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I first attended St Benedicts and recall Miss Kay, Mrs Curtis and Mrs Donnelly who were led by Mrs Fanning and then onto the Juniors think it was Miss Finch, Mrs Unsworth, Mr Boyle and Mrs Boyle, led By Miss Owens. Anyone remember Mr Pimblett ? What a great guy he was when he bellowed across the dining room !!! Mr boyle was a bit of a wet lettuce though. Onto Cardy then and it was the usual names mentioned... Mr Hart (alfy), Mr Flanagan, Mr D'arcy, Mr Eyes, Mr Whittaker (Chem teacher - best of them all), Mrs Feeney was great, along with Mr Blackledge who used to do the crossword on breaks !! Mr Rigby who walked around carrying carpets !! Mr tighe who used to parade round with his brown leather bomber jacket on !! Larry Lughran was Head Man then with Mrs Mac alongside him and Mrs Fagan. Miss Jones the French teacher was really good and Difonzo. Anyone remember Mr Higham with his hippy nature breaking up fights outisde the DT (design Technology block) or Mr Duffy the english/French and spanish teacher with the bushy beard ? Mrs Garry was really nice teaching home economics with Mrs Shaw and not forgetting Mr Sharples showing off his Commodore Pet and BBC master when it arrived with a 1k modem in his little side room !!! Mr Malone and Mr Fairhurst in the English block -- Oh it does bring back memories !! Billy Bradshaw, Hindley, UK

12th Jun 2008

 
I used to go to Sacred Heart school and see Elizabeth Chadwick - your name rings a bell :) I remember Miss Mac/McBride! SheŽd often rattle my knuckles with a pencil - her form of punishment in those days! Miss Chadwick! I accidentally hit her in the head with a tennis ball and she screamed blue murder and thanks to kind-hearted Mr Mannion, who was the headmaster at the time, I got off scot free. Mr Woodcock was a popular teacher for a lot of kids then too, (but not me). I have found several from my school days over the years, but have just found this site the other day. Best wishes to all :) Don Myatt, Wigan, Now Denmark

11th Jun 2008

 
I went to St Thomas Moore from 1959 to 1965 yes I was one of the first pupils to do 5 years and take "O" Levels. Mr Gaukroger was the headmaster and Mr Ashworth his deputy. I also remember Mr Bramwell, Mr Dunn, Mr and Mrs Petrie, Mr Moyers. I moved to Horwich soon after leaving school and to this day I have only ever seen one of my classmates sice leaving. I wonder what has happened to them all. Does anyone remember? Alan Brogan, Bolton, UK

6th Jun 2008

 
hi dewigelle i went to wigan girls high school remember miss holland and mrs tattersall spent the 1st year in 3 wooden huts in pemberton margaret mullee [wilkinson], earlestown, england

25th May 2008

 
Hi Supuplad, I also went to St. Pats we lived on Darlington St East, Miss Lythgoe and Miss Underwood lived near us. My grandmother was called Rooney we lived near Billy Seddons butchers. Joan Beckett (Wilding), Wigan, uk

21st May 2008

 
Hi Maureen, Wigan Re Lanberhead Green School, this was my very lst school, I lived at Kitt Green at the timeand remember all the teachers you mentioned Mrs. Calderbank was my very first teacher too. Maz M., Sheffield, S.Yorks, England
 
hi imelda remembered all the teachers you mentioned , also paddy moran rugby teacher, tom naylor maths teacher , golly blackledge science , good old days mick thomas, hindley ,wigan, england
 
I remember early St Pats, there was a slaugterhouse near the school and sometimes the animals would escape and get into the playground??!!!!! The Fire Brigade were always at the school cos kids got their heads stuck in the railings! I remember going to Church and singing the Mass in Latin, but i think that was lovely. Miss Veasey and Miss Lenegan lived near our family and if you were misbehaving at home the words " Carry on and i'll take you round to Miss Veaseys" would strike fear in your heart!!! Miss Holland was the Headmistress at St John Fisher when it was an all girls school, she was nasty! We weren't allowed on the bus at the same time as the boys at the school next door! She made us have a different start and finish time so that we couldn't mingle with the boys? I could go on forever about both schools. Father Lappin was a bit of a tyrrant, he used to come to your house on Fri's and he was given food, drink and money?! You couldn't go out to play until he'd been?! supuplad, wigan, lancs
 
