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By Martin Clarke on 2021-02-24 02:35:40

My name is Martin Clarke, born in Salford 1963 I went to fernhill until 1979 looking for a David Gardner, Ann Sharp, Steven Rose or Collin Williams. Please post or send me an email if you know of them or see this message.

By Christine Chandler on 2021-02-20 17:13:43

I attended North Salford Girls School 1960 to 1964 maiden name Chandler

By Sandra Carr on 2021-01-03 20:07:01

The photos brought back many memories. I attended Ordsall High school from 1967 to 1972. Very nostalgic. Sandra Carr .

By Ron Pinder on 2020-12-31 20:20:26

From Ron Pinder in York England I was at Hope Hall from 59 to 64. People l remember from my Year group were:- Brian Hilton, Roger Penn, Robert Stratton, Keith Bowing,David Adams, Ian Peat & Arthur Gore My nickname "Channel Swimmer"

By Mike Preston on 2020-09-15 16:06:26

I went to St Lawrence from 1950 to 1964.stayed on a year for GCEs waste of time.first job was at Co_Op funeral service on Broad St. it was a dead end so I chucked it I had a go as a betting shop clerk. Factory work,hgv driving, machine driver. Happy memories of Salford and living in a 2 up 2 down, outside toilet, but still alive.. Mike

By William Laurukenas on 2020-08-28 19:05:55

I when to ordsall high 1969 to 1974 have you got any photos 69 to 74

By Julia Gallagher on 2020-06-27 00:33:42

My husbands Aunt is on these can’t wait to show her PMF05011

By Stephanie Parr (nee Rushton) on 2020-05-12 15:46:53

This is when the new Broughton High had just been finished in 1963 and was still empty. It wasn't in Ordsall but Moor Lane, Kersal, Salford 7. You seem to have confused two school and mixed up the titles of the photos. I attended BHS 1963-1969 and we still have small reunions twice a year. I have access to some form photographs/sports teams/school magazines and would be happy to share them with you if anyone at In Focus is interested in learning more about BHS old school days.

By Stephanie Parr (nee Rushton) on 2020-05-12 15:31:59

This is the biology class at Broughton High School for girls in the mid sixties. This is obviously a sixth form class as the girls are wearing pale grey. First year to fifth years wore navy blue and gold uniforms.

By Stephanie Parr (nee Rushton) on 2020-05-12 15:26:51

This is the gymnasium of Broughton High School for Girls in the mid sixties.

By Stephanie Parr (nee Rushton) on 2020-05-12 15:23:22

This is the Hall of Broughton High School for girls which I attended in 1963-1969. It was on Moor Lane, Kersal and not Ordsall.

By Stephanie Parr (nee Rushton) on 2020-05-12 15:19:44

This is Broughton High School for Girls in the mid sixties which I attended from 1963 to 1969. The school moved from the bottom of Broom Lane/corner Bury New Road in 1964 to Moor Lane, Kersal. The photo shows Miss Grist's art class.

By Stephanie Parr (nee Rushton) on 2020-05-12 15:15:33

This is Broughton High School for Girls in the mid sixties. The photo shows Miss Jones teaching her secretarial class. I attended BHS from 1963 to 1969.

By Geoffrey Fairclough on 2020-04-30 22:24:03

I attended Broughton Sec. Mod. School from 1950 to 1953. Mr. Tom Danby was my Form Master in the A Stream throughout that time. Mr LH Quinn MA Cant. was the Headmaster. The education I received at the school was superb. I only have fond memories of my time there. Geoff Fairclough

By Rochelle Benson on 2020-03-04 23:57:05

Fabulous pictures. Do you have any pictures from 1967 onwards. My brother and I went to Cassel Fox. My brother went there 1967 and was there until at least 1969 and I went there in 1968 for at least a year or maybe a bit longer. The school dinners were lovely and our mum used to pick us up. Mum worked at Habonim Nursery.

By Lavinia shaw on 2019-12-19 06:19:45

I was put into a training school called blackley hall or blackley house? In 1962/63, does anyone remember this place and is it still in existence

By ERIC LYDIATE on 2019-09-06 20:30:29


By David roche on 2019-05-23 20:16:45

Does anyone remember the Picasso style mural in one of the corridors painted by Ray simcock & Dave Roche me please reply

By Brian Quinn on 2019-05-15 08:33:57

There used to be a caretaker's house at the entrance to the school on the right where he and his family lived. In the 60s caretaker's family name was Almond. Cannot remember his first name but had son and daughter Stuart and Judith. We used to use the tennis courts in the summer out of school hours of course!

