GRANGETOWN IN TIMES PAST
St Marys School
Mick Traynor - Boer War Recruit + Others
Streets and Buildings
World War One 1914 -18
Parish, Priests and Processions
Street Stories + Characters
1925 Ladies Parish Outing + More
A Tale from the Duckie + other stories
World War Two 1939 - 45
Messages from Home & Abroad
Shops and Shopkeepers
The World of Work
Upstairs and Downstairs...
The Board School
Pochin Road Infants School
Leisure & Sports
Grangetown Boys' Club
Sir Wm Worsley School
Maps, Plans & Aerial Photos
St Peter's Senior School
St Matthew's Parish
Eston Grammar School
Trolley Buses TRTB
Grangetown Methodist Church
Eston Technical School
Contact Information for Grangetown in Times Past
Links for Grangetown in Times Past
Board School Boys c 1901
|photo - courtesy of Dennis King
"The Board School known affectionately as T'bordies, was built in 1884 for boys and girls, and remained in use until 1972. There were separate departments in the one building, with a wall dividing the playground, and remained so until the late 1950's. Each child paid fourpence a week, then twopence a week , before the Education Act was passed in 1891. The windows were deliberately high, so that the scholars were not distracted by the outside world.Attendance was poor. Discipline was very good, with great respect shown to the teachers." Vera Robinson - Grangetown Remembered: 1990
Board School Girls c 1900
|photo - courtesy of Dennis King|
Board School Boys Class 1920
|Board School Boys Class 1920 - courtesy of Vera Robinson MBE
"Spoffy" Tombes is holding the slate and Ken Marshall is front row left wearing the sailor suit.
Josiah Huss, Headmaster, is on the right
Board School Boots Class c 1920's
|photo - courtesy of Vera Robinson
Vera tells a rather sad tale of a front row group of Board School boys who faced the photographer with a neat row of shiny new boots probably for the first time - only for them to be returned to the boot and shoe fund department afterwards. Here they are looking very smart.
Boys Class of 1952 ?
|Boys Class of 1952 ? - courtesy of Vera Robinson MBE
I believe the photograph was taken by Vera herself...and it's unlikely that the pupils have ever seen it...and a lively class it looks!
Boys Class of 1951-52
|Boys Class of 1951-52 - courtesy of Dennis King|
Board School Boys Class 1951- 52
|A Boys'Class of 1952 - courtesy of Florence Lincoln nee Loader
Danny Loader 2nd. Row from bottom 4th left.
Class of Knitters : Vera Robinson MBE
|photo - courtesy of Vera Robinson MBE|
Vera Robinson's Class c 1958
|Vera's Class of c 1958 - courtesy of Vera Robinson MBE
where every boy called her 'Sir!'
Board School Staff c 1955
|photo - courtesy of Vera Robinson MBE|
Board School Boys of 1948
|Board School Boys of 1948 - courtesy of Jim Keenan
A tremendous photo of the days after the War with many familiar names.
Back Row: G Cranwell, K Milsom, R Heath, J Collins, G Duffield, Duncan McKenzie,
Middle Row: G Hunt, Jim Keenan, R Hewling, J Prout, R Jefferson, Dave O Connell, Unknown, G Cooper, R Spavin
Front Row: K Wright, R Irons, Unknown, K Boggett, Unknown, Unknown, J Leach, G Collins, F Cowell
Teacher: Mr Dunn
Board School Girls Class 3A 1951
|Board School Girls 3A 1951 - courtesy of Jean Turner
Back Row: Valerie ??, Ann or Beryl Baxter, Ann Herlingshaw, Marjorie Littlewood, Jeanette Campbell, Margaret Pickthall, Valerie Johnston, Christine Abbey, Ann Cook, Ann Marsden, Carol Woolstone, Margaret Williams, Rita Conwell, Ivy Bassett.
Middle Row: Sheila Craven, Jean Graves, Mary Patchett, Beryl Cook, Margaret Lewis, Barbara Duckering, Barbara Hannah, Jeanette Child, Jean Turner, Beryl Beasley, Margaret Metcalfe, Glenda Cassidy
Front Row: Joan Russell, Janet Speakman, Barbara Wood, Ann Short, Olwyn Davis, Audrey Watson, Ann ??, Dorothy Willett, Ann Waugh, Maureen Errington, Jean Cottle.
Board School Girls Class 4B 1951
|Board School Girls 4B 1951 - courtesy of Sylvia Atkinson
Back Row: Molly Whitfield, Vera Orton, Gloria Cook, Jean Burton, Eileen Neal, Eileen Chalice, Vera Evans, Gwen Brannen, Ann Spavin, Olwynne Stevens, Marion Leach, Jean Thomas, Lily Newman, Sylvia Brown
Middle Row: Elizabeth Bell, Lena Porritt, Pamela Speck, Pat Shea, Ann Hardwick, Barbara Owen, Jean Mead, Marjorie Moy, Brenda Watson, Kathleen Howes, Mavis Brown, Barbara Vasey, Amy Boggart, June Ironmonger.
Front Row: Frances Keenan, Jean Binns, Valerie Roberts, Rosemary Ayres, Jean Burgess, Sylvia Atkinson, June Watson, Barbara Harrison, Pat Millward, Jean Wilson, Mildred Leach
Board School Girls 1 A 1951
|Board School Girls 1A 1951 - courtesy of Ann Ann Moutrey nee Carman
Top Row: L-R: Lillian Green, _?_, Elaine Jones, _ ? _, Scott, caroline Hare, Gillian Dennis, Wendy Best, Maureen Cooper, Dorothy Crisp, ..Thomas
Middle: - ? -, Ann Carman, Sylvia..., - ? -,Iris Frost, Carol Buxton, - ? -, Marian ?, - ? -, Margery ?
Front: Yvonne Everson, - ? -, Gloria Robinson, - ? -, - ? -, Teacher Miss Johnson, Sandra ?, Pauline Burke, - ? -, Rita Cliffe, Mary Ward
Second Year Class 1951
|Second Year Class 1951 - courtesy of
Pauline Heslehurst (nee Waldon)
She asked me to supply the attached photo. It's class 2A from the board school 1951 I'm not sure how many classes there were but looks like it will fit in quite well.
Back Row - Kay Pederson ?? Enid Bland ?? Barbara Keenan ?? Pauline Johnson ?? ?? Dorthy Bullock Norma Tranter
Middle Row - Stella Hardwick ?? ?? Rose ? Stella Richarson ?? ?? Doreen Nichols ?? ?? ??
Front Row - ?? ?? ?? Maureen ? Rita Williams Silvia Hunt Ann Waits Pauline Waldon Connie Holdsworth Linda Taylor Brenda Hutchinson
Board School Girls Class c 1954
|Board School Girls Class c 1954 - courtesy of Pam Westcough nee Green
Top Row: Carol Taylor, Grace Forrest, Pat Shaw, Ann Green, Audrey King, Marian Thomas, -?-,Janice Short, Winifred Johnson, Marian Hunt.
Middle Row: -?-, Linda Gray, Judith Nixon, Linda Howell, Linda Barraclough, Jean Reeves, Doreen McKay, Dorothy Powell.
Front Row: Janet Irvin, Pauline Millward, Ellen Dunne, Maureen Jackson, Pam Green, Jean McKinnon, Sylvia Brooks, Pamela Powell, Janet Blair