Abergele Grammar School old photographs

Does anyone have any group photographs, or know the whereabouts of any, taken during the period 1963-1969 of staff and pupils of the Old Abergele Grammar School please? My recollections of my school years are fast fading and I’m hoping that access to such photos might just jog my memory. Many thanks.

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16 Responses to Abergele Grammar School old photographs

  1. David Hughes says:

    Hi Nigel,I have a few so I’ll post them over the next few days.

  2. Bryn Jones says:

    Hi Nigel. Your grey cells must be older that you !! Remember that class of good boys, Brian Heap, Roger Pemberton, David Round, Gareth Roberts —- Oops my grey cells are going now.
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    • Nigel Hilton says:

      Hi Bryn,
      Gosh, yes I remember those names. Brian’s family came from the Macclesfield area originally I believe & I once stayed at their house in Llanddulas. I seem to recall that Roger Pemberton was a gifted footballer at school. Didn’t he go out for a while with the daughter of the family that owned the Jolly Friar chippy? Didn’t David Round’s folks used to own & run Palins Holiday Park near Kinmel Bay? I recall the pair of us getting together there over Chemistry homework on a few occasions. Gareth I also remember. Wasn’t his family from the Moelfre area? What about David Howartson too. I met his younger sister on several occasions through my work in the Midland (HSBC) Bank where she was also staff. Since retiring back to Abergele I’ve also bumped into our old classmates Mavis & Gwyneth around town. Thanks for stirring up my old grey cells from those days.

  3. Richard G Wilson says:

    HI. Does anyone know if there is an “old pupils” organisation for Abergele GS? I was there from 1955-62. Thanks, Richard Wilson

  4. liz rooks says:

    Hi.
    I have a school photograph taken April 1967,

    • Nigel Hilton says:

      That’s great news. I wonder if Gareth could liaise with you in the hopes we can get it published on here for all to see – always assuming you have no objections to that Liz?

  5. liz rooks says:

    If you let me have your address I would be happy to post it, but please return it.
    Thanks

  6. Derek Harper says:

    I am trying to get in touch with Nigel Hilton
    I attended Abergele Grammer School between Oct 1940/June 1944
    I have a photograph of school football team 1943/44 season that I would like to forward it to him
    Please could someone provide me with a contact number or email
    Kind Regards
    Derek

  7. Nigel Hilton says:

    Hello Derek,
    Thank you for your above offer regarding the 1943/44 football team photograph. I’ve written to you direct with details of how you can contact me. Alternatively, you might prefer to e-mail it to abergelepost.com as suggested by Gareth in his above response to Liz Rooks dated 27 November 2013. Just send a brief e-mail, attach your photo & click on send. If you could use ‘Abergele Grammar School Old Photos’ as a subject heading, it will help us link it to this page.
    Thanks again. Best wishes, Nigel.

  8. Phil Northam says:

    I have the long school photos for 1964 & 67!

  9. Andrew Nigel Hilton says:

    Hello Phil, that’s brilliant news. From memory, they were around 18 inches long (sorry, I still think in old money) so the only way I can think of, to be able to share them with our readers, would be via several overlapping smaller images. I’ll send you a separate e-mail in the hopes we can sort something out & hope that’s OK with you.
    Best wishes, Nigel.

  10. arfor wyn hughes says:

    i was at abergele g s between 1949 and 1955 when the head was dr hubert hughesb can anyone remember those days? arfor hughes,

  11. Brian Roberts says:

    I was at Abergele G.S. from 1942 to 1947. You will see me on the 1947 school cricket team photo in the June 2013 archive on this web page. I Googled “Abergele Grammar School 1947 photo” recently and up came the photo ! I’m the 13th from the left on the second row up from the front. There were other photos on that web page in which someone might be interested.
    I played in the 2nd eleven soccer team and I remember a disastrous game against Colwyn Bay Grammar School on their ground. It was raining and their pitch was a sea of mud. I hesitate to say it but we lost badly! I remember the score but I will keep it to myself!! I wonder if anyone else remembers that day? We beat them at cricket though!
    I remember the teacher’s names at Abergele and their nicknames too. Also the biplane in the quadrangle, the fabric covering was a bit tatty but it was taken away during the war, perhaps to be rebuilt as a training plane. Perhaps it arrived at the school through the efforts of the master Alf Easom.
    While on the subject of planes- I lived in Colwyn Bay and while playing on the beach in 1940 with two chums a Spitfire with a smoking engine did a wheels up landing on the beach about a hundred yards from us. W.e ran towards it as the the pilot jumped out and asked us where the nearest telephone was. I found the incident reported on the web some time ago giving the pilots name, that was an interesting find.
    Does anyone remember the “Swing Sisters” That was the nickname we gave to the “Bangor Trio” They were three ladies, a pianist, violinist and cellist. They did the circuit of the Denbighshire and Caernarvonshire schools giving light classical
    recitals.
    Happy school days!

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