I WAS A PUPIL AT ROSEBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL(81-86,)ICAN STILL REMEMBER DOING APLAY CALLED`BACON AND EGG`S(OW EMBARRASSING)ITHINK IT WAS SOMETHING TODO WITH AN ENGLISH LESSON WITH MR.GREEN(THE ONE WITHA TASH)ANDREW CARRINGTON(NICKNAMEPIGEON)WAS INIT,HE PLAYED GRANDAD,BENJI WATERWORTH PLAYED MY HUSBAND,I PLAYED MUM(ITHINK)ROLLERS TOO.I CANT RECALL WHO ELSE WAS INIT,BUT IREMEMBER MR GREEN SHOWING IT TO A LOT OF HIS OTHER CLASSES.IUSED TO SIT WITH BERYL LOWE IN THESE ENGLISH CLASSES,SHE WAS PROPER CLEVER!LOOKING BACK I THINK MR.GREEN WAS MY FAV TEACHER N ENGLISH MY FAV SUBJECT,MY FRIENDS WERE J.WHITTLE,D.ATKINS,A.JONES.I CAN ALSO RECALL GOING TO LIL`S CAFE ON THE BAR AT DINNER TIMES FOR A 10PENCE SPARE N SMOKING IT BEHIND A LITTLE HUT BY THE CANAL,MY OTHER MEMORY(IHAVEMANY)IS OF K.METCALFE N MYSELF PASSING AN ERASER TO EACH OTHER WITH THE ANSWERS ONIT TOA TEST WE WERE DOING IN R.E,THINK WE FAILED IT THOUGH!TRACEY FALLA Tracey Falla, WIGAN, ENGLAND
 
Attended standish grammar 1945-1950.Remember mr Snape and Mr Garner [known as mr rubber legs because of his walk]Mr Jackson who is still around and speak to him on regular basis. J. prescott, Standish Wigan, U.K.
 
anyone remember mrs marshal from scot lane school? a very scary woman for any 5yr old child i can tell yer, a very thin boney woman she must have been about 114yr old when i was there in 1970 T Law, Wigan, England
 
It's funny that Mr Harris's photo should be at the top of this becasue I remember him! Head teacher at St Michaels's Junior.I was at St Michaels from about 1954 to 1961. When he retired we had a superb head called Mr.Taylor. He taught the 11 year olds. Each week we had to do IQ test things to prepare us for 11+ exams. If we got 50/50 he gave us 6d to spend at the local shop and we were allowed to leave school at 3.45 instead of 4pm!!! 49/50,tuppence halfpenny leave at 3.50 and 48, 1d leave at 3.55. Can you see teachers getting away with that today?!! It did me good cos I passed my 11+ and went on to the Girls' High School. Mr Taylor had twin girls but sadly he left and moved to Bishops Stortford I think. All I know is that he made my junior school days very memorable. jenwren, dunstable, uk
 
I remember jim purdy when he taught me in year 6 and all my school friends: kelly hampson, laura payne, daryl hitchen and laura flannagan. (to name a few) Anyway year 6 was awesome because of the teacher, friends and overall best year of st andrews primary school. Craig Stothers, Wigan, UK
 
I attended Marsh Green Junior from approx 1958 to 1960. I remember all the staff with fond memories Mr Woods the hadmaster who was a lovely man. Also Miss Grass, Miss Meadows, Mrs Farrimond and Mr Green I think at that time the infants shared the building and the head mistress was Miss Gardner-someone you didn't cross!! Prior to Marsh Green Juniors I went to St Marks infants and juniors in Newtown. (now demolished) My first teacher in the infants was Mrs Sherrington. I thought she was wonderful. Also there were Mrs Price and Miss Steele who seemed to me to be very old although she probabley wasn't. The headmistress was Miss Johnson who taught the top class.I can still remember standing on my chair saying my 8x table and gettig stuck on 9x8 but a quick thwack on the back of my legs with a ruler from Miss Johnson soon jogged my memory!! I then moved up into the juniors and my teacher was Mrs Silcock the best teacher I ever had, she was wonderful. Pat Morris (nee Wilding), Wigan (now St Helens), Lancs
 
