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mesnes high school
Started by: judithnmalc (144) Report abuse
hi is there anybody out there who went to mesnes high 72-75

Posted by: ianmcl (inactive) Report abuse
I was there from 71 when it was WGS . . .

Posted by: judithnmalc (144) Report abuse
HI THEN YOU HAD ALL US AWFUL GIRLS ARRIVE

Posted by: lizzy (512)  Report abuse
wada mean awful? we brought a ray of sunshine in thier lives

Posted by: ianmcl (inactive) Report abuse
Well . . . we wondered who all those strange boys with the bumpy chests were!

Posted by: judithnmalc (144) Report abuse
hi lizzy we know that. what year did you start at mesnes

Posted by: lizzy (512)  Report abuse
hi judith ya no me betty priest we was in same year

Posted by: wink2 (179)  Report abuse
i went to mesnes between 75 and 78 i think... gettin old now findin it hard to add up my school years...in fact only last week i bumped into an old mate i hadnt seen since the day we left mesnes, but i recognised him straight away tony "dixie" dean... i must say im not too bad rememberin faces ..

Posted by: ianmcl (inactive) Report abuse
Judith . . . your surname didn't begin with P ( don't want to post it publicly!) and you lived in Normanby St by any chance ?

If so . . . I knew you very well !

Posted by: judithnmalc (144) Report abuse
It is ian and you are spot on

Posted by: ianmcl (inactive) Report abuse
Hehehe! Hiya Judith . . . dunno if you remember me at all . . . I was a friend of Andrew Saxon and we used to get the Abbey Lakes bus home - I think!!!

I'm trying to remember the girl who used to catch it with us . . . I remember a Linda Whalley? but was there a Hazel? or Jean? God knows . . . very many senior moments here! Good to know you're still about !

OOOH! Doreen Arnold! she didn't get the bus but she must've been in your year or summat!

Posted by: lizzy (512)  Report abuse
doreen arnold as got her own pub railway at gathust i was dragged up wi doreen

Posted by: ianmcl (inactive) Report abuse
Ah! the Station ? well, I never! She was always a real character at school - and a really good artist as I recall!

Posted by: lizzy (512)  Report abuse
yea hard as nails n didnt giv a dam

Posted by: paul b (65) Report abuse
Remember a few names was there bettwen 70 75 jimmy pennington was cock in my year my nick name was bert

Posted by: judithnmalc (144) Report abuse
hi ian have spoke to andy on friends reunited a while ago now he lives near birmingham

Posted by: judithnmalc (144) Report abuse
Ian my mate was margie meekin she lived tunstall lane so she would have caught the bus with us

Posted by: ianmcl (inactive) Report abuse
God Ya ! Margie with the red "Crystal Tips" hair!!!

Haven't seen Andy since bout 1978! If you speak to him again say hi from me!

Posted by: kellysdad (inactive) Report abuse
i was there from 73 to 77 pey holland anybody remember me ;-)

Posted by: ann-spam (2825)  Report abuse
hi i was there with lizzy us girls who went there 72 to75 made that mesnes high school what it became lol

Posted by: connie white socks (14) Report abuse
hi judithnmalc, i went mesnes 72-75, do you remember bay city rollers concert we did?

Posted by: connie white socks (14) Report abuse
hi lizzy, you was in same year as me, hows it going?

Posted by: rutay (2) Report abuse
Hi Judithmalc, I went to Mesnes 73-76 .Remember quite a few names but probably wouldnt know them if I saw them now,except you of course you havent changed that much lol life must be treating you well. Who am I?Well we both knew Alan Reeves lol.Hiya how are you doing?

Posted by: janey (inactive) Report abuse
I went to Mesnes.....I was in the first intake of girls from Gidlow.......None of the names above ring a bell!

Posted by: del-girl (377)   Report abuse
I went there but in the 80's my sister and her husband would have been there in the 70's she is, well was Gwen Thomas and she married Philip Charnock

Posted by: chickdrum (269) Report abuse
I went to mes nes ! 73-76 it was like prisoner cell block H !! how any body didn't get run over crossing over to the other side of school i'l never know

Posted by: ann-spam (2825)  Report abuse
hi chickdrum your right about crossing over road but we used not cross road but run up to wigan market wack it and get some sweets for day lol

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
It smelled, like the pupils.

Posted by: sue.64 (6879) Report abuse
do you not remember jem hall, big fella that taught geography

Posted by: a proud latics supporter (inactive) Report abuse
I went to the Deanery in the 1970's and we hated you at Mesnes High

We used to throw things over the fence at you, do you remember the snowball fights

And what about when you all went on strike and it ended up in the papers

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Did your headmaster look like the head in the prog, please sir?

