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"

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

New on the Teachers page.

On the anniversary of the death of G.R. Kilner a fitting tribute from Allan Miller

Recently Added 1963 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

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.

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.

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.

The Big Reunion -15th March 2014

On Tuesday 15th April David Robinson and Alan Swift attended Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital to hand over a cheque for £1350.00 to Dr Malik for his  Cancer Charity. The money was raised from the ticket sales for the reunion, the raffle held on the night and some donations.

David and Alan would like to thank all who attended the reunion in March for their generosity.

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.




 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 2010




Photos from the 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.