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Calne, Bentley Grammar School c.1965

Photo of Calne, Bentley Grammar School c.1965

Calne, Bentley Grammar School c.1965

Ref. C228115

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by Jean Simpson

White Hart Hotel

George and Jo were my uncle and aunt and I spent days with them when I was young, I am 58 now but would love to get in touch with anyone who knew them. I remember the parrots well! I ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by Jennifer Dimelow

Long Service

I remember as a child being taken to see my uncle Ewart who was employed at Calne Railway Station for 55 years. My cousin Jean (his daughter) told me that he also used to use a long pole ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by Michael Ponting

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

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About this photo

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.