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Iris taught at the school in the early 60s and I have just discovered two photographs I had never seen before. One shows her with her form in 1961 and the other is a staff photograph in 1965. The headmaster to my surprise was Mr Jennings who earlier had been a master at Chesterfield Grammar School where I was a pupil 1948 to 1953. Iris who was my wife died recently and I am anxious to discover any memories of her that you may have.

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Iris' surname at the time was Webster and she taught biology. Realised I had ommitted this from message just sent

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Iris taught at the school in the early 60s and I have just discovered two photographs I had never seen before. One shows her with her form in 1961 and the other is a staff photograph in 1965. The headmaster to my surprise was Mr Jennings who earlier had been a master at Chesterfield Grammar School where I was a pupil 1948 to 1953. Iris who was my wife died recently and I am anxious to discover any memories of her that you may have.

 

I am sorry to hear that Iris has died. I didn't know her name was Iris, I knew her as "Ma Webster",(class 1S 1962/63). She was a very good science teacher and did very interesting practical lessons, in fact I remember her classes more than any other. She was the most interesting science teacher I ever had and I still have my science text book from that time. Among the many experiments she showed us was one where she demonstrated how a barometer worked. She filled a long glass tube with mercury, placed her finger over the top, inverted it and then immersed her hand with the tube into a trough of mercury before removing her finger to allow the mercury in the tube to fall to show how atmospheric pressure caused the mercury to rise and fall. I assume the dangers of mercury weren't known then as she didn't wear protective gloves. I can still picture her with her rich red lips and her black polo neck sweater as she chalked on the blackboard and taught very interesting science. Fond memories.

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As an old pupil of EGS (1957-64), I remember Miss Webster very well. She taught me 'O' level biology from 1960-62, & was probably partly responsible for my choice of career. Biology was my favourite subject, & I became a nurse/ midwife. I retired a few years ago after many years working in the NHS.

In addition to being a very good teacher, Miss Webster very soon became involved with other aspects of school life. She took part in the staff/pupils sports matches. These were always very lively affairs - the staff always cheated! I also remember her accompanying us on excursions & hostelling holidays etc.

A very nice lady. I am sorry you have lost her.

Sue Kelsall (Cuckson at EGS)

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I'm looking for anyone who started at Ecco in 1958 , I've been on friends reunited but most people seem to have changed their e mails since registering , really looking for 5A , & 5B from 1963

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Does anyone have a photograph of the school itself (i.e. not class photos) from the 1960s which is when my sister and I were there? I'm doing a scrapbook for her and would like to include it. Joy

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I've already checked that site, but I can't see any photos of the building on there unfortunately. Thanks for the reply though.

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I've already checked that site, but I can't see any photos of the building on there unfortunately. Thanks for the reply though.

 

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This pic was taken 2 yrs ago. I've brushed out any modern buildings and this how it looked when I was there in the 50's.Hope it is OK for you

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Thank you very much! That's a great photo, and just what I was looking for. Joy

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