Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 1 Alpha, June 1949
Back row: Audrey Thrall, Hilary Smith, Pauline Wray, Margaret Sanderson, Margaret Walker, Rita Squires, Joy Wallington, Irene Smith, Marian Taylor
Second row: Betty Tomlinson, Patricia Waite, Beryl Spendlow, Sylvia Tummon, Jean Siddall, Monica Reynolds, Elaine Valentine, Shirley Siddall
Third row: Jacqueline Smith, Kathleen Wood, Valerie Webber, Evelyn Ritchie, Maureen White, Catherine Wilson, Jean Wilcocksy, Hazel Salt
Front row: Anita Wooton, Gwen Wilby, Patricia Wills, Sylvia Wragg
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 1A, June 1949
Back row: Julie Rawlins, Maureen Owen, Janet Havenhand, Rita Joyce, Thelma Parr, Jean Holmes, Anne Peace, Rita Havenhand
Second row: Jean Livingstone, Margaret Hamshaw, Eileen Peacock, Pamela Martin, Janet Griffiths, Pat Lloyd, Margaret Holding, Astrid Lane
Third row: Doreen Lawson, Pauline Kelly, Marilyn Marsh, Rita Nunnington, (Teacher), Kathleen Hudson, Valerie Penrose, Margaret Ray, Beryl Nuttall
Front row: June Locking, June Knott, Pamela Preen, Margaret Price
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 1G, June 1949
Back row: Gloria Frith, Pat Chesters, Margaret Adams, Janice Clark, Carol Adams, Darel Atkinson, Pat Rhodes, Joyce Bertram, Jean Anderson
Second row: Sybil Fyne, Joan Ellis, Eunice Cutler, Brenda Bellamy, Monira Sawry, Yvonne Emery, Pauline Blake, Thelma Broadhead, Ann Aston, Jacqueline Cottam
Third row: Molly Brook, Sylvia Furniss, Kathleen Ashton, Maureen Bayes, A. Allsop, Pat Brough, Joyce Coates, Pauline Burgin, Rita Freeman
Front row: Audrey Ellis, Rita Copeland, Barbara Critchlow, Dinah Sartin
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 2A, June 1949
Back row: S. Dronfield, B. Whitehead, J. Clayton, M. Perry, P. Briggs, D. Reading, D. Gillingham, S. Marshall
2nd row: P. Burkett, M. Highfield, S. Johnson, J. Wells, C. Blytham, D. Brailsford, B. Waldron, P. Greer, B. Wand, L. Helliwell
3rd row: P. Hird, J. Walker, M. Padget, J. Schofield, (Teacher), N. Barker, S. Seaman, M. Hill, D. Ward
Front row: A. Lockwood, M. Longley, P. Ryan, B. Dearden
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 2G, June 1949
Back row: Valerie Roberts, Sheila Hardwick, Sylvia Revill, Shirley Merriman, June Card, Margaret Broadhead, Joan Sefton, Sheila Eccles, Anne Shatwell, Brenda Shore
Second row: Margaret Martin, Mavis Crook, Wendy Smith, Audrey Andrew, Pat Capon, Denise Larking, Roseruth Braunold, Christine Bowler, Dorothy Emery
Third row: Mary Scales, Margaret Martin, Barbara Gregory, Pamela Gledman, Miss Frost, Beryl Wild, Jean Moore, Olwen Smith, Margaret Fyfe
Front row: Brenda Sanders, Dorothy Potter, Leatrice Souza, Lilian Justice, Elizabeth Turner, Lisa Howe, Catherine Higgins
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 3 Alpha, June 1949
Back row: Alison Birkett, Margaret Bingham, Vera Whitehead, Sheila Turner, Shirley Batchelor, Pat Kersey, Julia Barker, Patricia Moody
Middle row: Marlene Percival, Barbara Hartle, Sylvia Green, Pat Harvey, Beryl Ibbotson, Shirley Broad, Shirley Harrison, Barbara Butler, Pauline Smith
Front row: Shirley Slater, June Stringer, Sheila Sunderland, Janet Yeadon, Miss Ewen, Brenda Reynolds, Hazel Tew, Jacqueline Leavesly, Rita Purcell
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 3A, June 1949
Back row: D. Kershaw, S. Hanley, E. Oliver, B. Slattery, L. Boden, D, Bell, K. Wilson, E. Barker
Middle row: P. Collins, B. Styring, B. Birks, P. Gillam, D. Sellwood, P. Marples, B. Satterthwaite, M. Lindley, S. Bentley
Front row: P. Rowland, M. Davidson, B. Moran, P. Wild, (Teacher), W. Burton, E. Grove, Y. Holland, E. Cowling
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 3G, June 1949
Back row:: Mary Coe, Marjorie Beckett, Ruth Hodkin, Marion Eden, Sylvia Dixon, Elizabeth Clark, Pamela Bratley, Maureen Kelly, June Bunting
Second row: Shirley Hulme, Margaret Eyre, Mavis Catliff, Barbara Fox, Celia Piper, Marjorie Hawley, Pamela Hands, Margaret Cunningham, Pauline Wells, Margaret Vickers
Third row: Doreen Greaves, Pat Hudson, Betty Cutler, Pat Wiggett, Miss Roseman, Janet Wilson, Renee Frith, Mary Kinsey, Adrienne Hunt
Front row: Joan Sherwin, June Percival, Sheila Robinson, Jean Booth, Maureen Wilson, Shirley Aston
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 4 Alpha, June 1949
Back row: D. Draycott, M. Rigby, G. Webster, P. Frith, M. Nolan, B. Smith, C. Longford, T. Whittle
Middle row: R. Watson, K. Lazenby, J. Sammons, G. Simmonite, S. Steel, E. Hodgson, R. Smith, R. Sims, P.Kent
Front row: D. Asham, J. Locking, S. Rhodes, M. Galloway, M. Outram, B. Crookes, P. Ellis
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 4A, June 1949
Back row: Anne Poston, Winnifred Dobbs, June Smith, Sheila Hoare, June Millward, Anne Butler, Pauline Croft, Sylvia Daniels, Freda Smith
Middle row: Joan Webster, Joyce Webster, Janet Luker, June Rowley, Jean Dixon, Shirley Exley, Sylvia Thacker, Shirley Jarvis, Audrey Hearnshaw
Front row: Dorothy Harris, Marie Daff, Shirley Robinson, Monica Hamilton, Miss Bedford, Betty Gambles, Shelagh Tolliday, Sylvia Ludlam, Jean Booth
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 4G, June 1949
Back row: Irene Smith, Joyce Aldridge, Naomi Peat, Dorothy Cooper, Margaret Bramall, Pat Roberts, Jean Holmes, Brenda Birch, Doreen Hopwood
Middle row: Barbara Barnill, Roslind Morton, Jean Burnet, Cynthia Wild, Audrey Richardson, Marion Shirt, Doreen Emmott, Christine Brooks, Norma Jerrison, Avril Barrett
Front row: Beryl Harrison, Brenda Jessop, Shirley Williams, Maureen Goodman, Mollie Wasnidge, Joan Baines, Maisie Brown, Jean Fretwell
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 5 Alpha, June 1949
Back row: Judy Girvan, Pat Winter, June Fowler, Margaret Hillyar, Janice Dean
Middle row: Sheila Staniforth, Myra Lockwood, Brenda Haith, Dorothy Bates, Jean Hancock, Esther Caterer, Margaret Hill
Front row: Pat Littlewood, Bernice Thompson, June Thomas, Brenda Cousins, Maureen Croggon, Jean Linley
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 5A, June 1949
Back row: Barbara Wallis, Barbara Stubbs, Heather Chadwick, Iris Hall, Kathleen Moore
Middle row: Winifred Gray, Evelyn Siddall, Ruth Oates, Margaret Scruton, Doreen Cocker, Geraldine Calton, Joan Rawson, Joan Carter
Front row: Shirley Broomhead, Pearl Cooper, Kathleen Alderman, Miss Hutton, Hazel Moore, Marjorie Nolan, Beryl Whitham
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 5G, June 1949
