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Star date: 31st October 2009

HOPE HALL REUNION

The fifth reunion of pupils who went to Hope Hall Secondary Modern School during the swinging sixties, and left in 1967, 1968 and 1969, is taking place next Friday, 6th November. Following reunions in 1993, '94, '96 and '98 this do, eleven years after the last one, promises to be something special…

The reunion takes place at De-la Salle Rugby Club, Lancaster Road, Salford, on Friday 6th November 2009 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £3. 

Click here for how to get the tickets and further details…


ELEVEN YEARS ON FROM THE LAST HOPE HALL SCHOOL REUNION...

"There's been quite a gap since the last one and I'm hoping for a good response to this one but it's a slow process trying to trace old school mates" says Margaret (nee Currie), one of the organisers.

So, if anyone knows anyone who left the school in '67,'68 or '69 and would like to contact old friends please tell them to get in touch…Tickets, at only £3 are available from…

1967        Linda (Charleston) 0789 525 7823 or Joan (Thickbroom) 0161 736 5347
1968        Margaret (Currie) 0161 281 6251 or Helen (Cave) 0161 737 6313
1969        Cathy (Clegg) 0161 737 4338 or Rob Morton 07528 453 601

Rob Morton wrote
at 15:43:58 on 15 March 2018
Left 1968 Would love to hear from anyone from 65/68
 
Mark Conlon wrote
at 17:32:17 on 20 January 2018
HOPE HALL SECONDARY MODERN SCHOOL, SALFORD. 30 Photos now on Facebook:- TITLE: "Hope Hall Secondary School Salford Pupils" YEARS: 1967-1972
 
Mark Conlon wrote
at 08:29:49 on 13 January 2018
Hi Graham Stott, Yes I went to Hope Hall 1967-1972 and also remember Ray Steele,Mike Ruscoe,Mark Fitton,Gail Johnson,Gail Denny,Valerie Ogg,Susan Flynn,Diane Jackson,David Clare,Alex Woolley and many more... including the teachers at that time. I lived in Denstone Road and if my memory is still good, I think you lived on Sumner or Acresfield...somewhere round there! Hope you are well. Cheers, Mark Conlon.
 
Derek Howarth wrote
at 07:23:45 on 09 July 2017
I remember you John Metcalfe. If my memory serves me correctly we went to Lancaster Road before 'graduating' to Tootal Road. We were only there for about 6 months before being transferred to the newly built Hope Hall. I enjoyed the school dinners for the first 6 months at the new school because the kitchens weren't able to produce hot food, so the welfare cooked the food off site and delivered it piping hot in large sealed containers. It was delicious. Unfortunately, that only lasted for 6 months until the school kitchens were up and running. The quality of the food sadly declined from then on. I also remember Christine Irvine. She lived on Selby Drive, the next road to us. I lived on Burdale Drive. My brother still lives in the same house. I left the school on a Friday in December 1960. I was working at AEI the following Monday. I've tried to trace my old school pal Keith Hay, but without any success. Mr Podmore the woodwork teacher was a great bloke. If he saw you waiting at a bus stop he'd always give you a lift if he was going your way. Do you remember Mr Taylor the metalwork teacher?
 
Graham Stott wrote
at 05:34:33 on 29 March 2017
Hi Went to Hope Hall 67-71 Remember Ray Steele John turner Gail Johnstone Mike Ruscoe in fact most pupils that had these 4 years at the school. I'm a retired building surveyor and landlord with a canal boat touring the canal network and holidays abroad. How the years fly by remember reggies and king st youth club If you remember this era I'm here for an update. Regards Graham
 
John Metcalfe wrote
at 07:06:09 on 24 January 2017
Hi. I transferred to Hope High Feb 58. School opened that year initially with years 1&2. Three and four followed later.. Eric Lydiate joined our class. Tony Poole also in the same class. Sure Tony joined me and Peter Kinson to join PE teacher Ron Skinner to start 2/36th Scouts.. Ron Skinner used to demonstrate a "square cut" with a cricket bat on your backside if You forgot PE kit.. Still in touch with Ron and Stan Atkins and Lyn Aldcroft. (Mrs. S Atkins). Chris Unsworth. Remember teachers: Norman Granger, M. Openshawe, Johnny Reaks, Mrs Hawley, Joe Lowe, Wild Podmore. Great days. .
 