By Liz Smith on 2019-05-03 18:31:36

This photo of the art class includes Miss Grist the art teacher.

By Annette adams on 2019-04-16 04:20:35

Yeah but make it school memiores 1981 wedding of price Charles & lady Diana Spencer

By Annette adams on 2019-04-16 04:16:09

Temple school play the wedding of price Charles & lady Diana Spencer

By Jay Quincy on 2019-03-05 14:52:34

The Ordsall Peacock and Ordsall Secondary Modern school The first thing we used to see in the morning and at dinner was the Peacock. It was one of the meeting places for everyone. It never got damaged, or vandalised at the school. It was something that we had that no other school had.

By George Tapp on 2019-03-05 14:48:33

Peacock Sculpture, Ordsall Secondary Modern I was in the first year at the school in 1960. There was a collection for the Peacock at the school. There was a magazine for both schools (boys and girls schools) called 'Magpie'. If you bought this it contributed to paying for the Peacock. The Peacock was placed on a plinth originally. Someone tried to pinch the sculpture, so it was put on a smaller plinth later on. Originally the girls school wasn't built, the boys school was built was first and contained girls and boys. There were no first and second years originally. The boys school was at the front of Trafford Road and the playground was at the front of the school (on Trafford Road). The main entrance to the school was on Smith Street. Cotton and asbestos used to drift across the playground when they were unloading at the docks or from the wagons, like tumbleweed. They brought the Halle Orchestra and some of the ceiling tiles collapsed during the performance. Salford Schools

By Steve 'Curly' Pritchard on 2019-03-05 14:38:32

Ordsall Secondary Modern School In 1971 or 72 it was boys and girls, it was mixed (I left in 1970). We used to congregate around the Peacock, smoking. I often wondered what it symbolised to Ordsall - it was on our school badges. That Peacock was put there and its been through think and thin, it's seen Ordsall come down and come back up. People used to say 'I'll meet you at the Peacock', and then we'd go and play football or whatever.

By Geoff on 2018-12-01 18:46:28

The top picture is st Lawrence’s RC on weaste lane, not hope hall

By Heather Lloyd on 2018-08-12 11:30:26

Hello, I went to Lower Kersal Junior School, probably starting there about 1963. I remember Mr Gale, Mr Crump, Mrs Quinn, Mr Booth and Miss Walsh. When it was your birthday you used to go to the headmaster's office and get a bag made from crepe paper filled with sweets - dolly mixture I think. My mum was the lollipop lady in the tme I was there - she is no longer with us sadly. I remember the cherry blossom trees in the playground in the infants' section. Then I went to Broughton High School (1969-1974). We were one of the last school years to pass the 11 plus. I remember Miss Cooke, Miss Deakin, Mrs Lawrance, Mrs Spencer, Mrs Hodson, Mrs Dawson and Mrs Partington. There was a ritual when you were new, of being rolled down the hill at the side of the sports field (which I managed to avoid)! I do have a lot of good memories, though. I remember school trips to Chester Zoo and London, weekly trips to the swimming baths by double decker bus, and good friends. Was sorry to hear the building has now been demolished.

By Barbara on 2018-03-07 20:54:17

My father bought Talmud Torah School in 1958 when the building's use was changed to a factory making lampshades it has remained in the family to this day. The family would appreciate it if anyone has photographs of the early days of the Talmud Torah that they wouldn't mind sharing with them.

By Joan Kelley (née Warburton) on 2018-03-06 11:33:09

Hi. Just noticed this forum on the net. I attended Bella Vista then Broughton Grammar when the school moved. From 1961 to 1965, when my family moved to Australia. I was on the hockey team and sorry to hear the school no longer exists.

By Pearl Robinson on 2018-01-26 17:11:17

I lived at the bottom of Waterloo Road, Howard Street. I went to St. Clements Church, Broughton Lane. My infant school was Waterloo Rd. (Cheetwood Primary) we shared the building with the Jewish School. I remember Mr. Bobker was my favourite teacher. Mr Bobker spotted my artistic ways and allowed me into the pottery class one time (this was a class for boys only) He tried to persuaded my parents to think about Art School for me but the death of my father and shortage of money in the early sixty's sealed my fate. I went to Cheetham secondary instead in 1961, it was a good school but I often wonder? wish there were some images to look at from this area.