Back row: Brenda Ashmore, Eileen Middleton, Dorothy Rose, Margaret Thorp, Brenda Pert, Maureen Amey, Brenda Platts, Isabel Gibson
Middle row: Jean Morris, Betty Lakin, Joan Evans, Joy Wrather, Margaret Wood, Rosemary Simpson, Joan Hawley, Margaret Grove, Rhoda Hirst
Front row: Janet Bell, Margaret Hodkin, Doreen Young, Betty Hoyland, Miss Beale, Margaret Gould, Doreen Brace, Margaret Griffiths, Pauline Mosley
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 6B, June 1949
Back row: Terry Spires, Judith Krausz, Jean Hadwick, Joan Roe
Middle row: Kathleen Horsfield, Stella Gillott, Barbara Crawley, Vera Worrall, Hilda Burton, Doris Payn
Front row: Gloria Wiles, Margaret Lovitt, Ina Onion, (Teacher), Irene Hall, Brenda Jennings, Valerie Kidder
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls Form 2 Alpha, June 1949
Back row: Enid Crookes, Barbara Hulley, Barbara Vaughan, Evelyn Oliver, Marjorie Warren, Beryl Plackett, Shirley Barber, Cynthia Ashley, June Morrell
Second row: Anthea Stephens, Margaret Bowie, Margot Cobb, Valerie Hill, Shirley Bates, Joan Knight, Ann Stabler, Gay Illingworth, June Naylor, Olive Webster
Third row: Brenda Stainrod, Audrey Branson, Ona Champion, Pauline Lancaster, Mrs Ford, Margaret Wright, Elaine Roysten, Alma Crookes, Sheila Timms
Front row: Glenda Goodlad, Brenda Sorfleet, Valerie Whitely, Patricia Dore
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 1
Top row: Nina Taylor, Marjorie Waven, Valerie Whiteley, Barbara Gregory
Middle row: Muriel Padget, Dorothy Potter, Dorothy Reading, Valerie Roberts, Joan Schofield, Olwen Smith
Bottom row: Sylvia Dronfield, Sheila Hardwick, Kathleen Hill, Valerie Hobson, Gay Illingworth, Audrey Lockwood
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 2
Top row: Shirley Broomhead, Mavis Jeffers, Barbara Stubbs, Myra Lockwood, Pat Winter, Margaret Swinton?
Middle row: Ruth Oates, Mary Hague, Brenda Crownshaw, Kathleen Alderman, Brenda Allen, Joan Rawson
Bottom row: Doreen Carter?, Kathleen Moore, Janice Dean, Jean Colley?, Barbara Smith, Brenda Middleton
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 3
Top row: Sandra Dixon, Anne Gillatt, Hazel Goulding, Cherrill Green, Pat Hodgson, Anne Hooper
Middle row: Jean Jolly, Jacqueline Kambly, Anne McKay, Anne Marsh, Pauline Marshall, Maureen Nicholson
Bottom row: Norma Parkin, Pauline Rickard, Christine Sulton, Marlene Trickett, Barbara Ward, Maureen Wolstenholme
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 4
Top row: Margaret Lane, Roslind Lenthall, Pamela Long, Margaret Maynard, Janet N?, Jean Pickering
Middle row: Molly Brooks, Deidre Banks, Susan Gremsditch, Jean Harper, Pauline Harwood, Helenor Jones
Bottom row: Christine Sutton, June Tite, June Towell, Barbara Ward, Dorothy Wylie, Pamela Bramhall
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 5
Top row: Margaret Griffiths, Esther Caterer, Doreen Brace, Sylvia Cousins, Margaret Gould, Iris Hall
Middle row: Margaret Wood, Barbara Stubbs, May Ford, Iris Robinson, Jean Linley, Molly Faulkner
Bottom row: Jean Pepper, Jean Harvey, Elsie Rawlins, Barbara Wilkinson, Joan Nicholson, Brenda Platts
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 6
Top row: Ann Gale, Beatrice Gould, Doreen Gray, Elwyn Hodkin, Mary Jenkinson, Jean Kitching
Middle row: June Marks, Anne Metcalf, Evelyn Myers, Shirley Oliver, Thelma Riley, Wendy Scott
Bottom row: Avril Smith, Joyce Smith, Barbara Stokes, Pamela Strafford, Mary Walker, Pat Wheatley
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 7
Top row: Glenys Drake, Ann Fearn, Barbara Atkin, Janice Binns, Jennifer Brooke, Mary Bones
Middle row: Sheila Cordon, Janet Crank, Angela Crookes, Penelope Daniel, Barbara Dewsbury, Sandra Day
Bottom row: Jill Bryan, Margaret Bullass, Dinah Bullass, Judith Bainbridge, Valerie Burkinshaw, Winifred Caley
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 8
Top row: Barbara Hinson, Pauline Oldfield, Jean Simonite, Betty Towers, May Tavernor, Stella Gillott
Middle row: Nancy Gray, Ina Onion, Jean Haslam, Gloria Patchett, Irene Hall, Norah Brown
Bottom row: Jean Thornhill, Rita Wonn, Eunice Morley, May Simms, Sheila Downing, Connie Cooper
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 9
Top row: Kathleen Lazenby, Molly Wasridge, Beryl Harrison, Norma Jerrison, Mavis Nolan, Brenda Birch
Middle row: Joan Baines, Joyce Aldridge, Dorothy Cooper, Jean Holmes, Shirley Steel, Christine Brooks
Front row: Margaret Wood, Anita Edge, Pamela Frith, June Thomas, Geraldine Gowan, Margaret Hellyar
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 10
Top row: Sheila Bertram, Dorothy Varney, Phyllis Harrison, Vera Worral, Joan Ward, Elizabeth Brown
Middle row: Marie Megson, Dorothy Bolton, Beryl Kaye, Joan Craven, Brenda Warren, Gloria Wiles
Bottom row: Pauline Brodrick, Rita Walker, Irene Watson, Jean Brown, Kathleen Caldicott, Kathleen Darwent
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 11
Top row: Doreen Woollen, Vera Cocking, Doreen Smith, Norma Garrett, Margaret Boston, Hazel Clark
Middle row: Doreen Cox, Kathleen Taylor, Joyce Woods, Pat Pryor, Vera Birks, Della Walker
Bottom row: Joyce Barker, Audrey Adams, Joyce Kingham, Annie Fisher, Margaret Dodsworth, Joan Rammage
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 12
Top row: Lily Greaves, Joyce Moore, Margaret Wattam, Muriel Bain, Norma Knapton, Ruth Parkin
Middle row: Margaret Day, Dorothy Ludlow, Elaine Masterman, June Bruce, Jeanne Booth, Pat Littlewood
Bottom row: Shirley Clark, Freda Woods, Hilkda Hawley, Joan Brown, Audrey Lowe, Olive Fuller
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 13
Top row: Margaret Darwent, Joan Carey, Renee Elliott, Brenda Fletcher, Barbara Scott, Rita Johnson
Middle row: Doreen Ashburn, Sylvia Sharpe, Margaret Foster, Betty White, June Coe, Sheila Ryder
Bottom row: Iris Thompson, Doreen Drisdale, Betty Smith, Olive Ellis, Joyce Myers, Barbara Hallatt
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 14
Top row: Doreen Pearson, Barbara Jessop, Molly Harrison, Margaret Walker, Dorothy Ludlow, Irene Pearce
Middle row: Betty Oxley, Joan Allen, Betty Bickerstaffe, Joan Ripley, Eileen Ward, Mavis French
Bottom row: Marion Hampshire, Jean Burgoyne, Mary Bentley, Jean Gilpin, Brenda Fowler, Mary Allcroft
Bottom row: Marion Hampshire, Jean Burgoyne, Mary Bentley, Jean Gilpin, Brenda Fowler, Mary Allcroft
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 15
Top row: ?, Annie ?, Mrs Schofield, ?, ?, Carol ?