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
lol @ chucking stuff

Posted by: sue.64 (6879) Report abuse
his room was in the linacre buildings, bloody big chap he was, with a voice like thunder. frikkenin

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Went to the Linacre for a play or other once.

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Jemmy PLatt went to Mesnes, he was ok. there were some monkeys went there though...Half of them could barely speak.

Posted by: ann-spam (2825)  Report abuse
hi ste you mentioned jemmy platt was he from worsley hall

Posted by: del-girl (377)   Report abuse
I think the headmaster when I was there was called Mr Wiles or Wiley??

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
He was, Anne, saw him last on Christmas eve two years ago in the fruit and veg shop just up from unit 4 in Pem.

Posted by: ann-spam (2825)  Report abuse
hi ste its the same one i no still no good at fishing lol

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
LOL

Posted by: kellysdad (inactive) Report abuse
a proud latics

i was one of the instigators of the strike lol we went on strike because andrew cunningham had been suspended for smoking so we went to the evening post to tell our story and i and a couple of others sorry forget who now had our photo taken, the powers that be at school did not take things too lightly though and we got detention when we got back!!! those were the days though;-) god how i miss them.

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
I went to mesnes 77-80, rember a few names mrs simpson
english teacher, yates and wiles the new headmaster who used to wear matching capes used to look like batman and robin. Do rember the strikes, and the snowball fights

Posted by: paul b (65) Report abuse
HEY GWIM ARE YOU KEITHS OLDER BROTHER

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
I see deaf people.

Posted by: number uno (241) Report abuse
qwim dust know anybody from brabazon place 60s to 80s like the Gannon's or the mulligans

Posted by: sue.64 (6879) Report abuse
kaz, mrs simpson taught english and english literature. she was the teacher that got me through my o level to a grade 1 cracking lady..
who remembers that mr wilds was allus called owd shiny pants cos the seat of his pants allus shone like the bloody sun.
we used to titter and say he should tell his mam the irons too hot

Posted by: a proud latics supporter (inactive) Report abuse
kellysdad

I remember that the photo which was in the Post & Chronicle was taken outside Wallgate Station under a sign which said "OUT"

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Not off hand, m8....but then I don't remember the neighbours I grew up with names

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
sue miss simpson was also my english teacher and english lit teacher to. i also had pilkington for maths and i was in set 5

Posted by: sue.64 (6879) Report abuse
i was a clever bugger kazz, set 1 if i remember right i think my maths teacher was mr reeves. he spit at you when he spoke
do you remember chip pon yed, mr johnson

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
My friend was in Mr reeves maths set. yep rember Mr Johnson wore glasses i think, rember Mrs wardle sewing, i think mrs smith typing and office practice, rember smoking behind boys games room, sneaking in 4 dinner when only had butties and it was freezing outside, and wacking it in mesnes park

Posted by: del-girl (377)   Report abuse
Mr Right was my R.E. Teacher and I know he taught there for a long time because he taught my sister too, Mr Walsh was one of my form teachers as well as being a maths teacher, Mrs Bradley was head of our year and a music teacher, Mr Mallett was a woodowrk teacher, I can't think of anymore

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
I rember Mr right to.

Posted by: pottyteddy (1) Report abuse
Hi
I know the headteacher, he was Mr Wiles and still is lol.He was my head teacher between 1978 ish and 1981 ish. Believe it or not he is now my nephews grandad. What a small world. I was petrified of him at school and what a difference now he's a really nice guy lol Just sooooooooo scary when i was in high school lol.

Posted by: good old days (18) Report abuse
hi arrived at mesnes about 1975 mr. merriman was the main man.before wiles took over.roy finch. brian barton.val beck.and joyce the voice jones were in my class.ANDY CUNNINGHAM.was third cock of school. with a year to run.i think he swam for england.

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
i rember sum1 by the nick name of jesus was supposed to be cock of skl he was in set 5 from 77-79

Posted by: sue.64 (6879) Report abuse
jesus must have been there when i was then kazz. i left in 1980. vaguely remember the nickname but can't place him. what was his name .

oooh owd wiles shiny pants. remember him awreet

Posted by: rbilly (10536) Report abuse
hi some one hear mentioned Doreen Arnold I was with her last night .she has a pub in gatherst called the station good beer so my hubby says, she is still as daft AS A brush and boy can she tell a tale she had us nearley crying she is a rum un always has been i have known her since she was 15 as she was good freind to my sister linda feeley any body no her hear on wigan world..

Posted by: judithnmalc (144) Report abuse
rbilly how is your linda she was in my class

Posted by: rbilly (10536) Report abuse
she is fine thank you judith and your self?