By Alan Richbell on 2018-01-17 12:32:56

Hello Barry, You used to play hooker,Steven Partington and George Edwards props,me second row with Gary Angold and Steven Rix loose forward.I can name all the other players if you have forgot? I also played for School,Salford Colts and Lancashire. Still have my winners medals on display. Regards, Alan.


I went here and it was definitely Broughton High School for Girls. The original school, which I also attended before the move, was on the corner of Broom Lane on Bury New Road. Broughton High School for Girls should appear in the listing, strange that it doesn’t. I don’t know when it changed to Salford Girls High School but that is not how it started life. Carol Chapple


We lived in London St, right opposite but I went to Broughton High School for Girls and had to walk through all the boys going here to the bus stop wearing my grammar school uniform and beret or worse still, in the summer, straw hat. You can imagine the ordeal! Carol Chapple

By NORTH SALFORD SECONDARY SCHOOL on 2017-09-18 13:22:23

I was javelin champion at Salford Schools' Sports Day 1962/63, when North Salford Secondary School took part in the event. It took place at Lower Broughton Road playing fields and my winning throw was 134 feet and seven inches. I also played for the school, city and county at rugby. Barry Bridgen, Salford

By ST JOSEPH'S SCHOOL, ORDSALL on 2017-09-18 13:18:28

I went to St Joseph's School, Ordsall. My dad and grandad went there as well. The pipe band wore orange kilts and green tunics. The drum major's name was Whittaker. I lived in Tatton Street and Trafford Road. I remember Stanton's Bakers on Tatton Street, next to St Joseph's. Later on, my family moved to Little Hulton. Phil Knox, from Salford

By LANGWORTHY ROAD SCHOOL, SALFORD on 2017-09-18 13:14:04

I went to Langworthy Road Infant School. The motto was 'Integrity with Industry' which was also Salford Council's motto. It was written in the stained glass window and also carved into the stone. Gordon Wilson form Salford.

By CLARENDEN SCHOOL SALFORD on 2017-09-18 13:10:52

I laid the first brick in the new Clarenden School in 1950/51. I was working for W. Fearnley & Son and I was still an apprentice. Gordon Wilson from Salford


I came from Peabody Infants School (Eccles New Rd) to St Lawrence's in 1959. We were the first group of children. We were living in a terraced house with an outside toilet. It was amazing to see all the new facilities and the uniforms. The teachers were pleasant (initially), until they got to know us. I personally got in a lot of trouble at school, as i was dyslexic and this wasn't recognised then and I rebelled. I left when i was 14. I was expelled 3 times. Mr Rice the art teacher was brilliant, he was patient. Barbara Bentham


It opened in October 1959. Three primary schools combined to send pupils there. All Saints (Weaste), St Lukes (Liverpool St),St James (Salford Precinct). It was the first catholic secondary school in Salford. There were forty kids to a class. The music teacher used to play Miles Davies songs and classical music. George Dawes


We used to sit and play on the peacock sculpture, it was situated in the grounds of the school, it was outside near the front doors of the school. The community police used to chase us away. Janice

By SALFORD SCHOOLS on 2017-08-05 23:05:02

I went to Clarendon Park High School from 1974 to 1979 having first been at New Windsor C of E on Cross Lane.I loved both New Windsor and Clarry school. I remember our dinner ladies at Windsor Mrs Ash, Mrs Coffey and Miss Almond my infant teacher. She later married Mr Russell who became head there after Nobby Vernon. At Clarry Miss Eleanor the head of English was my favourite ever teacher. She was stern until you were in her class then it was great fun. Every kid in her class always got o level grade c minimum. Other teachers were Mr Healy PE, Mr Sweeney PE, Mr Redgate Geography, Mr Murray Maths, Mr and Mrs Lindoe Maths, Mrs Morris French and Mrs Powell art. In our first year our English teacher was Mr Fielding who was related to Keith Fielding of Salford rugby fame. Great times and great friends. I even married a girl from my class in 1983...

By Jewish Schools Canteen on 2017-07-31 10:50:51

My Mother ran the Jewish Schools Canteen next door to the Rialto, Higher Broughton. They prepared dinners for Jewish boys and girls. Lillie Bialich

By Barry Davidson on 2017-01-21 14:16:25

I was interested in Malcolm Chapman comments on Leaf Sq and Salford Grammar. I was at Salford Tech when they moved into the Grammar premises soon after the move to Buile Hill. Some of our classes had to be carried out at Hankinson St School due to limited space at that time. The other thing I remember about my time there was during the day some of us used to climb over the back fence and put pennies on the railway lines so that when the train passed over them the pennies were squashed flat ! Happy days !

