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Bassaleg Grammar School

A Memory of Bassaleg

I would just like to point out that I attended this school from 1961 to 1965 and it was a grammar school and not a secondary school as stated.

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Sun Feb 8th 2015, at 3:59 pm

First Name Last Name commented:

I went to Bassaleg Grammar School too, and a couple of years ago I was allowed to go back to the old school and wander round, I was accompanied by an old classmate named Graham Rees who has sadly passed away soon afterwards, but we really did enjoy our visit.
I also attended the funerals of Mr Penry.M Rees who was Headmaster after Mr Rhys Harry, and also Mr Maurice Gilford a former teacher, two very sad occasions
Robert W.M Bassett

Wed Feb 8th 2017, at 2:37 pm

drdick commented:

I'm not sure that's quite right. I left the school in 1949 and a year or so before that Rhys Harry had retired,.. I attended his retirement party. His place was taken by Penry Rees [Rhys?].
Would anyone know of any data regarding the teaching staff on the period covering the 1940s,.. or have any photographs. I'll willingly cover any costs involved.
Doc Richards
[Brian Richards,.. pupil from about 1941 - 49]

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