Posted by: ann-spam (2825)  Report abuse
hiya rbilly yeh i knew a linda feely and doreen arnold seen a few years ago she ued to have the jaw bone at newtown we had a mesnes high school reunion there what a character she is

Posted by: judithnmalc (144) Report abuse
hi rbilly Im well thanks

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
hi sue which set where you in, still in touch with a few ppl from there. cant rember jesus s proper name.

Posted by: paddygriffin (36) Report abuse
munberuno
only just found this site and youre old message bout brasbazon place,and neighbours,I THINK YOU WILL FIND MOST OF THE NEIGHBOURS ARE STILL THE SAME,APART FROM THE OLDER ONES WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY











MUNBERUNO,
ONLY JUST FOUND THIS SITE,AND YOURE OLD MESSAGE ABOUT BRABAZON PLACE,PARTICULRLY ,GANNONS AND MULLIGANS,CURIOUS TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE,AS I AM ONE OF THE MULLIGANS FROM BRABAZON,AND KNOW WHERE THE GANNONS ARE.GIVE US A CLUE TO WHO YOU ARE,AND IF I REMEMBER YOU.I STILL LIVE IN BRABAZON PLACE.






Posted by: lezgee (714)  Report abuse
the_gwim_weaper i used muck about with jemmy platt n joe unsworth both worked at harveys bakers after school lol i used to see them when i was building there n dave kneller , lezgee read les gaskell lol

Posted by: lezgee (714)  Report abuse
kellysdad i must know you coz i was mates with andy cun jeff dean cockney paul the rose twins lol paul newton n the rest

Posted by: lezgee (714)  Report abuse
kellysdad i do remember you vaguely lol must be r age them names must ring a bell with you , n jimmy ball n dave honkins ,honky remember jumpin out window n waking it in park lol , ste harrison roy glover ray summers ,saco andy saxon , bill bradbury teacher ,woodcock tarbuck n bonner n fletcher , n mixin them bottles in cemmy room to stink it out lol wudnt want teach us lot made grange hill look tame lol

Posted by: rej123 (4) Report abuse
The name Jemmy Platt rings a bell. My brother, 'Gus' Gregory went to Mesnes and used to hang around with a Jemmy Platt for a while, both looking like Bowie wannabees. I remember Jemmy used to have a brill collection of Bird's eggs.

Posted by: swifty (212) Report abuse
jemmy lives near the ravine now, still daft though

Posted by: ann-spam (2825)  Report abuse
hiya rej123 welcome to ww have you got a sister called karen used to be married to thomas

Posted by: kellysdad (inactive) Report abuse
lezgee sorry its been a while yes i remember all those names so like you say we must know one another lol never seen any of them since school though, last people i saw were dave long n peter hargreaves a few weeks back up wigan do those names ring a bell with you?

Posted by: rej123 (4) Report abuse
hiya ann-spam, Yes I have a sister Karen who was married to Tom. They are still very good friends. Did you go to school with Karen or Tom?

Posted by: ann-spam (2825)  Report abuse
rej123 no i didnt go to school with any of them but used to work with karen and i know toms family has i am a friend of toms sister susan your gus was a right laugh when he was younger and i used to see your dad in newtown working mens club

Posted by: lezgee (714)  Report abuse
hya kellysdad ,dave long with 1 hand not sure about peter hargreaves i went from pem middle to mesnes. rej123 i used knock about with gus to lol

Posted by: cozzer45 (130) Report abuse
I went 2 mesnes high... 1975ish... left in 1979.. I remember some names wen i wus there.....Paul dainty, Mick dean, Dave pollitt, Tony bannister, John craig, Dave rasburn, Jimmy sharples, Paul musgrove.!!!...("Andy cunningham")... Used 2 knock about wi Andy mckenzie,and Dave honkins (BUT I ONLY REMEMBER THEM LAST 3 NAMES, WEN I WUS AT PEM MIDDLE SCHOOL) I du remember Andrew saxon and Gus gregory.... but cant put a face to their names(SORRY LADS)......Hope them names brought a few memories back....lol....Mr sharrock wus a teacher wen i wus there. As anyone got any old school photos they can post on wigan world.. It wud b great to c them... mesnes high school only pls lol....Thanx.

Posted by: kazzy8 (1) Report abuse
hi i think anyone will remember me my name back in school was karen black i used to mate round with marcell mandy baron and a few others i forgot there names

Posted by: tonker (16519)   Report abuse
Did they drop the English lessons when Wigan Grammar changed to Mesnes High? (cozzer45)

Posted by: ritano1 (73) Report abuse
flemming. pilling.stead. grey.morgan.wierd teachers from mesnes

Posted by: ann-spam (2825)  Report abuse
we used to say mr morgan on the organ and dont think he was impressed

Posted by: mojim (1679) Report abuse
Hya Ann.