By 'Old' Salford Grammar School on 2017-01-17 10:47:17

I was a pupil at the 'Old' Salford Grammar School at Leaf Square. In 1956 we moved into the 'new' school at Claremont, near Buile Hill Park. I recall the school got £300,000 which was a fortune that time. Soon after we moved into new 'temporary' classrooms, which were built on top of the two spurs at the front of the building. They were still there when the school was demolished. Malcolm Chapman

By Susan mcconaghie on 2017-01-12 18:50:50

I went to Malborough Road Salford school in the 1959/1960 which was not a good time due to one male teacher. Fortunately he left and the rest of the time at the school was great. I was 7 at the time.

By Susan mcconaghie on 2017-01-12 18:47:31

I went to Malborough Road School in Salford. I have no photos but remember a teacher a male teacher who left whilst I attended approx 1960 bad memories until he left then I started to enjoy school and lots of good memories I was approx 7 years old

By SACRED HEART SCHOOL, SALFORD on 2016-12-23 09:23:40

The bridge went from the boys playground over the road, to the main part of the school. The railway line was near the main part of the school and the flats were near them. The flats area was called the plaza. Martin Ormrod

By Pascale on 2016-12-11 00:26:15

Hi, I wrote this 5 minutes ago and I don't know if it has gone through. Just wondering if anyone remembers my dad. He had a shop on Whit Lane in the 1960s called Bernards. He was a very tall man and the children called him Big Bernie. He sold shoes and clothing. He sadly passed away September 2015. My mum was French ( she had sadly passed away Nov 1981). Anyway, if anyone remembers him, it would be nice to hear from you. Warmest Wishes Pascale

By Pascale on 2016-12-11 00:08:40

Hi, Just wondering how many people will remember my dad. He had the shop on Whit Lane - Bernard's, during the 1960s. He was very tall. The children called him big Bernie. He sadly passed away September 2015. Let me know if you remember him. I'd love to hear from you. Warmest Wishes Pascale

By SALFORD SCHOOLS on 2016-11-06 10:54:09

I lived on Whit Lane, Salford. I went to Wellington Street school on Whit Lane. It eventually closed in 1972 and all the kids then went to Cromwell Secondary Modern school. John Catterall

By CLARENDON GIRLS SCHOOL, SALFORD, 1961-1965 on 2016-10-10 10:01:00

I remember there was a flat there where you learned domestics, where you cooked and you cleaned and everything like that. That was exciting. That was good, i enjoyed that. My sister was there in the year before me and she left as I was going there at the start of 61. My favourite classes were art, music and history. I liked history and the sewing classes. Joan Allen

By Ashley Myers on 2016-09-02 10:27:39

I was at King David High from 1961-1966. I remember all the teachers in the photographs. Ben Kershner, Mr Baker cannot remember his first name, Adrian Allen, Louis Weinstock, Miriam Bluakopf. I started in Sept 1961 so was not there when the photos were taken. Also Mr Cowman workwork

By Clarendon School, Salford on 2016-08-20 13:39:12

We went to Clarendon School from 1961 to 1965. We both went to New Windsor school when we were 4, so we've been friends now for 62 years. Clarendon School was mixed until they built the Boys School in 1961. They used to have a flat where you learnt to iron and cook - they were preparing us for getting married! We were so excited being in the flat, everything was really modern and it was like being on holiday. We used to learn how to iron handkerchiefs starting with the hem, can you imagine that now!? We recognise some of the teachers (See photo here) Mr Burke and Miss Wolfendon. The school streamed us into As, Bs, Cs and D's. If you were in the A stream you could learn how to type, but if you were in one of the other streams you were told you could work in a factory or at Woolworths. They gave you no confidence. Its all different now. Barbera Kemp (nee Walsh) and Joan Allen (nee Paul)

By Diane Daly on 2016-08-20 13:07:45

I went to broughton high school in the 1970 I was Diane reinersten then had a friend name Karen Jessop in Salford

By Ordsall Secondary Modern Boys and Girls School, Salford on 2016-08-14 10:51:14

The school's motto was 'The Sea.' There was a large rig from a ship outside the school. After a while they placed a peacock sculpture near the front of the school. The Governors chose between either a small swimming pool or the sculpture and the sculpture was selected.The boys and girls school were across the street from each other, the boys school was opened first and for the first twelve months it was mixed in the early 60s. The school magazine was called 'The Magpie'. George Tapp

By Hope Hall School on 2016-08-08 16:26:21

My favourite teacher was Miss Grady, she taught Human Biology. She was just a pleasant woman, very supportive and helpful. She was dictatorial, she didn't like pupils in the class talking while she was teaching. Every lesson was just fascinating, she made it as easy as possible. she always appreciated it if you stayed behind and helped tidy up. I thought she was the best teacher there. The theatre trips were interesting, they went to evening performances at the Library Theatre, and the Royal Exchange trips were good especially with the design of the building. It was a chance to go to the theatre and see drama. And then you got a piece of work to do to describe it. That was my favourite subject, English Literature. Judith.