Middle row: Miss Imrie, Miss Lutley, Mrs Hollingworth, Miss Buchanan, Miss Barkiss, Miss Rogers
Bottom row: Miss Hutton, Miss Morton, Miss Leeming, Miss Moss, Miss Longmuir, Mrs Whiteman
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 16
Top row: Margaret Griffiths, Joyce Bryant, Brenda Allen, Maureen Gregory, Betty Lakin, Myra Lockwood
Middle row: Rhoda Hirst, Mavis Jeffery, Brenda Dixon, Pat Littlewood, Pauline Mosley, Barbara Smith
Bottom row: Doreen Young, Hazel Moore, Brenda Ashmore, Doreen Draycott, Winifred Gray, Jean Hancock
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 17
Top row: Kathleen Dixon, Betty Partridge, Edna Whitaker, Barbara Thompson, Maureen Wood, Joyce Siddons
Middle row: Patricia Kirkman, Marjorie Baker, Joan Leclere, Jean Hastings, Margaret Bovill, Doreen Baxter
Bottom row: Joan Beeley, Patricia Ford, Jean Newton, Eileen Fisher, Joan Manterfis, Doreen Beighton
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 18
Top row: Hana Kohn, Margaret Howe, Christine Rowland, Kathleen Skerritt, Alma Oxley, Mary Dent
Middle row: Betty Jones, Joyce Briggs, Betty Parkin, Barbara Rotherham, Barbara Muxlow, Dorothy Hodgson
Bottom row: Brenda Wightman, Rita Bradbury, Ann Maitland, Margaret Fioster, Patricia Hand, Frances Leclere
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 19
Top row: Pearl Cooper, Joan Evans. Doreen Cocker, Jean Colley, Bernice Thompson, June Thomas
Middle row: Irene Bailey, June Fowler, Maureen Turner, Maureen Coggan, Audrey Wildgoose, Marjorie Nolan
Bottom row: Millicent Hides, Margaret Hellyar, Dorothy Bates, Brenda Haith, Thelma Travis, Geraldine Girvan
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 20
Top row: Barbara Crawley, Jean Herring, Kathleen Horsefield, Betty Ford, Mary Hague, Heather Chadwick
Middle row: Barbara Bingley, Dorothy Cooper, Chrissie Munro, Patricia Winter, Mary Hadfield, Theresa Spires
Bottom row: Jean Hadwick, Pauline Wagland, Margaret Barker, Joan Roe, Jean Cutler, Judith Krausz
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 21
Top row: Joan Rawson, Joan Carter, Maureen Amey, Joy Wrather, Shirley Broomhead, Janet Bell
Middle row: Anita Edge, Kathleen Moore, Kathleen Alderman, Barbara Wallis, Margaret Heel, Beryl Whitham
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 22
Top row: Betty Rutter, Elizabeth Carr, Carol Moody, Margaret Beatson, Margaret Brown, Hilda Gillett
Middle row: Vera Godbehere, Sheila Footitt, Patricia Rodley, Cicely Rhodes, Betty Dickinson, Monica Law
Bottom row: Audrey Marsh, Mavis Pullan, Kathleen O'Brien, Dora Hoidgkinson, Dorothy Cook, Jean Foster
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 23
Top row: Margaret Bamford, Cynthia Rayner, Sheelagh Lucas, Betty Mayes, Barbara Fairweather, Eileen Marshall
Middle row: Jean Hibbard, Olga Crossland, Margaret Ossuthorpe, Kathleen Appleton, Norma Baxby, Patrica Bage
Bottom row: Evelyn Oates, Patricia Gardener, Nancy Hallatt, Joan Howey, Joan Garrett, Kathleen Chadwick
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 24
Top row: Sheila Sunderland, Pat Rowland, Pat Harvey, Marjorie Beckett, Adrienne Hunt, Sylvia Dixon
Bottom row: Elaine Grove, Shirley Harrison, Ethel Barker, Pat Hudson, Shirley Aston, Margaret Cunningham, Alie Birkett
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 25
Top row: Joan Allcock, Jean Burgoyne, Brenda Fowler, Hazel Clark, Hilda Hawley, Joyce Kingham
Middle row: Olive Fuller, Jean Harvey, Brenda Oldman, Jean Pepper, Doreen Cox, Joan Ramage
Bottom row: Nancy Oates, Marion Green, Eileen Ward, Joan Allcock, Mavis Grantham, Joan Ripley
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 26
Top row: Celia Piper, Shirley Broad, Margaret Handley, Mavis Catcliff, Sheila Turner, Marion Eden
Middle row: Pat Lee, Marjorie Hawley, Shirley Slater, Barbara Hartle, Enid Crookes, Janet Wilson
Bottom row: Pat Kersey, Marlene Percival, Pat Moody, Doreen Selwood, Margaret Lindley, Mary Davidson
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 27
Top row: Kathleen Taylor, Pat Pryor, Annie Fisher, Audrey Butler, Mary Bentley, Jean Gilpin
Middle row: Elaine Masterman, Freda Wood, Shirley Clark, Marie Megson, Brenda (Shirley) May, Dorothy Bolton
Bottom row: Vera Worrall, Barbara Hinson, Pauline Brodrick, Irene Watson, Jean Brown, Jean Thornhill
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 28
