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Gidlow School

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From Ted Wards room
Photo: Geoff Williams
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Item #: 14599
Taken days before the school closed. I have more of this type of pic if anyone wants them uploaded

Comment by: John on 19th April 2010 at 18:59

Hi Geoff. Got any pics of boys from around 1961 to 1965 ? Had a couple of mates who went there then.

Comment by: IanMarshall on 19th April 2010 at 23:45

Would love to see any more pic's that you have,I attended Gidlow until 1977.

Comment by: Geoff Williams on 20th April 2010 at 12:10

I attended Gidlow 1960-64 but havent any pics of pupils unfortunately, but will put more pics of the school soon

Comment by: Gray Taylor on 20th April 2010 at 13:56

Hi Geoff

Is this the same Geoff Williams from Wellfield Rd and Knowsley Rd.

Cheers

Gray

Comment by: Geoff Williams on 20th April 2010 at 14:21

The very same, how are you doin Graham?

Comment by: Kathryn Stott on 20th April 2010 at 17:55

Please upload more! I attended from 1982-85.

Comment by: keith charnock on 22nd April 2010 at 08:33

what is the building behind the tree I seem to remember a sun dial in that area

Comment by: Geoff Williams on 22nd April 2010 at 15:40

I think it was an overflow classroom, if you look closely to the left of the building the sundial is there, it now proudly is one of my possesions

Comment by: Graham Taylor on 26th April 2010 at 08:45

Hi Geoff

Very well thanks, our Allan n Julie will enjoy looking at the Gig photos

Gray

Comment by: wayne lyon on 27th April 2010 at 21:12

me and my brother both went to gidlow round about 1967
my brothe stephen lyon went 3years early
great school

Comment by: john on 9th August 2010 at 00:12

I rememebr Ted Ward very well. He was a very good physics teacher on a practical level. Is he still with us?

Comment by: Jenny Starr nee kingham on 24th September 2010 at 02:23

Hi from Aus Geoff,
I went to Gidlow from 61-end 0f 63 and am anxious to contact anyone from that time . My favourite school years were there Mrs Lowe was the headmistress then. Email me if you can help regards jeey

Comment by: baytree on 17th May 2011 at 23:33

Here goes the teachers I remember the names of.
Horace Price, Jack Sharrock, Harry Holland, Ted Ward, Ernie Piggot, Philip Lester, Pop Radford, Sammy Topping, Mr. Eckersley, Mr. Betherton, Charlie Morran, Tubby Thomas, Susan Miller & Mr. Frazer from Canada.

Comment by: baytree on 18th May 2011 at 12:32

Re:- My post above. I have missed at least one teacher out. Mr. A. V. Brown.

Perhaps for Philip Lester I should have put PETER Lester.

By the way I am David William Hull a Gidlow boy between 1960 & 1965. Yes that’s 5 years not
4 as I was along with 8 others a member of the first 5th year at Gidlow Secondary Modern.

The teachers involved called us ‘Guinea Pigs’ as they themselves were learning at the same time as we where. This further education 5th year class was a new venture for all
concerned at the school for both students & staff alike.

All the staff as I remember were during this period very kind & hard working.

The goal was to obtain passes in the U.L.C.I. exam in the following levels PASS, CREDIT or DISTINCTION & hopefully not the FAIL level.

Comment by: baytree on 19th May 2011 at 18:29

Gidlow Boys from 1960 until them leaving in 64 or 65.

These are the ones I David Hull can recall with recent help from Geoff Williams.

Geoff Williams school capt, Terrance Chadwick school capt, Colin Doran school(A year younger capt), Barry Capstick football capt, David Hull, John Watkinson, William Burgess, Steve Aspey, Keith Hope, Stephen Meadows, Jimmy Kershaw, Roy Baldwin, Philip Hunter, George Bentley, John Markey, David Calder, Steven Calder, Bob Berry, David Caterall, Jackie Ryan, Brain Evans, David Gardner, Dennis Kelly, Neville Woods, Alan Rigby, Eric Brown, John Gallear,
Paul Maiden, Keith Barlow, David Hendrey, Geoff Sillcock, Brain Ratchford, Neil Roberts,Ian Nancolas,Peter Thompson, James Heaton & Eric Brown.

Comment by: Dave Calder on 23rd May 2011 at 14:09

Thanks for the names Baytree Teachers& Gidlow Boys I have bumped into 1or2 who have known me but I have not been able to put a name to a face its been along time! I wounder were they all are?Steve Calder My twin brother emigrated to Australia 40years ago, just over 2 years to go and I will be drawing my old age pension frightning! all the best Dave Calder

Comment by: john Powell on 12th September 2011 at 22:52

Re. Comments by baytree, 19th May 2011
Gidlow Boys from 1960 until them leaving in 64 or 65.

"These are the ones I David Hull can recall with recent help from Geoff Williams.

Geoff Williams school capt, Terrance Chadwick school capt, Colin Doran school(A year younger capt), Barry Capstick football capt, David Hull, John Watkinson, William Burgess, Steve Aspey, Keith Hope, Stephen Meadows, Jimmy Kershaw, Roy Baldwin, Philip Hunter, George Bentley, John Markey, David Calder, Steven Calder, Bob Berry, David Caterall, Jackie Ryan, Brain Evans, David Gardner, Dennis Kelly, Neville Woods, Alan Rigby, Eric Brown, "John Gallear,
Paul Maiden, Keith Barlow, David Hendrey, Geoff Sillcock, Brain Ratchford, Neil Roberts,Ian Nancolas,Peter Thompson, James Heaton & Eric Brown"

I knew a David Markey, any relation ? or one and the same? David Lomax, Dennis Bamber Billy Grundy A boy named Horrobin, not sure of first name, Matthew Garside ,I am sure more names will come if I think harder.

