Mugs61 - For all ex-pupils of Up Holland Grammar School

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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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                       Reunion News

Message from Alan Swift regarding reunions previously organised by Anne Leather.

My apologies for not having a reunion earlier in the year but circumstances did not allow it. I know that many of you have been anxious not knowing if we were going to carry on, and Jim LLoyd has asked me a couple of times.I am pleased to inform you that I have now booked the room at Gathurst Golf Club for the afternoon starting at 2.00 pm on the 3rd of November 2016.David and myself are trying to invite as many of the usual old pupils as possible, and are reliant on you to get on your phones and spread the word to all your old friends so that we have a bumper turnout and a really good afternoon.If any of you wish to bring any photos or memorabilia for people to look at you are most welcome.There will be a list provided on the day for people to put on any change of details or emails and the ones without email addresses the usual box for stamped self addressed envelopes. I trust that everyone will have a good afternoon and a good catch up about the last year.

Message from David Robinson.

Previously these reunions were attended mainly from pupils from the late 1950's. We are extending this and hoping that we can get a good turn out from pupils from the 1960's as well. There is no charge for this reunion, it's just a chance for old friends to meet up and chat for a few hours. Anyone requiring further information please contact me.

Recently Added 1965 Magazine



School Magazines from the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's recently added including the 1961 Tercentenary edition.







Winstanley College have put up a plaque in honour of H.B. Ellis.

see more on Headmasters page - click here

Up Holland Grammar old pupil - Catherine Ashton

Anyone who remembers Steve Clarke from school in the sixties and would like to see him performing with his group at his 65th birthday gig click the link on the News and Emails page.

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.

2014 Reunion - 15th March St James Social Club

Photos from the reunion are available for viewing on the 2014 Reunion page.

Anyone who was there on the night and has photos please email them to

Also we would like to hear your comments and memories from the reunion.



Details and dates of all headmasters of UpHolland Grammar.

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 short history of Up Holland Grammar courtesy of Dr Alan Miller.

David and Phil Reunited




Latest news and emails from old pupils.

H. B. Ellis, George Lythgoe and "Reg" Kilner

Teachers -


Photos and memories of our old teachers

Reunion 2014




Photos from the 2014, 2010 and 2005 reunions

Domestic Science Class

Photos -


A Collection of School related photos from the early 1900's through to the 1970's.

David and two Steves at Butlins


School Memories -


Old pupils share their school related memories.

School Photo

School Photos -


the official school photos from 1965, 1969 and 1974

Photo from 62 Magazine


School Magazines -


A collection of photos and articles from school magazines.

1909 Prize giving



Misc. Documents


A collection of school related documents - sports and speech day programmes, exam papers, memorials etc.



Prefects and Prizes


Photos and details of Prefects and Prizes from Speech Days



UGS War Memorial


List of pupils who died in 1st and 2nd World Wars and pdf copy of Memorial Book

UGS Educational Foundation


Charity providing financial help to students of families of limited means.