12 thoughts on “The Queen Victoria High School for Girls

  1. I think my mother ( Sylvia Marie Metcalf ) went to this school, she was born 1925, so maybe attended around 1940. I know she was a nurse in the war in 1942 looking after children who were blitzed in London WW2. Is there a way of finding out at all ?

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  2. My mother Isobel Smails attended Queen Victoria School in the thirties. Her father was a farmer and she would cycle 4 miles to catch the bus for a half an hour journey there and back each day. She went on to train as a nurse during the war at St Hilda’s in Hartlepool. After the war she went out to Zanzibar to work in the Colonial Service. She met my father who was working at Makerere College in Uganda. She had three children there and we all migrated to Australia where she died last year after a long and happy marriage and an adventurous life.

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  3. I was at the school from 1959 till 1964 anyone remember Philippa Guest ? Would love to hear from her. Thanks
    Linda Newman nee Randolph

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  4. I attended Queen Vic from 1948 to 1957. I still know Helen Sanderson (nee Frost) and Elizabeth Dowsett (nee Guthrie) and did know Edith Norman, Judith Davis who lives in St. Catherine, Ontario and that Maureen Clark (nee Williamson) died. I was also in touch with Sylvia Bell via Friends Reunited. I do still have school photographs, one from 1953, the other from 1957, I think.

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  5. The Old Students’ Association has a privately published book – "Queen Vic" – The Story of a School, written by Mary E. Scott, a former pupil. If you contact me through the Stockton Picture Team I can send you a copy. The spirit of Q.V.H.S. is alive and thriving at Teesside High School in Eaglescliffe. I am Chairman of the Old Students’ Association and we welcome all former pupils of Q.V.H.S., Cleveland School and Teesside High School as members.

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    • Hello Margaret
      I have just seen this letter on the site. As a pupil at the Queen Victoria high school, I left in 1959, I would love to be able to have a copy of the mentioned book. If you are still on the site please get in touch if you have the time.

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  6. If you would like to know the history of this school get a hold of Pauline Vout’s book Bombed but Booming about the bombing of Dennison Street. There are several pages and pictures of the school. The foundation stone was laid on the 14th of July 1904 but apparently the school, known as Stockton High School for Girls, was in existence at different locations from 1883. Stockton Library have a copy of the book.

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  7. It is great to see the lovely old school. Does anyone have any details on it’s history? When was it built, who established the school initially, what were the stated goals of the school? I attended from 1948 until 1959 and just loved it! Ian, your sister took me to school on the bus through Stockton to Yarm Road. You were a good friend of my brother, Tony Frost from Westfield Crescent!

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  8. My Sister, Ann Elizabeth, now Carswell was a pupil from 48 to 55 (approx). She went on to Rolle College in Exmouth and taught at Newham Grange School for a time. She became an Education Adviser in Cumbria and is retired and living near Perth.
    The site is now a rather poor pub called the Queen Victoria.

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  9. I was a pupil there from 1957 until 1971. My last year ( 1971 ) was spent at the new school in Eaglescliffe – Teesside High School. My mother and my aunt were also pupils at the school and so was my sister.

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