Starting Year 1946
Gateshead Grammar School

Alan Dick writes

Left click to enlarge        Alan Dick, far right seated front row

After leaving Gateshead Grammar School I served a 5-year craft apprenticeship as a Fitter with CA Parsons.

I then went on to University and got a Degree in Mechanical Engineering at King’s College, Durham University, (now Newcastle University).

I returned to CA Parsons and worked in their Design Office for 4 years before joining ICIand spending the next 6 years as Plant Engineer on their ammonia plant at Heysham, Lancashire. 
I then spent the next 6 years with Air Products as Chief Operations Engineer, the first 3 based in London and the last 3 based on their plant at Rosenberg in Holland
In 1975 I returned to Lancashire where I founded an engineering manufacturing company,Alan Dick Engineering, which was acquired in 2001 by a Cambridge-based plc.  Since then I’ve continued to live in Lancaster and developed a portfolio of interests in both the public and private sectors and I’m a visiting lecturer in Management at Lancaster University.

  I live in Lancaster with my wife Liz and enjoy walking with my dog, Harry.
I have fond memories of my time at Gateshead Grammar and maintain contact with former class-mates Fred Rodgers and Joe Bell and with David Barclay, who joined the school a few years before me. 


These are names known to be in this Intake Year
Jack Henderson, Tony Montague, Valerie Clarke, Barry Taylor, Norman Dodds, John Noble-Nesbitt, Peter Wison, Patricia Morgan, Robin Sanderson, Joan Alderson, Sylvia Richardson, Joyce Redfern, Colin Clark, Gerry Urwin, Pat Elliott, Margaret Winship, Jean Young, Billy Fairburn, Elsie Stephenson, Bill Heal, John Poll, Doreen Jackson, Molly Watt, Mike Iley

G. Urwin

Kathleen Rayne, later Kathleen Pearce..Head Girl in 52-53

Audrey Milburn, later Audrey Poll

Joan Lamb, later Joan Snowdon

James F Webb, became Cannon Father Webb

The memories of the above 4 cover 6+ pages in the excellent "Memories of Gateshead Grammar School", details of which are the Home page of this website

Fred Rogers..Head Boy in 52-53

Jimmy Webb..became a Catholic priest

Joan Tomlinson married Ronald Dodgin, from Intake Year 1944. They have been in touch with this website, via their daughter