Top row: Margaret Walker, Rita Walker, Barbara Jessop, Norah Brown, Mary Tavernor, Sheila Bartram
Middle row: Pamela Marples, Margaret Elliott, Phyllis Harrison, Irene Hall, Molly Harrison, Dorothy Woolhouse
Bottom row: Denise Howley, Hazel Tew, Winifred Burton, Julia Barker, Barbara Butler, Sylvia Fenner
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 29
Top row: Sheila Rhodes, Doreen Emmott, Betty Lakin, Margaret Grove, Arline Webster, Cynthia Wild
Middle row: Avril Barratt, June Smith, June Millward, Rita Watson, Jean Booth, Mavis Rigby
Bottom row: Audrey Richardson, Shirley Robinson, Paultine Croft, Winnie Dobbs, Irene Clamp, Doreen Draycott
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 30
Top row: Una Outram, Jean Dixon, Gloria Simonite, Sylvia Daniels, Shelagh Tolliday, Sylvia Ludlam, Freda Smith
Middle row: Barbara Smith, Audrey Hearndan, Janet Laker, Christine Godfrey, Anne Poston, Margaret Bramall, Jean Burnet
Bottom row: Shirley Jarvis, Anne Nell, Marie Daff, Anne Butler, Monica Hamilton, Patricia Boardman, Barbara Carnill
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 31
Top row: Brenda Jessop, Jean Fretwell, Shirley Exley, Christine Brook, Mariane Shirt, Rosalind Norton
Middle row: Dorothy Askham, Avril Fells, Elizabeth Clark, Joyce Webster, Valerie Vernon, Irene Smith
Bottom row: Pat Wiggett, Margaret Vickers, Barbara Fox, Sheila Fearnley, Shirley Hulme, Margaret Bowie
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 32
Top row: Valerie Ellis, Margaret Bowie, Maizie Brown, Barbara Stewart, June Stringer, Barbara Birks
Middle row: Maureen Goodman, Camilla Longford, Rita South, Thelma Whittle, Pat Roberts, Elva Hodgson
Bottom row: Joan Sammons, Margaret Bingham, Doreen Hopwood, Ruth Sims, Jean Locking, Pat Ellis
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 33
Top row: Doris Payn, Rosalind Bishop, Jean Hancock, Barbara Crawley, Iris Benton, Jill Taylor
Middle row: Sheila Staniforth, June Fowler, Mollie Faulkner, Margaret Schofield, Barbara Wilkinson, Sylvia Connors
Bottom row: Marjorie Nolan, Brenda Cousins, Geraldine Calton, Betty Ollerenshaw, Doreen Harries, Eveline Siddall
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 34
Top row: Jean Norris, Rosemary Simpson, Esther Caterer, Mavis Wheeler, Janet Bell, Joan Hawley
Middle row: Doreen Young, Margaret Gould, Brenda Platts, Margaret Hodkin, Betty Hoyland, Eileen Middleton
Bottom row: Joy Taylor, Margaret Thorpe, Gwen Warren, Doreen Brace, Margaret Griffiths, Margaret Wood
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 35
Top row: Joyce Foster, Betty Collett, Beryl Nutt, Margaret Wallace, Audrey Mason, Gloria Vincent
Middle row: Edna Shaw, Margaret Grove, Joan Hawley, Beryl Williams, Brenda Oldman, Monica Swift
Bottom row: Brenda Cousins, Doreen Harris, Brenda Middleton, Margaret Scruton, Patricia Hall, Doris Burrell
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 36
Top row: Margaret Brothers, Elsie Rawlins, Vera Saxton, Jean Barker, Joyce Scholes, Barbara Cliff
Middle row: Betty Slinn, Vera Cocking, Doreen Wooleen, Audrey Smith, Marjorie Hollney, Doreen Crabtree
Bottom row: Evelyn Warburton, Doreen Smith, Betty Vickerstaff, Barbara Harrison, Mary Allcroft, Joan Allen
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 37
Top row: Stella Gillott, Marion Hampshire, Hilda Burton, Jean Haslam, Kathleen Caldicott, Elizabeth Brown
Middle row: Gloria Wiles, Margaret Roe, Sheila Oldroyd, Doreen Pearson, Della Walker, Grace Tyler
Bottom row: Betty Towers, Dorothy Varney, Joyce Barker, Beryl Kay, Margaret Corbett, Joan Craven
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 38
Top row: Hilda Burton, Sheila Crossland, Muriel Turton, Marjorie Hollingworth, Joan Allen, Kathleen Spaven
Middle row: Estella Robinson, Mary Morris, Edith Dearden, Rose Thorpe, Ruth Marsden, Margaret Roe
Bottom row: Peggy Cooper, Nancy Hall, Doreen Greaves, Jean Osgathorpe, Phyllis Hall, Jean Cadman
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 39
Top row: Miss Tarr Miss Bedford, Mrs Gathercole, Miss Reid
Middle row: Barbara Nicholson, Sheila Boddy, Patricia Wheatley, Margaret Roberts, Brenda Heath
Bottom row: Rosalind Bishop, Jill Taylor, Elizabeth Kidder, Iris Benton, Margaret Lovitt
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 40
Top row: E. May
Middle row: E. May
Bottom row: Doreen Cooke-Fox, Betty Jackson, Betty Gillam, Jose Walton, Miss Birch, ?