for kathleen Broome, i remember a fair few of the teachers you mentioned. I once pinned Mrs wardles skirt to the material she was sewing cos she allus made me sit under the machine and I got bored. She sent me to miss pilling who smacked my legs, but not before they had been made red from the fire in her office!! I left the year the school closed in 1972 when I was fifteen. I got wed two yrs later lol. Val Baxter, wigan, uk
 
I went to Abram school till 1969, and when i was in Mrs Gaskells class, i sat reading in the dinner room, and i remember falling asleep waiting for the dinner van to come to collect the empty cannisters, and i was supposed to give them the list of dinners for the next week, i was terrified of telling her as i thought nobody was going to get any dinner the following week. i also remember miss ollerton, mr christopher and mr bridge. i remember also being the witch in the school play and on the last night mr bridge threw a large cup of water from the side of the stage instead of the small amount he had done the last few nights. oh happy days. Suzanne Hendon, nee Winstanley, Schofield, Brockba, takapau, nz, now New Zealand
 
Argyle St Hindley 1960s Most kids today can't wait to leave school but my time at Argyle was priceless have the best memories of teachers and friends a funny one was Mr Saxton our English teacher he would wrap you on the knucles with a ruler to stop you talking but would then take you to watch his beloved Blackburn Rovers we went even though I was Bolton Wanderers through and through.Still keep in touch with John Atherton - Aspull, Bernard Mullen - Hindley and Alan Woodcock - Transvaal but still have fond memories of my other classmates. Eric Podmore, Sydney, Australia
 
It's nice to know there is at least one other old Sacred Heart girl here in Adelaide Jannette. Yes, I remember Miss Paget & Miss MacBride seems to ring a faint bell. Tony Jones - Mr Kennedy was the headmaster before Mr Mannion wasn't he? I was also terrified by Miss Phillips (who wasn't?) though she didn't actually teach me. I heard all the stories about her from my older sisters, but I think she left before I had the 'pleasure' of her company. I also used to love ringing the handbell - great honour!! Elizabeth Chadwick (Harrison), Adelaide, Australia
 
I too went to st.Josephs and remember miss price miss brown miss halliwell the music teacher she was brilliant.The nicest little person was the infants teacher miss reddington,who I met again fifty years later.She hadn,t changed one bit and still remembered who I was.My memories of Sister frances are,nt tinged with affection,she musthave been a very unhappy soul.I and two of my classmates are still in touch regularly.So many memories of my time there,[42-53] mo, wigan, england
 
hi mr preston who was my top class teacher at little roesbridge what abig shock when i red the reply to my memory at school i just coudent belive my eyes when i saw it after all these years you remeberd me with the green jelly but one thing thati do remember you saying was my mother and father had to work hard to pay for my dinners i am almost 60 now and i still rember it of course the scool is no longer ther but a small church is in its place i am marrid now and have been for almost 38 years with 2 lovley sons and 3 beutifull grandchildren i marid my schoolpallfrank who i met at rosebridge high hope you are doing ok and in good health thanks again for your memory frances frances edwards [nee] richardson, wigan, england
 
i went to rose bridge infant school and remember all the teachers mentioned and also our lovely dinner lady mrs reed-i still see her occasionally. i went on to rose bridge high my friends were kathy and diane lowe,karen atherton,julie reed,julie watkinson,sandra jolly,denise banks and still my best friend elaine potts we still go out every friday round town and are very proud of the fact that we have been friends for over 35 years. sharon farrell nee lowe, bryn, uk
 
Sister Frances, she was lovely, I remember her from St. Patricks infant school, Miss Leneghan also, plus they used to say the statue of the sacred heart used to walk across the stage in the boys school, does anyone remember geting the p.e. stuff out from under that stage and being terrified "I do " Joan Beckett, wigan, UK
 