Posted by: ritano1 (73) Report abuse
he loved that organ in the hall. does anyone remember janet brown kath turton kev boyd janet cornish barry major cheryl low just a few names off top of my head

Posted by: piper65 (44) Report abuse
i remember morgan falling off his organ, some lads were supposed to be holding his ladder but fired off and ladder slipped, he was off for ages

Posted by: steveh67 (42) Report abuse
Ha remember throwing stuff over the fence , i went to the deanery 1980-83

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
ritano1 I rember Kev boyd he was in my class think has a hairdressers up wigan lane now and kath Turton to name but a few.

Posted by: ritano1 (73) Report abuse
kazz123 i was in kev boyds class your surname begin with r?

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
My surname began with H, in our class also was charnock and jones, I rember in year 5 cant rember his name but our class room was the tech drawing room, ann mostyn in that class to

Posted by: ritano1 (73) Report abuse
no it was in biology lab our class and it was rimmer the name that i thought no one of those names in our class

Posted by: lezgee (714)  Report abuse
hi had to go for xray felt funny goin back but its same outside but totaly diff inside ,kept smileing to myself while sat there waitin thinkin about what we used get up to there lol , walkin throgh lecture room to where old gym used be for xray

Posted by: ritano1 (73) Report abuse
kazz 123 kath turton was in my class as well

Posted by: lezgee (714)  Report abuse
kath married r john (parks)i used knock about with her brother graham she had another brother jemmy

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
what set where you in ritano1, perhaps i getting mixed up with kev boyd and paul taylor he was in my class it was a long time ago.

Posted by: ritano1 (73) Report abuse
cant remember what set but other people in my class were janet brown, kath turton, karen rimmer, janet cornish, barry major, caroline blur, cheryl raw,tracy banks, to name just a few

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
I was in set 5 along with sharon bannister, janet tinsley, ann mostyn, john naylor, charnock and jones.;

Posted by: sammyjade (442) Report abuse
i didnt go to mesnes i went to the deanery but my friend was dink sadly she passed away,and r billy i remember your sister and i know your brother s. how is he? not seen him for a good few years.

Posted by: ann-spam (2825)  Report abuse
hello sammyjade i remember dink `did her surname being with O she used to go to pemberton girls school she did pass away at a early age she had a fantastic sense of humour kept all us girls going through are school years

Posted by: sammyjade (442) Report abuse
hi ann-spam yes your right,it is the same dink.yes she was a rum un.

Posted by: ann-spam (2825)  Report abuse
hiya sammyjade dink used to always be mates at pem girls with a girl think her name was linda c

Posted by: stuart7578 (1) Report abuse
mr wright was my form teacher in about 1977 in the new classrooms that were converted under the assembly hall

Posted by: lizzy (512)  Report abuse
hey ann-spam im back, hello rei123 plz get in touch wi me asap i was ur bro best mate, n still am,

Posted by: ann-spam (2825)  Report abuse
Wey hey lizzy i knew youd be back

Posted by: a proud latics supporter (inactive) Report abuse
Does anybody know when Wigan Grammar school became Mesnes High school and or did it turn into a comprehensive school when it changed names or was it a comprehensive school in the last few years of it being called Wigan Grammar school

Posted by: doodle (59) Report abuse
It changed from Wigan Grammar to Mesnes in Sept 1972 and changed to comprehensive at the same time ,went downhill from then on.

Posted by: a proud latics supporter (inactive) Report abuse
Thank you doodle, I went to the Deanery and started in Sept 1971, the Deanery opened in Sept 1970 and I reckon about 15 of the Deanery teachers had come from Wigan Grammar school and would have started in Sept 1970 I myself took the 11 plus and my year was the last one ever to take the 11 plus in Wigan and the last 11 year old secondary school intake, the middle schools started the year after in Sept 1972 and we were first years at the Deanery for 3 years

Posted by: sidecutter_5 (3) Report abuse
hi kazz123 charnock and jones had first names as i remember

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
yes they did sidecutter think they where both called steven as you proberly no. but they where alway in trouble and thats the name thats the way I always rember the teacher shouting at them. They where full of fun

Posted by: sidecutter_5 (3) Report abuse
hi kazz,it was andy charnock and stey jones.a bit of a double act as i remember.bit like laurel and hardy but both of them fat lol

Posted by: kazz123 (129) Report abuse
Yes sidecutter I was in their class, they used to torment me all the time andy charnock always used to make weird noises couldn't help himself for some reason almost always used to sit behind me.

 
 
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