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Standish Grammar School


Standish Boy's junior 1 1957
Standish Boy's junior 1 1957
Photo: Ken Croston
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Item #: 24199
Some new faces since 1955. Is that Michael Bolton on Neil Gray's right? Also Michael Andrews next to Geoff Finney. One I didn't remember from 1955 is Wilfred Farrimond on Geoffrey Norburn's right. Was the one next to Geoffrey Silcock called Tinsdale, Keith Simm on John Cross's right, a Brown between Barry Dawber and Alan Birchall, and the newcomer on Michael Sheffield's right called Cronin? And of course Mrs. Goodwin.

Comment by: Cliff on 29th November 2013 at 19:00

Is that John Cross, second from left, front row.
He's still got the same expression on his face today.

Comment by: Ken Croston on 29th November 2013 at 21:48

Yes - he's in the 1955 picture too (no. 20).

Comment by: billg on 30th November 2013 at 21:16

ken, yes i remember alan cronin they had the wheatsheaf pub for a while, he worked at langtree carage. always remember one day we were asked to bring our pets in to school, alan brought a snake in, scared me stiff been frightned of snakes ever since (not sure if it was at standish grammer or at shevington secondary modern )

Comment by: alan lad on 1st December 2013 at 10:19

Graham tinsdale (nag). wonder why some comments are not entered?

Comment by: Kn Croston on 2nd December 2013 at 18:31

Each time I see this more memories come back. I think it should be Eric not Michael Bolton back row. I always went home for dinner so Mrs. Goodwin got me to bring bread back from the shop and post a letter to her daughter at college. She smoked like a chimney - no wonder she was so skinny.

Comment by: billg on 2nd December 2013 at 18:45

Ken now you have said Eric Bolton it rings a bell trying to think of his sisters name.

Comment by: billg on 2nd December 2013 at 20:52

Ken could you please name as many of us as you can. I'm getting confused. Trying to link up the names from your other pic.we are not in the same positions. Appreciate your help.

Comment by: Ken Croston on 4th December 2013 at 19:08

OK here goes. L to R. Back row Michael Norburn,Gerrard Elsey,Alan Millward,Norman Hart,John? Charnock,Eric Bolton,Neil Gray,Peter Walford,Billy SIMM. Middle row Geoffrey Silcock,Graham Tinsdale,?,Alan Cronin,Michael Sheffield,Billy Garner,Dennis Heaton,Wilfried Farrimond,Geoffrey Norburn,Norman?Yates. Front row Jimmy Clossick,John Cross,Keith Simm,Brian Finch,me,Frank Ryding,Barry Dawber,? Brown,Alan Birchall,Michael Andrews,Geoff Finney.

Comment by: billg on 4th December 2013 at 20:34

Thanks very much ken , I was struggling with quite a few of these . I couldn't have picked out Allan Millward ,but now you have pointed me to him ,course its him ,and I now think that that if was niel grey that emigrated with Allan.don't know how you have remembered all our names ,thanks again for your input.

Comment by: Ken Croston on 5th December 2013 at 15:46

Me neither - Especially when often I can't remember why I went to the shop!

Comment by: Alan Millward on 19th April 2016 at 11:10

Wow this brings back some memories. Can remember a lot of the names. Neil gray returned to Standish after 2 years in Australia. Our family stayed here.

Comment by: John Cross on 20th July 2016 at 00:48

Wow where are they all Now ???

Comment by: Pauline ELSEY Kiernan on 2nd October 2018 at 19:17

Hi the boy 3rd from left 2nd row is David Elsey my late husband not Gerald :-)

Comment by: Pauline Kiernan on 2nd October 2018 at 19:21

Not sure if my first comment went through, The boy 3rd from left in 2nd row is David Elsey my late husband not Gerald :-)

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