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Do remember, photos, memories are needed to make the site live - send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Put WGS in the subject line and tell me the years you were at the school. Graham Tall (1955)
IN mixed views, it is evident that opinions of the school varied , some boys really hating it. Yet, Mike Beeby (1946- ) encapsulates a view that many would accept: "The school had an aura of quiet discipline that enabled a shy working class waif firstly to survive, subsequently thrive and emerge well equipped to make the most of his abilities at University and in life."
Three new reunions this year 1958 Reunion 1955 Re-Reunion 1952 reunion 1952 Entertainment - what is going to happen in 2009?
Two specials in the 1952 reunion: Johnny Hyde's memory of 40s school days & D.Wilson & R.Oberman on Wellingborough 'dialect'
Once you have clicked on the 1952 Re-Reunion leave time to load and then click the arrow.
60s & 70s Panoramas Ready For Identification
Three quarters of the copies printed have been sold - don't leave buying yours til too late. What are your memories of WGS?
Send me your photos and memories!
You may well find the report on the right interesting. Quoted in the Times In January 2008, but originally sent in by the Grammar school's second headmaster, Mr.Woolley in January 1950. Note, that the school he is primarily referring to, is a public rather than a grammar school.
was first put
in the paper by
Wilson with the
"Men, not walls, make a city" It was repeated, as on the right, by Howard Buchanan between 1977 and 2001
WELLINGBOROUGH GRAMMAR SCHOOL,
REMEMBERED BY ALL OLD BOYS AND FORMER STAFF.
"QUOMODO SEDET SOLA CIVITAS"
See also: The Bengal Lancers
Placed in the Evening Telegraph the day before the summer term ended. David Wilson was both a teacher and an old boy at the school. Howard taught at WGS in its final years. Memoriam quote and translation in full
Johnny Hyde is coming to the 1940s (and 30s and early 50s) reunion - what about you? See left below
If you haven't been to the Nostalgic Wellingborough GS site Visit it, Paul & I exchange info!
Panoramas, major help is required with 1936-1940, and 1965-74 panoramas.
Panoramas Available: Keys % Named Form Photos Unidentified
1930 Panorama A Panoramic Key will be created if a list of names is offered.
1933 Panorama 1933 Panorama Key
1936 Panorama 1936 Panorama Key 44% Named: Please check spelling and row
1938 Panorama 1938 Panorama Key 18% Named: A good start by two boys from that year.
1940 Panorama 1940 Panorama Key 11% Named: It is up to you, as yet, just fifteen names.
1946 Panorama 1946 Panoramic Key 94% Named: 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Unidentified Teachers
1949 Panorama 1949 Panoramic Key 91% Named: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Unidentified
1952 Panorama 1952 Panoramic Key 99% Named: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th&5th 6th Unidentified
1955 Panorama 1955 Panoramic Key 97% Named: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th&5th 6th Unidentified
1958 Panorama 1958 Panoramic Key 99% Named: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th&5th 6th Unidentified
1962 Panorama 1962 Panoramic Key 88% Named: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Unidentified Staff
1965 Panorama 1965 Panoramic Key 22% Named: It is up to you, Almost a quarter identified
1968 Panorama 1968 Panoramic Key 7% Named: It is up to you,
1971 Panorama 1971 Panoramic Key 15% Named: It is up to you,
1974 Panorama 1974 Panoramic Key 36% Named: It is up to you, Over a third now identified!
A Nice Thank you: I think that you are now entitled to amend the main site signpost to read:
Loads of WGS stuff from the 40's, 50's & 60's
Thank you for your efforts and keep up the good work. John Cook (1947)
Somebody kept their School Cap! click Uniform! to remind yourself of its tasteful, practical design and remember why we were called ring worms! If you want to see how the staff changed over the years and who smiles, click: Teachers in Panoramas
One rumour scotched: Perce Long insists that he slipped and didn't attempt to appear twice in the 1955 Panorama:
Back Row: Seamark & Ian (Jock) Reid
Middle Row: Richard/Robert? Deacon, Perce Long (disappearing downwards) & Trevor Clarke
Front Row: David Ozier, Jim Cockerill and Graham Hobby
I think it was Fred Astle who had his face on both ends of a panoramic picture. It did happen - he received 6 of the best for it. I will check my panoramic picture to see if it's on that one. James William Tomkins 1958-
Identifying Panoramas is the latest project. Form Lists for the 1940, 1946, & 1949 Panoramas are now available.
|The picture on the left was taken in 2005, but is identical to the school in ther fifties. The picture below was taken in the thirties - What was added later?|
Details of other reunions: 1940s 1945 reunion 1952 Reunion 1954 Reunion, 1955 Reunion 1956 Reunion
1967 reunion described on Wellingborough GS Nostalgic site direct links: Photos Report
The Official Wrenn School web site (When the school became comprehensive the LEA honoured
Harold, by naming the new school after him. The original classrooms and corridors are very familiar,
the laboratories etc. still bear the plaques of the men who opened them. Understandably, though
sadly, the Grammar School is not mentioned but the Wrenn school's notepaper bears a very familiar image:)
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