Calne, Bentley Grammar School c.1965

Calne, Bentley Grammar School c.1965

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Memories of Calne

Puppet Show

We went to a puppet show inside the Town Hall - organised by Sharpe's Toffees I think. It has to be around 1955 - 58. My father worked at RAF Yatesbury and we lived in Curzon Street. I can remember this view of the Town Hall quite ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by Jean Simpson

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by Patrick Hayes

Walking To School

I remember walking across this bridge every day on my way to school then on through the church yard and through the green.

A memory of Calne by Linda Shorman

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne

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History

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.

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