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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.

3 comments to Were You At Prior Pursglove?

  • Jon Brown

    Roy Lucas and Mike Tailby ran Venture Scouts and repaired the school cottage in Swaledale. Great guys

  • Raymond Thomas Harrison

    I was at Guisborough Grammer (Pursglove House) 1954 to 1960, gaining seven O levels Also was part of the Scout Troop with Mr Noble, got my Queen’s Scout Award. Then went onto Merchant Navy, gaining my Master’s ticket by 1971.

  • Steve Wilde

    I was there the very first year…..Roy Lucas and Curlie Jackson ran the Scouts…..great fun….
    Remember Farrington Deputy Head….and Flossy….Mrs Farrington……
    Vaughan Dexter……
    It’s was very much still a Grammar School with us kids from up the Applegarth……

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