Roy ordish wrote
at 19:41:01 on 22 November 2016
Hi I left in 69 remember mr grainier the black line ,ice buns from the shop at the back of the school .steve Burke the singletons..mr pod ore and the teacher we called Tommy cooper
 
Eric Lydiate wrote
at 09:26:42 on 20 July 2016
MESSAGE FOR TONY POOLE. I'VE GOT A PHOTO OF THE RUGBY TEAM . WITH YOU ,MAYO TWIN'S ,ROBERT RUDD ETC. SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS AND I'LL SEND YOU A COPY. CHEERS. ERIC
 
Michael lydiate wrote
at 06:42:24 on 15 July 2016
Angela Barrett, this is Eric's son michael. I see where you responded to his message. Feel free to contact me melydiate@gmail.com
 
Angela Barrett wrote
at 12:39:59 on 09 June 2016
I note Eric Lydiate responded to a Hope Hall school reunion in 2009 stating he now lives in America. I am hopeful of being able to contact him with reference to family history. Please advise. If you see this message Eric please contact me [are you the son of Emily & Herbert Lydiate?]. Best wishes, Angela
 
Pamela Davis nee Williamson wrote
at 11:02:08 on 31 March 2016
I was at Hope Hall from 61 to 67 iwas in a class with gary wallwork charles brakewell kenneth paige im not good with a lot of the others names I would love to hear from anyone that remembers me....
 
Jacqueline Ball wrote
at 17:07:39 on 09 December 2015
JOSIE Gillard. I am related to you!!!
 
Stephen holland wrote
at 16:56:45 on 15 October 2015
1969 / 1975 nickname ollie .......
 
Philip Middleton wrote
at 07:56:58 on 23 September 2015
Hi I was a pupil at Hope Hall School my brother Stephen remember Roger Penn who fixed Mr Tomlinson (Headmaster) chair in assemble when he took the screws out of the chair and he fell through, he said Penn get on the black line he knew straight away it was him he also used to let stick bombs off that stuck all the corridors.He was always in trouble when with Mr Grainger for lessons, he had 6 lashes on the bottom but he put a magazine down his trousers I also remember Mr Podmore (woodwork teacher) burn all the pupils woodwork which took weeks to make
 
Colin royle wrote
at 18:24:24 on 11 June 2015
Hi my name is Colin royle. Hope hall from 60 to 65. My best friend was peter brettle, a great cross country runner.my very secret crush was barbara Thompson. The no.1 song at the time was bobby vee. Please don't ask about barbara. Ironic eh!
 
sylvia Colley was Bourgaize wrote
at 17:38:10 on 05 October 2014
I was at Hope around 1967/68. My best friend was Susan Howarth anyone remember her or Jim &John Clayton? We all went around together although the boys were older than we were. Also a local doctors son I think Ferguson? As I wasn't at the school very long can't remember much more except I loathed Hockey days! Parents always moving around !
 
paul mott wrote
at 18:49:24 on 30 July 2014
hi you lot i was from lawries across the road but had quite a few friends from hope eric must have played against you the mayo where very good footballers i think one had a trial with blackpool cant remember 1st names mrs armitt was name from duchy estate run the picnic trips to blackpool tara for now
 
Janice Redford wrote
at 05:39:26 on 01 July 2014
Hi everybody. I attended Hope Hall during the 60's. Some of my class mates were Debra Prince, Paula Rudland, Lesley Kelly, Edith Taylor (Edith's parents had a corner shop near Sutton flats) We had an english teacher called Mr.Gyte. The math teacher was very timid and always wore short skirts. Her name was Miss Cummings. I live in Montreal - Canada but visit England often.
 
