Fifty Years Ago

The Official Opening of Belvoir Secondary School

Belvoir Secondary School Staff 1960-61Back, left to right: Mr. Mike Brown, Mr. Martin, Mr. Macdonald, Mr. Bill Jeffs, Mr. Harry Carr, Mr. Fred Greenway, Mr. John Hodson, Mr. Dick Bradshaw. Front row: Ms. Ann Spencer, Ms. Maureen Brown, Mrs. Ogden, Mr. Dewey, Mr. Percy Stimpson, Ms. Dorothy Hodson, Mr. Pat Poyser.
Belvoir Secondary School Prefects 1960/61 Can you help with the missing names?

Although Belvoir Secondary School admitted its first pupils in 1958, the official opening of the school took place on July 11th 1960, fifty years ago. We are grateful to Mr. Pat Poyser for lending us his copy of the programme for the official opening. Were you there? If you have any memories of the early days of Belvoir Secondary School, get in touch.

This page was added on 11/07/2010.

Comments about this page

  • Nice to see these pictures of the opening of the school. I remember the opening event and the picture being taken of the children in the library. I was there but the photo is not clear enough to make a positive identification. The picture of the boy feeding the pig features one of the Ward boys from Waltham. In 1960/61 I believe “Mrs Brown” was not yet married and if I remember correctly the marriage took place during the summer holidays. I am still in touch with Mike Turrell as he lives not far away from me in Bedfordshire. I think the caption “Dick Bradshaw” should read “Dick Bagshaw”. He is related to me and at the time his father had an ironmongery shop in Melton. Mr Dewey was related to me also – he was a second cousin to my father.

    By John Shipman (25/09/2010)
  • Thank you for your extra comments and correction

    By David Middleton (27/09/2010)
  • There certainly was an ironmongers shop called Bagshaws in Melton. I can remember it.

    By Stephen Giles (08/01/2015)

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