Comment by: Derek Lancaster on 18th October 2011 at 12:14

Hi John just reading your last comments,i was at Gidlow same time,but in a different class. I can remember Joe Horrobin,Derek&David Yeats,Frank winstanley,David Mathews,David Hilton,? Phoenix.I have got some old video of the school if your interested.

Comment by: s.heaviside on 14th December 2011 at 12:55

remember giddlow well i was there in 70s.left in 71remember ted room was cained there a few times .remember wacking it and going to robdennets house to watch england and westgermany in world cup.we lost and day later we was called in teds room .thay found out and we all had 10 on each hand .remember the lads who was withme ,jonnyswift,martingrundy.rowlycarter,bob bertwistle johnny hulse right tearways eh .the last year i was there i was in class 4b and o wat a tail that was lol ,

Comment by: stegalv on 3rd March 2012 at 18:25

Was in same classs as rob and johnny all 4 years

Comment by: s.heaviside on 6th March 2012 at 12:29

ste u was in a class all time eh dident get rellagated to b class in last year then omy wat a year that was

Comment by: colin walsh on 19th April 2012 at 03:31

hi i was there to allong with joe leach, roy clarke, willy peach, jeff cowley, stephen coats, jimmy bentley,we made 8mm movies in ted wards class remember getting the cain off sammy topping for blowing saw dust in joe leaches eyes i negotiated 6 of the best down to 2 still bloody hurt though

Comment by: s heaviside on 23rd April 2012 at 12:17

i remember making a film in teds class called detension never got to see it but remember some of it showing us in out school uniform hehehehe wranglers and ben sherman shirts and docmartin shoes

Comment by: richard bishop (bish/ bishie) on 25th June 2012 at 12:24

has any one got fotos ov the best team ever to play for gidlow , we only lost 4 games tried to find a picture when we won the lancshire evening post shield , some of the team ,was grog tayler , sammy monks, bish,lennox,jackson,carl, cockiom? jack gregory ,cant remember any more, so long ago now, all the teachers named was there when i was , made a film it was called bar 6 the chocolate film, another was gamberling on the school yard,i would love to know were it went

Comment by: Jim Pryle on 19th September 2012 at 09:41

Baytree David Markey was indeed a relation of John Markey he was his younger brother. Sadly John died some years ago in Bristol.

Comment by: ken charnock on 24th February 2013 at 21:17

hi l attended the school from 1960 to 1964 and was in all the b classes and jack sharrocks dinner monitor at one stage also in nelson house would like to here from any past pupils

Comment by: stephen heaviside on 25th February 2013 at 12:26

i was there in there till 1971 was in b class last year remember most of it hehehehe wat a blast dropped on old pal and he said he got a video ofthe old school ,hope im on it we made one called detension .never seen it with bob bertwistle,martfnigrundy,rowland carter .john hulse,and the rest wat a bunch of tearaways lol

Comment by: Stephen Calder on 8th July 2014 at 13:13

like to hear from some one from 1960 to1964

Comment by: Dave Calder on 9th July 2014 at 13:21

Steve did you pick our brother out on the group photo 1955/ish back row 2nd left

Comment by: Stephen Calder on 13th July 2014 at 02:50

David I not sure if that is our don in photo I can remember two names from. School they are Jackie Ryan and Peter Thompson

Comment by: Stephen Calder on 13th July 2014 at 10:42

David I second though it is our Don

Comment by: Stephen Calder on 13th July 2014 at 12:52

David I second though it is our Don

Comment by: Dave Calder on 16th July 2014 at 07:52

Stev do you remember any of the following Geoff Williams school capt, Terrance Chadwick school capt, Colin Doran school(A year younger capt), Barry Capstick football capt, David Hull, John Watkinson, William Burgess, Steve Aspey, Keith Hope, Stephen Meadows, Jimmy Kershaw, Roy Baldwin, Philip Hunter, George Bentley, John Markey, David Calder, Steven Calder, Bob Berry, David Caterall, Jackie Ryan, Brain Evans, David Gardner, Dennis Kelly, Neville Woods, Alan Rigby, Eric Brown, "John Gallear,
Paul Maiden, Keith Barlow, David Hendrey, Geoff Sillcock, Brain Ratchford, Neil Roberts,Ian Nancolas,Peter Thompson, James Heaton & Eric Brown"

Comment by: kameras on 5th October 2014 at 18:55

I am John Powell,I was in the B stream,prevented from 5th form because of dad wanting me to get an apprenticeship. seems irrelevent now as I near retirement. Such memories are really more special,now that classmates are passing away or have emigrated,as have I I would love to see any photos or hear any news of past pupils. and. the school.

Comment by: Geoff Hardman on 25th January 2015 at 08:36

Just stumbled across this site after a bit of web surfing. Attended the school and a lot of the staff names are very familiar.

Intrigued to know what has happened to some of my class mates from that time - David Parker, Barry Hunter, David Morris, Frank Robinson, etc.

Anyone?

Comment by: john barnes on 20th October 2015 at 21:16

i went to gidlow 64/65 andrember names like nev woods(woody)( nany) calder twins and the one and onley ted ward

Comment by: eric ormesher on 11th January 2016 at 12:34

I went to gidlow from 1963 to 1967,Teachers i remember where Critchley,Holland,sharrock,Piggott,"uggy","ava"Brown,Eckersleyand Topping,Pupils i remember,A stream.Davies,Dawson,Fairhurst,Hodkinson,Hull,Ashcroft,Pendry,Cunliffe.

Comment by: Julie on 10th November 2018 at 21:34

My dad is called Joseph horrobin.
Big family off them from beech grove in beech hill. Think all 12 of them went Gidlow school.

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