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Title: STAMFORD BOYS SCHOOL
Post by: greeny on May 16, 2009, 11:40 AM
hi i know this topic was on the old board , and there were a few of the old boys that went there so i thought it would be a good topic to continue , i went there from 1960 to 1964 , the house that i was in was crompton and the headmaster was mr rogers , deputy head was mr donnely , i thought it was a good school and there are many memories of the school on the old board  :D
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Post by: jaywit on May 16, 2009, 02:09 PM
When I was there Whitehead was headmaster,Rodgers,music,Donnelly ,art and 3A.
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Post by: kennyo on May 17, 2009, 06:27 PM
when i was there around 1940 duncan was headmaster roberts music  farmer buck sciencedobson p.e. ?? i thinks
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Post by: Jayess on May 18, 2009, 01:21 AM
I left Stamford in August 1939 & from memory there was Roberts (music), Buckley (Science), Friar (also Science), Dobson (Physical Training), Donnelly (Art), Black (History & (he could throw a decent piece of Chalk)), Oldham (Metalwork) Higson (? )(Woodwork) Turner & the Headmaster was Duncan. When Mr Duncan took class we all used to try to not sit in the front desks so we didn't get a shower.  I remember him for he tried to introduce Baseball to us & one day he was behind the batter all togged up but lifted  the Face-guard to say something & the ball hit him in the Mouth. I don't know why but we never saw the baseball tackle again. Buckley only had one eye & he always thought the kids were having a go at him. He was nasty tempered guy & was always despised by the kids -- I don`t think anyone liked him at all. Jayess
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on May 18, 2009, 10:28 PM
Our sports teacher used to take his eye out and put it on the desk.
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Post by: greeny on May 19, 2009, 08:05 PM
here are some of the teacher i can remember turner , oldham . sidebottom ,taylor , windows , howorth , gidman , humpries .smith ,jones , hallsworth , school hymn jerusalem , best house crompton ha ha  :D
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Post by: Mr Chips on May 19, 2009, 08:45 PM
Greeny wrote:

"best house crompton " ????

Cr@ppy Crompton
Dirty Dalton
Sh$ty Shaftesbury
King Kenworthy.



Master Chips: 1c 2c 3c 4c 1958 -1962
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Post by: kennyo on May 20, 2009, 12:26 AM
wasn't that  kiss arse  kenworthy cheers k.o.
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Post by: jaywit on May 20, 2009, 01:59 PM
Greeny wrote:

"best house crompton " ????

Cr@ppy Crompton
Dirty Dalton
Sh$ty Shaftesbury
King Kenworthy.



Master Chips: 1c 2c 3c 4c 1958 -1962
I started off in 1c for the first day,had a few tests,Turner took the class.Looking around the class I felt a bit dissolousioned.The next day I was in 1a then 2,3,4,
Shaftesbury,1st year Thistlethwaite,can't remember 2nd,3rd Donnelly,4th,Eggleston
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Post by: Assheton on May 20, 2009, 09:12 PM
The ex headmaster of Stamford Norman Denis Braithwaite died at his home in Marple last Christmas Eve.. 24.12.2008. RIP.
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Post by: greeny on May 21, 2009, 09:56 PM
hi was the sea cadets stationed at the rear of the school , and the tuck shop on crompton street there in 1940s
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Post by: Mr Chips on May 22, 2009, 01:25 PM
Jaywit wrote:

"I started off in 1c for the first day"


I did as well but I loved it so much - I stayed - I think that my intake was the first to go in for the GCE, so they introduced a fifth year - I got promoted to 5b - but left at Christmas.

