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Argyle St. Juniors St. Pauls Annex
Photo: Barry Marshall
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Item #: 30261
Taken at Argyle St. overspill annex St Pauls church school rooms (off Market St, Hindley) 1957/58.
I can remember most names but would appreciate any corrections/gap fills.
Back Row :- Allan Collier (teacher), Phil Butler, Mike Burns, Pete Naylor, Jim Moorfield, Norman Purnell, Bill Calderbank, Jim Asprey, Alan Butcher, Barry Lawler, Sam Davenport (headmaster)
2nd Row :- (?), Kath Williams, Vera Kemp, Chris Taylor, Carol Jones?, Janet Arrowsmith, Viv Walker?, (?), Pat Kingdom.
3rd Row :- (?),Barbara Collier, Jen Ackers?, Elaine Chamberlain, Denise Tattersall, Kath Webb?, Hazel ?, (?), Chris Lewis, (?), (?), John Farrimond?,
Front Row :- Colin Brown, Frank Parr?, Ian Phillips, Dave Wright, (?), Ken Bailey, Terry?, Brian?, Myself, John Churnside?.
I believe Alan Collier died a few years ago (nice bloke, well respected). Sadly, Phil Butler too.

Comment by: Pw on 5th March 2018 at 21:04

Is the girl in the middle front row Kathleen Crank?

Comment by: Pw on 14th March 2018 at 14:58

I am amazed this photo has not had more comments!

Comment by: Dennis Catterall on 15th March 2018 at 20:15

Hi Barry, how are things with you. Been looking at the photo you have put on and I can fill in some of the blanks and correct a few others.
Back Row:- Not Norman Purnell but not sure who it is.
2nd Row:- Jennifer Walker not Viv Walker then Linda Roe.
3rd Row:- Boy kneeling behind Colin Brown is Peter
Roughley. Catherine Meredith not Kath Webb
then Rita Smith. Not sure of the next two but
next to the end is Christine Southworth and
then John Farrimond.
Front Row:-Girl in the middle is Kathleen Crank. Then
Terry Westhead and Brian Platt. Think It's
Graham Welch on the end not John Churnside.

Comment by: Barry Marshall on 18th March 2018 at 14:45

Hi Dennis, good to hear from you mate. Hope you and the family are well, as are we. Thank you for the corrections-my memory Isn`t quite as good as I thought-but it was 60 years ago! I`m pretty sure I remember us starting at Argyle St. on the same day though. Happy memories.

Comment by: Dennis Catterall on 23rd March 2018 at 15:26

Hi Barry, have remembered a few more faces.
Back Row:- Not Norman Purnell but Malcolm Talbot
Next Row Down:- First girl on left is Jean Murphy
Third Row:- Not Christine Southworth but Carol Southworth
Front Row:- Not Frank Parr but Frank Jackson.
Are you still living in Leicester.

Comment by: barry marshall on 26th March 2018 at 19:53

Thanks for the update Den, names and faces are beginning to fall into place a bit more.
I do still live in Leicestershire, always planned to move elsewhere after retirement but J has still has her family here.

Comment by: Dennis Catterall on 3rd April 2018 at 21:31

Hi Barry. Susan and I are still in Hindley, we have moved house five times but always in the Hall Lane/Ladies Lane area. We are in a bungalow now in Sunleigh Road and Miss Barrow who was a teacher in Junior 3 lives nearby in Hill Street. Susan Butler (Hemsworth) who was married to Philip lives a couple of doors away, she married Denis Ratcliffe after Philip died. Just wondered if you know about the Memories of Hindley website. If you click onto photos and scroll down you will see a class photo of you in the first year at Argyle Secondary School.

Comment by: Enid Bradburn on 5th December 2018 at 16:59

Anyone know if Kathleen Williams still lives in Hindley and what her name is now

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