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 41
Top row: Joan Allcock, Audrey Butler, Audrey Holland, Vera Saxton, Margaret Brothers, Audrey Smith
Middle row: June Martin, Audrey Paston, Barbara Harrison, Doreen Crabtree, Joyce Scholes, Mavis Grantham
Bottom row: Marion Green, Jean Barker, Evelyn Warburton, Margery Holliley, May Jennings, Nancy Oates
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 42
Top row: Joan Carter, Brenda Haith, Pat Littlewood, Beryl Whitham, Heather Chadwick, Doris Burrell
Middle row: Winifred Gray, Dorothy Rose, Dorothy Bates, Isabel Gibson, Milly Hides, Barbara Wallis
Bottom row: Hazel Moore, Maureen Turner, Bernice Thompson, Pearl Cooper, Margaret Heel, Iris Hall
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 43
Top row: Judith Hofgkins, June Crawley, Margaret Brown, Pat Hand, Brenda Ward, Anne Maitland, Bunty Colquhoun
Middle row: Pat Pitman, Marie Croulder, Margaret Hammond, Margaret Foster, Lily Wait, Betty Gambles, Joan Webster
Bottom row: Naomi Peat, Annie Caterer, Shelagh Tolliday, Pat Kent, Shirley Robinson, Brenda Crookes, June Rowley
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 44
Top row: Sheila Boddy, Jean Cutler, July Krausz, Margaret Roberts, Nancy Gray, Joan Roe
Middle row: Barbara Nicholson, Enid Lapp, Betty Ford, Jean Hadwick, Kathleen Horsefield, Barbara Bingley
Bottom row: Pauline Wagland, Margaret Baker, Terry Spires, Joan Harvey, Ruth Marsden, Leslie Joyner
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 45
Top row: Joan Martinton, Dorothy Wemm, Betty Chester, Dorothy Whetton, Margaret Hammond, Brenda Ward
Middle row: Audrey Olive, Beryl Longmore, Patricia Pitman, Audrey Newton, Jean Nevett, Dorothy Wilson
Bottom row: Margaret Heather, Judith Hodgkinson, June Crawley, Margaret Sizer, Marie Crowder, Margaret Brown
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 46
Top row: Margaret Foster, Maureen Briggs, Olga Crossland, Margaret Bamford,
Doreen Driver, Margaret Beatson
Middle row: Olga Crossland, Brenda Jenning, Chrissie Munroe, Dorothy Hill, Kathleen Appleton
Bottom row: Margaret Lovitt, Brenda Heath, Beryl Longmore, Audrey Newton, Brenda Wightman, Margaret Axley
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 47
Top row: Olive Ellis, Marie Hollinger, Doreen Cooke-Fox, Phyllis Hall, Christine Allott, Joyce Evans
Middle row: Cynthia Rayner, Kathleen O'Brien, Margaret Brown, Sheila Brady, Hana Kohn
Bottom row: Kathleen Appleton, Hana Kohn, Jean Cadman, Margaret Bamford, Sheila Brady, Margaret Darwent
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 48
Top row: Mrs Tarr (nee Fleetwood), Miss Bedford, Mrs Gathercole, Miss Reid
Middle row: Miss Muir, Miss Hughes, Miss Ruff, Miss Beale
Bottom row: Miss Lindsay, Miss Thompson, Miss Fox, Miss Brearley
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 49
Top row: Betty Chesterton, Dorothy Whatton, Dorothy Wemm, Jean Nevett, Joan Martin, Dorothy Wilson
Middle row: Brenda Pert, Brenda Ashmore, Rhoda Hirst, Pauline Mosley, Margaret Hammond, Frances Leclere
Bottom row: Jean Linley, Mary Ford, Joan Nicholson, Joan Evans, Joy Wrather, Maureen Amey
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 50
Top row: Brenda Styring, Rita Purcell, Beryl Ibbotson, Pauline Smith, Eunice Morley, Ina Onion
Middle row: June Percival, Maureen Kelly, Kathleen Wilson, Louie Bowden, Dorothy Bell, Peggy Gillam, Mary Coe
Bottom row: Margaret Wright, Jean Booth, Maureen Wilson, Betty Cutler, Doreen Kershaw, Sheila Bentley, Brenda Moran
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 51
Top row: Evelyn Clixby, Brenda Green, Doreen Henderson, Sheilagh Hornidge, Barbara Ford, Joan Tankard
Middle row: Maureen Briggs, Mary Renshaw, Dorothy Hill, Doreen Driver, Lesley Joynes, Margaret Jameson
Bottom row: Edna Hufton, Barbara Cliff, Doreen Duke, Joan Cresswell, Margaret Swain, June Jacobs
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 52
Top row: May Dakin, Sheila Fox, Sheila Brady, Joyce Brown, Ellen Moody, Elsie Whitchurch
Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls circa 1945, group 53
Top row: Doreen Greaves, Elaine Cowling, Sheila Robinson, Shirley Bachelor, Elizabeth Oliver, Yvonne Holland
Middle row: Pat Brookes, Pat Dore, Mavis Kinsey, Brenda Reynolds, June Naylor, June Bunting
Bottom row: Barbara Fox, Ruth Hodkin, Mary Taverrey, Pat Collins, Pamela Hands, Barbara Slattery
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Pauline Burnett's book The Rise of Totley Rise has been revised and updated. It tells the story of this small piece of land from 1875 when there was only a rolling mill and chemical yard alongside the river a mile from Totley, through Victorian and Edwardian times, two world wars and up to the present day. It has 94 pages including a useful index and many illustrations from private collections. The book is available now from Totley Rise Post Office priced at £5, or through our website when an additional charge will be made to cover packing and postage.
A few copies are still available of Sally Goldsmith's book Thirteen Acres: John Ruskin and the Totley Communists. Totley was the site of a utopian scheme funded by art critic and social reformer John Ruskin. In 1877 he bought 13-acre St. George’s Farm so that nine Sheffield working men and their families could work the land and, to keep themselves busy, make boots and shoes. Sally tells an engaging story from our history with a quirky cast of characters including Ruskin himself, the poet and gay rights activist Edward Carpenter and Henry Swan, a cycling, vegetarian artist and Quaker. The book is available to order online from the The Guild of St. George by following this link.
A recently discovered box of WWII correspondence reveals the story of how a small group of ladies from Dore and Totley recruited knitters from the west of Sheffield and how their efforts made them the country's greatest provider of Comforts for the Minesweeping crews of the Royal Navy. The story is told in Knit For Victory, a new book from Totley History Group. Written by Pauline Burnett, it has 82 pages and many illustrations. It is on sale in local shops and via our website. Further information about the correspondence is in this inside page of our website: Dore & Totley Minesweeping Trawlers Comforts Fund.
The story is told in Totley War Memorial WW1 of the ten men from our village who gave their lives in the Great War. Written by Pauline Burnett, Jim Martin and Dorothy Prosser, a chapter is devoted to each of the soldiers with a family tree followed by as much information as could be discovered about the men and their families. There is also information about their military careers and the actions in which they lost their lives. The book has 64 pages and is illustrated throughout with photographs of the men, their families and the houses where they lived.
Totley All Saints' Church Parish Magazines for the years 1985-2006 with notices of baptisms, marriages and funerals and accounts of spiritual, educational, charitable and social matters in the village. Scanned in full, including advertisements from local traders.
In 1893 during the building of the Totley Tunnel there was an outbreak of smallpox amongst the navvies which spread to some of the local population. 17 people were buried in communal graves in Dore Churchyard, 6 from "Green Oak" (Lemont Road). The severity of the outbreak was principally caused by overcrowding and insanitary conditions in lodging houses .
Kathleen Grayson was a 39 year old housewife when WW2 broke out. She volunteered for the ARP and became an ambulance driver. During an air raid on Sheffield in July 1941, and despite her own injuries, she managed to get a seriously injured casualty to hospital. For this she was awarded a commendation from King George VI. Together with her friend Hilda Duffy, Kathleen also assembled a team of knitters to provide essential warm clothing for the men serving on the minesweepers patrolling the North Sea.
We have recently bought at auction the WW2 memorabilia of Douglas Platts whose family home was at Hillside, 98 Queen Victoria Road. After the war Douglas returned to his civilian occupation working in the family scissors manufacturing business. He lived in our area for the rest of his life.
