TowneleyGatehouse TECHNALIANS  Burnley Heasandford Towneley

Heasandford Technical High School
Head Girl - Brenda Boardwell School Captain - Helen Dodding
Speech Day and Prize-giving
at the Mechanics Institute October 1955
Mrs Griffith's Dancing Class
11th Annual Sports Day
St Andrews playing fields June 1956
Walter Standing Trophy
for Life Saving June 1956

Margaret Whitwell
First Year Girls' Visit to Liverpool & Birkenhead
Anne Hartley (nee Hirst) remembers
Pupils sing at Royal Albert Hall
March 1956
Death of Mr George Altham

(Music Master)  March 1956
Appointment of Miss Elizabeth Woodhead
(Music)  June 1956
Lillian Orme and Mary Killison
First Year Girls' Visit to Liverpool & Birkenhead
Details and photograph from Anne Hartley (nee Hurst) [March 30th 2010]

1st Form Girls on Liverpool Trip
. Anne writes - "I have a feeling we were 1st years at Heasandford. We were all in the same form (Is). I  think the group is outside one of the many Liverpool Cathederals - as the song goes 'If you want a cathederal we've got one to spare. In our Liverpool home.'

I can remember we were under strict instructions from Miss Sharples 'to be at our best' uniform-wise. As budding teenagers we were experimenting with clothing and in the photograph we have coats on (perhaps winter) to cover up our 'horrid' gingham dresses. Dorothy Cunliffe said her mother could not afford to buy her a  blazer, so she has maybe a gaberdine on; but added a different belt for style. All nice white ankle socks though.

As well  as Liverpool Cathederal we took the 'Ferry across the Mersey'  to Birkenhead and were allowed som free time there. We also went to see the Transporter Bridge (one of three in Britain - where cars drove onto a platform hanging from trolleys on a high steel bridge which ran on rails over the river carrying the cars to the other side clear of the ship canal below).  This crossed the Mersey from Widnes to Runcorn [replaced in 1961 by the great arch of the Runcorn Bridge later called the Silver Jubilee Bridge]."

See Anne's memories of school uniform in "Collage of Memories and Contacts"
From the left - Rita Dougdale, Dorothy Cunliffe ("My Mate" / Friend), Janet Parker and Dorothy Arnes (from Canada)

On the right - Anne's sketch of the transporter bridge in action
Anne Hartley's sketch