Stockton Grammar School – 1964

A photograph of Stockton Grammar School 1964. My brother David Slater is in this photograph; second last row, two to the right from the left hand edge of the gym wall. Also in there somewhere must be his friends Duncan McConnell and Dave Wilson.

Photograph and details courtesy of Paul Slater.

26 thoughts on “Stockton Grammar School – 1964

  1. I am trying to find information about Stockton Grammar School. My father was a pupil there in the 1930s and I wondered if there were any old photos in the archives of my father Harry Maxwell Belbin he was born in 1923 . I think he was there 1931-1938 . He also went on a cruise with fellow pupils. It’s a long shot but I would be grateful if anyone had any information or photo

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    • Hard to miss Keith in a SGS picture from that era πŸ˜‰

      For some reason I seem to have missed being in that picture, I certainly should have been in there somewhere in 1964. I didn’t really know Keith at school – I wasn’t in his year – but our paths crossed a few times in later years, mainly in the Metropole on Bridge Road. I haunted the little side (“Foyer”?) bar run by Edna May who I liked and got to know quite well, while Keith was often in the Cellar Bar that I used from time to time.

      Seeing your message brought back a lot of memories, mostly good ones πŸ™‚

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  2. This was my first year at SGS and I can remember most of that year’s pupils, mostly on the front row. I am on the second row. My friend Stuart Maguire is on it, plus Bob Mallaby (RIP) and Dave Forster (RIP).

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      • Clay, what a blast from the past! Over 50 years ago! You will remember me as Susan Ayton. I used to live with the Cains for a few years. I knew Paul Bennington very well. I last saw him in 1973, but unfortunately lost touch with him.
        I hope you are well and that life has treated you well

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  3. I just love coming across these old photos from time to time, even though I came to dislike a lot of what SGS represented (to me at least…).
    I’ve still got my copy of this photo, a bit ragged around the edges, like most in the picture by now I expect!
    I’m the Lord Snooty lookalike on the right end of second row from the back – not at all as I remember myself in fact, but the camera never lies….
    Dave Moody, who has made comments here, and Eddy Lee, who lived in Raglan Close as I did, looked after me for the first couple of weeks when I started SGS in 1962 at the old premises in Garbutt Street (was that it?). I can’t remember having done it before, so I thank you two for that, a little belatedly. Ta very much!

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    • Hey George, I remember your face but without your post, I would not have been able to put your name to your photograph. I am in the row in front of you, way over to the left and directly behind “Bubbles” Thompson. If you are interested in a bit of reminiscing and a bit of a catch up, you can request my email address from the site admin team. I have lived in Canada for almost 40 years but still visit Stockton once in a while. I have stayed in touch with a few SGS old boys and speak regularly on the phone with our neighbour, from Raglan Close, and my good friend Ken Martin. Best regards. Ed

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      • Hiya Eddy (Ed), a bit of horripilation gets to me as I read these remarks!
        I’ve been living in France and Belgium since 2001. My mam died last year, and Dad and sister (June) died a few years ago, so I have less reason to visit Stockton these days – although in fact I was there just a couple of weeks ago!
        Feeling a bit (unusually) nostalgic, I went down Raglan Close for the first time in maybe twenty years. I used to love wandering down ‘the mag’ and over ‘Ozzy Wood’. Didn’t knock on any doors, and don’t think I was recognised…!!
        Best wishes, George

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    • How are you doing Chippy? Have you left that nickname behind now? If I remember correctly, you didn’t look like Lord Snooty a couple of years later when your hair grew a bit!!

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      • Hi Geoff!! How the hell are yer?
        Haven’t been ‘Chippy’ for a while, but I’m OK with it! SGS left its scars didn’t it? – but I’m (nearly!) over it now….. hope you are too!
        George

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      • Dave, I’ve seen your comments on here and another photo about going to Grangefield and working in British Steel with my Dad, Stephen Hart. I’m trying to piece some information together about his early life for a family tree, but he never said much about it. Don’t suppose you could fill me in with any info? Tony

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      • Lynne – your brother Keith was a good friend of mine while we were at SGS together. He often came up to Roseworth for tea at my house. If I remember correctly Keith lived with his mum at 200 Norton Road (old guy memory test). We lost contact when he moved out of the area and subsequently I moved to Canada, where I have lived since. If you wish, you can contact me through the site administrators.

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        • Hi Ed, so sorry I didn’t reply before, for some reason this photo has popped up again, I’ve left the same message and just seen yours, yes we lived at 200 Norton Road, moved from there around 1971, Keith passed many years now and still missed, so nice to hear from friends who he went to school with, and their stories, still in touch with one of Keith’s friends who lived in Swainby Road, he also has some nice memories, thank you for thinking of keith πŸ˜€

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  4. I think I may be in this photograph as I attended SGS from 1959 until 1965. I hated every minute of my time there except Art and Woodwork lessons with Max Underhill who was a real gent!
    I’d love to obtain a copy of this photo if only to recall my old classmates. I believe the school photographers went out of business some years ago.

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  5. Teachers (Left to Right): Hodgson – PE, Unknown – Maths?, Thompson – Economics, Holmes – Geography, Marcel ????? – French Assistant, Cronin – English, Murray – Latin,
    Golding – Chemistry, Cain – Maths and Headmaster, Collin – French, Underwood -Art/Woodwork, Hislop – Science/Music, Britton – Physics, Heighway – Scripture, Pickles – History, Unknown ???

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  6. I think this is probably the first ‘full school’ photograph at the Fairfield Road site which was officiially opened on 11th October 1963 – I have this photo and many other ‘full school’ from both before and after this, on the old boys website.

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  7. Presumably one of the first pictures at the new school after it had left the Garbutt Street / Norton Road site. Mr Caine the headmaster and Charlie Golding, deputy head and chemistry master are centre. When did Mr Golding retire?

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  8. The boy to the right of David Slater was surname Reveaux (not sure of the spelling) who lived in Billingham. He was killed in a road accident not long after this photo. I am in the second back row in the light coloured jumper.

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    • Hi Dave. I’ve just discovered this site and thought I’d join in. It was Jeff Reveley – like you, I’m not sure of the spelling – who was tragically killed. He lived in Billingham and was a good mate of mine. If I remember correctly, the accident was a little earlier than this photograph – I think it was when we were in the first year. I recall being at our Scripture teacher’s house in Yarm Road talking about what the school’s support would be. He was the Welsh bloke who swore like a miner!!

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