Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


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CLASS OF 1957: Eston Grammar School, sent in by Linda Carey (nee Turnbull), of Marton.

The school opened in September 1955 and Linda passed her 11-plus the following year to became a pupil there.

She writes: It did not have a hall large enough to accommodate pupils and parents at prize-giving day. Everyone was taken by bus to the Co-op hall, which was above the Co-op shops in Normanby Road, South Bank, near Bennets Corner.

The building is still there but the shop has been converted into smaller shops.

Front row, left to right: Janet Percy, Judith Coyle, Lesley (surname unknown), Lesley Talling, Mr Collinson (form teacher), Judith Nixon, Kathleen Dale, Linda, Alan Smaling.

Linda apologises for not remembering the names of the boys, but says two of them have died recently.

CLASS OF 1956 AT YEARBY: Back row, left to right: Peter Atkinson, Margaret Thompson, Janet Atkinson, Sandra Bowes, Susan Bowell, Tina Thirkettle, Sheila Mowbray, Trevor Moore, Geoff Bowes.

Front row: Douglass Murdoch, Peter Cooper, Janet Atkinson, Barbara Mowbray, Brian Iceton, Leslie Weighell, Bernard Robinson, (two sitting one in front of the other are not known) Barry Leader, Lionel Mathews, Valerie Marshall, Rosemary Cooper.

Back row, left to right: Catherine (surname unknown), Mary Brawley, unknown, Patricia, Pat O'Leary, unknown, Susan (surname unknown), Deborah Biesi.

Middle row: Angela Loughran, Christine Ramsay, Ann Cuff, Eileen, Katherine, Pamela Wood, Catherine Moran, Joan Wheatley, Margaret Lloyd, Julie Armstrong.

Front row; unknown, unknown, Valerie Johnson, unknown, unknown, Patricia Brogden, Sheila Anderson, Rosemary McAvoy, Christine Flannigan.

Christine says that is anyone would like to get in touch they can e-mail her at

YEARBY SCHOOL: Sheila Simpson, of Redcar, has sent us this photograph of an East Cleveland nativity play in the early 1950s. …

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