Memories of ...
Washington Grammar School (1/2)
- 1957 Boys
- 1957 Girls
- 1958 Boys
- 1958 Girls
- 1959 Boys
- 1959 Girls
- The Boss
- Staff 1
- Staff 2
- Roll of Honour
The Alderman Smith Grammar & Technical School, Spout Lane
The 'New School' opened September 1958.
Press cutting showing Alderman Smith - front row, bow tie - the man who gave his name to Washington Grammar School.
[ Read all about Mr Hill at: What's Where; People; Fred Hill. ]
1957 Intake - Boys
1957 Intake - Girls
1958 Intake - Boys
King, Alan (1)
King, Alan (2)
Prof. Gavin Kitching
A Few of the Lads
Back Row: Fred Smith, Bill Cope, Alan King, John Forsyth.
Front Row: Bill Savage, Mike Candlish, Alan Purvis, Geoff Forth.
[Thanks to Bill Savage.]
A Few More ... after a visit to Bloomfield Road
[ Guess which one led the Sunderland fans' chants throughout the match! ]
1958 Intake - Girls
Dame Anne Owers
1959 Intake - Boys
1959 Intake - Girls
Washington Grammar School, The Headmaster
Extract from Washington Grammar School Magazine No.23, February 1967
[ Thanks to Brian Craggs ]
The Staff (1960)
Back Row: Mr Curtis (Tony), Mr Lowes (Lonnie), Mr Gaffney (Brian), Mr Snowball (Jack), Mr Myers (Glimp), Mr Howard, Mr Edgar.
4th Row: Mr Bates (Basher), Mr Gibbon (Rag), Mr Dodd (Joe), Mr Ainley (Ron), Mr Telford (Doc), Mr Coxon, Mr Richardson (Pop).
3rd Row: Mr Willis, Miss Winship, Mr Oliver, Mr Bell (Buddha), Mr Stringer (Les), Mr Smith (Squinter), Mr Canham (Barry), Miss Dodd.
2nd Row: Mrs Hope (Fanny), Mr Wardle (Tosh), Mr Brown (Basil), Mr Leathard (Joe), Mr R. Hurst Mather, Headmaster (The Boss), Miss Lawson (Dot),
Miss Futter, Mrs Teford, Mrs Moyse.
Front Row: Miss McDonald, Mrs Hopper, Miss Offord, Miss Patterson (Ottilie), Miss Ellis (Elsie), Miss Walton, Miss Hall, Mrs Foster (Clara), Mrs Sykes.
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What Became of the Formidable Mr Curtis?
( Geography Teacher at W.G.S. to Headmaster at Usworth Comprehensive )
Sunderland Mayor, Arthur Lumley, was a senior Electrical Operations Engineer based at NCB North East Area HQ.
[ Press Cutting courtesy of Washington History Society ]
The Staff (Qualifications)
The School Entrance on Spout Lane. 1960 Teachers' Degrees & Certificates.
Roll of Honour
About the Pupil Lists
1. This website is intended to evoke memories. Therefore, where possible, initials have been replaced by the more familiar names used at school.
2. Names appear here thanks to old editions of the Durham Chronicle and the efforts of Jane Cullen (née Tunstall), Bob Brookes, Ronnie Barron et al.
My contribution was limited to substituting a few names in place of initials. Many thanks to everyone concerned.
3. For those who don't know, the Grammar School's catchment area included Castletown, Boldon, Leam Lane Estate, Penshaw and Shiney Row.
4. Please do not treat this information as the absolute truth. Omissions are quite likely and errors almost certain! Spot some; tell me; I'll fix them.