Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan



Wigan Album

Argyle Street Council School

18 Comments

Argyle Street School
Photo: Barbara Dempsey
Views: 8,520
Item #: 10764
Taken around 1955

Comment by: kath byrne on 26th May 2009 at 12:59

Back row 4th boy from the left could be John Whittle.

Comment by: allan france-sergeant on 15th August 2009 at 14:08

can anybody make allan out on this picture

Comment by: John Whittle on 26th October 2009 at 21:28

Hi Kath - You are correct, it is me.

Comment by: viv hitchen on 1st November 2009 at 13:28

hi can anyone tell me if the girl standing on the right is marlene hitchen.

Comment by: Eric Turner on 4th April 2010 at 14:53

The Teacher on the left was Norman Collier, ex pupil of Hindley& Abram Grammar. Used to live near Penny Gate on Hall Lane, Hindley. E.T.

Comment by: M Waters on 9th April 2010 at 17:08

The male teacher was Alan Collier and he came from Hindley Green, and finished his teaching career at St John's School, Hindley Green as deputy headmaster

Comment by: Brenda Collier Montague on 10th June 2010 at 21:11

The teacher on the left was my half brother, Alan Collier. He did originally live in Hall Lane, Hindley, then retired to Edinburgh Drive, Hindley Green. Sadly he passed away some years ago, but is fondly remembered by many for his years as an excellent schoolteacher, and also for his dedication as a Captain in St. John's Boys Brigade, Hindley Green.

Comment by: andrew shawforth on 30th July 2010 at 07:53

I only remember mr collier from about 71ish to 75 best teacher i ever had in all my scool days at argyle st,quite handy school i lived dead opposite the school.

Comment by: tony on 1st March 2011 at 15:08

hi john the lad stood at the side of you to your left is my dad denis walker

Comment by: DAVID WRIGHT on 22nd June 2012 at 19:58

the second boy from mr. collier on back row is david wright .I moved to southport just after this photograph was taken. I am now 65 and going strong still in southport

Comment by: Hursty on 15th December 2012 at 00:05

1St. front row raymond Baily.

Comment by: brian ashcroft on 7th March 2013 at 14:03

Hi i remember mr collier (i liked him) good teacher as i recall his wife was a stand in teacher, his daughter was in my class dont recall her name. I also remember miss milligan (sience teacher) mr robinson (sience teacher) miss barrow , mr lee (metalwork ) didn't like him. I also remember jack lowe (headmaster) i also remember (chuffy i think his name was mr goodwin) he teached phisical education i was in class 1c 2c 3 c and 4c all through school would like to hear comments from other classmates...

Comment by: Wigwann on 9th April 2013 at 21:25

I remember wet games periods when we used to do English and Scottish country dancing with the boys in the gym dancing to some battered records. Does anyone else recall that?

Comment by: andrew shawforth on 11th July 2013 at 16:04

brian mr chuffy went to mornington rd school after argyle he was still there in 1980 still ridding an honda plak c90

Comment by: rob green on 10th January 2015 at 12:33

How about trying to name some of the kids in this pic.

Comment by: s on 11th January 2015 at 17:10

Did any one know a janet wright who went 2 argyle and lived argyle st

Comment by: Anita Catherall (Nee Pilling) on 19th January 2015 at 19:36

The third boy from Mr Collier is my big brother Brian Pilling. Mr Collier taught all four children in the family. I was the youngest.

Comment by: Brian Pilling on 25th December 2015 at 10:41

The boy third from the left,back row next to John Whittle is me.

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.