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Bells Grammar School, Coleford in 1961

Bells School 1961 (228k)

Many thanks to John Mortimer, Roger Whitehouse, Janet Dowle, Alan Walker, May Brace, Roger Lonnkvist, Steve and Anne Papworth, Chris Morgan, Peter Teague, Christopher Dent, John Parry and Dave Nash for helping with the names.

Row 6: 1 Nigel Watts (Coleford), 2 Brian Martin (Sling), 3 Mike Williams, 4 Tony Sanzen-Baker (Parkend), 5 Roger Lonnkvist (Bream), 6 Maurice Taylor, 7 Paul Trim , 8 Barry Smith , 9 Roger Morrell, 10 Melvyn Whittington , 11 Adrian Margerison, 12 Lyndon Morgan , 13 Michael Davis , 14 Michael John Martin Munt, 15 Gary Short (Parkend) , 16 Peter Grindle, 17 Leslie Hinton, 18 , 19 Andrew Edwards from Lydbrook, 20 John Creed, 21 Paul Sellars, 22 Robert Ricketts, 23 Stuart Hughes played guitar in a group, 24 Roger Long, (Girls) 25 Anne Sleeman, 26 Joy Morgan, 27 Judithy Ellway, 28 Heather Bell, 29 Brenda Simmons, (Girls) 30 Georgina Williams, 31 Wendy Smith, 32 Venetta Harries , 33 Elizabeth Gunter, 34 Isobel Sanzen-Baker, 35 Betty Frazier, 36 Ann Miles, 37 Gillian Poulton , 38 Helen Farr , 39 May Williams, 40 Maureen Bessant, 41 Judy Wilkes, 42 Mary Spencer, 43 Rosita Palmizi , 44 , 45 Patsy Hughes , 46 Jenny Lane, 47 Janice Watkins, 48 Sue Knight, 49 Ruth Howells , 50 Cheryl Densley.
Row 5: 1 Doug Eaton, 2 Ashley Clements, 3 Stanley Phelps, 4 Carl Stafford, 5 Ian Wallace, 6 Christopher Morgan , 7 Barry Thomas , 8 Patrick Street, 9 Terry Lawrence, 10 Patrick Gibbard , 11 David Williams , 12 Wyborn Bessant , 13 Roderick 'Roddy' Phillips, 14 Phil Edwards, 15 Martin Ablett, 16 Keith Childs , 17 Brian Lawrence , 18 Robert Teague , 19 Kevin Horrobin, 20 Chris Donough, 21 John Prichard, 22 Keith Hinton, 23 Roger Whitehouse, 24 Andrew Tate, 25 Bernard, 26 Paul Hunt, 27 Colin Rose, 28 Bill Jarvis, 29 Alan Jones, (Girls) 30 Cecelia Jones 31, Sue Plant (Girls) 32 Janet Crote, 33 Josephine Smith from Newland, 34 Margaret Woodhead 35 Linda Childs 36 Jennifer Bradley, 37 Lynda Baker from Clearwell, 38 Brenda Tye, 39 Pamela Lee 40 Christine Tomlins 41 Ann Harris 42 Ann Davies 43 Brenda Phelps 44 Susan Coombs 45 Diana Teague, 46 Elisabeth Nash (whose nickname was Jolie), 47 Catherine Holden, 48 , 49 Jaqueline Williams, 50 Penelope Keene, 51 , 52 Leslie Aston, 53 Doreen Jones 54 Margaret Greenwood, 55 Sue Cole, 56 Susan Raven , 57 Susan Baldwin, 58 Judith Payne, 59 Margaret Lewis.
Row 4: 1 Barry Drennan, 2 Geoffrey Gillo, 3 Simon Eskell, 4 Jonathon Eskell, 5 Keith Dimmock, 6 Keith 'Sam' Buffin, 7 Vaughan Fevver Davies, 8 Robin Gibbard, 9 Phelps, 10 Roger Lewis, 11 Michael Annetts, 12 Billy Hoare, 13 Rafe Cherry, 14 Roger Harris, 15 Michael Bird, 16 Raymond Lewis, 17 Derek Symmonds, 18 John Gillo , 19 Bryan Taylor, 20 Maurice Wintle, 21 Alan Jordan, 22 John Evans, 23 Nicholas Wilson, 24 Graham Plant , 25 Richard Newton, 26 Richard Hawkins, 27 Doug Isles, 28 Julian Smith, 29 David Pedrick, 30 Adrian Creed, 31 Martin Sleeman (Girls) 32 Susan Barrett, 33 Gill Hoare, 34 , 35 Maureen Smith, 36 Glenys Kornik, 37 , 38 Heather Nash, 39 Jenny Morgan, 40 , 41 Cynthia Baron, 42 , 43 Suzette Morgan, 44 Susan Evans, 45 , 46 , 47 Jennifer Teague, 48 Janet Gardner, 49 Cherry Meek, 50 Jackie Freeman, 51 , 52 , 53 Hillary Hinton, 54 Mary Evans, 55, 56 , 57 , 58 , 59 , 60, 61 .
Row 3: 1 , 2 , Melvin Gunter? , 4 Eric Reddan , 5 Peter Ellway, 6 Trevor Wilce , 7 Adrian Sollars, 8 Terry Davies , 9 , 10 Cliff Street, 11 Brian Northcote, 12 Ronnie Irwin, 13 Gordon Lawrence , 14 Brian Cooper, 15 David Bebb, 16 Alan Walker , 17 Dave Howells , 18 Julian Shufflebotham, 19 Paul Whitfield ,20 Ken Merry , 21 Colin O'Dell, 22 Brian Barrett , 23 Robert Baldwin , 24 Viv Gunter, 25 Paul Howell , 26 Robert Robinson , 27 Dave Edmunds , 28 Danny Crump, 29 David Little,30 Michael Walters , 31 Ben Davis (Girls) 32 Jill Short, 33 Victoria Gwynne, 34 , 35 Joan Spencer, 36 , 37 Margaret Powell, 38 Tana Shackell , 39 Valerie Aston, 40 , 41 Bridget Morris, 42 Gloria Barrow, 43 Jill Jefferies, 44 Anita Hayward , 45 , 46 , 47 , 48 , 49 ?, 50 Sue Morse, 51 Rhonwyn Salmon, 52 , 53 , 54 Jane Gratton, 55 ?, 56 Janet Smith, 57 ? , 58 Barbara Brown, 59 Ruth Whittington, 60 Wendy Donough, 61, 62 Natalie Condor.
Row 2A (part row of smaller boys): 1) Jeff Angove, 2 Gwyn Richards, 3 Alan Mark, 4 Robert Teague, 5 Philip Schwartz, 6 ?, 7 Robert 'Bobby' Williams, 8 Roger Simmonds, 9 Michael Wintle, 10 Gerald Biddle, 11 Philip Jenkins, 12 David Byett, 13 John Parry , 14 David Wintle,15 Derek Donaldson,16 Michael Hale, 17 Robert Lewis, 18 Harvey Jones, 19 Brian Creed.
Row 2: 1 Geoffrey Elsemore , 2 John Collins , 3 Hugh Johnson , 4 Clive Vaughan , 5 “Freddie” Gunter , 6 John Cox , 7 Peter Teague, 8 John Mortimer, 9 Peter Wilcox, 10 Tony Prisk, 11 David Jayne, 12 Alistair Forbes, 13 Michael Cawley , 14 Terry Whittington , 15 John Davies, 16 Robert Whittington, 17 Mr Eric Malden, 18 Mr Hancock 19 David Little (who was known as 'Psyche') 20 Mr Jackson, 21 Mr Colin Evans, 22 Mr Prof Roberts, 23 Mr Gerry Rawle , 24 Mr Jim Davis , 25 Mr C E Margerison, 26 "Caddy" Mr George Quayle, 27 Mr Norman Leaning (Headmaster), 28 Miss Irene Win Turner, 29 Mrs James, 30 Miss Ann Beaufoy, 31 Par Rollinson, 32 Miss Margaret Davis, 33 Mrs F E Buck, 34 Mrs Audrey Fennell (School Secretary) , 35 Gill Meek, 36 Jean Lithaby , 37 , 38 , 39 Margaret Morgan , 40 , 41Margaret Wright , 42 Sally Luker, 43 Pam Squibbs , 44 , 45 Jennifer Miles, 46 , 47 Elizabeth Harvey, 48 Daphne Biddle, 49 Margaret Gwilliam from Sling, 50 , 51 Dorothy Adams, 52 Ivy ? , 53 Margaret Gwynne from Bream now Morgan.
Row 1: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5, 6 Tina Turley, 7 Jane Hale, 8 , 9 Yvonne White, 10 Anne Jenkins , 11 Vicky Eskell, 12 Judy Harris, 13 , 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 19 Christine Anne Gratton , 20 Gail Densley, 21 Leslie Hoare, 22 Alison Sanzen-Baker , 23 Janice Powles, 24 Marguerite Trillo, 25 Ann White, 26 , 27 , 28 , 29 Pam Malsom, 30 , 31 , 32 , 33 Carol Reynolds, 34 , 35 Valerie Boycott, 36 , 37 Janet Phipps, 38 Maureen Simmonds, 39 , 40 Jennifer Gunter, 41 Margaret Fowler, 42 Joyce Mullins, 43 Susan Aston, 44 Anne Russell, 45 , 46 Doreen Howell.

