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  1. Last one - 1976. Both boys & girls schools were amalgamated by then but still at separate sites (mostly). https://1fichier.com/?j2054fhky2s2j5iozpfc
  2. 1975 edition - one more to go, I'll try to get it done by the weekend https://1fichier.com/?9t1zud8026us6lb4pyx6
  3. The Prescotian 1973 https://1fichier.com/?qwiuyndp0v3iyvlaeymz
  4. Here's the Prescotian for 1972 (my 1st year there) Not the easiest scanning job, this was a particularly badly put together magazine but I've done the best I can. https://1fichier.com/?hgq46a01sxrlx36guzbw
  5. Next up... The Prescotian - 1971 https://1fichier.com/?yb46qu9hntow37i95gk8 I had to scan at high contrast due to some water damage & foxing but I think it came out pretty good.
  6. Here's the Prescotian mag for 1970. I've left out the adverts from the last few pages as they were more or less the same as for 1969. https://1fichier.com/?kvo59voytatm3ei9t64e
  7. I tried dropbox about a year ago & hated it. I'm a Linux user & it took several attempts to install & then caused all sorts of problems before I gave up on it as more trouble than it's worth. I'll stick with online file hosts thanks.
  8. Thanks for updating the link Dave. The free dropbox service only has a total of 2GB storage & I'd have to disable ad & script blockers to get it to work. It's not worth the trouble & expense to me. There are plenty of free file hosts out there, it's just a question of finding the right one for any specific forum that doesn't throttle speeds for free downloads. With the zippyshare, I tried the link in another browser & the ads I got were for a "dating" site with non-nude pictures. It looks like it's the luck of the draw what the ads are. IMHO the best answer is to install a decent ad-blocker such as Ublock Origin or Adblock Plus & a script blocker like NoScript.
  9. Sorry about that, bloody adverts don't show up on my browser. I'll try a different host. Tell them at work that a decent ad-blocker also speeds up page loading a lot. Or use JDownloader2 then you don't even have to open the page. Edit: I can't edit the post myself so I've reported it & asked the admins to change it for me. In the meantime, be aware that zippyshare may contain NSFW ads.
  10. I've got some more mags to scan & upload (courtesy of Mrs. Eileen Humphreys, mother of Keith & John) dating from 1969 to 1976 (except 1974). It'll take a while, the 1969 mag alone is 100 pages, so be patient. I'm aiming at one per week at least but scanning is time consuming. I'll post the rest in this thread so keep your eyes open for new activity. Here's the first from 1969 - <link removed> The file will be deleted by the host 30 days after the last download. If you have trouble with zippyshare try using a download manager, the links work fine in JDownloader2, for example. As in my last mag post, it's a .cbr file so you'll either have to get a comic book reader app (plenty of good free ones about) or rename from .cbr to .rar & extract the jpegs as with a normal archive. Updated link: Apologies but it turns out zippyshare may contain some NSFW adverts so let's try 1fichier. As far as I can tell there shouldn't be the same problem now, I didn't see any ads with my ad-blocker turned off but let me know if there are any problems. New link https://1fichier.com/?1y7r2f9z1t1c1d4l96kv The same 30 days since last download rules apply
  11. I should have mentioned I was there from 72-78 (I did a year of 6th form before being, ahem!, "advised to leave") - Lambda in case anyone's interested. I was supposed to be in Kappa but there must have been a last minute intake which required a re-shuffle. Form tutors were Mike Gibby (Biology) at first, I think he'd just started there, & Marsden (Geography) - can't remember his first name - with Sparky Watts for the 6th form.
  12. The last scans from me - I didn't bother scanning "A Prospect of Prescot" or "Whiston - A Young Person's Guide" as I'm not sure about copyright issues. I also didn't bother scanning the council reports for 1988/89 & 1991/92, they're basically the same except for the names of the councillors. If anyone's interested, all the originals will be for sale in the Prescot Oxfam shop from tomorrow morning - don't know the price yet but shouldn't be much. A couple of pamphlets - from 1986 & 1996 respectively I love the bit about Knowsley Bloody Council's (their official name as far as I'm concerned) plans to extend the museum, improve the library & upgrade & extend sports & leisure facilities. HAH!
  13. I've never had any trouble with them. I used them because they're fast. Mind you, I have a couple of ad-blocking & script-blocking add ons running & always use a good download manager (JDownloader2).
  14. The 1965 edition of "The Prescotian", the Grammar School magazine A few points of interest, well before my time (I didn't start there till 1972) there but my brother was there at the time (5th form I think). Some familiar names turn up, Stoddart, Baxter, Eddie Kirk, Willy Gornall, Des Roberts are all mentioned & Roy Taylor had just started there. Among the commendations for 5th form theses is one for "Prescot Parish Church - Past & Present" by a young scallywag called G. Nulty, Now where have I heard that name before? Anyway, here's the link. (cbr file, either get a comic book reader app or rename the extension to .rar & extract the images) https://www36.zippyshare.com/v/irtmT9OH/file.html This link will be deleted after 30 days of inactivity.
  15. I was volunteering in the Oxfam shop this morning when the manager showed me some old(ish) pamphlets about Prescot. I borrowed them to scan & here's the first. The council's official guide for sometime in the early 60's (I'm guessing the date from data included in the booklet.) They'll be going on sale in the shop when I've finished with them so, if anyone's interested, I'll post details then. Here's the link (it's a cbr file, you'll either need to find a comic book reader or rename the extension from .cbr to .rar to extract the images) https://www63.zippyshare.com/v/NCwW6Fnb/file.html (N.B. the file will be deleted 30 days after the most recent download so don't hang around) Larger versions of some of the pages with images Street plan The rest of the booklets are much more recent apart from a copy of "The Prescotian" (the Grammar School Magazine) for 1965 so that's the next project.
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