Jump to content
Hide Adverts
mickypotts

Westridge Class Pictures From The 60,s

Recommended Posts

I saw some class pics a while ago on here and now I cant find them, can anyone point me in the right direction?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw some class pics a while ago on here and now I cant find them, can anyone point me in the right direction?

Hi, Mickeypotts, I put some on. Are these what you are looking for?

post-2953-0-14372000-1361393572_thumb.jppost-2953-0-14300000-1361393577_thumb.jppost-2953-0-99652400-1361393580_thumb.jppost-2953-0-38382400-1361393585_thumb.jppost-2953-0-68748300-1361393732_thumb.jp

Edited by keith lockey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about John Bowman, Michael Furlong or Desa Reay they all lived near the Bank top?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about John Bowman, Michael Furlong or Desa Reay they all lived near the Bank top?

I knew Des Reay, he lived over the the road from us - Clement Avenue. I believe he was a miner and he always wore a dufflecoat. The other two I can't place, but my bro says he remembers Michael Furlong; he says he was a good goalie. I wasn't at the West Ridge; I'm a Woody Schooler. But my brother used to hang around with Den Reygate and Michael Logan. We all used to play football together.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Photo 2/5. Year below me , however I do recognise quite a few but I am limited to putting names to those I remember apart from Pauline Aikman , Hilda Eastlake and Melvyn Douglas

Photo3/5 . Again I remember a few but I`m struggling with names however John Patterson and I think Melvyn Naisby appear in the picture , again this is a group that were a year below us.

Photo 5/5 Only person I recognise is Bill Stafford - - French Teacher

I`ve looked but can`t find any old school photos

Regards

John Bowman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keef2, Des Reay lived in Poplar Grove on the corner across the road from me. We used to hang about together although he was a couple of years younger than me I'd known him since he was tiny. We used to kick about with Alan Henderson from further up the Grove and Alan Morris from Terrier Close, you may have known him Keef2!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keef2, Des Reay lived in Poplar Grove on the corner across the road from me. We used to hang about together although he was a couple of years younger than me I'd known him since he was tiny. We used to kick about with Alan Henderson from further up the Grove and Alan Morris from Terrier Close, you may have known him Keef2!

Apologies, Orloff, Des Reay did live at Poplar Grove - not Clement. I believe there was two Alan Hendersons - one got the nickname 'Hatchet'. My bro knew them both better than me. Alan Morris lived round the corner from us, his sister Lesley is on one of the photos, we were good friends.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hatchet lived in the Dr Pit Rows, he was in my class at the Whitley. There was quite a lot at the Westridge from the Poplar Grove, Hudson Ave, Dean View area, my cousins the Coulthards lived in Poplar Grove, Richard,George,Gordon and Elizabeth all went to Westridge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Elizabeth Coultard was in my class, very nice Lass, what was the name of her freind with the platinum blonde hair??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Elizabeth Coultard was in my class, very nice Lass, what was the name of her freind with the platinum blonde hair??

Elizabeth Coultard was in my class, very nice Lass, what was the name of her freind with the platinum blonde hair??

Can't remember really, she knocked about with Gwen Robinson a lot. If you remember, our Elizabeth represented the county with the Javelin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hatchet lived in the Dr Pit Rows, he was in my class at the Whitley. There was quite a lot at the Westridge from the Poplar Grove, Hudson Ave, Dean View area, my cousins the Coulthards lived in Poplar Grove, Richard,George,Gordon and Elizabeth all went to Westridge.

We were just on about that, Keith, because in the sixties - seventies there were kids of our age - in our street - who all went to different schools. Me and bro were at the Woodys', Lesley Morris was at Westridge, as were others just doors away. How did the work the cachement area out. It baffles me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Picture 1 is Class 4R1 Summer 1965, Joe Knox, Alan Charlton, Kenny Campell, Lenny Wilson, Maureen Hindhaugh, Yvone Logan, Billy Stoker and if I am sure I could name a few more.

