Harry Rutherford's Festival of Britain Mural
Barry in Oz. There's an interesting video on Youtube showing Hyde grammar lads playing football in 1946 with Fred Whyatt as a lad, he was later the gym teacher at Floweryfield secondary, also Warren Bradley, the Man U and England player.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLG_F13Np_s
Does anyone know when the older photo was taken?Amazing at how the housing has developed around the school on Clarendon RdBarry Mr Whyatt was my PE teacher at Hyde Grammar did he teach at Floweryfield before teaching at Hyde Grammar? we use to call him Pele presumably because of the great Brazilian football player but I dont why as I cannot see a connectionI have watched the youtube video out of interestIt was whilst I was at Hyde Grammar mid to late 70's that it's closure was announced around 1975 I think? It stopped intakes so numbers of pupil's declined and losing teachers it was gradually closed over a period of time and became a sixth form collegeThe old tennis court's and athletic's field are now the site of Hyde police station
The film was taken by George Wain who was the Art master at Hyde Grammar. There are other of his films on YouTube, too.
Barry in Oz. Yes Tigerboy, Fred taught at Floweryfield before he went to Hyde Grammar I believe. His place at FF was taken by MR Hart.
Barry in Oz. Looking at the old photo I'm wondering if the large house at the top is Goodier House.
MarjorieBy sheer coincidence my old home is featured in George Wain's film "Much Ado" albeit very briefly blink and you miss it!Woodfield farm on Knott LaneI often wondered what the farm and area looked like before the estates were built and this film gives some indication
TigerboyDid you know Joan Green? She was my best friend at junior school and lived on Knott Lane.
I've watched the George Wain films several times in the past - love the 'little boy lost' one. Going back to Hyde Grammar, for most of my years at primary school my ambition was to pass the 11+ and go there but, alas, by the time I did pass, they'd built the ghastly Astley and I had to go there. I love the Hyde Grammar school song though.
MarjorieI am sorry I did not know your friend Joan I lived at the farm for around 4/5 years in the early to late 70's so as a young to mid teen boy my social circle was pretty limited Kind regards Mark B
Goodier House was not on Ashton Road which is the road in the picture. That house is situated where the second hand car garage is today, facing the football field.
I went to Hyde Grammar in 1974. "Pele" Whyatt made me captain of the football tea - I think because he had taught my brother 16 years previously! By 1974 he was the senior PE teacher, assisted by Mr Bennett and later Mt Cotter. Both these were "rugby" specialists, whilst Fred was football. He allocated other teachers to run the teams on a saturday. Mr Bibby, a Latin teacher, was our coach / manager. I was in the upper sixth at the start of the September 1980 term, when girls arrived in the lower sixth and we became a 6th form College.Great site.
Hi PaulYou must have been around Hyde Grammar at the same time as me possibly same year or year belowI never made school team I was a late developer went on to play football at a local amateur level for a couple of teams in the Anglian Combination football leaguePleased you commented I always remember there was a bit of a leaning to Rugby at the schoolI also remember Mr Bibby he taught me latin till I dropped the subject although to my shame I can only recall one phrase " In pictora est puella" Regards to you Paul
Mr Bibby...yes with ink and blotting paper to write in italic's wow!I was there(colin taylor) with mr cottee 1974 as head coach for our rugby union team......cracking bloke. team had....grant Thompson,steve thornton, tim spiers,shaun simpson,dave seddon,timothy barker in it to name a few......had a huge welsh lad called taffy too.Good days them trotting up to Victoria street with 3/4 inch aluminium studs tapping in unison up the footpath.
Hi Tigerboy and Colin,So what has happened to the playing fields on Victoria Street! Are they housing now?I, too, remember the clattering of studs up Clarendon Road.I also remember playing cricket in the annual match against teachers on the cricket pitch on the top field. I was bowled by Mr Rod (Emu) Hall whilst trying to slog him onto the road.I had some fantastic teachers. Obviously Mr Bibby as mentioned, but also Jorris, Doctor Bhattia, MA Patterson, and my personal favourite Mr Whittle, who taught me history at A level.It became a 6th form college when I had finished the lower sixth, and was lucky enough to have an influx of lower sixth girls when I was in the upper sixth - happy days!Good luck to all Old Hydonians everywhere!
Is anyone in contact with Dave Green, Simon Entwistle, Tina Proctor, Wendy Entwistle and Julian Entwistle most of whom left in 1974? Doing some research for my sister in law Ali Grief now Taylor who is trying to make contact. Thanks
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