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Balshaw's Grammar School
26-May-2016, 03:22 AM (This post was last modified: 26-May-2016 03:25 AM by anacortesdamp.)
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RE: Balshaw's Grammar School

Welcome to the forum. I've been a correspondent here for several years. I started at BGS in September 1952 (I think).
First form (1 C) was in one of the prefabs on the bank east of the main building, with the coke combustion stoves in the middle of the room. I went into the "B" stream in second form.

I have no good memories of the place, other than meeting the girl I eventually married. We celebrated our Golden Anniversary last August, here in Anacortes, Washington State, USA. where we've lived in retirement since 1999..

I decided to be an engineer quite early on (maybe about 8 years old) and was blocked at every turn in what was then a very "classical" school. Greek, Latin and French were far more important than the sciences and maths. I'm flabbergasted that Balshaw's is now a recognised engineering "center of excellence".

Frank Damp (wife Eileen, nee Nixon)
Leyland resident 1941-1965, emigrated to the US in 1968,
retired to Anacortes, Washington State, USA in 1999.
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14-Jul-2017, 07:48 AM
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RE: Balshaw's Grammar School
Looking back with fondness at all the Balshaws comments. 14 years on Facebook has all but killed off debate on the forum.
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