Happy Days

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We were just on about that, Keith, because in the sixties - seventies there were kids of our age - in our street - who all went to different schools. Me and bro were at the Woodys', Lesley Morris was at Westridge, as were others just doors away. How did the work the cachement area out. It baffles me!

.......... Then I go to a boarding school in Cheshire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are these Pictures of Westridge Secondary Modern or is this a different Westridge?

Bedlington Westridge, Adam. I hasten to add they are not mine. I got them surfing for old school photos on Friends Reunited. I know many of the people on them - neighbours and friends. The 2nd & 5th I know no one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just was not sure with the photo's as my Dad went to Westridge, But he was sure the 1970 photo was not at Westridge, but i remember it is ford castle as i have been before and the steps are the same. :withstupid:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a couple more Westridge Photos taken at Ford Castle. Westridge 4 taken 1966 or 7 & Westridge 5 taken 1964 or 5 ... can't remember exactly. I've racked by brain to come-up with names (quite confident about accuracy) but clearly there's gaps - perhaps Members could help name the question marks. Micky is that your brother Jimmy in WR5?

I'm busy putting names on some other photos I have and will post them soon.

post-894-0-04006900-1362146902_thumb.jpg

post-894-0-07464500-1362146908_thumb.jpg

Edited by Symptoms

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The two photo's from Ford Castle, second photo 5th row middle Alan Charlton and I would agree with names entered so far as for the year 1964. I can still hear the peacock's calling out even now they kept me awake every night.

Westridge County Secondary School well thats what it say's on me school reports anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Symp, Ford Castle No 1 piccie, front row far right is Helen Hurst, second row far right John Hancox. Row 3 6th from left Alan Henderson. Hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for those contributions - if, and when I get some more I'll add them to the photos and upload new ones.

Orloff, are you sure about Helen Hurst/ Mary Tyler? I'm sure it's Mary ... I had a real crush on her but never had the nerve to ask her out; she was friends with Pauline Brown who I also liked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What seems to be driving this thread are the few photos that are being published ... they are quite rare. We think that there were tons of cameras owned by folks back then - even as late as the 60s - but they weren't that commonly used ... cost of buying them and cost of film/processing was maybe beyond most working family budgets. What we tend to see are photos from schools or works (or photo booths or beach snappers) that were done on contract and then made available to the punters. But again budgets must have been tight even for those school photos, including group shots and individual snaps. Thankfully my parents were just able to scrape the few shillings needed so I do have a few. However, the most important one I remember must have been lost in a house move 'cos when I went to clear my Mum's house after she died I couldn't find it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...



  • Latest News

    • Contentious plans for a caravan and camping site at Druridge Bay Country Park, which have sparked a number of objections, are being recommended for approval.
      Northumberland County Council's proposals for a plot to the south of Ladyburn Lake are supported by planners, with councillors advised to follow suit at next Tuesday's North Northumberland Local Area Council.
      The development would provide stone-surfaced access tracks and 20 caravan/camper-van pitches with electrical hook-up points and nearby water standpipes. Seven grass tent pitches would also be available.
      A waste-water cassette wash-out facility would be provided nearby, as well as a small modular building with facilities for washing dishes.
      It would operate for a maximum of seven months of the year, between the beginning of April and the end of October.
      Druridge Bay Country Park was created in 1983 following the restoration and reclamation of an opencast mine, before opening to the public in 1986.
      Stay informed by receiving your choice of the latest breaking North East news, NUFC/SAFC news and business news direct to your email by subscribing to our newsletters - here's how. 
      Facebook: Here's our main Chronicle page. For our Newcastle United Facebook page click here and our Sunderland page is here.
      We also have a group for breaking news, one for travel news and one exclusively for court news.
      Twitter: You can follow the Chronicle here, our NUFC page here, our SAFC page is here and The Journal here.
      Insta: Here's our Instagram page for all you photo lovers.
      Over on Linkedin you can follow us here.

  • Latest Topics

×
×
  • Create New...