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Standish Grammar School

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Standish Boy's junior 1 1955
Standish Boy's junior 1 1955
Photo: Ken Croston
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Item #: 24187
L to R. Back row - Head Mr. Garner, Me,Brian Finch,?,Frank Ryding,Geoffrey Silcock,Roy Booth?,Jimmy Clossick, Teacher Olwen Wilding. Middle row - Neil Gray,Barry Dawber,Michael Bolton?,Norman Hart?,Geoffrey Norburn,Billy Garner,Michael Sheffield,Dennis Heaton,? Charnock,?,Graham??. Front row - Michael Norburn,John Cross,Gerrard Elsey,Alan Birchall,?,?,Norman Yates,?,Peter Walford,Billy Simm,Roy Gibson,Geoffrey Finney.

Comment by: alan lad on 26th November 2013 at 20:41

I remember most of these lads but sad to say some have passed away.

Comment by: billg on 29th November 2013 at 14:46

im interested to know if you can remember 2 of these lads went to Australia , i think alan millward and billy gray not sure on billy gray been racking my brain .
The headmaster always encouraged us to keep in touch with them, long time has passed wonder were they are now

Comment by: alan lad on 29th November 2013 at 16:20

Billy was it Gerrad Elsey.

Comment by: Ken Croston on 29th November 2013 at 16:36

Neil Gray was one of the émigrés. I think the other's surname was Caldwell but not sure which one he is.

Comment by: Ken Croston on 29th November 2013 at 18:08

I've just uploaded the same class in 1957 and Neil Gray is still in it so I may be wrong. Also all the same pupils are in the 1956 class photo with Mr. Lewis plus Michael Andrews (I think).

Comment by: billg on 29th November 2013 at 19:15

I'm pretty certain about allan Millward emigrating they lived in st Wilfrid's square , the other family lived bottom of collingwood st and could be billy gray. Think they went together 1960. They settled in Tasmania.

Comment by: billg on 30th November 2013 at 21:38

blimey memories that come back, just seeing one of the names on this photo reminded me of this story. Mr Garner came into the class and asked for me to go on an errand. he asked me to go to this boys house and ask his mum why he wasnt at school. i set of walking down to his house , on my own aged probably 9/10 got to the house the boy answered, hi i says mr garner says why are not at school he answers because my pigeons ill. off i went back to school with the message.can you imagine anyone being sent on such a mission these days how many elf/saftey rules have been broken. i could only have been 9/10 years old. true story cant name me class mate but if he reads this he might well remember. oh happy days

Comment by: alan lad on 1st December 2013 at 10:38

BillG I have always called you Billy and i am sure i called you Billy last time i spoke with you but my in my mind it is telling me i called you Bill, it must an age thing.

Comment by: billg on 1st December 2013 at 19:00

Alan Ladd, who do you bowl for?. Seen one of your previous posts you were at an hindley league meeting.we need a few new faces at our club . maybe I could tempt you to come and join us.

Comment by: alan lad on 6th January 2016 at 22:48

Sad to say Geoff Norburn passed away 30/12 / 15 ,best friend I ever had .

Comment by: Alan Millward on 19th April 2016 at 10:52

That's me 5th from right front row. We emigrated to Auatralia in 1958. My best mate in England was Billy Garner.

Comment by: Bill g on 20th December 2016 at 21:22

Alan Millward my daughter Karen has just seen your post I am pleased to know that you have made comments .Would love to hear more from you . Please advise best way to contact you.
Best regards bill Garner.

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