Board of Trustees
HENRY COLLIN'S death meant that there was a vacancy on the Board
of Trustees. We were delighted when Maimie Fleming agreed to take
on this responsibility.
We were pleased to donate £500 towards the setting up of
the school website, which is now up and running. Do have alook
at the site www.lymmhigh.co.uk
Original Swimming Bath Plans
Rob. Higham (at school) in the late 60's, who lives in the South,
was able to collect the original plans for the bath from Jayne
Bent, Derek's widow, who lives in Paignton. You may remember we
asked if anyone could oblige in an earlier Newsletter. Many thanks
Rob! The plans,in pristine condition, were handed over to Roger
Lounds, Headteacher of the school.
It is many years since the OSA Squash Club folded. Since that
time I have been the custodian of the John Sherratt Trophy. The
trophy was presented by the Sherratt family and Friends, in memory
of John, who was lost in a tragic rowing accident on the Irwell
at Manchester, where John was at University.
It is a great pity that this fine trophy is never presented. We
are hoping to organise an OSA Competition
Viscountess Ashbrook October 2002 at the age of 91.
Viscountess Ashbrook was a hereditary governor of the school.
She was a tenth generation descendant of the Warburton family,
one of the co-founders of Lymm Grammar School. The Warburton family
crest is incorporated in the school coat of arms, which was presented
to the school by the OSA in 1960 to mark its Tercentenary Anniversary
. The Viscountess served as a governor for sixty years and was
always very supportive of the school and its pupils.
A woman of immense talent and enterprise, she was responsible
for the restoration of Arley Hall and its renowned herbaceous
border. She was also an accomplished needlewoman and botanical
artist. She began water colour painting only in her seventies
and continued until affected by failing eyesight Her whole life
was devoted to her family, Arley Hall and service to many organisations
Students and members of staff were saddened to learn of the death
of Fred Totton in December. His memorial service was held at Oughtrington
Church in January. Fred joined the school staff in 1959 and taught
Art for thirty years. He also gave a lot of time to out of school
activities. He was well-liked by pupils and colleagues. He was
always, pleasant, courteous and great fun. There are more tributes
to Fred on the school website.
We are sorry to report the death of George Marsden. George was
always a staunch supporter of all the OSA activities. He was a
keen member of the Old Boys Football Club and Captain of the Squash
Club. He will be remembered as a well-respected friend and gentleman.
We also report the untimely deaths of:
Christine Weston nee Thomason,
Julia Roberts nee Hunt
Laurie Appleyard - remembered as a fine athlete
Doris Cotton nee Reavey - a dynamic centre forward, tennis player
and good golfer
Dorothy Jones (1930 - 1938)
Shelagh Sarah Gardner (nee Taylor) 1936 - 2002
It is with much sadness we report the death of Shelagh Taylor,
who was a pupil from 1948 - 1955. Many of us remember her as a
member of the school hockey and tennis teams, After leaving school
she also played for the Old Girls' hockey team as a powerful defence
player. Later on, she qualified as a schoolteacher.
For many years she played and worked for the game of bowls.
As a member of Oakham Bowling Club she won the Singles Championship
three times and served as President of the Club. Later, she joined
Brookfield Bowling Club (Leicester) and served as match-secretary
and twice won the singles title. She won titles in Leicester County
Triples and Fours and was twice runner-up in the Pairs.
Shelagh also had impressive results in the Mixed Pairs. With
her son as her partner, they twice reached the Regional Finals.
She served as Area
Competition Secretary for Leicester for fifteen years until 2002.
Shelagh also became Ladies President of Grantham IBC and won
Lincolnshire Triples. She was also Lincolnshire Ladies Indoor
and later President of Midland Counties IBC.
She particularly enjoyed team bowls and skipped a rink in the
Lincolnshire Teams that won the Atherley Trophy in 1992/93 and
again in 1993/94. She had a great time and skipped a rink for
the Leicestershire Ladies County Team. when they won the Johns
Trophy in 1993. In 1994/5, Shelagh and her son Robert won the
National Indoor Mixed Pairs Championship.
Five years ago, Shelagh travelled to Lymm to meet her School
contemporaries at a reunion to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of
association with the School.
Maxine Boucher was married to Mike Bowness. The bridal party in
total were all old students! Good Luck.
To Roger and Liz. Dutton - a daughter
The Annual General Meeting will be held at the School
on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7.30pm.
(Venue to be confirmed)