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At Was this Coatham School

We now know that this is Sports Day presentation at Coatham Grammar School. The Mayor and Mayoress of Redcar with Chairman and Mrs. Woodrow are in the picture.  Do you recognise anyone else? Stan Grosvenor who attended the school 1950 to 1955 tells us: ”This picture is definitely a Coatham Grammar school picture.  The scoreboard shows Cochranes and Inghams both of which were Houses at the school.  Cochranes House colour was purple and Inghams was red.  I don’t recognise any of the faces.”

Peter Chester (who attended the school 1960 to 1967, author of ‘New Lamps for Old – History of Sir William Turners and Redcar & Cleveland College’) supports Stan’s update and advises: ”It is difficult to date but is almost certainly post-war, although the silver ware dates from the 1920s. Some of the major cups and shields are still on display at Redcar & Cleveland College, where the Sir William Turner Trust resides.”

Image and information courtesy of Carole Kellogg, also to Stan Grosvenor and Peter Chester for the updates.

2 comments to At Coatham Grammar School

  • Stan Grosvenor

    This picture is definitely a Coatham Grammar school picture. The scoreboard shows Cochranes and Inghams both of which were Houses at the school. Cochranes House colour was purple and Inghams was red. I don’t recognise any of the faces, Stan Grosvenor – 1950-55.

  • Peter Chester

    Just to agree with Stan Grosvenor, It is difficult to date but is almost certainly post-war, although the silver ware dates from the 1920s. Some of the major cups and shields are still on display at Redcar & Cleveland College, where the Sir William Turner Trust resides. Peter Chester – SWT 1960-67; also author of ‘New Lamps for Old’ – History of SWT and RCC