Does anyone remember Miss Aspey at St Michaels Swinley? I remember her coming into the class and saying in her prim and proper voice 'The King is dead'and a load of the girls started skrikin. ian morgans, macroom, ireland
 
i went to britannia bridge school and i left in 1953. i remember the teachers very well. i would welcome e-mails from anyone who was there at the same time that i was e-mail address is irene_ahmad@yahoo.ca irene ahmad nee hudson, brampton ontario, canada
 
I remember Pemberton Senior Girls Miss Hornby. Mrs McAvoy was my form teacher 4B. I remember Sandra Cater Kathleen ? Mary Mather Christine Gaskell. Had some fun in Miss Hornby's class. I still can't cook!! I also remember Miss Pilling...had the cane once or twice. Left in 66. I now live in Spain Linda C, Wigan, Lancs
 
not sur about 1st memory of school but i do know that me an a load of my old mates are on the pic of marsh green primary thats on the schools page. the 1 with retiring headmaster BIG AL, wigan, uk
 
My sister Susan and I attended St. Paul's Church of England Primary School, Goose Green then the Deanery High. Susan (now Holmes) works at St. Andrew's, Mort Street and I work at R.L. Hughes in Ashton. I hope the children we work with have fonder memories of their school days than some of the people who have commented! I can't speak for Susan, but my favourite teacher at St. Paul's was Mr. Gibson because he listened and talked to you as if you really mattered to him. At the Deanery my favourite male teacher was Mr. Partington who taught me physics. He was such a kind man who really seemed to enjoy teaching his subject. I don't ever remember him being cross with anyone. My favourite female teacher was Miss Taylor who became Mrs. Whittle. I really loved her. It was like having your mum at school. Anne Marsh (nee Smith), Ashton-in-Makerfield, England
 
Hi Joan i remember Steve Hart and his wife Fran i didn't work there then. margaret s, wigan, uk
 
Hi Margaret s I can't remember what years I worked at the freemasons but the landlord then was steve hart JOAN bECKETT WIGAN Joan Beckett, wigan, UK
 
Doreen Turton: Argyll Street and Mornington Road Hindley finally tracked her down after 40 yrs I always wondered where she got her weird art thoughts from well know I know she was the actual model for A LANCASHIRE LADY painted by the late Theodre Major currently for sale for Ł20,000 you look at Major's paintings and you can understand where Doreen got her's from. Sadly she passed away just before christmas 07 she was totally different from those school days in the 60s God Bless. Crafty. Dave Darbyshire, Hindley., Wigan.
 
My sister Jean and I went to the Bluecoat school during the war. We lived in Wilcock street off Miry Lane, and were evacuees from Liverpool. Our neighbours included Webbs, Forshaws, Gallaghers, Smiths, and Halliwell. Does anyone remember us? Harry Mumford, Liverpool, England
 
hi joan what year did you work at the Freemasons? i worked there when jack fearnley was landlord and they had disco on Thursday nights.sorry but i don't remember you. Malcolm roper did you live in beech hill? margaret s, wigan, uk
 
Margaret s w I also worked in the freemasons arms, Sat and Sun afternoon Joan Beckett, wigan, UK
 
the teacher i remember most was miss conroy at scot lane primary school wigan. she was a wonderful teacher julie, wigan, england
 
i went to sacred heart, springfield in the 50's. i remember miss phillips, frightened us to death !! mr kennedy was headmaster, mr mannion was there as well. i used to love ringing the handbell !! tony jones, wigan, england
 
St. Patricks Hardybutts Wigan, does anyone remember 17th March St. Pats day having to go to 10 o clock mass and sing the whole mass in Latin with Mr.McDermott, also Miss Rynn (ugh) Miss Holland the religious teach and to top it all Sister Mary Monica now come on girls own up how many of you had to kneel before the statue in the hall when you did something wrong, hahaha oh and dont forget the playground on the roof. Joan Wilding Joan Beckett, wigan, UK
 
I remember gidlow boys school mr Eckersley metal work and mr topping for woodwork and mr yates and huggy brown malcolm roper. malcolm roper, wigan, england
 
hi Neil Batho did you live at goose green if you did i know you.i use to work in the Freemasons arms pub. S.Hulse are you any relation to Edward Hulse? margaret s, w, england
 
