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Parr Central Secondary / Comprehensive - Stocks Avenue

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Alan Bavis, bebbington, bloorb, bullwinkle, chris..., CLAIR, Dave D, deggsey, DHR, dirk, do ron ron, eddieguff, erichilton, gareth217, gizmo, glassman, graham aka miffer, halj, jimmy_A, jonmuse, k.b.williamson68, luciemia, mally, miller, miner, Not quite the hotties, oneunitedfan, parrer, pauloyick, PCplod, phil s, Pixie, puppy, Roybudgie, soul225, steven42, stever, suzanne, towny, watercress,


81 posts
Fri, 11 Mar 2011, 13:24.

I started in 1945 just after WW2 when the Headteacher was Jack Houghton.I played in the rugby,soccer and cricket teams as well as playing principal roles in the Gilbert &; Sullivan Operas. I couldn't have wished for a better all-round education and went on to be a Regional Manager for a major Electronics Group and in later life became Personnel Director. A first class school of which I have so many happy memories and a great deal of gratitude to a wonderful staff.


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Tue, 28 Jun 2011, 20:40.

What a pity that in this day and age we appear not to have schools of the calibre that Parr Central was. This was only a secondary school but I can't help but feel that the standards maintained by the headmaster and teaching staff was superior to some of the present day establishments.
On our first day at this school I well remember all the lads having to introduce one's self followed by Sir. This worked well until one pupil introduced himself has Sir, Frank Carlton, to which the teachers reply was you haven't been knighted yet boy"". ",,,,,,,,,
This was none other than Frank Carlton who played rugby for St Helens and I believe England.,,,,,,,,,,,,,
We were taught manners and respect which have stayed with me all my life.,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Some teachers who I can remember, Jack Houghton, Bill Garner, xxx Briscoe, Oliver Entwhistle, Mr Ball,1309177621,1,,,,,,
5184,erichilton,schools,1,"Another excellent school. Mr Henderson was the headmaster and one teacher that I can remember a Miss Abbott, she lived in Moss Bank Road. They travelled to school by trolley bus those days. I believe that Jack Houghton the headmaster at Parr Central was headmaster here before being appointed to Parr Central.
The old school was a green tin building between Allanson Street and Morgan Street. My father went to this school, they used to write on slate with a piece of chalk. This building was ransacked by some of the local people towards the the end of the war. Underneath the tin surround it was lined with tongue & groove timber, I'll bet some of the sheds are still standing to this day. The last house in Morgan Street is pock marked on the Sankey Street end, this was caused by shrapnel, it was still hot to touch when we were playing there in the morning.


0 posts
Mon, 16 Jan 2012, 20:12.

i attended parr central from 1948 to 1952 went on to serve apprentice ship with the corporation,left st helens and worked in london then went to saudi arabia
for 12 years as project manager returned to england got married and opened my own company which i have sold and retired, i remember frank carlton well as i played at black brook with him before he went to saints


9 posts
Mon, 16 Apr 2012, 16:40.

Hated the school it did nothing for me I just got bullied and the teachers were blind to it .
I once stopped to talk to a friend who was outside a class with some of his classmates until the classroom door opened and out stepped a teacher in here you lot "" he said


0 posts
Sun, 2 Sep 2012, 10:14.

I went this school 65to 69,i remember some of the teachers by nick names we used to call em such as golly green,peg leg francis,porky davies,modo the drama teacher i used to hate,I used to love playing football,rugby,gym,and any other sport we used to partake in .any thing just to get out of the other boring lessons.o and sorry not forgetting mr fletcher,,,respect with a big R

maggie may

19 posts
Fri, 2 Nov 2012, 21:39.

My father attend this school as a ladd, Stanley Darlington. He went for a try at St Helens rugby when he was 18, ww2 started and went in the airforce.


2 posts
Mon, 9 Sep 2013, 21:20.

I went to parr central after merton bank from 1955 to 1959 it was a good well disciplined school with plenty of sporting activity's, drama and music even an outdoor gardening class with your own plot if available, also a budgerigar shed I enjoyed my time there with all my class mates, our form teacher Mr Dennett started the school at the same time in 1955 and retired when we left school in 1959 and he was our form teacher for the full 4 years he was a great teacher only small in stature but always had full control of the class, We very often used to persuade him to tell us story's about his youth and when he used to go scrumping apples in farmers orchards. I was sad to hear off Mr Lee when my Daughter attended the school that Mr Dennett Died not long after retiring.
It would be great to hear from anyone who remember's Mr Sidney Dennett


993 posts
Sun, 5 Jan 2014, 14:53.

I can't really say I enjoyed school very much but that was me not the school. I had no problems with bullies. I like to think I was popular and had some very good mates. The only problems I ever had with a teacher was usually sport connected, I was never into sport and that rubbed them up the wrong way. If your face didn't fit you where always in bad books. We could do with Parr Cent now with its rules and a healthy respect for its teachers. Strange I miss it now.


6 posts
Fri, 1 Aug 2014, 14:06.

Mr Dennett was my favourite teacher. I used to like the stickers he put in your work book for marks awarded, e.g. silver star, gold star and, best of all, the shield when you got all questions correct. I was there from 1957 to 1961.


2 posts
Fri, 26 Sep 2014, 0:50.

When I started in 74 they had the annex up at Fingerpost and then I moved to the main school in 75. I was pretty much always bullied and bunked off most of the time. Mr. Parkinson was head and stumpy was deputy, so named because of his wooden leg. Mr. McGrath took music and he was brilliant, I actually went back there in the mid 90's and saw him and thanked him for making me work so hard at music. I was singing with a choir at the time. Even though I hated most of my time there I was sad to see it go. Penno, Hoppy, Tayler, Scouser, Lawty to name just a few of my mates who bunked off with me. We used to hide in Ashtons Green library until the school found out and we got banned during school time, so we went to the old Sutton Library.

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