British/Evans school Ashton in Makerfield13 Comments
Photo: John Duffy
Item #: 15868
Back Row: John Liptrot, Alan Roberts?, Jeff Kay, David Johnson, Arthur Knowles, Anthony Lavin, David Gill.
Next Row: Mr.Sillito, James Goodier, John Duffy, Margaret Pendlebury-Green, Hazel Whitter, Lesley ?, Susan Welding? John Pownall, Terry Morris, Mr. Pilling (Headmaster)
Next Row: Wendy Liptrot, ?, ?, Christine Pearce, Kathleen Summers, Audrey Brown, Marilyn Worswick, Kay Croston? Yvonne ?
Next Row: ? Christine Wright, ?, Audrey Littler, Susan ?, Sheila Marsden, Aston twins, ?, Wendy Cousins?
Front Row: Brian Hardman, Ken Eden, Ian Pendlebury, Lawrence Collister, ?.
You remember more than I do John, I’ve filled a few gaps:
Back Row: John Liptrot, Alan Roberts, Jeff Kay, David Johnson, Arthur Knowles,
Anthony Lavin, David Gill.
Next Row: Mr. Sillito, James Goodier, John Duffy, Margaret Pendlebury-Green, Hazel Whitter,
Lesley Palmer, Susan Wilding, John Pownall, Terry Morris, Mr. Pilling (Headmaster)
Next Row: Wendy Liptrot, ?, ?, Christine Pearce, Kathleen Summers, Audrey Brown,
Marilyn Worswick, Kay Croston? Yvonne Blinston.
Next Row: Glenys Hughes, Christine Wright, Carol Smith, Audrey Littler, Susan Wainwright?,
Sheila Marsden, Aston twins, ?, Wendy Cousins?
Front Row: Brian Hardman, Ken Eden, Ian Pendlebury, Lawrence Collister, Ian McClellan.
Thinking about it Ian McClellan might be David.
I could have been thinking of Sir Ian McKellen. The girl next to Wendy Cousins last name is Massey.
Kenee, thanks for filling in some of the missing names, I was beginning to think nobody cared. The Aston twins were Joan(blond)and Sheila and I think it was Rob McClennan. Where was Douglas Pearce that day?
The girl on Christine Pearce's right, was her surname Pickering or Pilkington?
Sadly some of these are no longer with us.
No, doesn't ring a bell.
Douglas Pearce sounds familiar but I can't picture him.
Wasn't Anna Starbuck in that class too?
Yes that name rings a bell. She was absent that day setting up a global empire of coffee shops!
You really should be on the stage with stuff like that.
There's one leaving in 20 minutes!
I can picture Anna, a tall girl with chin length blonde hair. She was friends with Kath Summers.
Lesley palmer was next to hazel Whitter
Susan wainwright is next to Wendy Liptrot and then came Christine Pilkington (did her family emigrate?), Yvonnes surname was Blinston
Next row was Glenys Hughes at the end, Carol Smith was at the other side of Christine Wright, Susan Hart was next to A Littler, hazel Massey came after Sheila and Joan Aston.
The lad on the right of L Collister was Robert McLLelan.
It's really strange that last week my nephew enhanced this particular photo for me. I had written the names on the back many years ago. Hope this helps
I think that Anna Starbuck was the daughter of the Headteacher at the Grammar school and wasn't with us for very long at the British school. I do have a couple more photos somewhere of the classroom and will try to locate them
Hello Audrey, I hope you are well. You're right, memory jogged, Anna's dad was headmaster at Ashton Grammar. He was replaced by Kenneth Allan, probably the year this photo was taken. I imagine the family moved on to another district.
Len Sillito was a great teacher, I really enjoyed being in this class. The less said about Mr P. the better.
Audrey, thanks for your input, I thought only Ken and I were looking at this photo. I had a feeling Christine Pilkington emigrated. Susan Welding or Wilding? Christine Wright was on the same flight as me returning from the USA some years ago.
My wife tells me I walk with my head slightly to one side, that's because of all the slaps to the head by Mr Pilling!!!
Got my Susans mixed up!
I just found an old Ashton Grammar School year book, Anna Starbucks father came from Wyggeston Grammar School in Leicester in 1954. He moved on from Ashton Grammar to take the post of Headmaster at Cockburn High School, Leeds in Summer 1958, so that makes sense.
David Gill - David died in 2013 but we are so glad to see this photograph, thanks John for putting it forward, David's Sister, Freda, will know most. A lovely photo