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Headmistress Miss Davies.
Headmistress Miss Davies.
Photo: Mabel Knight.
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Miss Davies first started teaching at All Saints in 1948,later becoming the last headmistress before the school became part of the Deanery High School.She was a very popular teacher with all the girl pupils at All Saints.

Comment by: highfieldlass on 25th October 2007 at 22:27

Is this the Miss Davies who later became the deputy head at the Deanery? She was feared by all when I was there, she used to walk round with a tape measure to check the length of your skirts! Mr Sharples was the Head.

Comment by: sandra webster on 29th October 2007 at 01:50

she used to live on Kipling ave Worsley Mesnes .... I don't know about the popular bit we were all scared off Her

Comment by: Glenis Fletcher (nee Smith) now living in n.wales on 31st October 2007 at 14:00

What memories this brings back of my time at All Saints School from 1962 to 1966. There were two Miss Davies's one the headmistress the other the art teacher. I liked the headmistress she was strict but fair. I thoroughly enjoyed my school years and have some brilliant and fond memories of my friends and the time I spent there.

Comment by: Linda Armstrong on 28th June 2008 at 17:05

I remember Miss Davies, her sister was a missionary. I agree, she was a good Head Mistress. The other was Miss B. Davies to distinguish the two. Miss B. Davies was our form teacher twice. 1964 and 1968. Do you remember Miss Myers? she was my favourite teacher.

Comment by: Gloria Joynt (nee Speakman) on 19th July 2008 at 16:50

I remember Miss Myres, she took us for maths, I always felt sorry for her as she had been in an accident when she was younger and her boyfriend died, therefore she never married, she also could be quite strict.

Comment by: norma champkin nee riley on 27th August 2008 at 20:25

i went to deanery in the 70s and miss davies used to take us for typing and pitman script, god she was strict but she had her favourates lol she took to the hospitals when we went on training at whelley hospital too, we always had to have an overall if we didnt, we didnt go, mr sharples was head teacher then.

Comment by: Linda Bell (nee Fouracre) on 25th October 2008 at 00:31

I really look back on my days at All Saints with affection. I liked Miss Davies - I thought she was strict but fair. Wonder if anyone remembers Miss Mather - the maths teacher - she had a wonderful sense of humour and Mrs Boote - the French teacher - although I never did learn to speak French!

Comment by: frank a on 9th January 2009 at 17:16

Sadly Miss Margaret Davis died in July 2008. She used to live on Pemberton Rd Winstanley and retired with her sister Pat(an ex Missionary) to Ormskirk.

Comment by: Nadine Griffiths (now Hall) on 23rd February 2009 at 17:35

I went to All Saints between 1958 and 1962 and was very happy and look back on those days with affection. I liked Miss Davies and thought she was very strict but fair.I was sorry to hear of her death last yesr. She was a fantastic teacher who will be greatly missed.

Comment by: judith burton (nee Griffiths) on 1st March 2009 at 07:08

I am living in New Zealand now but attended All Saints at the same time as my sister Nadine Griffiths (now Hall) - yes she was very strict but I actually liked her because of it and of course was a truly fabulous teacher.

Also I notice Sandra Webster made a comment - your name rings a bell with me - were we in the same class at All Saints?

Comment by: judith burton (nwe Griffiths) on 1st March 2009 at 07:12

One of the other ladies mentioned Miss Myers - I remember her also - Maths of course, she was so good as a Maths teacher and certainly set the road for me ever since, having lived and worked in various countries and as mentioned before, now in New Zealand since 1973 and always worked in accountants offices and such like - so obviously made an impression on my future.

Comment by: Roy Fisher on 20th July 2009 at 15:04

I left all saints in 1946, and Miss Davies was there then so the 1948 is wrong.there was also another Miss Davies at the same time,who I believe was not related. when you say these comments don't go in rightaway,what timescale are we talking. Yours Roy Fisher

Comment by: Sue Ward on 21st October 2009 at 22:14

It brought back a few memories reading through this.Nadine I remember you from my time at All Saints, I recall that you were a very good pianist am I right?. My very best friend at that time was Pauline Hunt and even to this day I still keep trying to find her. Do you know any one who may be able to help, I hope so

Comment by: CAROL LIPTROT on 4th November 2009 at 20:36


Comment by: Rose Woodcock (nee Richards) on 12th January 2010 at 20:18

I remember Miss M Davis before she became Headmistress she was always in white shorts and carrying a sports whistle,(PE Teacher) She was one of the first to get the new Ford Anglia it was pale yellow, she took me and my friend Sandra Mason home when Sandra was poorly as we both lived close to her. Miss Davis once called me and Sandra out at the end of morning assembly so that she could ask where we were going at 10 pm the night before.We used to sneak past her house or go another way so as not to be seen. I remember all the teachers mentioned, one in particular was Mrs Lea she thought she was better than all the others, she taught domestic science but Miss Benett was the best, she was eccentric with her blue rinse and old floral pinny. Some of us girls would walk with her from the station to school. She lived in Preston and was never married but most of the teachers were single. I loved being at All Saints berret and all.

