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Reply Lowton Websites
3:51 PM on October 6, 2020 

www.horsleysgreenschool.weebly.com

Reply Lowton Websites
3:49 PM on October 6, 2020 

Dennis says...

Is this site till being managed. 

Hi Dennis we have re published the website please visit wwwlhorsleysgreenschool.weebly.com

Reply Alan Nixon
5:08 AM on October 6, 2020 

The person who took over the site when the creator became ill has changed the password and done nothing else for four years it can no longer be updated SORRY


Reply Dennis
7:04 PM on September 18, 2020 

Is this site till being managed. 

Reply Brian Porter
6:53 AM on August 31, 2020 

Tom Rupar says...

Was at HGS from 66-70 to the closure. So many names remembered (and quite a lot forgotten too). Went there with Roy Ellery from Lancaster - he lived across the road from me - but remember Barry Ross, Phil Bagnall, 'Titch' Travis, Michael Westwell, Clive Sargent, David Gibbins, Paul Quahawia(?), Hugh Bradley, Brian Porter who all started at the same time in Ribble. 'Sos' Howden was the Housemaster. Then went on to Fylde under Mr Goddard (who never missed a trick). Vivid memories of pretty much everything during my time there. Some great teachers - Hough, Bold, Heap, Don Haddon (French - died in a car crash in France & replaced by Mr Thompson), Webster, Stevens, Wingfield, Boyce, Palmer, Austin and a few others whose names I can't recall but know their faces! Very few dud teachers.

'Sos' Howden called in on me in a surprise visit in 1997. Totally unexpected...he didn't seem to have aged a bit. Great teacher...out of the top drawer....and I told him so. I remember Mr Livesey, the Head - a bit of a fierce Scotsman who wouldn't take any bs...hard but fair. Mr Turner was another charismatic one but with wacky ideas.."no school rules..just school regulations". He put a big poster up on the notice board proclaiming this..... perhaps he thought we were completely stupid?!

Recall some brilliant soccer. Kev Hitchmough..remember playing for Wycombe & District?? Kev, you were a hard, hard player with skill to burn. Being tackled by you meant you tended to stay tacklled! HGS did really well against much bigger schools and got through to the final of the Bucks Schools County Cup in '69?? John Whitemore (Panch), the Phillips brothers, Bottomley (Botts), Graham Swindlehurst and eventually little 'Eusebio' (sorry, forgotten your name..Peter Wilkie??) all hugely talented. The school really 'punched above its weight on the playing field.

Best memories are the amazing beech woods, Sundays during the summer when we'd just disappear for the day on our bikes...it always seemed to be warm and sunny. The swimming pool - brass monkeys but fun esp. the early morning dip at weekends. Quadruple Woodwork!! Four whole lessons one after another - a definite highlight of the week...in a brilliantly equipped workshop. I remember guitars being made, and 'Screwy' Louis making violins...awesome knowledge and skill that guy. (Do you remember Screwy Louis squaring up to Olsen during one of our lessons in the woodwork room... over some keys or something??) I remember turning massive hardwood salad bowls on the lathes when I was 13 or 14...never be allowed now....'elf & safety'. The skills and knowledge I picked up in those lessons have served me well to this day.

Some great memories.

Reply Alec Crawshaw
12:16 AM on July 7, 2020 

I attended HGG in the mid 60s, my twin brother Alan also. I remember Lynn & Larry Russel from Carmforth near Lancaster, Harry Aspinall,and another boy surname Tattersall from Stacksteads near Rawtenstalll, Nasser Hammed from Nelson. I was from Haslingden High School.

Reply Benjamin Hilton
6:36 PM on January 19, 2020 

My grandfather, William Hilton, attended the school in the late 1950's or early 1960's, not sure which as it was a difficult time for him so he does not say much. I believe he escaped at least twice, being caught in London the once!

I'm interested now I've found this website to know more. It's a shame they're knocking the site down as I'd have liked to go.

Reply archive
4:16 AM on November 17, 2019 
Just come across old cine film of Coach's in starch house square Preston picking pupils up Gosh did those coach's make it to horsley green?? Guess about 1964/5 also done of HGS will copy and post
Reply Brian Weller
10:36 AM on July 22, 2019 

1964 - 1969   Did the full 5 years

Reply Peter Whalley
12:28 PM on July 12, 2019 

I was there 1963 to 1968 whith my brother Chris Whalley