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Paul Worrall

Gleadless County Primary School

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My old pal Bob Nutton and I have decided to start this forum page because the school is mentioned several times on the Hollisend Recreation Ground forum page. Arif also has made contributions about the school. Bob and I left in 1963, Bob went onto High Storrs and I went onto Hurlfield - both schools have their own forum pages. Our teacher in J3/4 was Mr Dyson, the headteacher was Mr Spur and the other J3/4 was Miss Metcalf (there is a lovely photo of Miss Metcalf on the Hollinsend Rec forum page). Is there anybody out there who went to the school, especially in the late 50's, early 60's?

Paul 'Wazzie' Worrall

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Hello there,

Yes, it would be great to hear any memories/ stories from anyone who was at the school at this time. As Paul says, we both left in 1963 and have great memories of our time there.

Bob Nutton

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Posted (edited)

Hi Bob,

x2 more names from Mr Dyson's J3/4 class - Vicky Johnson and Lynn Buckley. If you're out there I'm sorry I left you off the original list! Was Julie Evans in Mr Dyson's class or was Julie in  Miss Metcalf's class?

Cheers, Wazzie

Edited by Paul Worrall
Incorrect spelling od Miss Metcalf

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Hi Paul,

Not sure  about Julie Evans, your memory is better than mine. There was also a Craig ………, cant remember his surname?

Cheers,   Bob

 

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Hi Bob,

I don't remember a Craig. There was a Paul Creaghan, who lived somewhere at Basegreen near Stephen Smith, but I'm not sure if he was in Mr Dyson's or Miss Metcalf's class. Christine Lindley has also just come to mind, she lived somewhere on Hollinsend Road. The thing that has also stuck in my mind about the York trip was the stained glass in the Minster windows, I'm sure the person who showed us round said that some of the coloured glass let white light through, a production skill which has been lost.

Cheers, Wazzie

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Hi Bob,

I’ve been through the rusty shelves in my head and come up with this list of people who I think I can remember from the J4 classes of 1963. I’m not 100% sure if all these people were in the classes as shown and not sure if the family names are spelt correctly. I also have a memory of a Jonathan Needham and a Jane Needham but I can’t remember whose class they were in. Craig still doesn’t come to mind. There also may have been another Christine but I can't remember her family name.  

Mr Dyson’s Class

Barbara Bradshaw, Lynn Buckley, Christine Burrows, Sandra Callaby, Jane Goodson, Wendy Handley, Vicky Johnson, Christine Lindley, Linda Neville, Susan Parsons, Barbara Wright,

Neil Bissatt, John Burton, Paul Creaghan, Philip Downing, Mick Hartley, Alan Munro,

Richard Nickleson, Robert Nutton, Robert Pratt, John Pursehouse, John Siddall, Stephen Smith, Robert Thorpe, Paul Worrall,

Miss Metcalf’s Class

Ian Bickerton, Steven Clark, Julie Evans, Robert Lancaster.

I wonder if there is anybody out there who can either add to or correct this list?

Cheers,

Wazzie Worrall

 

 

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Hi Paul,

You have a better memory for names than me , well done for coming up with all those. Wasn't David Frost in our class? He was a great friend of mine, who lived just up the road from me on Seagrave Crescent and went to High Storrs with me.He had a younger brother , Stephen.

Cheers,

Bob

 

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12 hours ago, BobN said:

Hi Paul,

You have a better memory for names than me , well done for coming up with all those. Wasn't David Frost in our class? He was a great friend of mine, who lived just up the road from me on Seagrave Crescent and went to High Storrs with me.He had a younger brother , Stephen.

Cheers,

Bob

 

Hi Bob,

Thanks for reminding me about David Frost. When I went into the 6th form at High Storrs (1968-70) David was still there as was Mick Hartley - I think you'd already left?

Cheers,

Wazzie.

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Hi Paul,

Yes, having failed to get good enough O level results , I left in 1968 to go straight into employment.

Cheers, Bob

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15 hours ago, BobN said:

Hi Paul,

Yes, having failed to get good enough O level results , I left in 1968 to go straight into employment.

Cheers, Bob

Hi Bob,

I don't blame you for that decision, I wasted my time in the 6th form at High Storrs and came out with very poor A-levels.

I missed Geoffrey Turner off the list, he went onto Hurlfield with us. I'm sure one or two other names may pop up!

Cheers,

Wazzie

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Hi Paul,

I remember Geoffrey Turners name. Another friend of mine at Gleadless County was Peter Robinson, although a year older than me, he went on to Hurlfield although he would be a year ahead of you. A couple of other things have come to mind, on the way home from the school trip to York, I seem to think we stopped off somewhere, possibly Beverley Minster? can you confirm? Also, do you remember working on the school allotment? We had to cross the stream into Hollinsend Park with gardening tools, turn right, and it was a little way up, presumably the bottom of a garden on Ridgehill Ave .Also worked in the greenhouse next to the prefab classrooms.

Cheers, 

Bob

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15 hours ago, BobN said:

Hi Paul,

I remember Geoffrey Turners name. Another friend of mine at Gleadless County was Peter Robinson, although a year older than me, he went on to Hurlfield although he would be a year ahead of you. A couple of other things have come to mind, on the way home from the school trip to York, I seem to think we stopped off somewhere, possibly Beverley Minster? can you confirm? Also, do you remember working on the school allotment? We had to cross the stream into Hollinsend Park with gardening tools, turn right, and it was a little way up, presumably the bottom of a garden on Ridgehill Ave .Also worked in the greenhouse next to the prefab classrooms.

Cheers, 

Bob

Hi Bob,

I don't remember Peter Robinson. One ex Gleadless student in the year above us at Hurlfield was Ken Wilson, two years above us was Dave Crapper (I think he became a bus driver with SYT) and somebody Webster - 'Webby' (he left school at 15 and went to work for WM Monks as a tiler). In our year at Gleadless was Steven Hardwick, I think he was in Miss Metcalf's class, he also went onto Hurlfield.

I don't remember where we went on the way back from York. I do however remember the allotment and the greenhouse, a group of us (can't remember who) painted the inside with red lead, who we be allowed to do that these days?

Cheers, Wazzie.

 

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