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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

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

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by Patrick Hayes

Dr Joseph Priestley

Having been a resident of Calne from 1944 to 1962, I often walked across this little bridge, mainly on the way to the recreation ground. There used to be (and possibly still is) a ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by Judy Cook

Wiltshires

At the back of this photograph is Calne Free Church and just in front is "Wiltshires" the grocery shop.  My father William John Cook worked there for many years.  I can see him ...Read full memory

A memory of Calne by Judy Cook

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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.