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#669760 - 22nd Feb 2012 10:48pm Wellington Private Grammar School in Bebington
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Does anyone have any pictures or information on this school that was located in wellington road, bebington?
It was demolished when it went bust in about 1993-4 and a new housing estate built on it.
Any info or pictures etc would be grately appreciated as I was a pupil their and it was such a lovely little place.
Unfortunatley I have no pictures to back up my happy memories.

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#669786 - 23rd Feb 2012 12:19am Re: Wellington Private Grammar School in Bebington [Re: Chopper1979]
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I have a photo of the front gate and entrance etc. Don,t know how to get it
onto this site though. If you pm me i can then see if i can get a copy for you.
I think the Funeral Director- Jeremy Stephens- went there and i guess he may
have some older photos too ,

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#669860 - 23rd Feb 2012 12:37pm Re: Wellington Private Grammar School in Bebington [Re: littlestan]
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That would be great- I have tried to PM you but it says that you are over you limit for private topics or something like that- maybe if you PM me that way round it might work- really I have no idea as I am new to this site-help LOL

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#669901 - 23rd Feb 2012 4:29pm Re: Wellington Private Grammar School in Bebington [Re: Chopper1979]
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The father of an old friend of mine founded that school and was headmaster for many years, I think I'm right in saying he opened it in the fifties and was probably involved until the seventies. His name was Mr J Fogg. If my memory serves me right, I think Mr Fogg was a POW at the hands of the Japs.
The school playing fields were on the Clatterbridge to Williston road and fell into the hands of Tranmere Rovers as a training ground, not sure if that was a temporary arrangement or Tranmere purchased them.
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#669903 - 23rd Feb 2012 4:36pm Re: Wellington Private Grammar School in Bebington [Re: bert1]
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That is completely correct what you have written. I am in my 30's so never met Mr Fogg but the whole 'theme' of the school was based around him.
This old friend of yours, do you still keep in contact with him- Or, does he have some way in which I could contact him. I am basically looking for some evidence of the schools existence in order to have something to show to my little lad when he gets older. Any help would be appreciated. I don't expect you to break your neck trying to find out though LOL.
I would think your old friend may find it interesting that someone wants to keep his fathers work alive and remembered.

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#669906 - 23rd Feb 2012 4:50pm Re: Wellington Private Grammar School in Bebington [Re: Chopper1979]
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Unfortunately I haven't seen or heard from him for about ten years, he was more of a friend on a business footing. If I do come across him, I'll keep you in mind.
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#669989 - 23rd Feb 2012 9:38pm Re: Wellington Private Grammar School in Bebington [Re: Chopper1979]
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#670015 - 23rd Feb 2012 11:13pm Re: Wellington Private Grammar School in Bebington [Re: Christo]
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Thanks- this does help but I already have come accross this site- I was looking for more than it has to offer but thanks all the same.

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#685090 - 14th Apr 2012 6:32pm Wellington Grammar School Bebington
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I have tried this before, but nobody seems to remember this school- closed down in 1993 and subsequently knocked down and a new housing estate built- wellington road bebington- I went there and all I can say is that it was a little family... good times.

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#690513 - 5th May 2012 12:32pm Re: Wellington Grammar School Bebington [Re: Chopper1979]
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I remember it chopper...got my first caning in high school there from the head, Foggy. I only spent my first year there back in 69/70. I had to catch the train from Ince. I also got thrown out of the zoo club for flushing the guppies down the drain when i was changing the water!!
There is a website somewhere.

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#690514 - 5th May 2012 12:36pm Re: Wellington Private Grammar School in Bebington [Re: bert1]
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hi bert, tell your friend his dad gave a mean caning!!! I got two on the bare bum with the thinist of canes which left four marks!! I had to rush into the loos and stick my bum in a sink of cold water!!!

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#706594 - 4th Jul 2012 1:08pm Re: Wellington Grammar School Bebington [Re: TommyO]
Chopper1979 Offline
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Wow- you went there and got cained! There were no canes in 1990 but I got slapped by a teacher called Mr Jones- I was shaking a fist behind his back calling his a "banker" until he spotted me in a reflection. When I said I would tell my dad he said sorry lol.

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#815672 - 12th Aug 2013 6:11am Re: Wellington Grammar School Bebington [Re: Chopper1979]
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Is this Mr Jones the woodwork teacher? When I was there he also taught geography and History. The school closed in the Summer of 1995.

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#815717 - 12th Aug 2013 12:49pm Re: Wellington Grammar School Bebington [Re: Chopper1979]
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Green blazers - some of the kids were posh and were invited to 'get stuck in' by their rugby master (i.e. try to punch and kick opposition players - we never lost to them....

Bankers fairly apt for the teachers - some of the kids not much better !

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