Forum

  Maureen Appleton by the Green Gate.

 

In this section you will find anecdotes and personal views about the school. Please contribute whatever you can. 

Forum 1.1

Forum 2.1

Forum 3.1

Forum 1.2

Forum 2.2

Forum 3.2

Forum 1.3

Forum 2.3

Forum 3.3

Forum 1.4

Forum 2.4

Forum 3.4

Forum 1.5

Forum 2.5

Forum 3.5

Forum 1.6

Forum 2.6

Forum 3.6

Forum 1.7

Forum 2.7

Forum 3.7

Forum 1.8

Forum 2.8

Forum 3.8

Forum 1.9

Forum 2.9

Forum 3.9

Forum 1.10

Forum 2.10

Forum 3.10

 

 Forum 1.1

1. 1958 3A Signatures
2. Miss (Ms. Mrs.) Smith 1955-56
3. Pig sties! What pig sties?
4. What we had.
5. Music and Dancing in the Main Hall
6. The Lecture Theatre and the School Shield
7. The Loss of a Grammar School
8. How was your first day?
9. Lines
10. Rose Hips

 Forum 2.1

1. End of an era
2. Team Games
3. Team Games comment from Sheila
4. Leighton Smith comments about Esperanto
5. Miss. Metcalfe's Cook Book
6. Two memories from Fred Johnson
7. The School Rules
8. Reflections on the change from HGS to HHS
9. Some things recalled from HGS
10. A hidden trap door

Forum 3.1
1. Prizes: Mollie Weaver
2. Prizes: Brian Ardron
3. Prizes: Tony Clay
4. Time Travel
5. A lovely evening at Burntwood
6. Mr. Hamilton
7. The first issue of the School Magazine 

Forum 1.2
1. A memory of Mr. Lock
2. The Timetable
3. Thoughts and Hindsight
4. Sewing and Miss Fleming
5. Staff Plays
6. Posture Stripes
7. One of the unsung heroes
8. Acting Senior Master 1956?
9. Wet Breaks Lunchtimes and the school day
10. A painful memory

Forum 2.2
1. The Origin of the Awards
2. Index of Deprivation
3. Mock Election at Hemsworth Feb.18th 1950
4. Changing Rooms December 2nd 1950
5. Petition 1946-47
6. Specific memories 1964-71
7. Memories and Questions
8. Novelty Staff Cricket Match 1952
9. Homework Pigeonholes

Forum 3.2
1. 1940 Panorama
2. Facebook
3. Transfers between schools
4. Memories from Ruth Hudson
5. The Rugby Field
6. Some HGS to HHS changes
7. HGS closures due to weather

Forum 1.3
1. The Environment and Mr. Rhodes
2. 1960 Mock Election
3. The Blue (Grey) Lady
4. Transfers to HGS
5. The Dell
6. The Lost Property Office
7. General Science 1955-59
8. Assistant Prefects Pledge
9. For the High Jump

Forum 2.3
1.The other side in 1950?
2. School Fees
3. Mr. K.B. Sale HGS Staff 1955-61
4. Who has a set like this?
5. Further Comment from Mr. K. B. Sale
6. Office Purchases
7. Another type of production
8. From a teacher's point of view
9. The Individual Cricket Cup
10. Magazine Extracts
Forum 3.3
1. Grammar School to High School comments a-i
2. HGS last Governors' meeting
3. The Hamilton Service Cups
4. Form Plays 1940

 

Forum 1.4
1. The function of the "The Log"
2. Country Dancing
3. Cross Country Running
4. Mr. Hamilton's Science Challenge
5. Options
6. Rolls Royce Kestrel aviation engine.
7. Who's who on the Staff 1962
8. Elastic Band Catapults
9. "Let's Make An Opera"

Forum 2.4                                       
1. The interview
2. Mr. C. Reasbeck
3. Match Day Travel
4. Written Records
5. The Lectern's Footstool
6. Entrance Examination
7. Maintenance Grants

Forum 3.4
1. Unknown areas
2. Mary Griffiths - Memories 1939-47
3. What's In A Name? - The Opinions
4. Holgate House
5. Mystery Group 1945-46
6. Latin text book

Forum 1.5
1. Random Reflections
2. Miss Smith
3. Answer to a Question from Sheila
4. More Reflections
5. Air Raid Shelters
6. Memories of H.G.S. from 1936 to 1943
7. A Special Place
8. The game of "Hockey"
9. Subsidiary?
10. French Speaking Competition

