old St.Bart's primary school

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Andersen987123
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Re: old St.Bart's primary school

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I just joined the forum, so I am about a decade late to this thread. An earlier poster asked when St. Bart's school moved to The Peak. I was at St. Bart's from either 1967 or 1968 until 1972 and remember both the old school site in Kirkdale (fond memories of Mrs. Mahar) and the new site at The Peak. I am pretty sure that 1969 was the year of the move to The Peak.

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stuart wrote:More recent ex-pupils may be saddened to hear that former headmaster John Campling died this week.

Stuart
I'm not an ex pupil but knew John Campling. He had 16 years of retirement then. Used to have lots of animals up at the school.

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Re: old St.Bart's primary school

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I did not know the Head master but very sad.

I remember the days of good old Mr Bleasedale.
Also Miss Coggin , Miss Partridge and dare I say Mr Timms.

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Pally wrote:
stuart wrote:More recent ex-pupils may be saddened to hear that former headmaster John Campling died this week.

Stuart
I'm not an ex pupil but knew John Campling. He had 16 years of retirement then. Used to have lots of animals up at the school.
Apologies ...didnt notice date of Stuarts original post ...only about 9 years retirement then.

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Re: old St.Bart's primary school

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I left St Bartholomew's in 1968 and just missed going there. So presume September 1968 was when opened. I also remember the hall on Kirkdale which flooded the year I was there and we had to use St Bartholomew's Church Crypt.

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Re: old St.Bart's primary school

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Yes the Old Church Hall was Miss Coggin's class. Fine lady who liked country dancing and whacking students who could not spell because.

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Re: old St.Bart's primary school

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Anyone know whether Mr. Howlett is still alive? My mother ran into him about 10 years ago and he was still mentally alert, if not 100% physically.

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Re: old St.Bart's primary school

Post by Hedgerowcottage1 »

I attended the Old School from 1950 to 1955 does anyone remember the property collapsing next door?, this fell against the wall of the school which saved us. Also spoon of malt each morning.

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