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Woodfield School


woodfieldschool(last year at marylebone).
woodfieldschool(last year at marylebone).
Photo: dave orrell
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Item #: 19814
b/r,john marshall,david seddon, ? john parkinson,trevor dean,david orrell michael worthington kieth thompson, m/r,? martin edwards, ? david goldson,john latham,barry ascroft,laurence bradshaw, mrs crawford, f/r, ian mcann,isabel prest,? beth ashcroft,catherine richardson,sylvia garner,sandra grundy,christine farrimond,? alan halsall,front,christine jackson,jane schofield ? .

Comment by: Aero on 7th February 2012 at 09:37

Second row standing, second in from left, looks like CM ("Tubby") Edwards to me, ex-Wigan Grammar and later Mathematics Don at Oxford University.

Comment by: dave c on 7th February 2012 at 13:24

Would "Tubby" Edwards have lived in Trafalgar Road. Sounds like the son of my late and much loved neighbour "Dolly" Edwards, when we lived there quite a few years ago

Comment by: Tom Clancy on 7th February 2012 at 16:55

Hi Dave,is Keith Thompson related to Bill Thompson,who lived in Broomhey Terrace,and did his Grandfather George, own Thompsons of poolstock.

Comment by: Aero on 7th February 2012 at 18:17

I believe "Tubby" did in fact live in Trafalgar Road, I also think, but can't be sure that his father was a headmaster of a Wigan Secondary School.

Comment by: JohnB on 7th February 2012 at 19:35

I think I've just recognised Alan Halsall, who is named on the photo, I think he also attended Wigan grammar.

Comment by: olive on 8th February 2012 at 11:33

Back row 3rd from left Robin Leigh
Front row 3rd from left Mary Dobson
Front row 2nd from right Audrey Birchall

Comment by: dave orrell on 10th February 2012 at 14:57

hi tom,yes thats the same kieth thompson.

Comment by: frederick howarth on 13th July 2012 at 15:33

As I recall Mrs Crawfords job was to prepare pupils for the 11+ at this small annex to the main school just near to the Plantations entrance gates. Although absent from the photograph I recognise many of these children as my classmates at Woodfield during what in retrospect seems a very happy time.

Comment by: Kathleen on 8th August 2012 at 15:08

backrow, second form the left is Robin Leigh, my cousin

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 23rd December 2012 at 16:09

I think Laurence Bradshaw's father was a headmaster. Martin Edwards' father was Director of Education for the borough of Wigan. Thank you Kathleen for the id.

Comment by: Laurence Bradshaw on 29th September 2017 at 19:13

Nice picture! Re the previous comment, my Father was Head of Languages at Upholland Grammar School. The girl front row right was, I think, only there for a short while.....may have been called Angela Something? Amazingly I have lost touch with the whole lot! I wonder how many are still alive? I think the correct spelling for David "Goldson" was Goldstone.

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