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
Contact Information for Grangetown in Times Past
Links for Grangetown in Times Past
St Peter's Prefects 1943
| photo and information - courtesy of Tony Walsh
Top Row: L-R: Albert Hayes, Peter McPhillips, Patrick Tierney, Mr Skillen, Kevin McNulty, Arthur Farrell, Kevin Keenan, Tony Walsh.
Middle Row: Audrey Gallagher, Bernadette McGrogan, Alwyn Walker, Kathleen Keyes, Marjorie Welch.
Front Row: Bernadette Lagan, Mary Martin,
St Peters' Prefects 1942
| St Peters' Prefects 1942 - courtesy of Fox Family
Michael Fox is far right on back row.
Kathleen Henry [ front row third left ] went from St Mary's Grangetown on to St Peter's and was appointed the first Girl Captain of the school but died of TB age 14. We were all devastated! The family lived in Lanchester Rd. A lovelier girl you couldn't wish to meet! The other girls I recognise on that front row are Frances Rynn 1st Left, Moira Bashford to the left of Kathleen and Mary Moorfoot to her left.
St Peters Senior Class of 1945
|photo - courtesy of Fox Family|
The Old Bull - a play staring Tony Martin + Wally Daly 1954
|photo - courtesy of Tony Martin
On the left hamming it up in a play entitled 'The Old Bull' is Tony Martin and far right is a serious Wally K Daly honing is craft in St Peter's Senior School along with Eddie Hoggett and others - as yet unidentified.
Thank You Tony for this historic picture.
First of all - thankyou for correcting the spelling of my name on the 1956 photo.
Now then - you have a picture of a play - on the St. Peters Section - sent in by Tony Martin - called The Old Bull. I can tell you the names of the 3 people you cannot identify. The boy sitting in the chair opposite Wally Daley is CLIFFORD REDMOND. The 2 people standing behind the table are ANNE DONNELLY and EDDIE HOGGETT. I don't know if you can put their names on it or not - but if you can - I am sure they will appreciate it.
I sent your website to a lad called Billy McManus (from the Friends Site) who used to live in Creswell Road in Grangetown and he wrote back to me and said that he had thoroughly enjoyed your site and he was surprised that there was a lot of mail from Eugene McElvaney. ( Billy lives in Iceland - would you believe - since 1974) He was very interested in Eugene because HE IS BILLY's COUSIN. I was flabbergasted. I rang Eugene and gave him Billys email address and he was delighted. One of Billy's brother lives in Adelaide so Eugene is making arrangements to go and see him. Isn't that great!!!!!! It is a small world isn't it!!!!! Eugene is called John over here - by the way.
I will close now and hope that you and yours are all well.
Bye for now - Isolde (Zolly)
Mr Joe Mullen's Class 1952
|Mr Joe Mullen's Class 1952 - courtesy of Maureen Purvis nee Martin|
St Peter's Prefects c 1954
|St Peter's Prefects c 1954 - courtesy of Maureen Purvis nee Martin
Back Row: L-R: Gerald Burns, Tony Shannon, Arthur Evans, Tony Long, Clive Lee, Bily McSorley, Kevin Burns, Tony Collins, George Duffy.
Middle Row: L-R: Maureen Couhig, Mary O’Neill, Rose Betts, Kathleen Kirkbright, ? Hird, Maureen Thickett, Joan Dodds, Pat Chedzey, Eileen McCann.
Front Row: L-R: Maureen Martin, Anne Dimaurro, Sheila Irving( Head Girl), Mr Skillen( Headmaster) , Dennis Pluck (Head Boy) , John Golden, Eddie Healy.
St Peter's Choir c 1950
|St Peter's Choir c 1950 - courtesy of Maureen Purvis nee Martin|
St Peter's Class of 1956
|St Peter's Class of 1956 - courtesy of Isolde Bradbury nee O'Neill and Kath Dietz nee Ginty of Australia.
Back Row - "Dicky" Bird - Tony Hetherington - Brian Smurthwaite - Stanley Robson.
Middle Row - Walter Daley - Pat Havelock - Joan Sullivan - Kathleen Wagner - Pat Oxbury - Barbara Livingstone - Margaret McNicholas - Linda Reed - Anne Clark - Isolde O'Neill - Pauline Henzel - Margaret Cholmondely - Tony O'Hagen.
Front Row - Anne Hudson - Albert Humphries - Bernadette Pickering - Tommy Duggan - Doreen Watts - Anne Donnelly - Teacher - Miss Mossey - John Quinn - Kathleen Ginty - Patrick Harford - Mary Russell - John Williamson - Cynthia Cunningham
St Peter's Prefects 1956
|St Peter's Prefects 1956 - courtesy of Isolde O'Neill now Bradbury + Kathleen Ginty now Dietz.
We had a struggle remembering all the names but Kathleen was able to contact her brother in England and he was able to help us with the 3 names we couldn't remember. It is very hard to have to go back 46 years - especially at our age!!!!!! Anyway - here goes
Standing - Michael Cairns - Kathleen McCann - Brian Smurthwaite - Marie Campbell -Tommy Duggan -Margaret McNichols - Doreen Watts - Eileen Conway - Kevin Ginty - Philomena Doran - Gerald Havelock - Mary Russell.
Sitting on chairs - Kathleen Ginty - Arthur Baker - Theresa McGee - Albert Humphries - Anne Donnelly - Head Master - Mr. Skillen - John Quinn - Bernadette Pickering - John Williamson - Margaret Coats - Peter Lacey.
St Peter's Choir 1956
|St Peter's Choir 1956 - courtesy of Kath Dietz (nee Ginty)and Isolde Bradbury (nee O'Neill)|
St Peter's Concert Group 1956
|St Peter's Concert Group 1956 - courtesy of Kath Dietz (nee Ginty)and Isolde Bradbury (nee O'Neill)
Many old friends are pictured here:
Back Row 4: Eugene Twohig, Albert Simms?, Johnny Stubbs, Peter Mulholland, Terry Farrell, -?- ,-?- , Terry Walsh, Des Greaves, Malcolm Moore, -?-
Row 3: Tony Pattison, -?- , Marie Neal, ..Smith,-?- , -?-, -?-, -?- , -?-, -?-, -?-,-?-,-?-,-?-.-?-
Row 2: to be continued
Front Row: to be continued
St Peter's Choral Group 1956
|St Peter's Choral Group 1956 - courtesy of Kath Dietz (nee Ginty)and Isolde Bradbury (nee O'Neill)|
St Peter's School Trip c 1940's
|St Peter's School Trip c 1940's - courtesy of Brian Crowther
Joan Whiles is second right on the front row alongside Mary Mannix right.Between these two is Kathleen Livingstone. Front second left is Pat Harrison and behind her is Betty Igo. Back Row is Connie Harrison second left, and Pat Healy next to her. Back row far right is Sheila Larkin and June Havelock is almost in the centre.
It is thought that the trip was to Barnard Castle where students visited the Bowes Museum.