Bootle Grammar School class photo 1969-71

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Bootle Grammar School class photo 1969-71

Postby armchair » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:40 pm


Cannot remember the year this was taken.

Back. Ian Wooder, Derek Jenkins, Stephen Jones, Peter Patenden, Sorry big fella cannot remember, Geofrey Webster, Howard Jones, Christopher Carlisle, Bryn Parry, Vincent Moon.

Middle. Ronnie (?) Rimmer, Paul Ford, John Strain, Paul Bibby, Robbie Tulloch (?), Donald Smith, Keith McDonough(?), Tony O'Connor.

Seated. Reginald Quarton, Paul Evans, Stephen Whitelock, (Sorry,cannot recall) (Landry?), (Rankin?) (Hill?), Ralph Cowell, Stephen Meakin.

Cannot be certain on the names marked (?) or (Name?)

Howard Jones, if I have his name correct, joined the police and was the "beat bobby" for the New Strand. He was involved in an accident on his motorbike in the Mersey Tunnel and lost a leg which put an end to his police career.

Are you on this photo? Do you know someone on the photo?

If you can correct or add any information please do so.

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Postby Alan M » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:02 pm

I left in Jan'69 but know a few of the names/faces. John Strain used to live in the top half of Clare Road. Reg Quarton,IIRC, had a bit of a physical walking disability but was a bit of a Boffin!! He also had to have special food/diet with no added salt, so everybody tried to sit next to him for school dinners so that they could have his portions!! Kids eh!! :roll:
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Postby kenswayken » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:33 pm

Could the big lad at the back be Robbie Hilton, he looked similar if I recall?
Very good centre half. :wink: Ken

Postby robinroyle » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:28 pm

Ken, I think Hiltie was about two years older than this lot, who were in the year behind me. Peter Patto was a good footballer, he played in my team, a year ahead of his time, he also had a wicked sense of humour. Vinny Moon lived in Swifts Lane or St Christopher's Avenue just behind the Cabbage Inn. Alan is right about Reggie Quarton being a boffin, evidently public enemy number 1 to this day in all the pub quizzes around Netherton.
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Postby kenswayken » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:28 pm

Yes, I think you are right Robin, he was older than that class. Ken

Re: Bootle Grammar School class photo 1969-71

Postby Magic4 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:04 pm

Couldnt believe I came across this - I'm Ralph Cowle, I married Christine Todhunter who was my friend Paul Bibby's cousin. Celebrated our 40th anniversary this year
I think the big fella is Mick Graham.
Lost touch with everyone else on the photo, a great bunch of lads
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Re: Bootle Grammar School class photo 1969-71

Postby Magic4 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:21 am

As for names, the lad next to me at the end of photo is Ronnie Makin, lad on my other side is David Hall. He and Keith MacDonough were like siamese twins for the whole time at Bootle Grammar. Best nates, you neve saw one without the other, so much so they shared a collective nickname - 'Mac-an-Hally' sung along by everyone to the tune of Jackanory! Next to him was Stephen Rankin, not too sure myself about the next two I'm afraid.
Robbert Tulloch is correct, I spent a lot of time with Rob and Chris (Carlisle) after school too as teenagers, fixing up motorbikes etc.
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Re: Bootle Grammar School class photo 1969-71

Postby Bonesy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:10 pm

Bryn Parry, back row 2nd in on the right lives around the corner from me. Bryn became a teacher and part time author having had a few books published. ... with-brian
Ken, John Hilton was in my class in school. Do you remember Paul Dixon and Billy Moon both lived round by you.

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Re: Bootle Grammar School class photo 1969-71

Postby Invicta » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:26 pm

Robbie had a younger brother but don’t recall his name Cus. I knew his Sister Susan better :wink: K. Moon & Dixon names familiar but don’t know them Keith. Ken
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Re: Bootle Grammar School class photo 1969-71

Postby Bri » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:26 pm

Anybody who listens to Radio Merseyside will be be familiar with Reg Quarton, a regular participant in all the quizzes and phone-ins as "Reg from Netherton"
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Re: Bootle Grammar School class photo 1969-71

Postby Alan Murch » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:31 pm

Guys, I left in 1966. I am currently President of Old Bootleians, ex members of Bootle Grammar for Boys. We have about 335 members and hold 2 Functions a year ; Hot Pot and a Dinner plus a very good Golf day at West Lancs Golf Club. We are looking for new members to join or past members to rejoin. Great social events ! Interested ? Let me know . Email:
Give it a go!! Thanks
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Re: Bootle Grammar School class photo 1969-71

Postby Glenys » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:50 am

Any members who left in the 1950's?
I left the Girls Grammar in 1957, possibly remember some of the boys 8)
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Re: Bootle Grammar School class photo 1969-71

Postby Forshaw » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:02 am

Isn’t it odd Glenys that the boys have had the old Bootleians for as long as I can remember . Whereas the Girls Grammar don’t have anything like that . I am hoping to get to Bootle in the next few weeks . Don’t know if Hillside High will let people look round . I left the Grammar in 1959 so a couple years after you . Strange how those mere 5 years influenced our lives so much .
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Re: Bootle Grammar School class photo 1969-71

Postby Dan » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:02 pm

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