Calne, Bentley Grammar School c.1965

Calne, Bentley Grammar School c.1965

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Memories of Calne

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I remember that in 1955 this was known as the river Marden

A memory of Calne by jjohnidixon

Doctors Pond

I walked across this bridge four times every day, on my way to and from school (I used to go home for lunch). Home was Abberd Way, and the school was on the Green. I used to stop there to ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by Patrick Hayes

The White Horse, Cherhill

At one time a favourite place for picnics. Can anyone remember when the RAF lads tipped tins of paint over the white horse turning it red, white and blue?

A memory of Calne by Judy Cook

Greenacres School, Curzon Street.

Does anyone still remember the Greenacres Approved School for girls which was on Curzon Street. I believe it is now called Springfields. I was there in the 1960s and loved Calne as it was then. Although not from the area, I have never forgotten the place.

A memory of Calne by Betty Bradley

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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.

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