The site was originally started for pupils who were in the intake that started in 1961, then it was extended to include all pupils who were at Up Holland Grammar. Anyone who attended Up Holland Grammar at any time is welcome to contibute their memories of a great school and a wonderful period in our lives - "the best days of our life"
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Early this morning I received the sad news that my friend Alan Swift had peacefully passed away in his sleep after a long illness. I'm sure that Alan with his cheery and friendly nature will be remembered by many ex-pupils.
In recent years we became good friends organising the 2014 reunion together, helping with the Jubilee celebrations at Winstanley College and representing Up Holland Grammer on the UGS Educational Foundation at Winstanley College.
I shall miss him greatly.
- David Robinson
D. Robinson 26/1/2018 - Yesterday we sadly said goodbye to our good friend Alan "Speedy" Swift at St. Aidans Church, Billinge. It was a mark of how much Alan was thought of by his family, friends, old schoolmates and the people of Billinge that the church was packed to the rafters with people having to stand in the aisles and entrance to the church. Alan loved his family, loved life, was always jovial and helpful to everyone. He will continue to be an inspiration to me and many others. It was a privelege having known you Speedy, God bless.
Yvonne Gore -
I recently received sad news that Yonne Gore has passed away. Yvonne was in the 1962 intake at UGS. We had been friends since primary school at Roby Mill.
- D. Robinson
Upholland Grammar School Educational Foundation
On Monday 6th November 2017 I attended a meeting at Winstanley College as a trustee of the UGS Education Foundation. This charity gives grants to students from families with limited incomes. Further details are available on the UGS Education Foundation page. - D. Robinson
New entry on school memories page from Reinhard Fritsch, German assistant in the school year 1973/74.
I am currently scanning the 1962 school magazine which is quite a big one so may take a while.
There are still a lot of schol magazines to be scanned but it is a slow job. Is anyone interested in scanning a few magazines and then sending me the files to put online. It would help to get new content on the website quicker. If you're interested email me at email@example.com .
Winstanley College have put up a plaque in honour of H.B. Ellis.
see more on Headmasters page - click here
Message from David Robinson -
Will Barbara Phillips (Webb) who left a comment on the Guestbook on Thursday 9th May 13, please email me at the website as an old friend is trying to contact her.
On 9th September Diamond Jubilee Celebrations were held at Winstanley College marking 60 yrs since the building officially opened when Up Holland grammar school moved from it's old premises in Ox House road to the new building in Winstanley road.
During the afternoon school tours were run enabling old pupils to reminisce seeing parts of the college still resembling the way it was, and to marvel at the new buildings and facilities available to the students now attending Winstanley College. In the evening a great 1950's themed show was performed by the present day students.
I would like to thank the college Princial, Louise Tipping, and all her staff for being so friendly and making us welcome and putting up with over 90 old pupils wandering round the college whilst classes were going on. I would especially like to thank the Vice Principal, Mel Chadwick, and Laura Barker for all their help during the time we worked with them organizing the Diamond Jubilee.
Please go to the Diamond Jubilee page to see photos from the afternoon school tours and the evening show.
Click HERE to go to Diamond Jubilee page
A collection of school related documents - sports and speech day programmes, exam papers, memorials etc.
Charity providing financial help to students of families of limited means.