We are very grateful to Mrs Valerie Taylor of Dore for lending us the title deeds to Lower Bents Farmhouse which is reputed to be the oldest surviving building in the area with a proven history back to 1621. We have now scanned and transcribed the deeds which could be particularly interesting to anyone with a connection to the local Fisher, Dalton and Marshall Families.
Until 1844, when Dore Christ Church parish was created, Totley township was part of Dronfield parish. We have now transcribed the burial records for former Totley residents at St. John the Baptist, Dronfield for the period 1678-1870 and at St. Swithin, Holmesfield for the period 1766-1901.
Whilst researching the history of the Dalton Family we found it useful to transcribe a number of early Wills and Inventories. These and those of many other Totley, Dore and Holmesfield people dating from between 1594 and 1856 have now been added to our website.
St. Swithin's Church, Holmesfield pre-dates Dore Christ Church and was the place where many of the people from Totley worshipped and were baptised, married and buried. Read the inscriptions on more than 750 gravestones in the churchyard including those of Mr. and Mrs. William Aldam Milner of Totley Hall, Jessie Matilda Tyzack (nee Fisher) of Avenue Farm, and Rev. J. A. Kerfoot of St. John's, Abbeydale.
Thomas Youdan was a music hall proprietor and benefactor who was living at Grove House, Totley in 1867 when he sponsored the first football knockout competition in the world for The Youdan Cup.
The words Millhouses Cricket Club can be seen in the background of team photos which are likely to date from between 1905 and the early 1920s, very probably pre-war. They were lent to us by Garth Inman who can identify his great uncle, Cecil Inman, in some of the photos and would like to know when they were taken and, if possible, the names of others present. Please take a look to see whether you can put names to any of the faces.
Josiah Hibberd was seriously injured whilst working on the construction of the Totley Tunnel in 1892. He died on 9 May 1897 at the age of 38 having apparently spent most of previous five years in hospital.
Bradway House was built around 1832 by Henry Greaves, a farmer, together with two adjacent cottages. We have traced most of the occupants of the property from these early days up to the start of World War Two.
We have transcribed the baptisms records at St. John the Evangelist, Abbeydale from when the church was consecrated in 1876 until just after the start of World War 1. The records are arranged in alphabetical order based upon the child's name and show the date of baptism, the names of the parents, their home location and occupation.
Nick Kuhn bought an original 1920s poster which had this owners' blind stamp in one corner. The stamp almost certainly refers to a house named Wigmore that was built in the late 1920s or early 1930s. The first occupiers that we can trace are John Howarth Caine, a district mineral agent for the LNER, his wife Florence Jane (nee Prince) and daughter Doris Mary. The Caine family lived at Wigmore until 1936 by which time the house would have been known simply as 12 The Quandrant.
George Griffiths died on 13 December 1888 following an explosion during the sinking of number 3 airshaft at Totley Bents. His widow Florence died shortly afterwards and his two daughters Maud and Annie were adopted separately. Whilst Annie lived the rest of her life in Yorkshire, Maud emigrated to Australia in 1923 with her husband, John Burrows, daughter Margaret and son Jack, pictured above.
George Wainwright was said to have been born in Bamford, Derbyshire in 1714. He learned the trade of linen weaving and moved to Totley after his marriage on 1744. He became an ardent follower of John Wesley who paid many visits to Sheffield and who would have passed through or close to Totley. Preaching was at first conducted out of doors and when Wesley's preachers became harassed by a mob of Totley ruffians in 1760, George offered them safety of his own home. He remained a Methodist for all of his long life, dying in Dore in 1821 at the reputed age of 107.
Oakwood School was started by Mrs Phoebe Holroyd in 1925 initially as the Firth Park Kindergarten and, by 1927, as the Firth Park Preparatory School. Phoebe was still working at the school almost fifty years later when she was well into her seventies. We would like to hear from anyone with memories of the school.
James Curtis was born at sea aboard HMS Chichester in 1790. He enlisted as a Private in the 1st Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards in Sheffield in 1812 and served in Spain and Portugal during the Peninsular War. He later fought in France and Belgium taking part in the Battle of Waterloo. In later life James lived at the Cricket Inn where his son-in-law William Anthony was the licensed victualler. He died in Heeley in 1882 aged about 91.
Charles Paul lived in Totley in later life. He was a local historian and archaeologist who was an authority on the history of Sheffield, especially the two areas he knew best: Attercliffe and Ecclesall. His books and letters to local newspapers were published under the Latin form of his name Carolus Paulus.
Towards the end of the 19th century Totley Hall gardens became a well known beauty spot that attracted many hundreds of visitors from Sheffield on open days and the rock gardens became one of its most popular features. Mrs Annie Charlesworth sent us six glass transparencies of the rock gardens taken, we believe, in the early years following the Great War.
Anton Rodgers send us photographs of three water-colours that had been bought by his grandfather at a sale of the contents of Abbeydale Hall in 1919. One was of a scene said to be in York by A. Wilson. A second was of a seated child with a dog believed to be pianted by Juliana Russell (1841-1898). The third was of Lake Como, by Ainslie Hodson Bean (1851-1918) who lived for much of his life on the Riviera and in North Italy.
A Canadian correspondent sent us photographs of a set of silver spoons that were bought in a small town in British Columbia. The case contained a note signed by Ebenezer Hall indicating that they were a wedding gift to Maurice and Fanny Housley. We think we may have traced how they got to Canada and where they might have been since.
Green Oak Park was opened on 23 March 1929 on land that had been bought by Norton District Council from John Thomas Carr, a farmer and smallholder of Mona Villas. In later years, the buildings were used by the Bowling Club (the green having been built in 1956) and by the park keeper. However, the buildings appear to have been constructed in several phases, the oldest of which predates the park to the time when the land was used for pasture.
We believe the old Totley Police Station at 331 Baslow Road was built around 1882. Two lock-up cells were excavated just below floor level in the summer of 1890. We have traced the Derbyshire Constabulary police officers who lived there from John Burford in 1886 to George Thomas Wood who was there when Totley was absorbed into Sheffield in 1934.
David Stanley lived in Totley Rise in the later years of his life. Born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, he joined the 17th Lancers when he was 19 and rode in the Charge of The Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava where he was seriously wounded. For the first reunion of veterans in 1875, he told his story to a reporter from the Buxton Herald.
This picture postcard was addressed to Miss Abell, Holly Dene, Totley Brook Road and posted in Rotherham on 10 December 1907. Edith Annie Abell was born on 4 February 1887 in Sheffield and her family came to live in our area in the 1900s, staying for the rest of their lives.
Charles Herbert Nunn enlisted in the British Army on 23 August 1915 and was sent to France on 18 December 1915 to served with the British Expeditionary Force. In March 1916 it was discovered that he was underage and he was returned home. Shortly after his 18th birthday he re-enlisted and was again posted abroad where, in addition to this trio of medals, he was awarded the Military Medal.
