Calne, Bentley Grammar School c.1965

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Through the 1662 legacy of John Bentley, a free school was founded on The Green. A new grammar school was built on the site at Wessington in 1957, the first in the county of Wiltshire, with 360 places for boys and girls. It has grounds of about 35 acres, with splendid views of the Downs and the White Horse. It became a comprehensive in 1974, merging with the Fynamore Secondary Modern School. Further developments in the late 1990s, when the school became a single-site, have transformed this view.

Memories of Calne

First School

I was six when this photo was taken. We lived in a tiny flat in Curzon Street, basically one room, and I went to school at Fintragh, a tiny private school in two rooms part way down the high street, opposite the Post Office. This traffic island was very important. I had to cross that busy road in two trips, with the island being ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by Patrick Hayes

Wessington Ave In The 60s

Our Grandmother lived at 7 Wessington Avenue and my sister, my cousin and I stayed with her during many school holidays. She was a member of the Blackford family who owned the building works on the left of the photo and Tudor House next door. We loved visiting, sometimes on the Royal Blue Coach. We attended the Church ...Read full memory

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My Home Town

There are so many things I can remember,Calne when the town was not split in two the flower seller who used to sell the flowers under an arch as you went up the hill past lovely town gardens. Being lined up along the pavement to see the King and Queen being driven throuh the town. The hot wall, the wonderful pantomines, I went to the ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by grannymj

Greenacres School, Curzon Street

Does anyone remember the girls school which was called Greenacres on Curzon Street? It is now Springfields, I believe. It was a home office approved school in the 1950's and 1960's and girls from all over the country were sent there. Some of the staff were local people; is there anyone still around with memories of Greenacres?

A memory of Calne by Betty Bradley

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