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Gidlow Secondry Modern 1960-1966?
Started by: latics77 (289) Report abuse
Hi,I'm posting on behalf of my mum, Josephine Holmes, now Josephine Hart, who went to Gidlow Secondry Modern around 1960-1966.

Is there anyone who went to this school around the same time, my mums brothers were Brian and John Holmes.

My mum went to watch the Beatles in Wigan with friends from this school, does anyone recall this, they were warned not to queue for tickets in school time. One friend who went was named Susan Roper?

Looking forward to any replies.

Posted by: latics77 (289) Report abuse
PS, my mum also worked at John Englands between 1966-1976.

At the time one of her frends was Rita McCardle(sp).

My mum started as a filling girl, then a checker.

Posted by: mollie m (6223)  Report abuse
I went to Gidlow during that time, but I'm afraid I don't remember your mum's name. However, I do remember a girl called Susan Roper.

Ask her if she remembers Shirley Porter, Hazel Lowe, Susan Dickinson, Valerie Nelson, Denise Roby. There were quite a few others in our class, but we had no Josephine. What age is she now?

Posted by: judithnmalc (144) Report abuse
my hubby malc went to gidlow 1961 malcolm roper

Posted by: gringo (225)  Report abuse
hi latics 77 if you go on friends reunited put your mums name & years she was at school theres lots of people on there from gidlow

Posted by: latics77 (289) Report abuse
Hi, my mum is 59, she was a member of the swimming team.

She remembers some of the names mentioned above, Malcolm Roper, Shirlry Porter etc. She is trying to remember who the Head Girl was at the time.

Maybe you were a year above/below her?

Posted by: latics77 (289) Report abuse
Hi, my mum is 59, she was a member of the swimming team.

She remembers some of the names mentioned above, Malcolm Roper, Shirlry Porter etc. She is trying to remember who the Head Girl was at the time.

Maybe you were a year above/below her?

Posted by: busy bee (624) Report abuse
has she got a sister janet if she has i was in janets class at gidlow.i also know valerie nelson i remember going to her wedding.her mum and my ex mother-in-law were friends.malcolm roper lived near me in beech hill.

Posted by: mollie m (6223)  Report abuse
I am also 59 years old, so we would have been in the same year, but not the same class. I'll be darned if I can remember the Head Girl's name. Christine summat, I think! I was in Class 4A, but there was 4B and 4C as well. Ask her if she remembers Janice Williams. I am still in touch with Janice and Shirley. Does she remember Kathleen Heywood? All three were/are good friends of mine. I knew Shirley, Hazel and Kathleen from being 3 years old, and there was also Susan Dickinson, when we started going to Warrington Lane Nursery, then Infants, then we all went to Gidlow and all were in the same classes throughout. We've all known each other for about 57 years. We met Janice at Gidlow and have been in contact ever since.

Posted by: kameras (443)   Report abuse
I went to Gidlow Boys, school, my friends were Dennis Bamber,Billy Grundy, David Lomax, David Markey,I'm, John Powell. Our teachers were Mr Sharrock (Geography),Mr Harry Holland (History),Mr Bretherton PE, Mr Ted Ward (Physics) Horace Price (Headmaster).Mr Pigott,Mr Brown (Tech Drawing)
Pop Radford (Biology)Mrs Miller(art) Mr Eckersley ( metalwork) Mr Topping ( Woodwork)Mr Lester (Music).

I was sorry that the school closed. And apparently most of the teachers have passed away. Very sad.

Posted by: jont65 (122) Report abuse
Hi I'm Rita McCardles sister I also went to Gidlow 58 to 61 and worked at john Englands up to 1981 Rita says did your mother walk home from work with her and complain about how fast she walked

Posted by: mollie m (6223)  Report abuse
Kameras, my brother also went to Gidlow Boys' School and he knew Dennis Bamber and David Markey. As I recall it they used to call Mr Lester Uggy!

