Famous Sayings, Quotes and Songs
or maybe not so famous eh! ~ email me  yours that you heard at school

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Learn To Live. Girls School Motto E. D. Williams
Seek, Strive, Find. Boys School Motto C. Adams
"Keep to the waste side of the line, laddie".   Reg Wilkinson, (woodwork)
"Always keep your hands behind the cutting edge laddie".   Reg Wilkinson, (woodwork)
"Manners maketh man!"   Kitty Roberts, (Art)
"Eh! Kids!"   Mr. Jarvey
"50 lines"   Mr. Foulkes
"If your brain exploded it wouldn't even part your hair""   Mr F. Harvey
"This is your Heritage lad!"   Mr F. Harvey
"The reward for good work is more work"   P.J
When asked what to do by drama students, Mr Shuker replied "Improvise"
"7,7,7 all good boys go to heaven, 30,30, do it wrong and you'll get hurty"
"Get that sheep head in lad" Mr W. Grimshaw. If assembly lineup was not straight.
"What ails you lad" Mrs G.(Spitfire) Richardson.
"This above all, to thine own self be true" Miss Hawkins
"We don't say much but we're watching you" Miss Ellison

Remember singing the Pilgrim's Song? Take a copy!
Forty years on when afar and asunder! Print it off!

Send in your trivia info to be posted here.
Diana Ashworth (Whelan) says "this was the last thing the headmistress
Miss Williams said to us in assembly before we left forever to explore the world of work.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, what soever
things are just, whatsoever things are pure, what soever things are lovely, what soever
things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on
these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and
seen in me, do: and the God of peace be with you.
Philippians Chapter 4 Verses 8-9.

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Harold Heyes sent this snippet from ULYSSES by ALF TENNYSON
And though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are---
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
"Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find,
and not to yield.

Anyway where have we seen those words before, I think those words apply now, 50 yrs on, what! I wondered was where the words came from. The older you get, the more you learn.  Am now going away to write them down 500 times ready to hand in for Monday morning. ?  Harold Heyes

Ernie Mills: Great find. I never new where the school motto came from either.

Harold Heyes sent me this reminder from our days back in the mid 50's..........
"What about Wing Commander Partington R N, with his slides in the hall, going through the
straits of Malacca
" anyone remember him.?
Ernie Mills: Yes I remember him very well and we still, even today, mimic him as he had a
very pronounced, gruff way of saying ".. the straits of Malacca"

Harold Heyes, what a great memory. I must admit I had forgotten these. :)
  • Javlin throwing on the air raid shelter. Who remembers where the shelters were?
  • Anyone ever get slippered, or caned?
  • Did anyone get chalk thrown at them by Mr. Grimshaw?
  • I remember Mrs. Cook used to slap the boys faces for talking!
  • Anyone draw detention, or lines after school
  • As Harold says, "ah! happy days"

Ivor Lancashire emailed me this memory from our days with Mr. Grimshaw, 50's .....
Reference your search for Teacher sayings remember Mr Grimshaw ( Engineering Drawing), classroom between the Girls and Boys playground, I think there are a few of us who have suffered the Drawing Board Clip bouncing of our heads for looking at the Girls playing netball instead of Drawing. My memory of Mr Grimshaw was of an extremely smartly dressed Man, ex Glider Pilot who, if he was confronted by a pupil who did not take any notice , used to say

Yea! Ivor, I had forgotten about that quote, but your right. It was used quite a lot eh?  Ernie

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Did you know?
1) There was a peep hole between the Girls and Boys changing rooms?
John Valentine
2) The key code for the classrooms was: ClassRoom x 3 ie. room 21 would be 63 etc. Harold Heyes
3) Once a Wintonian, always a Wintonian. Harold Heyes

Frank Lowthers Prefect Pin.
thanks to Frank Lowther
via Albert Beckett
Salford City Transport
Bus Ticket
thanks to Ernest Mills from his Mum!
Frank Lowther's prefect pin Bus Ticket. Anyone Remember them?

photo above:
School Tie, Sub Prefect badge, Prefect badge, and School Journey Association badge.
photo at left:
Blazer badge

photo courtesy of Audrey Goodier (Warren)

A Note from Miss Williams to
Miriam Fenn just before leaving!  1942
Miss Hawkins' personal broach
given to Lynn Purcell
by teachers husband after she died.
Learn to Live.

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Front of Triers Prize book, 1963
Thanks to Ken Summers
It is surprising what you find in the Loft eh!
Ken Summers Triers prize, 1963. Ken says...
The prize turned out to be The Pocket Oxford Dictionary.
What I asked for was From Russia with Love because I was working my way through the works of Ian Fleming at the time.
It was considered inappropriate so I was persuaded to accept the dictionary.
The prize was for a book to the value of 5 shillings, the dictionary was priced at 10 shillings so we had to pay the difference.
Ironically the Ian Fleming tome only cost 3/6d
However I have the dictionary to this day, and I have long since moved on beyond Ian Fleming.

Ian Tait's Reference, 1951
House Honours Board
Thanks to Ian Tait Thanks to Harold Heyes
Ian says..... my dear old dad said
"get a reference lad".
Harold says... "It was saved off the bonfire by an Eddy Gough,
who lent it to Tony Willitt, who let me take a pic, and am
sending to you."
Hey! how many of us can boast a personal
reference on leaving school from Charlie
himself eh? Ernie
Thanks to all three of you guys. Ernie

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From Harold Heyes: A rough sketch of the school, in case they ever want to re-build it, 'a la Mr Grimshaw'