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26-05-2008, 02:46   #1
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This school is becoming an enigma to me. I went to AGGS from 1954 to 1958 leaving at the end of 4th year to go to work instead of staying on for the GCE. (Went to night school instead - did advanced English successfully). I have tried contacting several classmates and no-one ever answers. It's almost as if the school never existed. I recently read one comment "there's not many of us left now!" written by an older AGGS attendee and I am concerned. Are there any of you out there?
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26-05-2008, 10:44   #2
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There are still some out there. My Mum went there from 1953 to 1958.
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26-05-2008, 15:46   #3
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I know Lynda Pasini (nee Frith) and am sure she went there in the mid to late 50's ~ now lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
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26-05-2008, 23:42   #4
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Thanks for replies. I don't think I know Lynda Frith unless she worked in the Treasury dept of Sheffield Town Hall. I knew some girls in 1953-1958 classes (year older than myself) Was your mum called Kathleen or Pauline.
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I am actually looking for a copy of the photos published in Sheffield Star around 1957. I was in AGGS school choir. We did a Gilbert & Sullivan performance with full orchestra for the public and 2 pictures were published in the paper. The p.r. staff for The Starr cannot find these. Has anyonE a copy of these please?
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This school is becoming an enigma to me. I went to AGGS from 1954 to 1958 leaving at the end of 4th year to go to work instead of staying on for the GCE. (Went to night school instead - did advanced English successfully). I have tried contacting several classmates and no-one ever answers. It's almost as if the school never existed. I recently read one comment "there's not many of us left now!" written by an older AGGS attendee and I am concerned. Are there any of you out there?
I made the comment about AGGS you referred to. I did get a reply from Australia. But you are right nobody seems to reply to the messages. I have a friend who is a few years older than me and she went to AGGS but so far I have a drawn a complete blank. I should love to hear from anybody who was there in my years 1942 to 1947.
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Thanks for replies. I don't think I know Lynda Frith unless she worked in the Treasury dept of Sheffield Town Hall. I knew some girls in 1953-1958 classes (year older than myself) Was your mum called Kathleen or Pauline.
If this was a reply to my post, then unfortunately, no my Mum is called Doreen
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Thanks Magjim and Convict 621. It seems almost as if AGGS never existed. I wrote to a few classmates registered with Friends Reunited, noone answered. Many of them are now living overseas, spread around the world. The only school photo we had, a cinemascopic picture of the entire school year(it had to be rolled up because of it's width) I left in Sheffield and never saw again.....One of the reasons I am searching for the pics printed in the Star.
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There were only four houses in our year. Someone has added "MARVEL" as a fifth house.. Not too sure we had this one. Elizabeth Fry was the yellow house and I think Fry replace the name Marvel. As I remember from sports events only four colours: blue, green, yellow and red...cavell; darling; fry and nightingale.
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[QUOTE=sydneygirl;3616144]There were only four houses in our year. Someone has added "MARVEL" as a fifth house.. Not too sure we had this one. Elizabeth Fry was the yellow house and I think Fry replace the name Marvel. As I remember from sports events only four colours: blue, green, yellow and red...cavell; darling; fry and nightingale.[/QUO


Thanks for the reply sidneygirl. I was in Elizabeth Fry House from 1942 to 1947 and the colour was blue, still have my badge somewhere I think. They obviously changed things round after that, but we definitely had Marvel as one of my friends was in it.
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Yes they must have changed the houses. The yellow house was Fry. I wonder why they changed. I recently found there's a mountain in Canada named after nurse Edith Cavell. Wonder if the rest of the houses can be found in the Atlas.
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Hi sidneygirl. The reason I remember these houses so well is someone (not me I hasten to add) made up a silly rhyme
"Cavell is a Marvell when she Frys her Darling Nightingale"
Never did find out who penned this, probably kept it quiet.
Anyway it was an easy way to remember the houses. This is complete nonsense but thought it might amuse you.
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There were only four houses in our year. Someone has added "MARVEL" as a fifth house.. Not too sure we had this one. Elizabeth Fry was the yellow house and I think Fry replace the name Marvel. As I remember from sports events only four colours: blue, green, yellow and red...cavell; darling; fry and nightingale.
I was at AGGS from 1947 to 1954. Fry house did not exist then but Marvel did.I think Marvel was green.I remember there were around 600 girls only in those days So much better than a 1000+ school!We were lucky!
My cousins Betty and Gwen Laws were there in the years before I arrived on the scene
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14-11-2009, 07:09   #14
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Yes, a few of us are still around but it seems that not many are on the net. I attended there from 1944 to 1949 & so far have only been able to catch up with 1/2 doz. former pupils.
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14-11-2009, 11:37   #15
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Sent you a pm sydneygirl. I think I can remember all the girl's names from Lydgate Lane junior school who took the 11 plus in 1954 and I'm sure a few went to Abbeydale.
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'Yes, a few of us are still around but it seems that not many are on the net.'
Surprise surprise. Fancy meeting you here Gosling!Would be nice to have more people we know find this site!

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Can you think of any way to encourage them to come forward. Nice to meet you here eileent
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Gosling,will mull it over but not optimistic I will come up wi' owt
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I moved to Abbeydale Girls Grammar School from Totley county school in 1957. I have some good and a lot of bad memories. Some of the teachers were strict and impatient and I underachieved a lot of the time. Miss Lucas and Miss Tomlinson (both nice) had actually taught my Mum too when she was there. Miss Woodland would bring her dog into maths lessons. I thought that the Fry house was for the academically gifted but maybe it was a rumour. As mentioned by Sharrovian above, I have also lived in Switzerland for the last 33 years.
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Ashamed to say I haven't been on the site for ages. I was interested in the mention of Miss Woodland, Miss Lucas and Miss Tomlinson. I was there from 1942 to 1947 and they were all teaching then. Don't seem to be many using this forum from my years. If there are any please contact me, I would love to hear from you
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