From 1969, Alleynes ceased being a boys’ grammar school, with selective intake of the more academically able, to being a comprehensive. It did remain a boys -only school for the time being, however. I was one of the last boys to enter by selection.
Class 1A 1968 – 1969 (last Grammar School intake):
Alford, Andrews, Ashby, Board, Brown, Burleigh, Campbell, Cook, Curtis, Ellison, Enticott, Findlay, Fleming, Horlock, Jackman, Kimber, McGivern, Marson, Palmer, Peyton, Pike, Rowles, Sexton, SHEEHAN, Shepherd, Sliney, Spooner, Travis, Twiggs, Whittle, Wilsher.
Apologies if you have been left out/weren’t in that class or have your name spelled incorrectly.
We even had to sit in alphabetical order. I sat next to Brian Pike.
Whatever happened to Mark Alford, Chris Kimber, Peter Peyton and ? Campbell who did not continue to the second year? Apologies to Mr Campbell for not knowing your first name but you are memorable for organizing a rendition of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” for our form master (Mr Fox) by the whole class at the top of our voices!