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Abraham Guest Class 2A 1962
Abraham Guest Class 2A 1962
Photo: Dorothy Eaborn
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Item #: 5558
Another class photo from 1962, this time I'm 2nd from right in the front row. Teacher was Mr Jones I think; my friend Brenda Glover is also on the front row. Shortly after this I left Wigan, haven't lived there since; been married almost 35 years, 2 grown up children, 1 grandchild - what a lot of time has passed since those carefree schooldays!

Comment by: britboy on 23rd May 2008 at 01:46

anyone got a photo of class 1A 1962 ??

Comment by: Rod & John on 19th July 2008 at 18:23

Back Row L-R:1-Mr Jones (Bob)2-******* 3-John Mullen 4-Jim Barton 5-David Hesketh 6-******* Hitchmore 7-Billy ******* 8-******* 9-Arthur Porter 10-Joe Almond
Second Row L-R:1-Alan Johnson 2-David Melling 3-Ian Halton 4-Muriel Charnock 5-******* 6-Mavis Atherton 7-Helen Lawton 8-John Gary 9-Peter Wagstaffe 10-Robert Boyers
Front Row:1-Elaine McNamara 2-******* 3-******* 4-******* 5-******* 6-Jennifer Woods 7-******* 8-******* 9-*******
Sat On The Floor:1-******* 2-*******

Comment by: joan pilkington now bannister on 25th January 2009 at 22:39

front row first on right as usual not in uniform on same row not jennifer woods but jennifer ward and elaine jaundrill both from billinge

Comment by: robert boyers on 10th June 2009 at 11:45

top row left david duckworth william hitchmore elaine jaundrill susan smalley front row geoffrey and stuart swan

Comment by: rboyers on 11th June 2009 at 19:07

front row left geoffrey abbot

Comment by: john darbyshire on 16th June 2009 at 20:29

my big sister susan darbyshire front row number seven

Comment by: Vivienne and Elaine on 3rd July 2009 at 21:12

You look really good on this photo Robert

Comment by: Dalila Fearn nee Smith on 24th June 2010 at 21:12

My sister Lucia was in this class but she isnt on the photo, not sure why, anyone got a photo with her on? Dalila x

Comment by: pat heaton nee bradshaw on 20th October 2010 at 13:36

jaon you were responsible for me meeting my husband 47 years ago you are right about jennifer ward on the photo but elaine jaundrell isnt on it for some reason we were related so would recognise her i am not on the photo i was in 2b

Comment by: pat heaton nee bradshaw on 23rd October 2010 at 17:45

been looking at this photo again and joan could be right Elaine jaundrell could be the one on the front row sat down next to Elaine Mc Namara they were good friends and i now remember she had her hair cut short for the first time since she was a toddler.Sorry for the confusion

Comment by: chris.d on 11th February 2011 at 22:52

Has anyone got a photo of the first class of 1959. This was the year Abraham Guest Secondary Modern opened and all the pupils from Orrell Council and other places came..

Comment by: Sylvia.W on 26th February 2011 at 10:22

Chris, I have a photo of what I think was the last year at Orrell Council but the site wont let me upload it for some reason

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 5th February 2012 at 19:35

There were no official class photographs in the first year at Abraham Guest (AG). I was in class 1A in the first year. The first academic year actually only comprised 2 terms at AG. The first term was still at Orrell Council (for most of us) because AG was not ready (as it was in the final stages of building.) So we started at AG in January under a new Headmaster Mr. Stockwell. There was probably too much to do organising a new school under a very different ethos from that of Orrell Council.

Comment by: ann aspinall on 5th February 2012 at 20:21

looking for class 4b 1962 school photo abraham guest

Comment by: rachelfarrimond on 11th December 2012 at 13:20

does anyone know kathleen miller it would be nice if anyone knows her and to send in a picture becuase i want to give it to her as a xmas present i would be nice if anyone knows who has a picture of her to send it to this website so i could show her becuase she means everything to me and by the waby does anyone know mr woodhouse who went to orrell abraham guest

Comment by: Dr Brian Holland on 18th October 2013 at 22:44

I was at Abraham Guest until November 1963. I have got a class photo of Form 1B for the year 1961-62. On that photo is Graham Pimblett, Granville .......? Brian Kidd, Ann Gore and Valerie Sudworth; all with the late Mr Davis our Form Teacher. I'm now semi-retired and living in MANCHESTER. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT REMEMBERS ME!! Brian

Comment by: Reverend Jack Middlehurst on 16th March 2014 at 04:25

Hi Brian. I do remember your name. Not sure if I was in the same class. I was in 1B, 2B, I remember Brian Kidd, Ann and of course Valerie, but old age memory not so good these days. Lol.
Yes, mr Davies was out teacher. He had a son who was a diabetic. Love to hear from you. Jack

Comment by: Brian Holland on 19th December 2014 at 00:18

Just spotted comments by Rev Jack Middleton from March 2014 who was at Abraham Guest School. I was at AG from 1961 to Nov 1963 when my parents moved down south. Were you in Mr Davies' class? And what years were you there? I'm now living in Manchester and would love to catch-up.

Comment by: Johnny on 28th January 2015 at 12:11

I remember Jenny Ward who I dated in 1963 TO 64. Quite a lively girl as I recall!!

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