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Spring View School


Spring view 1963
Photo: Jimmy Edwards
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Item #: 25429
The year that Britannia Bridge Girls School amalgamated with Spring View Boys

Comment by: Albert. on 9th August 2014 at 11:09

Jimmy. When did Mr Heyes retire? He became headmaster whist I was there. When I first went to the school, it was Mr Middlehurst, then Mr Topping, he only stayed about eighteen months, took over a headship, in Luton. Mr Heyes then became headmaster. In later years, I,together with another two ex pupils, also had a pint with him, at a pub, up at Abbey Lakes, way.

Comment by: jimmy on 9th August 2014 at 13:35

Albert,not sure when he left ,I left in 1963 ,our Billy 1964 ,our Keith in 1965 he was still there when our Keith left.

Comment by: Mick on 9th August 2014 at 21:53

Jack Heyes live on Orrell Road, about halfway between Abbey Lakes and Orrell Post. He used to go in the Abbey Lakes regularly, but then changed his venue to the Owl Inn, further up the road.
He died about twenty to twenty five years ago.

Comment by: Albert. on 10th August 2014 at 10:44

Mick. Do you know how old he was when he died? He must have been a good old age.

Comment by: Mick on 10th August 2014 at 12:53

I think he was in his late eighties, Albert.

Comment by: hilda kinsley on 1st September 2014 at 12:31

can eayone name these people on this pic please

Comment by: Jimmy Edwards. on 3rd September 2014 at 16:04

Hilda,only can give Lads names remember Girls faces not there names . Back Row left to right. Me,? ,Billy Rowthwell,Cav Cummings,Jimmy Ellis,Dennis Woodburn,Jimmy Dermot.Middle left to right.Owd Pea,??????,PeterFishwick,Eddie Rampling,?.Girls on front sorry can't remember names only faces .

Comment by: Jimmy. on 3rd September 2014 at 16:52

Hilda,meant Owd Block not Owd Pea.

Comment by: hilda kinsley on 5th September 2014 at 09:44

thanks jimmy its the girl on second row 4th from left i wonted to no thanks eay way

Comment by: Jimmy, on 5th September 2014 at 23:06

Hilda,I will ask our Billy.

Comment by: hilda kinsley on 8th September 2014 at 21:29

thanks jimmy

Comment by: Andrew Heyes on 2nd June 2016 at 16:03

I'm John Heyes' grandson. He passed away in 1996 aged 84. Enjoyed a pint or two with him down at The Owls, if I recall he retired in the mid '70's

Comment by: Bert Heaton on 24th July 2021 at 09:09

Is the the date of this picture correct , spring view only became a mixed school in 1964 when it amalgamated with moss lane school

Comment by: Jimmy. on 25th July 2021 at 17:19

Bert,that Photo was took in 1963 the Year we left School.The Girls joined Spring View School in 1962 the year Britania Bridge School closed.Think it was 1964 ? Or 1965 ? When Moss Lane joined jSpring View School.

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