Comment by: agnes horrocks ne gregory on 11th August 2010 at 15:15

hi rose i remember you we were in the same year as me if i remember you were a good swimer

Comment by: Roy Fisher on 11th August 2010 at 17:39

was anyone at All Saints,between 1943-1946. Roy.

Comment by: Barbara (nee maggs) on 16th March 2011 at 15:01

I was very happy at All Saints.Miss Davies was very "straight laced" Her Father was in the Police. The other Miss Davis was called Miss Davies Junior, she taught Art.I left in 1956/57.All the teachers was spinsters then & seemed "ancient". Does anyone know the address of Audrey (Hunter)? She was my bridesmaid at my first Wedding!Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. I live in Stockport & am almost 70!!

Comment by: Sue Ward nee Hulse on 30th August 2011 at 12:18

Hello Barbara, If you are the same Barbara that I knew, I was also bridesmaid at your first wedding

Comment by: Barbara Slater (nee Maggs) on 1st November 2011 at 15:24

Sue (Hulse) Sorry but you must mean another Barbara but my Dad had a cousin (Ernie) also from Worsley Mesnes who had a daughter Susan and you all came to my first wedding in 1960. Is your mum called May? love to hear from you.

Comment by: lorraine wilding nee Hewitt on 3rd April 2012 at 12:54

I remember miss Davis, i went to all saints from 1966 to 1971 and she was very strict, i remember walking along prescott street in the morning and she would drive up and if she caught you without your beret on there was trouble,and your skirts had to be a certain lenght, but really good memories of the school,anyone remember mr cartwright i think he was the history teacher he was a brilliant teacher and you could wrap him around your finger he was a good laugh.he was our form teacher for our last year.

Comment by: Kathleen Bolton (Nee Green) on 15th April 2012 at 16:49

Hi I was at All Saints 1964 to 1971. My class mates were Pam Halliday, Julie Lancaster Susan Wilding. Judith Hulse to name but a few Is there anyone out there who remembers any of these names

Comment by: sheila worsley on 1st August 2012 at 18:50

hi all who went to all saints girls school 1961 to 1965 great to see the picture of headmistress miss davies she would stand no nonsense miss myers terrified me she would very often throw her chalk at people !loved netball it made school worthwhile if anyone remembers me sheila worsley nee matthews would be nice to catch up.

Comment by: Evelyn Birch ne Ormesher. 1947to 1950. on 22nd October 2012 at 22:11

i loved all saints. miss Eccles was headmisstress. she was lovely.My sisters were also there in higher classes.Margret the eldest and marion.I belonged in ST MICHALS house and liked the competing.Great days and memories .Good pie shop down the road to .Remember having to show your money bag which we made and wore round your neck ha.I thought Miss Davies was like a film star when she first came to our school.Tall lovely white shorts.

Comment by: Lynne Jukes/Hosler on 3rd May 2013 at 23:15

Hi, I started at All Saints in 1969. It changed to the Deanery in 1970. Margaret Davies did have favourites but always tried to be fair. She would listen to both sides of a disagreement.

Comment by: Patricia Berry(nee Rimmer) on 3rd June 2014 at 12:50

I went to All Saints 1954 - 1959. Seems like yesterday. I loved Miss Davis, she had a big impact on me when I was at school. Sorry to hear she passed away, I would have loved to see her again.

Comment by: margaret farrimond on 8th June 2014 at 13:03

I was there from 59-64 and was on the net ball team,Miss Davies the art/music teacher was always complaining about a streak of blond hair I had at the front of my head she was always accusing me of dying it(which was unheard of in those days)My eldest son also has the streak perhaps we are related to the mallens.Does anyone remember Lynne Smith-Pat Fitzgerald and Edna Clark?

Comment by: Judith Silvester (nee Martin) on 6th December 2014 at 20:37

I was there until the school became the Deanery, I was in Miss Myers 5th year class with Shirley Foster, Audrey Barrow, Lynne Sharrock what a great teacher Miss Myers was and Mrs Freeman who took us for English. I haven't lived in Wigan since 1972 but would love to hear from anyone who was in the same class.

Comment by: Christine talbot Hornby on 23rd March 2015 at 23:34

Hello Margaret , I remember you and Alec from St Thomas,s also Edna Pat and Lynn ,I sometimes see them around town but havn,t seen you since we left school . hope you are well .

Comment by: Margaret Judson nee farrimond on 7th February 2016 at 13:22

Hi Christine Hornby,I moved from Wigan in 1975 and I now live in Blackley Manchester I married in 1966 at St Thomas church and have three children,I divorced in 89. I have not seen Yvonne Edwards since I was fifteen although we have been in contact several years ago by EMail and I would love to see her and anyone from those days. My cousin Pat lives in pemberton not far from my step cousin who I visit frequently.Hope you are keeping well.

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