Ist  year we had Geoff Sidebottom, 2nd was Ray Bracegirddle, 3rd: Neil McConnell, 4th I think was J B Donelley, I seem to think that Trevor Rogers took us in the 5th, I wagged it half the time and remember very little (hoping that senility will help later), my report would read: Late 0,  Absent 54. 
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Post by: jaywit on May 22, 2009, 02:06 PM
hi was the sea cadets stationed at the rear of the school , and the tuck shop on crompton street there in 1940s
Seem to remember a building up the hill from Crompton st.This was where the sea cadets were I think.I bought my first tabs at the tuck shop,  "Compass",didn't smoke very long,sick as a dog after 10 Woodbines all after one another,I learn fast!!!!
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Post by: kennyo on May 22, 2009, 02:30 PM
the sea cadets used the school i joined 1940 got called up after 4years and mr.bevan said you won a raffle get down the pit and 60years later blair said thankyou and sent us a badge cheers kennyo
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Post by: greeny on May 25, 2009, 09:40 AM
hi so the sea cadets were linked to stamford school in the forties , they were still there in the 60s. did they have any links with the army or r a f  in the forties ? with having ashton baracks just up the road from stamford . i know when i went to stamford there were quite a few kids that went , that lived at the baracks but that is the only connection i know , that was when there were lots stationed at lady smiths baracks which as gone now but not forgotten , there is a bit of the old wall and gateway left  :)
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Post by: kennyo on May 25, 2009, 07:44 PM
we had a football team in the sea cadets we played oldham rochdale and chadderton cadets and when we had a home game the girls air cadets used to come over and brew up and serve sandwhitches for us after the game we got on quite well with the air cadet girls they were a great bunch of girls our home games were at stamford school the outside flagpole was our quarterdeck great days with great people happy times kennyo cheers
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Post by: LCGI on January 26, 2010, 06:11 PM
hi i know this topic was on the old board , and there were a few of the old boys that went there so i thought it would be a good topic to continue , i went there from 1960 to 1964 , the house that i was in was crompton and the headmaster was mr rogers , deputy head was mr donnely , i thought it was a good school and there are many memories of the school on the old board  :D


Just logged on after 6 yrs absence...... not much has changed (except the new Board)

Hello to all.....
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Post by: Fudge on January 26, 2010, 08:04 PM
Hello Hope you enjoy being back on board some of us have been on a few years others are new I have been on about 3 or 4 yrs but really enjoy the site Fudge
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Post by: Martin on January 26, 2010, 10:48 PM
Hello LCGI and welcome.

Did we know you under a different name on the old board?
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Post by: Kiwi on January 26, 2010, 11:30 PM
Kia Ora LCGI, you've got me stumped as to what the letters in your username represent  ;)

Licentiateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute ?

Local Common Gateway Interface ?

Leadership & Church Growth International ?

Littlemoss Country Golf Institute  :) ?

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Post by: jan on January 27, 2010, 11:49 AM
Latest Chap to Get In (the forum)

BTW Kiwi - keeping an eye on your non smoking counter.  Celebrations soon for your first year  :)
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Post by: Kiwi on January 27, 2010, 07:46 PM
BTW Kiwi - keeping an eye on your non smoking counter.  Celebrations soon for your first year  :)

Do you think I should have a cigar to mark the occasion ?  ;)
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Post by: jan on January 28, 2010, 10:29 AM
Do they still sell those sweet cigarettes?  Probably not - but if they did you could allow yourself a packet I think :-)
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Post by: sooty on January 28, 2010, 04:22 PM
noticed in the local newsagents the other day, sweet sticks in a packet just like the ones which used to be sold as sweet gigarettes,the health and safety brigade are doing a great job.Well done Kiwi with your efforts too be free from the weed,
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Post by: brian seward on July 13, 2010, 05:59 PM
Kennyo  Re Sea Cadets;   Do you remeber the Cadet who led most of the parades He was an impecably dressed cadet Who certainly looked the part.
Well, when he had to go in the forces he joined the Airborne and was KIA at Arnhem, Do you recall his name or?????
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Post by: KENNETHO on July 13, 2010, 06:52 PM
I CANT REMEMBER HIS NAME SORRY  KENNETH O
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Post by: brian seward on July 14, 2010, 12:42 AM
Talking of Cadets I was in the Air group and we had two Sqn's 247 and I think 525  We also had a smart young chap called Carter he was Flt Sgt always led the parades Unfortunately he  became an Air Gunner and was killed early 1945 over Greece I think. I got to the lofty height of Cpl then went and joined the Navy cause they took entrants in at 16 and 9 months whereas RAF had to wait till 17 and 3 months
I have just come back to this  post because I forgot my Password etc  so I rejoined.
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Post by: LCGI on April 09, 2012, 05:38 PM
Kia Ora LCGI, you've got me stumped as to what the letters in your username represent  ;)

Licentiateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute ?

Local Common Gateway Interface ?

Leadership & Church Growth International ?

Littlemoss Country Golf Institute  :) ?