Does anyone remember Mr Heyes from Spring View School he was headmaster and Mrs Tigg Miss Fairhurst and mr Bernard Miss Reynolds Linda, Metung, Australia
 
I attended St Oswalds and later St Edmund Arrowsmith in Ashton-in-Makerfield. My biggest memories are Mr Jenkinson (best teacher ever) and Mr Rabbit (least said the better). Joking apart if it hadn't been for Jack Rabbit i prob wouldn't have passed my 'o' levels and as for Jenky his aim with the chalk, board duster etc was secound to none. When i think back you realise what is missing in schools today. Discipline was tough in them days (1965-1976) but rather have that than be molly coddled like they are today. Andy Middleton (miggy), Wigan, England
 
i went to cardinal newman high school in hindley i rember mr hart mrs lee mr tie mr smith mr moran mrs shaw memories i also rember freinds like david bannister paul roberts shaun marsh to many to mention but if you went between 1978 and 83 please get in touch they were great days even tho at the time we thought they the worst . happy days < even tho the school is no longer there lol > i put my email address on this page if u wanna get in touch p. cross peter cross, atherton, manchester
 
I attended Cardinal Newman School, Hindley between 1965 and 1971. Mr Rigby was headmaster then and Mrs Ryan deputy head. I had a brill time at school and didn't take anything too seriously. My friends at school were Angela Lawson, Margaret Hill, Christine Jervis, Diane Mortimer, Sheila Tootill and many more. Does anyone remember our school dinners that Mrs Hughes used to cook, they were always really good. I am still friends with Angela and go on holiday with her. Other teachers I remember are Mr Birtwhistle, Mr Swift, Mrs McAlister and Miss Partington. They were the best times. Mel Williams (Imelda Sweeney) Wigan. Imelda Williams nee Sweeney, Wigan, England
 
does anyone remember miss liptrot and miss davies from the deanery also mr aspinall i was in his class and thought he was greatalso mr heyes he was a big softy dianne, wigan, england
 
Such a coincidence, (Elizabeth Chadwick of Adelaide) I remember Mr Mannion very well. You might remember Miss Paget - she had been there for years, I think - or Miss MacBride, Mr Finlay or Sister Joseph. There are others I can remember too, but they probably weren't there in the 50s. Fancy another Sacred Heart student here in Adelaide!! Janette Parr, Adelaide, South Australia
 
I attended Robert Lewis school and remember Mr Woods Headmaster, Miss King Miss George and caretakers Mr & Mrs Causey. A small school with fond memories Margaret Fairclough, Rossendale, England
 
I attended St James Rd Primary, Orrell in the 1960s and 70s and was taught by Mrs Lythgoe, a tall thin woman with a blue rinse. She scared me with her constant grumbling and shouting. One day she shouted so much that her false teeth popped out and she had to hide behind her desk lid to put them back in!! Mrs Lythgoe, Wigan, Greater Manchester
 
i think cansfield is the best school but they allways say thiers no partys but if you think about we wouldnt have the highest gcses wouyld we so stop complaning kerry donoghue 14, ashton in makerfield, england
 
cardinal newman-hindley I remember mrs winters from biology, mrs lee from english, mr pinky wilson in metalwork some corking teachers worked there and its so sad to see the school now demolished, but i am very much into mediumship now and as long as we remember it in memory it is actually still there, every brick !! john bannister, wigan, uk
 
i went to cardinal newman school in the sixties does anyone remember miss partington music mrs ryan deputy head i remember mr birtwhistle mrs storey still lives in hindley i see har regularly i used to be friends with angela maalma eileen allister nee naylor, hindley wigan, lancs
 
Gee, the photo on this page is Mr Harris, our teacher and headmaster at St Michaels. I've still got(somewhere) the class photo taken in 1947. I'm still surprised that he taught sex education to 11 year olds. Anyone remember those? Brian Ayres, Eric Daniels, Nigel MacLeod, Dorothy Hefford, Joyce Ryder, Kathleen ??, where are you all now?? Jim Swift, Port Alberni, BC, Canada
 

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