Starting Year 1965
Gateshead Grammar School

April 1968,
Back row L to R; Donny Clarke, Pete Fish, Rusty Roberts,Ken Blythe,Clive Nichols, Derek Foster, Duncan Moon, Paul Fenning, JJ Thompson, Arthur Rudd.
Middle Row L to R; Paul Dodgin, ? Purvis, Dave Anslow, John Jennings, Ken Lilly, Peter Long, Ian Urquhart, Maurice Curran, Alan Mitchell, Tony Pallister.
Front row L to R; Steve Greener,Gordon Banks?Ivor Berry, Tom McNally, Mr Thorne, Nigel Hepple, Gary Wilson, Neal Millburn, Ken Hadfield. Thx to Tony Pallister for updating some names.
Added to Friends Reunited by
Peter Long

April 1968, 3rd form rugby team.
 Back row L to R; Neal Milburn, Derek Pentland, Steve Brunger, Allan Milne, Brian Gray, Eric Wadge, John Jennings, Alan Ropson, Joe Watson.
Front row L to R; Mr Gardiner, Peter Long, Steve Rigg, Ray Munn, Gerry Robson, Graham Carss, Brian Stokoe, Rusty Roberts, Pete Johnstone.
Added to Friends Reunited by Peter Long

1971 6th form with Pop Howe submitted by Kevin Cowell

Peter Long has been in touch

 I'm glad you're taking the trouble to document the boys grammar , thank you. I was at the boys grammar from Sept 1965 until July 1970 when I left to seek my fortune in the working world. We emigrated to Edmonton, Alberta , Canada in July 1980 and we're still here.

Peter then gives a photo and description of the GOL trip here

Two other things come to mind, I left in July 1970 and soon after, maybe a year later an extremely nice and popular guy by name of Terry Burns was killed in Gateshead by a drunk driver while on his way to church with his girlfriend, tragic. Another death I know of was Gordy Walker who died around about 1974 after a long illness, again another very nice lad.

Well I hope my ramblings can be used on your website.

Thanks muchly Peter. 
                                            His email is


Jim Barton has been in touch

Browsing your siteā€¦..I was intake 65 

Great school , great lads and great teachers ( in the main ! )

IMO ruined when turned to Comprehensive !!

Still in touch with a lot of these guys, and more, from my very happy days GGSB

 He also supplied names to faces in photographs