Lynda Taylor wrote
at 10:12:19 on 13 June 2014
Hi I went to Hope Hall was pals with Diane Martin, Elaine clapham, betty cambpell, Christine sharkey,Isablee singleton,Rose Beswick,Jean Twemlow, Marie Lydiate,Liz Kerr, Dave Burke, Neil English,Jimmy preston, Alex Wooley, Mike Taylor, I had a mad crush on Geoff Fowler, was in Upper 1C CLASS, went top Reggies and tootle drive, Used to wag school and go to Town to buy check shirts and tonic trousers from STOLEN FROM IVOR, bring back any memories? Now in Auckland been here 18 years, 2 children 4 grandchildren, have my own real estate business. Love to hear from anyone who remembers the good old days. xx
 
Harry faulkner nee alldritt wrote
at 14:38:08 on 26 May 2014
HI TO ALL THE CLASS,LEAVING OF 69 I EVERYBODY JUST THOUGHT I WOULD TEST YOUR BRAINS TO SEE HOW MANY OF YOU CAN REMEMBER SOME OF THE OLD TEACHERS OF 69 HEAR WE GO MRS COOKSEY MISS KEY I THINK SHE MARRIED A PUPIL, MR RENSHAW JP MISS OLIPHANT? JOE LOWE 6FT 9" MRS DUGGAN, MR CRAIG, MR PUGH EDDIE HOLDEN, MR JEFF FOWLER, MR TOMLINSON (HEAD) MR MCGAUIRE (TOMMY COOPER) MR TAYLOR (METALWORK) MR PODMORE (WOODWORK) I THINK THERE IS STILL A FEW MISSING CAN ANYBODY HELP.MY SCHOOL FRIENDS WERE KEITH BUCKLEY STEVE DECEY JOHN MARKS DEBBIE PRINCE SANDRA EDGE CAROL GENT AND PAUL DIANNE AND JULIE WHO LIVED ACROSS THE ROAD HER MUM RAN THE HAIRDRESERS I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM THE CLASS OF 69 PLEASE E-MAIL ME @HARRYALLDRITT@VIRGINMEDIA.COM
 
ERIC LYDIATE wrote
at 08:24:06 on 24 May 2014
I WENT TO HOPE HALL / LEFT IN 1961 / PLAYED ON THE FOOTBALL / CRICKET /RUGBY TEAMS GOT PHOTO'S WITH TEAM MATES I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN AMERICA LAST 45YRS
 
frank rodway wrote
at 07:37:18 on 12 May 2014
hi carol armitt I remember you its rodders how you doing xx
 
jacqui weir wrote
at 07:41:10 on 24 February 2014
I was at Hope Hall from 1962 to 1966 - I was Head Girl in 1966 - my maiden name was Higson - does anyone have any old photos of those years there?
 
Barry Thorpe wrote
at 19:31:02 on 22 December 2013
was there from 61 - 66
 
heather steeples was irvine wrote
at 16:26:44 on 01 December 2013
looking at comments apart from josie tony , you all seem to be at hope a lot later than us three ,
 
Diane burgess nee benson wrote
at 04:34:05 on 21 October 2013
Hello, I went to hope hall/high from 1971 to 1977, anybody else out there who was at school with me
 
Elaine Nickson wrote
at 06:13:36 on 25 April 2013
Someone has to remember the Singleton sisters Julie& Isabelle also the Barbers Joey & Ronnie and Julia Torro
 
Josie Moore(Gillard) wrote
at 05:35:09 on 19 February 2013
Hi everyone I lived on Fairhope Estate and went to Hope Hall Secondary Modern School from 1958 to 1961. Heather has contacted me on facebook, I now live in Essex but would love to hear from anyone who lived on Fairhope or who went to Hope Hall School. I had such a great time at school, please contact me. I remember going to a party with Jack Midgeley when I was thirteen, so sad what happened. Please get in touch, would love a re-union.
 
Josie Moore wrote
at 05:34:50 on 19 February 2013
Heather, please get Christine to get in touch, would love to have a get togther- Josie (Gillard) Moore xx Remember her surprise 40th what a great night xx
 
Mark Conlon wrote
at 17:50:32 on 06 January 2013
Susan Armitt: I went to Hope Hall 1967-1972 but I'm sure I remember you. As I recall, do you have two bothers David & Stephen and a wool shop on the Height (now sadly demolished)? I think you used to live on Delamere Avenue. Am I right? Mark Conlon.
 