By Clarendon School, Salford on 2016-08-08 15:01:08

I went to the school from 1974-79. Mr Fryman our physics teacher got me through the sixteen plus exam, as I missed a portion through illness. My sister told me he was later in the band Simply Red, as she saw him on Top of The Pops wearing a black leather jacket and black quiffed hair. Phil Wilson

By Ordsall Secondary Modern Girls School on 2016-08-08 14:22:58

Elaine Crosby (nee Cliff) The first thing you did, you made your pinny and your headband out of the blue and white gingham. Once you made your pinny, then you could do the cooking. The Headmistress was called Marjorie Hall. She was tiny, and she was a Quaker. She shouted at you and gave you detention, but she didn't give you a clout or corporal punishment. She was a little, slight woman and everyone had respect for her. The teachers were nearly all female.

By DENISE STALLMAN on 2016-08-04 18:09:22

I attended King David High school from 1959 to 1966. I recognise several former pupils and teachers. Please correct the name from King David's to King David .

By Cromwell Girls on 2016-07-25 12:44:32

Paul Blain identified his friend Janice Fitzsimons on a Cromwell Girls school photograph and she's confirmed it: "Yes I'm the dark haired girl on the left. I was also on the museums postcards years ago as i worked in the library. They were in Larkhill Place I was posting a letter outside Madame Louisa's shop"

By Ordsall High on 2016-07-23 15:30:05

Marie Cash, at Salford Museum and Art Gallery told us about: "I did my Art and Design foundation course in the old Ordsall High school building, which became Salford Technical College, from 1987 to 1989. When the High School became empty the College Art Department moved in there. We had the run of the whole school. All the gym equipment was still in there, and we use to go in swinging off the ropes. My Aunty lived across the road on Craven Drive and we had to go to her house every Tuesday. I could take one friend with me and the menu was always either egg and chips or corned beef hash. I hate fried eggs and I never told her for two years, I used to make my mate eat it. On the way back to college she used to give us a stale biscuit. If for any reason I never turned up she used to come into the college with her poodle looking for me. Her name was Jean, and my middle name was Jean.

By Clarendon School on 2016-07-23 15:23:41

Christine Allmark at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, told us about; "Beryl Murray was a teacher at Clarendon School. She would know all the teachers in the staff room. She's 90 now and she's still as bright as a button, and she would love to tell you her memories. I can't wait to tell her".

By St. Lawrences RC School on 2016-07-23 13:57:33

Maria Barlow, visiting the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, told us she went to St. Lawrence's school. "We went to a school re-union about 2 years ago, when we were all about 50, all of us who finished in '81. Just after the re-union we all went to each others 50th parties. We've had some good memories and some good times since. I've seen people I haven't seen for 32 years. Since then about 20 to 30 of us go out regularly, we try and do it about once a month. The school looks exactly the same as it was. And when my son went there it still looked the same. It became Our Lady of St. Carmel and then All Hallows. It was demolished a couple of years. We watched it being demolished."

By Cromwell School on 2016-07-23 13:08:22

Fred Windsor, visiting the exhibition, Salford Museum and Art Gallery. "There were two different buildings at Cromwell School, the Boys and the Girls School. I went from '68 to '72. I remember the ceramic freeze on the side of the school - we didn't know what it signified or represented - was it Inka? Was it Egyptian? No-one seemed to know"

By Gail on 2016-06-27 11:54:15

Hi Alwyn! thanks for your info spotting the school names! That's what we hoped would happen when we put the photos on line - we don't have a lot of information, and were not sure what we've got is accurate anyway, so its good to know we can change it. Do you recognise anyone in the photos? I'll get them re-labelled for you tomorrow. Best regards Gail

By Broughton High School on 2016-06-15 03:55:37

The photographs in the collection that are called "Salford Girls High" are actually of Broughton High School for Girls, where I was a pupil from 1965 to 1972.