I joined Chesterfield Grammar School in September 1958
after passing the 11 Plus examination whilst at Mary Swanwick Primary School.

My father - Sid, was also a pupil at the Grammar School from 1929 to 1934.

It was at the Grammar School that I started to be interested in photography,
making full use of the school darkroom which used to be in Hurst House.
Unfortunately ( some may say fortunately ! ) most of my early efforts have
not survived the ravages of time. Those that have are shown below, supplemented
by a few more recent ones.

The page dedicated to the school visit to Norway in 1961 is only possible due to the
many photographs provided by Paul Makepeace. He has also provided his detailed
diary of the eventful trip. Don't miss it ! If anyone else has photos or memories of the
trip I would be very happy to include them in this page.


Hockey 1962
Hockey 1964
Hockey 1961
Hockey 1965
Prefects 1965
6th Form Class Joey Waterfall
Cec Thompson
Cec Thompson
Joey Waterfall
Brookside Brookside
Biology Pond 6th Form Trip
 Ian Taylor ( I think ) but who's the teacher ?
" Smug "