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Spring View School


Class of 1963
Photo: Edith Nicoll ( Wallace )
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Item #: 25899
Head teacher was Mr Heyes and the form teacher was Mr Bedhard

Comment by: RON HUNT on 22nd January 2015 at 13:03

Looks like my wife 4th from right front row..

Comment by: Giovanni on 22nd January 2015 at 13:40

Some bonnie girls in the pic!
I was at Up Holland at the time.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd January 2015 at 14:00

Knew Jack Heyes 'Owd Block' in his later years.
You could set your watch by the time he came in The Owl at UpHolland every night.

Comment by: A.W. on 22nd January 2015 at 17:09

Mr Bedhard! sounds like a name out of Dickens!

Comment by: Jimmy. on 23rd January 2015 at 00:48

Ron, your right is our Shelia.AW,little Benny was one of the best Teachers at Spring View.Harry Farimmond &Lenard Chadwick both on back row.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd January 2015 at 09:18

Ron, yes that does look like Sheila.

Comment by: edith on 23rd January 2015 at 18:18

I can recognise Christine Appleton Mavis Jones who were good friends Barbara Gregory who was a good friend and netball player with me.

Comment by: Geoff on 23rd January 2015 at 20:42

I think that the teachers name is Beddard.He used to play rugby with us pupils and he played a hard game. The chap next to Owd Block is Adrian Sharples and lived in the same street as me in Lower Ince.The tall guy in the middle row is Fred Hough.Third from right middle row is Smalley(Can't remember his first name) he worked on the railway at Springs Branch.The lad to his right also worked at Springs Branch. His name is Derek Gibson and he is a regular poster on this site.I really should know more names - but time can be a thief!

Comment by: Albert. on 25th January 2015 at 11:17

Does anyone recall what the years were, that the following teachers' retired, or left Spring View School?
1 Mr Tatum. 2 Mr Hilton. 3 Mr Anderton. 4 Mr Grange. & 5 Mr Jolley.

I used to see Mr Anderton occasionally, in the early sixties, when I was on the Pemberton beat.

Comment by: T C on 9th February 2015 at 16:58

Frank Beddard was a small bloke who played hooker for one of the junior teams at Orrell. He was brought up in a cottage by the side of the Station Hotel on Church St, Orrell.

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