Starting Year 1962
Gateshead Grammar School

Snippet from Friends Reunited

Cliff Starkey..Still working. Lives Rowlands Gill, Runs Dunston Fed Junior Football


Major (Rtd) Dr Alan Biggins writes

"I attended between 1962 and 1969. I cannot recollect meeting you, but if I have I apologise for not recollecting the fact. I have two form photographs for the classes indicated below. Although I do not have copyright, I believe the photographer (Geo. Holdsworth & Son) has ceased to trade, so I presume there will not be a problem in showing them on your website, if you should so wish. Unfortunately I have a dismal memory for names and could only indicate a few of the other members of the form. I will send scans if you wish. Form 2B 1963,  Form 4L 1965

 I find your website fascinating and with that as an aide-mémoire some of the events and personalities are restored to my ageing brain. Well done for persevering. Do you know if Mr. Thorne, the history master, is still alive? It was he who used to use a tawse on me every week because I failed his history test (as I did most other tests). It took a while to work out, but I eventually moved from the front to the back of the class; there I could cheat to my heart’s content. He would be astounded to know that I have been elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London."

Here are those photos

Form 2B


Form 4L

Brian Cook was Head Boy from this Intake Year