Mark Conlon wrote
at 17:50:08 on 06 January 2013
To: Karen Jary, Yes I remember you from school days but you were never a little wimp! As I recall you were quite an attractive girl. Didn't you go out with Phil James for a while? I was in the year above you, but lived locally in Denstone Road and went to Hope Hall 1967-1972. xx Mark Conlon.
 
once again at hope 1959 1963 wrote
at 22:05:51 on 05 January 2013
WAS HEATHER IRVINE ,SIS CHRISTINE MATES WERE DOT HOLER .LINDA BROADHURST ,PAT TURNER ,
 
Susan Armitt wrote
at 14:18:54 on 28 August 2012
Hi I went to hope hall from 1964 to 1968 missed all the reunions but loved to know if anyone remembers me.xx
 
isabelle singleton wrote
at 10:33:58 on 28 August 2012
Hi,i went to Hope Hall from 66 to 70. I dont remember much from my school day's,as i did'nt enjoy school i think i block a lot of my memories. I would love to hear from anyone who could fill in the blanks.
 
heather irvine steeples wrote
at 17:55:04 on 16 April 2012
ola Tony of course you would know the Irvines .Wereboth ok Christine still in Salford Me im in Spain been here for last 10 years mum now 91 still going strong .Ihave fond memories of your mum dad GET IN TOUCH X
 
tony poole wrote
at 20:24:26 on 15 April 2012
Hi Heather, Tony Poole, son of Tommy and Anne, lived over the road from you in Fairhope. I was a year in front of you at school but I played rugby with the Mayo twins and I think Jack Midgley but not too sure on that one. Are you still in Spain? Tony
 
heather irvine steeples wrote
at 07:38:20 on 14 April 2012
hi see above sorry .but Tony who .oh by the way David died 2 years ago lung cancer x
 
heather irvine wrote
at 07:38:02 on 14 April 2012
please get in touch
 
wrote
at 07:37:58 on 14 April 2012
im sure someone must remember .Jack midgley my boy friend
 
Tony wrote
at 22:11:52 on 20 March 2012
Hi Heather, I remember you and the Mayo twins and Christine and quite a few more, including your Mum and Dad. Hope you are keeping well. Tony.
 
HEATHER wAS IRVINE AT SCHOOL 1963 wrote
at 21:29:24 on 27 February 2012
SORRY MAYBE IM EARLIER 1963 .4
 
HEATHER IRVINE wrote
at 21:29:17 on 27 February 2012
I THOUGHT ALL KNEW ME OBVIOUSLY NOT
 
anne bartlett nee rhodes wrote
at 18:28:05 on 08 January 2012
hello anybody who went to hope hall in 1968 onward i cant find anyone from my year.
 
karen jary wrote
at 22:48:38 on 07 January 2012
would lv to from anybody that went to hope hall 1969 to 1973 i was the little wimp that everyone picked on haha am not now.
 
Hether Irvine Steeples wrote
at 16:52:10 on 15 December 2011
so would like to hear from anon whoknows me . Ias atschool mayo twins Dot hola Linda Broadhurt my siser Chritie Irvine
 
heather irvine wrote
at 09:28:01 on 11 November 2011
sorry dont remember any of you maybe you were well behaved x
 
carol marsden wrote
at 12:41:15 on 18 February 2011
Hi Linda and Margaret, hope you are both doing fine can you believe we are all approaching 60 aaagghh well i am still childish as ever...would love if you could contact me if you are on facebook..have a pic of my grandaughter Ellie-Mae (3) on my profile and if possible would so love to get in touch with Joanne Wallsworth...wrote her phone number down in lipstick at the last meeting and couldn't make it out the next day..typical me. love and hugs to you all xx
 
heather steeples nee IRVINE wrote
at 17:43:55 on 25 November 2010
left hope hall 1963 cant find my year or anyone i relate to
 
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