Calne, Bentley Grammar School c.1965

Calne, Bentley Grammar School c.1965

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Memories of Calne

My Memories Of Calne As A Small Boy

Please visit where you can download my humorous account of my rather mischievous childhood in Calne in the 50's and 60's, called MEMORIES OF CALNE. A copy of this book is lodged with the town library.

A memory of Calne by Mike Caswell

Green Acres Approved School For Girls

I also remember Greenacres School.My mother was the nurse there,May Wright.We lived opposite the school and during the sixties the girls occasionally babysat for my sister and I.I remember once they found my ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by wamanda85

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by Betty Bradley

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

This photo is available to buy in a range of sizes and styles, including framed and on canvas.


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.