This certificate was awarded jointly by the Red Cross and St. John's Ambulance to Isaac Henry Williams, of Lemont Road, for his services during WW1 as a stretcher bearer. We are seeking anyone who can help us pass it on to a living relative.
In 1832 Samuel Dean pleaded guilty to stealing a quantity of lead from the Totley Rolling Mill and was sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia. He sailed on the Mangles and upon arrival in New South Wales he was sent to work for William Cox, the famous English explorer and pioneer. After receiving his Certificate of Freedom in 1840, Samuel became a farmer and went on to have a very large family. Samuel was born in Whitechapel around 1811 to parents Samuel Dean Snr. and Susannah Duck. His descendant Sarah Dean would like help in tracing his ancestry.
Ellen Topham was born in 1889 in Nottingham. Her parents had been living together since 1862 but had never married so it was most unusual that, after their deaths, Ellen was accepted into Cherrytree Orphanage. Even more so since her father, Snowden Topham, had been acquitted somewhat unexpectedly in a widely reported manslaughter trial. Ellen remained at Cherrytree until her death from pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 15.
Mabel Wilkes was a resident in Cherrytree Orphanage between 1897 and 1905. Her granddaughter Sally Knights sent us these images of a book presented to Mabel as a prize for her writing. Sally also sent us some personal memories of her grandmother and a photograph of a locket which contains portraits of Mabel and her husband Septimus Gale.
John Henry Manby Keighley was living at Avenue Farm when he enlisted in 1916. He fought in France with the Cheshire Regiment but after home leave in early 1918 he went missing. The Army were unable to determine whether he had deserted or returned to the front and been either killed or captured by the enemy. In August 1919 he was formally presumed killed in action but it appears he did not die but returned home to his family.
Horace Ford was admitted to Cherrytree Orphanage on 26 October 1888 at the age of six. He left at the age of 14 to become an apprentice blacksmith and farrier. Soon after his 18th birthday Horace enlisted in the Imperial Yeomanry to serve his country in the war in South Africa. His letter home to his Orphanage mentor tells of the lucky escape he had in battle.
Pat Skidmore (née Sampy) lived on Totley Brook Road from 1932 to 1948 before her family moved to Main Avenue. In this short article she remembers her time at Totley All Saints School where she was a contemporary of Eric Renshaw and Bob Carr.
As we have nowhere to exhibit memorabilia and artifacts, we have created a Virtual Museum instead. The latest addition to our collection is this double-sided Totley Rise Post Office oval illuminated sign which was on the wall of 67 Baslow Road before the Post Office business transferred to number 71. Please contact us by email if you have things that you own and would like to see added to the virtual museum.
Conway Plumbe was a man of many talents who came to live in Totley Rise around 1912. As a young man he had poems published by Punch magazine and is remembered in modern collections of WW1 poetry. A number of his paintings were accepted by the Royal Academy. An engineering graduate of London University, he joined the Civil Service where he rose to a high level as a factory inspector, publishing two books on the subject and giving a series of talks on workplace health and safety on BBC radio during WW2. In retirement he wrote a philosophical-spiritual work called Release From Time.
Inside Totley Rise Methodist Church there is a Roll of Honour commemorating the soldiers from its congregation who served their king and country during the Great War. For all but one of the 28 names the soldier's regiment is recorded in the next column. The exception is David Cockshott for whom 'killed in action' is written alongside yet he appears on no war memorial in our area and no record of a mortally wounded soldier of that name is to be found. We think we have solved the mystery.
Mrs. Kate Plumbe moved from Mansfield to Totley Rise with a number of her family in 1913 and became closely involved with the Totley Union Church. Her daughter Winifred became a missionary and headmistress in Calcutta for over 38 years following which she returned home to live with her sister Hilda on Furniss Avenue. Hilda had also been a teacher, missionary and, like her mother, a volunteer at St. John's VAD during WW1.
Thomas Glossop was a cutler and razor manufacturer who was well known amongst cricketing and gardening circles. Despite going blind, he was able to continue his hobbies with remarkable success
The Totley Union Cycling Society Prize Giving and Fete was held on the fields near Abbeydale Hall on 18 July 1914. Anne Rafferty and Gordon Wainwright have named some of the people in two wonderful photographs of the event. Can you identify any more for us?
The Tyzack family are well known in our area for owning iron and steel trades at Walk Mill, Abbeydale Works, Totley Rolling Mill and Totley Forge. This article covers the history of the family from the late 18th century when William Tyzack the founder of the company was born until the early 20th century when Joshua Tyzack farmed at Avenue Farm, Dore.
Walter Waller Marrison moved to Totley around 1897 with his wife and their two young sons. He was a house builder who constructed properties around Totley Brook and Greenoak before ill health forced him to take up less physically demanding work. In 1904 he took over the tenancy of the grocers and off licence at number 71 Baslow Road. After his death in 1908, his widow Kate and later their eldest son Jack continued to run the business until it was sold in 1934.
Ron Wijk of Nieuw-Vennep in the Netherlands has sent us two scanned images of drawings of old cottages made by the celebrated Dutch painter, Anton Pieck (1895-1987) simply annotated "Totley", and wondered whether we could identify their locations.
We would like to thank Christopher Rodgers for bringing to our attention this fascinating log of the 85th Sheffield (St. John's and Totley Orphanage) Wolf Cub Pack for 1927-45. The log is published jointly by Sheffield Scout Archives and Totley History Group as a free PDF download. It is illustrated by no fewer than 92 photographs and is supported by a comprehensive index and biographies of some of the main participants.
Following our Open Meeting event on School Days, Roger Hart, Howard Adams and John Timperley have each written to us with their memories of Norwood School, which was located in the rooms attached to the Dore & Totley United Reformed Church on Totley Brook Road.
On 22nd July 1909 the children of Dore and Totley Schools celebrated by a pageant the union of England under King Ecgbert which took place at Dore in AD 827. The pageant was devised and written by Mrs Sarah Milner and her daughter Marjorie and performed in a field close to Avenue Farm in front of a large audience. Photographs of the event survive together with a fragment of the script.
John Edward Greenwood Pinder had lived all 46 years of his life in Totley but on census night, Sunday 2 April 1911, he was not at home; he was in Derby Gaol serving a sentence of three months hard labour. From the age of 20, John had been in and out of local courts for a series of minor offences including drunkenness, assault, wilful damage and night poaching. Finally he was sent to gaol for cutting down and stealing 86 small trees which he sold in Sheffield market for Christmas.
We have already transcribed the census returns for Totley, Totley Rise and Dore. Now we have transcribed Census Strays. These are people who were born in Totley but are missing from our earlier transcriptions. They may have been living, working or studying elsewhere or just away from home on the night the census was taken. Two people were in prison. Others were in Union Workhouses, hospitals and asylums. Fully indexed strays from the 1851, 1861, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses are available now.
We wish to thank Gillian Walker for allowing us to digitize an archive of material about the 1st Totley Scout Group. Most of the material was collected by Arthur Percival Birley in the period 1949-51 and there are many interesting documents pertaining to the building of the scout hut on Totley Hall Lane. In addition four Newsletters survive, two from the 1940s and two from 1971.
