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Ashton-in-Makerfield Secondary School

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Cansfield 1987
Cansfield 1987
Photo: Warren Burrows
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Item #: 25633
Cansfield SS in Ashton

Comment by: whups on 17th October 2014 at 22:02

this is how i remember the upper school . a bit diffrent now.

Comment by: Aubrey on 19th October 2014 at 08:55

When did the Grammar School end to become Cansfield SS?

Comment by: Aubrey on 19th October 2014 at 11:06

The photo seems to have been taken from outside a small shop in Old Road. If I remember correctly the owner was Mrs Eccles, the shop was like a little tuck shop for the school. Crisps in a barm cake was one of my favourites

Comment by: Dougie on 19th October 2014 at 15:47

Takes me back this photo,anyone that was at school about 1953 do you remember the chippy across the road a bit farther down than the girls gate that we went to for dinner you could eat in side, tables/chairs/plates the lot

Comment by: G P on 19th October 2014 at 22:50

I think it was 1965 when the upper school was opened.

Comment by: Daz on 19th October 2014 at 23:00

I can't fathom where about's this was. Was this at the top end of Old rd where it bends round Whitledge Green (where the pre-fab huts once stood)?, or was it taken where the Leisure Centre is now?, or even on the corner of Old Rd/Cansfield Grove?. As far as I can remember, the fence around the old school on Old rd ran right the way round til the part that faces directly opposite Whitledge Green. I don't remember there ever being a shop opposite the school because there is just terrace houses there, unless it's the one opposite the Whitledge Green.

Comment by: Aubrey on 20th October 2014 at 06:59

Daz,
The small shop was amongst the terraced houses at the top of Old Road just before the bend towards Wigan Road.

Comment by: whups on 20th October 2014 at 16:30

it seems it was took just down from the gates facing harold ave . i remember the shop , but cant remember the name of it.

Comment by: Dougie on 21st October 2014 at 09:26

HiHiHeee my mistake I was thinking it was the girls school in Cansfield Grove not the old Grammar school in old road, I remember the shop you on about across the road --Sorry--

Comment by: lee hurley on 22nd October 2014 at 15:05

any 1 got any pictures of the teachers there, ie brand hallsal mitchell, brand etc

Comment by: dave Lewis on 29th October 2014 at 07:15

when I went to that school the shop was called rays.

Comment by: barbara on 15th January 2021 at 12:48

left the school at 16 worked at this shop the lady who had the shop then is in her 90s in a home on whitledge green alovely lady her husband was called ray january 2021

Comment by: Bill Fletcher on 10th November 2021 at 13:06

I started there in '83. The large wooden hall on the left was the assembly area. I remember Mr Giligannon dishing out beatings to the unruly.
Mr Leyland, the headmaster, was also quite volatile. Mr Prescott taught technical drawing and was one of the better teachers. The forms went from 1:1 (the best) to 1:10 (not so bright). I was in 1:5 so middle-thick. Both my elder sisters were in the 4th and 5th year when I started. Some good memories, but not great ones.

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