Abraham Guest19 Comments
Photo: Sylvia Airey nee Wilcock
Item #: 17228
Does anyone remember any of the faces and names. I am 2nd row from top 4th from right. I think the teacher on right was Mr Farrimond but not sure.
Teacher on the right is Mr Bob Jones, the one on the left is Mr Budworth, both of whom taught my elder sister Margaret Melling who went to St Jihns and then on to Abraham Guest.
2nd left back row, Geoff Hickman, i must also mention Mr Alan Budworth,he had the cruel habit that if he wanted to emphasise a point he was trying to make,he would pull on the on the small hairs above the ears of the boy he was talking too, and try to lift him off the ground, it was very painful,it makes me think did he do it to his own children. He would not get away with it today. I have no good words to say about this teacher.
Margaret melling was in my class I remember you doreen and your twin sister.the boy fouth from the left on the back row is Colin Prescot and i'm not sure but I think the boy second from the right is Jim Richardson. o and by the way Ken I thought Mr Budworth was lovely' he was with us girls anyway.
Hiya Jean, i can only say, !speak as you find!,perhaps he found the Lord after i left
Front row forth from the right is that David Ashcroft who played footy for Wigan schoolboys as well as Colin Prescot? if so where are they now.Is there a girl called Carol Shufflebottom? on the picture who lived behind the pub The Old Engine at Kitt Green?
first row, 1st and snd boys...Arther Turner and Adrian Parks.
I always thought Allan Budworth was the greatest teacher I ever had but I loved science. I remember Bob Jones, never did have him as a teacher but remember him marrying Miss Aikin I think her name was when they moved to Abraham guest.1959 was probably the year I moved to Abraham Guest, we thought the new school was wonderful, alass now it is demolished :( happy days :)
Just found Wigan World Great photograph. I remember quite a few,Top row 1st rt Frank Bayman 10th Lesley Stetton
2nd row down 1st rt Isobel Colley 3rd Ellen Farrimond 4th Sylvia 5th Ann Houghton 7th Marjorie Cunliffe 7th Mavis? 8th Catherine Aiscough 9th Sylvia Miller.
3rd row down 2nd rt Iris ballantyne,3rd Valerie Heyes, 4th Me 5th Kathleen Bsrton 6th Kathleen Aspinall, 7th Barbara Parkinson, 8th June Magnall, 9th Susan Robinson, 10th Susan Gore, 11th Barbara? 12th Betty?
7th rt Tony Heaton?
Hope these names help. I look forward to see how things progress.
Jean you have a brilliant memory, thanks for putting names to faces.
TOP ROW FROM LEFT; leslie stretton,geoffrey hickman,?, colin prescott, ?, ?, billy fairhurst,?,billy hughes,jim richardson
Second row fro left, alan budworth sylvia miller, catherine ainscough,mavis yates,christine cobley,marjorie cunnliffe sheila walsh,anne houghton sylvia wilcock,ellen farrimond, christine ?, isobel colley
3rd row from left: betty walsh, barbara aspey, susan gore, susan robinson,june magnall, barbara parkinson(ME) kathleen aspinall, kathleen barton,jean alker,valerie heyes, iris ballentyne, pat wood. Mr Jones
Front row from left: Arthur turner, adrian parkes, Geoffrey ?, Tony heaton, ?, ?, david ashcroft, ?, john ormesher, ?
hope i have filled in some of the names too faces
Mr Budworth was a great teacher and a good rugby person
Thanks Barbara You have a really good memory to put all those names to faces. Do you still live in Pem?
is there a class photo of 4B 1961/62 out there?
remember lots of faces here and some names.photo says orrell council, isn't this lamberhead green junior school.I left here in 1959 to go to abraham guest.Left this school in the summer of 1962 my last form teacher was Mrs Bisbrown our class 4B.Been looking at all photo's on this site hoping to find one of me with my class as all my own have been lost. Here's hoping!
I moved to Stafford 30+yrs ago would love to here any news See facebook or friends reunited
This photograph is almost certainly of a first year class at Orrell Council Secondary in the last academic year at Orrell Council Summer 1959. I recognise Adrian Parks who was 1 year ahead of me (but I had not arrived yet). The teacher on the left is Mr. Alan Budworth who was the teacher for the 1 year class. The next academic year 59/60 actually started off at Orrell Council because Abraham Guest was not ready, and I was then in Mr. Budworth's class as a first year pupil (having just come St John's) for 1 term. Then in January 1960 the whole school moved to Abraham Guest for the rest of the academic year of 2 terms. The other teacher in the photo on the right is Mr. Bob Jones. The picture is taken against the wall of the cycle shed (I think), main school off to the left beyond the railings next to Mr. Budworth, and playing fields off to the right. Further on the right (not shown) is the primary school.
Both Mr. Budworth and Mr Jones were both very nice people but both were no stranger to the cane (boys only!) At Abraham Guest the cane was banned by the new head (except in special circumstances) and this allowed their true personalities to come to the fore.
if this is Sylvia Miller r u my nans sister marie miller if you are can you send me a picture of you and my nan it would be a big help becuase its her anniversary the week before xmas and i would like to show it to her
Front row second from the right is my cousin Graham Turner who sadly died some years ago.
I'm on the photo.My dad,Mr Mangnall taught us for geography.Does anyone know where Marjorie
Cunliffe is now? I'd love to get in touch with her again.