We are grateful to Angela Waite and All Saints' Parish Church for giving us access to baptismal and kindergarten birthday rolls dating from 1926 to 1941. We have transcribed the names, addresses, birthdates and baptismal dates and created an alphabetical index of entries for you to search.
Edmund Sanderson, a Sheffield estate agent, aquired the land on either side of the old drive to Totley Grove in 1874 and divided it into plots for development. He called it the Totley Brook Estate. But before many houses were built, the estate road was severed in two by the building of the Dore & Chinley Railway line. The eastern end of the road became the cul-de-sac we now call Grove Road.
John Roberts was born in Sheffield in 1798. He became a partner in one of the leading silversmiths firms in the city before moving to Abbeydale Park in 1851 and extending the house in Victorian gothic style. He paid for the building of St. John's Church and was believed to dispense more in charity than any other person in the neighbourhood including his protege Ebenezer Hall.
The Coke Family owned the Totley Hall Estate from 1791 to 1881. With the aid of a family tree to guide us, Josie Dunsmore takes us through the story of their tenure.
When the Rev. D'Ewes Coke inherited the Totley Hall Estate in 1791 it had two farms. Josie Dunsmore tells the story of how the two farms were combined under the tenancy of Peter Flint with the aid of field maps drawn by Flint himself and later by the Fairbanks family.
Do you think you recognize this face? More than sixty photographs of the girls and teachers at Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls in the 1940s were given to Totley History Group by Avril Critchley, who was herself a student at the school. The collection includes fifteen form photographs from June 1949. There would have been a number of girls from the Totley area attending the school in those days.
Christine Weaving tells the story of her 2 x great uncle George Edward Hukin, a Totley razor-grinder, and his life-long friendship with the academic, poet, writer, and free-thinker Edward Carpenter.
Eric Renshaw (pictured here on the right with Bob Carr) grew up and lived in Totley from 1932 to 1960. Many of his memories are of a sporting nature.
We are very grateful to Gordon Grayson for giving us this splendid sale document for the Norton Hall Estates, following the death in 1850 of Samuel Shore. The estates included a large part of Totley and the document has maps and illustrations, plus schedules of land and property with the names of tenants. We have also added a transcription of the entries for Totley and Dore.
Watch this Youtube video of the talk given by Dr. Mark Frost and Sally Goldsmith on Ruskin, Totley and St. George's Farm. The talk was hosted by Totley History Group on 20th May 2015 as part of the Ruskin in Sheffield programme. Also enjoy a video of the outdoor performance Boots, Fresh Air & Ginger Beer written by Sally.
When Jacqueline A. Gibbons became interested in what made her father tick, it began a journey through WW1 archive records and led to her flying from Toronto to visit the house and village where he lived and the countryside that he so much enjoyed. Jacqueline reminds us that in the early 20th century Sheffield was a driving force of industry and that Totley was the place where many of its remarkable people lived and where they formulated their ideas.
Edgar Wood was the designer of The Dingle, 172 Prospect Road, built in 1904 for Rev. William Blackshaw, the founder of the Croft House Settlement. The house, together with its western terrace and boundary walls, has now been awarded Grade II listed building status.
What was probably "the most perfect little garden railway in existence" in 1910 was to be found in the grounds of Brook House, Grove Road, the home of its designer and constructor, Guy Mitchell. Look at some wonderful photographs and read reports in newspapers and a full appreciation in Model Railways magazine.
We have now completed our transcription of Totley School's Admission Records for the period from 1877 to 1914. There is also a useful index to the names of the scholars and to their parents or guardians. We are very grateful to Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library for allowing us to transcribe and publish these records and for permission to reproduce the photograph of a specimen page of the register.
On 8, 9 and 11 November 2014 Totley History Group held an exhibition at Dore & Totley United Reformed Church to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Below are additional links to some of the photographs we were lent and stories we researched especially for the exhibition.
Oscar Creswick was a local farmer who served with the Army Service Corps in Salonika and who after the war returned to Totley to become the innkeeper of the Cricket Inn and a member of the village's successful tug of war team.
Walter Evans was a market gardener who also ran a small grocery shop on Hillfoot Road when war broke out. He fought with the Machine Gun Corps at the fourth battle of Ypres. After the war, Walter ran a grocers shop at the top of Main Avenue.
Fred Cartwright was another Totley soldier who survived the Great War. He fought in France and Belgium and although he wasn't wounded he was gassed and was home on sick leave when his daughter was delivered by Nurse Jessop during a snowstorm in January 1917.
Maurice Johnson joined the Yorkshire Dragoons, a territorial unit, on 1 Jan 1914 and so was called up at the very start of the war. He fought throughout the war on the Somme, at Ypres and at Cambrai. After demobilization in 1919 Maurice returned to his old occupation in the steel industry.
Bill Glossop lent us a letter written by his father, William Walton Glossop to his wife describing life in the army during training in the north east of England and asking her to keep him in mind with the children.
The photo above provides a link to an album of photographs taken of WW1 Hospitals at St. John's, Abbeydale and the Longshaw Estate.
Nora Green, of Chapel Lane, was only 14 when war broke out. In 1914 she was ill with diphtheria and was sent to the isolation hospital at Holmley Lane, Dronfield. Nora recovered and wrote a letter of thanks to one of the hospital staff and the reply she received survives.
We have collected together on this page the names of local men who appear on various War Memorials and Rolls of Honour in Totley, Dore, Abbeydale, Norton, Holmesfield and Dronfield.
Unfortunately we were unable to identify all the photographs we were lent of Totley Soldiers. Please take a look at this album to see if you recognize any of the missing names.
This walk visits locations that have strong associations with Totley during the First World War. It includes the homes of the ten soldiers from the village who lost their lives, the auxiliary hospitals, war memorials, and even the rifle range on which the soldiers trained. Take a look at the first draft of a new walk by the authors of "Totley War Memorial WW1 1914-1918"
We wish to thank the Trustees of Cherrytree for giving us permission to publish transcriptions of the Cherrytree Orphanage Admissions Book entries for the years 1866-1929. There is also an alphabetical index for you to look at.
Our transcriptions of local trade directories have been expanded to cover the 95 years from 1837-1932 and have also been indexed. From the days when there were a handful of farmers, stone masons, saw handle makers & scythe grinders to the wonders of the Totley Bridge Garage Company, Betty's Boudoir and The Heatherfield Shopping Centre.
Totley Church of England Parish Magazines for the years 1922-1939 and 1948-1967 with notices of births, marriages and deaths and accounts of spiritual, educational, charitable and social matters in the village.
Around 90 photographs taken by Stuart Greenhoff for his thesis A Geographical Study of Dore and Totley including several of Totley Moor Brickworks. Superb!
Chronologically ordered snippets of information recorded by Brian Edwards during his many years of research into our local history.
Read the inscriptions on more than 700 gravestones in the churchyard.
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