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

Contact - davidrobinson@mugs61.co.uk

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"

Hi everyone! Welcome to the new look Mugs61 website - Hope you like it Please let me know your views via the comments page.

    "Swinging 60’s & 70’s" Reunion 13th October 2018

A venue and date has now been arranged for a reunion for all ex-pupils. It will take place on Saturday 13th October 2018 starting at 7.30pm at St Teresa's Catholic Club, College Road, Up Holland.

The price of tickets for the reunion is £15.00. This includes a buffet and all the money raised after expenses will be donated to a cancer charity in memory of Alan Swift.

If you wish to attend please contact me as soon as possible. The number of guests will be limited to 180 so please obtain your tickets as soon as possible.For details of payment for tickets or donations for the charity please contact me by email at davidrobinson7@blueyonder.co.uk or phone 07904593540.

Hope you will be able to attend please inform any ex-pupils who you think may be interested.

David Robinson

Below are two prints by Gerald Rickards, former art teacher at UpHolland Grammar and Winstanley College, which will be raffle prizes at the reunion in October.

Email receivedon 9/7/2018 from Andrea Hosker (nee Lowe). Anyone recocognise yourselves in the photo?

I taught at Upholland GrammarSchool (as Miss Lowe) half a century ago. The photo is of our wedding at which, to my delight, the pupils shown here turned up, having trailed all the way to Scarisbrick to attend. It's our Golden Wedding this month and I would love to know how those wonderful students are now- I so hope they've been as blessed as
I have been and had happy and fulfilling lives in the 50 years that have raced away since. Mike and I don't look much older than the pupils here and certainly Fuad seems to have more gravitas than I've ever managed ! I loved every minute of my time at Upholland, especially producing "The Proposal" and "Antigone" with such dazzling casts!
Jane Abbot ( now Jane Bibby) was our bridesmaid that day and has been a very special friend ever since, continuing my link with those unforgettable days. She's just enjoying the arrival of a 3rd grandchild, - we're juggling 9 grandchildren, shoe- horned into a very busy whirlpool of a life, despite our 75 years. My vision of retirement spent leafing through Proust in long, leisurely, sunlit hours was a naive dream ! ....
May I send very best wishes to all those I taught and all those who taught alongside me, and from whom I learnt much, in my brief idyll at Upholland, adding my thanks for the memories and my love, Andrea. ( Hosker.)

Sponsorship

Anyone wishing to advertise their company and sponsor the website please contact me at davidrobinson7@blueyonder.co.uk

If anyone who has enjoyed the website  wants to make a donation they can also contact me at the above email address.

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

Recently Added to website

 

 

A selection of photos have kindly been sent from Diane Thomas who was Gym Mistress 1960 to 1963

You can see these photos on the photos page under the 1960's section

 

 

 

  New entry on school memories page from Reinhard Fritsch, German assistant in the school year 1973/74.

(including photos)

School Magazines

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 davidrobinson7@blueyonder.co.uk .

 

 

 

 

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

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.

Headmasters

 

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

HISTORY -

 

 

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

David and Phil Reunited

NEWS AND EMAILS -

 

 

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

Reunions

 

 

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.