Susan Evans (in row 4 and 45 from the left) would like to get in touch with Maureen Cole, Maureen Lambert or June Williams.
Thanks also to Cliff Street, Tina Adamson (nee Turley) and Anita Burke (nee Hayward) Margaret Woodhead (now Fisher).and to Dave Morris for the following :
Centre Mr Leaning Headmaster, On the right The Headmistress. She taught Chemistry, On the left Mr Qaule (not sure of spelling) His nickname was Caddy he always wore Plus Fours Golfing trousers.He taught Science. He originated from the Isle of Man. Next to him Mr Margharrison
Thanks to Tana Burdon who also added (Jan 2008): "The head Mistress was called Winifred Turner she was a female Deacon in the Church of England and lived in Berry Hill".

Vanetta Harries added (November 2010): "... The physics teacher was Mr Quale (correct spelling). He was rather intimidating and we never ever misbehaved for him. We all took our education seriously with all the regular tests and exams being revised so we could get a decent result.
The annual Gilbert and Sullivan musicals were a highlight with the changerooms being a tight squeeze in the old town hall. We spent hours in rehearsals with Mr Margerison (correct spelling) taking on the role of director.
Perhaps there are photos in the newspaper archives or old school records of the performances.
I trained as a primary school teacher at Westhill College in Birmingham then flew to Australia where I taught for 25 years in Victoria. I taught at the zoo in Melbourne and at the childrens hospital then worked with adults with intellectual disabilities for 10 years. I now live in Hamilton Western Victoria. Im retired but spend a lot of my time volunteering within the community traveling gardening learning and teaching a variety of crafts and photography plus swimming which was always my preferred sport. We called the chemistry teacher Winnie. She always walked at a fast trot with her cape flying. I think she was also a deaconess at the church...Rumour had it that she had been a missionary in darkest Africa".


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