dawn Shields, Peter Limon (Tutor), Valerie Crooks, Marion Weir, Fiona Pealing.

John Howarth provided an update: ” Sadly David Hemsworth passed away on March 20th 2019, aged sixty-five. I had not seen him for many years, but he had been living at an address in Guisborough since approximately 1993.”

Image and names courtesy of Elizabeth Mellor; thanks to John Howarth for the name update and to David Peacock for resolving the mix-up with names.

Ladies Too.

Back row: Peter Graham, Andre Riley, Robert Hamilton, Peter Crisp, John Yajima, John Kierny, Ian Partlett.
Front row: Susan Barnard, Sarah Terry, Mr Thompson (Tutor), Ann Cleaver, Katherine Gibson.

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Mellor, who also kindly supplied the names, thanks to David Peacock for resolving the mix-up with names.

Names Are Missing, Help!

Prior Pursglove again can you fill in the missing names.
Back row: C. Scafe, Richard Harbottle, Simon Frost, ? Holmes, Ian Webster, ??.
Front row: Eric Wilson, Alan Moss, Mr Morgan (Tutor), Janet Hodgeson, Rob Speck.

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Mellor, thanks to Graham Kenneth Jacks, Andy Coward and Alan Moss for the updates.

Prior Pursglove Again.

A small group this time, Alan Moss suggests: “All these photographs from the top to this one must have been taken in either 1972 or 1973. Paul Mcgrath, Peter Abrahams, Steve Hunt, Steve Rogers, me and a few of the girls, were the first intake of kids from the Laurence Jackson School to the newly created Prior Pursglove College in 1972.” Garth Dee commented: “I knew Mark Wheeler in 1978 in Sierra Leone. That would have been maybe six or seven years after this photograph. Would like to get back in touch with him.” Paul McGrath added: “Alan is right, I am second from right in back row when I had plenty of hair.”
Back row: David Drinkhall, Richard Watson, Paul McGrath, Mark Wheeler.
Front row: Malcolm Watson, Susan Langridge, Alec Jenkins (Tutor), Jacqueline Stockton, Peter Abrahams.

Image and names courtesy of Elizabeth Mellor, thanks to Alan Moss for the dating update, also to Garth Dee and Paul Mcgrath for the updates. Thanks to David Peacock for resolving the mix-up with names.

Were You At Prior Pursglove?

Quite a large group here and the names are:
Back row: ‘Chubb’ Riches, Peter Jackson, Roy Lucas, Frank Wetherall, Mr Noble, Vaughan Dexter, Mr Thompson, Gilbert Cain, Mr Lynch, Ernest Bradford, Shaun King.
Middle row: Mr Wainwright, Keith Mitchell, Peter Limon, David Myers, Michael Gee, Mr Moran, Mr Pierson, Mark Penty, Michael Tailby, Carl Dunn, Alec Jenkins, Ronald Rudd, Mr Gibben.
Front Row: Mrs Susan Brown, Mrs Josie Etches, Miss Brown, Mrs Farrington, Geoffrey Farrington, Mr Windass, Miss Jean Stafford, Mr W. P. Cooper, Mrs Heal, Mrs Brown, Mrs Butter.

Elizabeth Mellor confirmed the date and form with: “Date: Upper VI Form, 1973.” Brian Pierce commented: “Dr Ernest Bradford – really nice chap who sparked my interest in Geology.” Thomas J. Quade (Reimitz) adds: “I spent the 1986-87 school year as a German language assistant at PPC and was very fortunate to meet and appreciate Granville B. Lynch (mentor and host) and Vaughan Dexter (swing band leader), to whom I owe much to this day, as they both inspired me deeply.”

Image and names courtesy of Elizabeth Mellor and David Bertram, thanks to Bob Doe and Robert Banfield for pointing out our mistakes and Susan Brown for the confirmation. Thanks to Thomas J. Quade for his comment.

Prior Pursglove

Are you on this photograph loaned to us, by Elizabeth Mellor? If so can you give us some names and a date would be good. Joan Jemson advises: “Some of the names are: Andrew Welford, David Barnes, Rex Poulson, Giles Burton, Martin Jones, Steven Benner, ? Swales, Christine Joanes, Mark ?, Gillian Pierson, Timothy Hall.” However can anybody assist in their placings in this image?

Back row: ??, ??, ??, ??, Steve Hunt, David Barnes, Andrew Welford.

Front row: Steven Benner, Christine Joanes, Mark Penty (tutor), Gillian Pierson, ??.

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Mellor, thanks to Joan Jemson, Alan Moss, Andy Coward and Janis Bonner  for the updates on names.