My brother doesn't use the internet but I'll ask him if he can remember your name.

Posted by: jstarr (1) Report abuse
dear latics,
I was at gidlow from 1961 -63 and would have known your mother my name was jennifer kingham and i was from australia I am sixty so was probably in the same class. Please email me at j.starr@alfred.org.au. I have also been trying to find ex gidlow people .Does your mum remember chritine murphy, angela morrish or doreen hesketh. I left in 1963 to return to aus and still have an autograph book from class members and teachers ,hope to hear from you jenny starr

Posted by: billyshym (731)  Report abuse
My mate Alan Turner went there... I'll tell him. He saw the Beatles at the Ritz... I was with him.

Posted by: linda (170)  Report abuse
Hi Lattics 77
I worked at JE 1966 -1971
I remember a Pauline Mc Cardle was she Ritas sister

Posted by: kameras (443)   Report abuse
"Kameras, my brother also went to Gidlow Boys' School and he knew Dennis Bamber and David Markey. As I recall it they used to call Mr Lester Uggy!

My brother doesn't use the internet but I'll ask him if he can remember your name." My name is John Powell

Posted by: maddy (1697)   Report abuse
yes Linda, Pauline and Rita are sisters, i grew up in Blackthorn ave opposite them ,im a bit younger, (if u read this Pauline i wont by how much)lol, i went to Gidlow 1966 to 1970 so would have just started there as your mum left Latics77

Posted by: mollie m (6223)  Report abuse
Posted by: kameras (122)
"Kameras, my brother also went to Gidlow Boys' School and he knew Dennis Bamber and David Markey. As I recall it they used to call Mr Lester Uggy!

My brother doesn't use the internet but I'll ask him if he can remember your name." My name is John Powell.

Hi Kameras (John). I will ask my brother if he remembers you. Forgive me, but I'm not prepared to put his name, or mine, on the internet, as we value our privacy, but I will let you know what he recalls of those times.

Posted by: mollie m (6223)  Report abuse
Hi Kameras. I've spoken to my brother David tonight and he does remember you.

Posted by: jstarr (1)
dear latics,
I was at gidlow from 1961 -63 and would have known your mother my name was jennifer kingham and i was from australia I am sixty so was probably in the same class. Please email me at j.starr@alfred.org.au. I have also been trying to find ex gidlow people .Does your mum remember chritine murphy, angela morrish or doreen hesketh. I left in 1963 to return to aus and still have an autograph book from class members and teachers ,hope to hear from you jenny starr

Hi Jennifer. I remember you from Gidlow, although you won't remember me. I recall Mrs Lowe putting you on the stage in the hall and telling us all that Jennifer Kingham was emigrating with her family to Australia. I recall that very clearly and I thought it was very exciting back then. I remember you had long dark wavy hair.

Posted by: big6ron (23) Report abuse
hi.i remember your mum,i lived in sycamore ave ,my name is ron meadows.

Posted by: verdus (2) Report abuse
Dear Mollie M
With regards to your post
"Ask her if she remembers Shirley Porter, Hazel Lowe, Susan Dickinson, Valerie Nelson, Denise Roby. There were quite a few others in our class, but we had no Josephine. What age is she now?"
I do remember all of them as I think that I was in your class as well. I was Jean Holleron. It was Christine Jukes who became the head girl. I still keep in touch with Denise Roby.
Regards Jean

Posted by: mollie m (6223)  Report abuse
Hi Jean

Of course I remember you and yes, Christine Jukes was head girl.

Nice to hear from you again after about 50+ years.

If you'd like a catch-up you could email me by asking Admin to contact me who will then give me your email address. It would be nice to have a natter after all this time. Only if you want to, though.

Take care,
Mollie

Posted by: ianp. (428)  Report abuse
It is true what kameras typed. With such sadness, I have to say that most of the Gidlow teachers of the 1960s are no longer with us.

 
 
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