Forum 2.5
1. Prizes: Patricia Cockburn
2. Prizes: Dee Tyrrell
3. Prizes: Dick Bateman
4. Prizes: Frank Poskett
5. Prizes: Isabell Snowden
6. Prizes: Doris Richardson
7. Prizes: Eric Jones
8. Prizes: Ron Newitt
9. Prizes: Wray Vamplew
10. Prizes: Bill Baxendale
11. Prizes: Christine Whittaker

 
 

 

Forum 3.5
1. On reaching 70
2. What Happened to our GCE papers?
3. Memories of HGS 1931-37 
4. Sandbags and gasmasks 1940
5. Contact with Mr. Hamilton 
6. Memories from Mollie Swinbank (HGS 1937-43
7. From the pupils to Mr. Hamilton in 1967
8. The Snooker Table 
9. My second car and RWH 
10. The best thing ......

Forum 1.6
1. Ropes
2. Shorthand in the Forties
3. Memories from the 1940s
4. Cross Country and Tarzan Tag
5. St. John Ambulance Association 1947-48
6. The Two Headmasters
7. Any ideas 1? 1957-62
8. Any ideas 2? 1933
9. Traditions
10. Sports Day 1960

Forum 2.6
1. The Mischief of Ronnie Gorton (HGS 1943-50).
2. Reunion 23rd March 2005
3. 15 minutes of fame
4. Bird Watching Society 1948-49
5. Gulag
6. Jackson Stevenson
7. Geoff remembers cricket 1951
8. School Milk

Forum 3.6
1. The names on the group photos
2. A Level passes 1955-66 (not 1965) and
the Subjects taken
3. O Level passes 1955-60 

Forum 1.7
1. Foreign Correspondence
2. A King's School Memory
3. Why a House system?
4. A Billiards table in School?
5. Table Tennis?
6. Derek thought this. What about you?
7. An unusual game of Cricket
8. The Ice Cream Shop in the New Block
9. What is going to happen?
10. Wendy and the Flagpole

Forum 2.7
1. Dinners the RAF and Farm Work 1941
2. 1940-41 Report
3. Housecraft and Domestic Science
4. Form plays in April 1940
5. A Perfect Head of Hair
6. Through the "oblong" window
7. John Clements the actor
8. In about/At About
9. School Dances
10. Reading Competition

 

 

Forum 1.8
1. The last singing of the School Song
2. Memories from the Thirties
3. Dux
4. Practical Esperanto?
5. Save the Children Fund
6. Flowers at the plays
7. Mr. Hamilton retires in 1967. Comments please.
8. Mr. Collette retires in 1965. Comments please.
9. Inner Tubes?
10. House Prayer and House Prayers

Forum 2.8
1. H.S.S. Governors' Meeting Autumn 1928
2. H.S.S. Governors' Meeting Summer 1928
3. Thinning out the rooks colony 1957
4. Cornish China Clay Industry Lecture October 1928
5. School Debate October 1946
6. The first Houses
7. Two Country Dances
8. In Mr. Jenkinson's opinion...
9. Mr. Johnstone
10. Our HGS teachers 1943-50           

 

Forum 1.9
1. Choirs
2. Spelling and Mr. Collette
3. To Hilmians who lived in Upton (1959)
4. Forms
5. A poem for boys of the 1955 intake plus 2
6. Our Games
7. Filming
8. The Fun Society Walks and Tennis
9. Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme 1967
10.Two Questions

Forum 2.9
1. Drinsey Nook - The Caretaker's Cottage
2. Assistant Secretary
3. Golf at HGS!
4. Tennis Courts
5. Talented Teachers in 1930
6. Such a narrow victory!
7. Absolutely Tripe!
8. Hockey Sashes
9. Homework
10. Fourth Form Survey Spring Term 1962

 


Forum 1.10
1. Miss. Griffiths, Miss. Shortridge, Miss. Prince and Miss. Smith
2. Moor and Mountain Club
3. Senior Master's Room
4. Reunion July 2004
5. I remember that!
6. Football!
7. What do I think of when I think of Hemsworth Grammar School?
8. Memories of the 1930s from Doris Watson

Forum 2.10
1. What use is Latin?
2. The birth of the Biro.
3. Reflections from 1957
4. Swimming
5. Pantomania
6. Sundry recollections of HGS 1935-40
7. Sport HGS to HHS
8. After HGS
9. The Welsh Connection

10. What did you do in the Sixth Form?