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Pemberton Girls School

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Pemberton Girls School, 1961.
Photo: Pat van Vliet (nee Johnson)
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Item #: 309
This photo was taken by a local newspaper because we were partaking in the first commercial course at Pemberton Girls School - that was in 1961. I am on the front row far left, next to me Anne Conroy and on the other side front row, Eileen Seddon and Christine Miller.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 17th July 2008 at 20:06

Hi Pat. We have chatted regarding an old friend of mine, John Johnson from Lamberhead Road. I moved to the boys school at Montrose Ave in 1960 leaving behind all the lovely girls. Does anyone remember Nadine Ellison who lived next to the school?

Comment by: Pat van Vliet on 12th December 2008 at 21:43

Hi Fred, was Nadine the girl who wore braces on her legs or am I thinking of somebody else? in any case I do know the name.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 17th January 2009 at 00:34

Yes, Pat
That was Nadine. I would love to get in touch with her again. She was a lovely girl and we all had lots of fun back then.

Comment by: christine bishop on 21st June 2009 at 01:01

hi fred , you have probally been in touch with nadine by now she does the car boot at hindley on a sunday ,, not every week mind you , she now lives in sherwood drive ,with patrick her hubby ,

Comment by: John Powell on 28th July 2010 at 01:30

Is that Susan Powell at the back?

Comment by: Pat on 14th August 2010 at 21:09

Most certainly, can't recall all the names but I know there was a Susan Powell in the class - a relation of yours?

Comment by: Barbara Brady (Taberner) on 23rd April 2011 at 21:40

I went into this commercial class in 1962. I originally went to St Marks but they let 5 girls from other schools go when we were 15. The other girls were Marion Tudge who also went to St Marks and Eileen Brown, Pam Rotherham and Kathleen Culshaw who came from Gidlow. Some of the original class were still there, they were Eileen Seddon, Christine Miller, Grace Barlow and Susan Powell. We only stayed for a year and then we had to go to Wigan Tech.

Comment by: doreen wood nee cunliffe on 6th August 2012 at 20:21

attended pemberton girls school from 1959 to 1963. I would like to get in touch with any of the girls from the b class .I knew Winifred Blan.Glenys Porter.Jean Taylor.to name but a few.

Comment by: susan smith was whalley on 24th August 2012 at 17:51

i was at pemberton girls school from1961 to 1965,does anyone know what happened to the other girls who were there at the same time, mary bullough was there at this time and janet mason.

Comment by: dorothy nee sharpe on 28th February 2013 at 22:36

hello susan whalley. i do remember you and janet and mary christine cross kathleen bentham susan utley beth hodge christine porter mavis cheetham barbara booth(her friend maureen think johnson)(christine porter used to sing "paper roses" so beautifully to all the class. i was at pemberton school from 61-65. (just remembered eileen (waterworth)???
anyway folks "thanks for the memories" hope you all had a happy life. mine has been amazing beyond my wildest dreams. god bless you all.

Comment by: dorothy sharpe on 2nd April 2013 at 23:17

have remembered other names, margaret murdoch, kathleen martland? christine bulpit (who, i believe now lives in Canada,kathleen bentley, susan utley, linda (blonde hair, lived near Heather grove)Cynthia Beard doreen grindley mavis cheatham. some of the teachers i remember are, miss pilling (head) mrs Guy,Miss rogers, Mrs Bond (who will forever (in my mind) be linked to "the Children's Bluebird" dreadful book!mrs grayson (maths) great teacher, she went on to the Girls High School in Wigan. Judith Mcavoy (music)Mrs Wardle (needlework) Miss Hornby and miss ??(both domestic science. Just remembered christine aspey and joyce ince (a faboulous artist) where are you Joyce??? ps, Grace Barlow (in the picture) was at St Marks with me, Her brother, Christopher was in my class. Her parents kept a shop near to little Billinge Rd. if i remember correctly.

Comment by: Chrissie muller nee eccleston on 16th December 2013 at 16:30

Hi , Doreen , I was in the same class has you , I remember Winifred blan and Glenys and all . Winifred worked in a cake shop in church st orrell but I think she has finished now . do you remember Joyce Ryder and Joyce ainscough .

Comment by: Chrissie muller nee eccleston on 16th December 2013 at 16:35

Hi , Doreen , I was in the same class has you , I remember Winifred blan and Glenys and all . Winifred worked in a cake shop in church st orrell but I think she has finished now . do you remember Joyce Ryder and Joyce ainscough .

Comment by: dorothy clarke (sharpe, as was) on 3rd February 2014 at 05:49

can anyone remember the name of the teacher who taught this class? for the life of me I cannot rcall her name. I enjoyed her classes and went on to wigan tech (evening classes) after leaving the school in 1965.

Comment by: Doreen Wood Nee Cunliffe. on 14th December 2014 at 14:43

Hi Christine, yes I remember you and joyce Ryder and also Joyce Ainscough. You can get in touch with me on this email address.fredwood2@blueyonder.co.uk.

Comment by: susan smith nee whalley on 23rd February 2016 at 13:16

hi everyone yes christine porter singing paper roses she was one of my best friends and vivien glover i went on to marry one of viviens cousins.please get in touch .xx

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