Your first guess is correct.....
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Post by: LCGI on April 09, 2012, 05:44 PM
Hello LCGI and welcome.

Did we know you under a different name on the old board?

Howdy (very belated)

Just in for another flying visit ... Jeeze how time flies - 2012 already

G'Day to all who knew or remember me

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Post by: LCGI on June 17, 2015, 08:39 PM


Geeze another 3 years have past since my last visit.... and nowt else posted

Anyways..... g'day to all here - from downunder
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Post by: Martin on June 19, 2015, 10:08 PM
Nowt else posted under this topic, but plenty posted under other topics.

Since the last time you popped in, Stamford School has been demolished and the site is being developed as a primary school and a housing estate.

You may like to see Vanessa's video of the old Stamford School buildings shortly before they were demolished.
See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DMYn7e3p64
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Post by: will e reckit on June 24, 2015, 12:30 AM
The end of an era.
When I first attended Stamford, Mr Donnelly was deputy head. I never had a problem with the chap though a high percentage of kids lived in fear of him.
Maybe it was the fact that he often carried his cane up his jacket sleeve, that way not having to waste time sending malefactors to the office to be caned but was able to hand out the punishment on the spot.

I'm betting that wouldn't go down too well in these excessively PC days.
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Post by: Jayess on August 13, 2015, 07:03 AM
Mr Donnelly was the Art Master when I left Stamford School & that was in 1939 -- Ted Friar was the teacher of my last year there -Jayess
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Post by: jaywit on August 13, 2015, 08:58 PM
Mr Donnelly was my art teacher until I left in 1953? I think!!!
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Post by: jaywit on August 14, 2015, 02:31 PM
Thistlethwait,Donnerley,Eggleston and Battersby
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Post by: Albert on August 14, 2015, 03:20 PM
 Head master Duncan then Whitehead  Hallsworth Oldham Dobson Turner Bennet snr Bennet Battersby Wild
 Miss Ramsden Miss Lowe Miss William  Roberts Frier Cottam care taker and on the council I left 1946
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Post by: heather on August 19, 2015, 10:06 PM
Albert, my dad left Stamford in 1946. His name was Jimmy Brown and he lived on Corkland Close Cockbrook. He went to work in the Co-op on Stamford Crescent on his 14th Birthday.

Heather
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Post by: herby on August 20, 2015, 04:57 AM
Hi
         Are you all Proddi Dogs on this Forum. No Cat Lights Left St Anns in 1944 and not been to church since               herby   
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Post by: jaywit on August 20, 2015, 02:28 PM
I left during summer holidays.Last school Friday,started work Monday,still aged 14
Come snow,we (Holy Tripeshop) used to give St Anne's s snowball raid regularly.Also Gateshead!! Catlicks!!!
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Post by: Albert on August 20, 2015, 07:06 PM
Hi Heather I should know the name I lived on Arundel St and Crawford Terrace, there would have been about 100 boys in the same year
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Post by: heather on August 24, 2015, 04:19 PM
Albert, my grandad was in the army. When they came back from India at the star of WW2, they lived at Crawford Terrace before going to Corkland Close. Dad went to St Gabriels, then Parochial. John Yates (The Petman) also lived on Corkland Close.
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Post by: LCGI on March 31, 2017, 06:15 PM
Hello to all,
Goodness me..... more time has past us by - its 2017 and April Fools Day here downunder

G'day to all who remembers me
Title: Re: STAMFORD BOYS SCHOOL
Post by: LCGI on April 01, 2017, 04:35 PM
Hello LCGI and welcome.

Did we know you under a different name on the old board?

Hi Martin..... Always had the same name on here.....

CV:
Born in A-U-L (Lakeside Hospital) June 1950 - living at 14 Kenyon Street
School; Gatefield Primary to 1961, Stamford Boys Secondary to 1965.
Occupation; Coppersmith at Range Boilers 1966 to 1973 - Then Migrated to Brisbane Australia
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Post by: Pollardgraham on May 10, 2018, 03:51 PM
Do you remember a black haired lad called Sid, I can't remember his second name but he was well known and quite a tough lad
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Post by: LCGI on May 21, 2018, 04:18 PM
Hi
Do you remember a black haired lad called Sid, I can't remember his second name but he was well known and quite a tough lad

Nope thats a bit vague for a name (Sid) - perhaps someone else can enlighten us ?

Have a good week...
Larry E.