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A little bit of history which I picked up from the library:
- Morley School was opened in 1922 as a senior school for boy's & girls.
- It changed over to a Secondary Modern School in 1944.
- In 1966 the senior children transferred to the new Elliott Durham School on Ransom Rd and the old Junior school (Board School) closed down moved up to Morley on Wells Rd and was then called The St Ann's Junior School.
I attended Morley Sec. Mod. School from 1952-56 and left when I was 15. In our final year inn class 4A Miss (Polly) Brown was our English and form teacher, she called us her top notches... she must have been quite elderly at the time and must have taught English for many years at Morley....because she also taught both my Dad & Uncle Ron English in approx 1926......I was also told that in the same class as my Dad was Eric Stapleton, who later went on to be a very famous Dance Band Leader & Broadcaster.
Tina Hall: My mum sent me this photo of Morley School Pic in 1952. Please feel free to tag yourself on this pic. xxx — with Sheila Greensmith, Shirley Elston, June Yeatman, David Pickard and David Wheat.
This picture was taken at Morley School when it was a senior school in the year roughly about 1952/3. My dad, Maurice Thackray is in the middle of the 2nd row and I don't know who was on the other half of this picture as I do not have it. If anyone has the full pic or the other half or can tell me any more information on the people I would be really grateful. Tina Hall
This is the full picture at Morley School with my dad Maurice Thackray on. With my sincerest thanks to Tony Goodman for publishing this pic. Now we need to get tagging with those names. Tina Hall
I believe this was my first year at Morley.. Do you see anyone you know or what year? Barry Felstead
Found this little gem at my dad's today!
Morley School football team - photo taken March 12th 1942.
All boys are named.....H Taylor, L Wrench, A Sheherd, D Fowler, K Nixon, E Felstead, R Sharpe, R Reynolds(my dad), D Manners, A Hales(captain) C Dean(vice captain).
All these lovely boys would now be in their late 80's. Hope it brings back memories for some of you ...Sue Lawson Lawsonyouyouyouyou!!www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153734682254649&set=gm.988155531284735&type=3&permPage=1&ifg=1
Morley Youth Club? Back row. Kenny Guyler, Les Daft. Hoggy Bingham. John McKenna , ? David Rowbottom,
Front row, ? Mick, Tom, Roy Morris, Dave Ireland
Front row, ? Mick, Tom, Roy Morris, Dave Ireland
Morley Secondary Modern School Teachers circa. 1950's passed to me earlier this evening by Roy Vickery Duncombe Street. (Tony Miller). Back Row....??Mr. Burton???Mr. Smith (Music) front row????Mr. Od'Whyre (Maths) Mr. Hollingsworth (Headmaster) Miss Barker Mr, Blythe Miss. Tomlinson Mr. Evans Miss Redmile Shall I start the ball rolling....any more names to faces? Just been talking to the infamous Mr. Alan "Shorty" Shortland (Dickenson St.) who has managed to get a few more names of our old teachers...." Torture Incorporated" .back row L to R..1 Mr. Wells (T.D.) 5th Mr. Roe? (Maths) Mr. Cappendael ?(Art) front row L to R 1st. Miss Bowman (D.Sc) 7 in Miss. Tomlinson (Tom Cat) (Maths) any body Ex Morley can help or confirm...in anticipation Tony.
Tony Miller:- ..... Back Row left to right. ? Gloria Hancock, Jill Bartle, ? June Hall, Pat Harris.Next Row. John Ireland, Terry Nixon, Mick Bonser, Keith Fretwell, Mick Sargent, Les Shaw, Bob Marshall, ? Sargent, Me Tony Miller, Next Row. Albert Gibson, Geoff Ayers, Alan Stenett, Tony Evans, Gerald Bunting, Steve Waldron, George Wood, Charlie Soloman, Dave Farrell, Joe Smith, Brian Guest, Dave Newton, Mick Harvey. Front Row. ????? Suzete Bullock?, Catherine Howcroft, ?,?,?,?, Pat Withers. Typical got most of the boys but not many girls....Dave Farrell was also in the class......Dave can you put a name to my ???????,s Great Class very Happy memories.....we were Miss. Barkers TN,s..... her top notches.....
Morley 68 I am one of them front row (Michael Bestwick)
My uncle Harold Barlow in this photo . I guess late 1940s probably Morley school (Susan Flecknoe)
morley school about 1958/59 back row from left billy davis. ?. peter southall. dave yeatman. vic smith. ? ward. david chambers. john saville. peter tongue. sec row from left trevor etches. peter ball. dido morris. ?. alan warrener. ? terry smith. >. jimmy wood. front row from left. jean pottinger. janis butting. june frost. dot smith. brenda ?. ?. ?. ?. ?.
MORLEY 2008 - LAST DAY Tony Miller: Morley School had an open day for all old pupils just prior to it closing down for good as a school on 3/7/2008 and re. locating to a new site. It was a very interesting day for all of us...as most of us had not set foot in the school for over 50 yrs since leaving at 15 y.o.a. and going out to work.
Morley School Football Team 1953-4. Back row left to right. Charlie Soloman, Geoff Ayres, Brian Guest, Mick Sargent, Albert Gibson, Gerald Bunting. Front Row. Mr.Hollingworth headmaster, Noel Nicholson? John Ireland, Bob Marshall (Captn. should have played for Forest) Frank Bush, Tony Miller, Mr. O'Wyer. with Davo's metal work class room as the back drop.
Tony Miller .......and this was the class of 1A 1952 and in our first year at Morley Secondary Modern School when we were all about 11 years of age.....with Mr. Hollingworth as our Headmaster,and Polly Barker as our English Teacher and later as our class 4A Form Teacher...she used to call us her TN's her top notches....the notches at the top of the tallest trees...yes 60 years ago.....and I still remember all the members of our class very well.....as if it was yesterday. Unfortunately one or two of them are no longer with us....However...nowadays.... I can open the fridge door and stare inside for a couple of minutes...and wonder what I originally opened the door for....does that ring a bell folks? I guess it's the mystery of life....
1952 Back Row L_R 1 ?___________ 2 Brian Pearson 3 Keith Watkinson 4 Phil Stennet 5 Barry Richardson Middle Row L-R 1 ? __________ Turner 2 Dennis Gibson 3 Barry Richards 4 Grahm Mee 5 ?__________Marriott 6 ?___________West 7 Johnny Want Front row L-R 1 Kenny Barnaby 2 Kenny Pring 3 Kenny Newman 4 ?______________ 5 Johnny Lambert 6 John Shaw 7 Howard Fisher