Old Scholar at Henley Boat Races
My name is Esther Momcilovic, and I was a pupil at Heckmondwike Grammar School from 2000-2007. I am studying for a Masters in the History and Philosophy of Science at Clare College, Cambridge University.
I have been selected to cox one of the three boats which Cambridge University Women's Boat Club fields against Oxford in the Henley Boat Races (http://www.henleyboatraces.com/).
We are running a campaign called 'Sponsor-a-Seat', wherein each athlete must raise £500 to fund the costs of putting on these races. Our boat club does not benefit from the lucrative sponsorship generated by the men's boat race, and as such we frequently struggle to finance ourselves.
Please find below a link to poster and flyer about our 'Sponsor-a-Seat' campaign. We are keen to generate as much publicity as possible, so any help is greatly appreciated.
Reunion for those entering HGS in 1953 and leaving between 1958 and 1960
This will take place at Cleckheaton and District Golf Club on 10th July 2010 starting at 7.30 pm. There will be a buffet supper and bar.
The cost will be £10 per head. Partners are very welcome.
Please indicate as soon as possible whether or not you plan to attend.
Cheques to be made payable to Derek Paley and sent to
Mr. D. Paley
69 Manor Drive
For further information ring
Paddy Redhead (Pollard) 01484 316946
or Pat Clark ( Schofield) 01535 643792
or Derek Paley 01274567562
News from...Owen Cole Pupil 1950
Owen has had a book published and can be obtained from bookshops or Amazon - it is called 'Story of a Multi-faith Journey' by Cole Sahib. It is an autobiography. Owen was head boy and captain of football and cricket at the school in 1950-51. His dad was the minister of upper chapel.
News from...Pat Clark (Schofield) Pupil 1953 - 60
Just to let you know that a former pupil Richard Barr who was in school from 1953 to 1960/1 is currently over from New Zealand walking from John O Groats to Land's End in aid of Leukemia Research. Richard himself suffers from a form of the disease. He is now as far as North Yorkshire and keeps a blog on www.cancerwalker.com
which you might like to look at. Some of us hope to join him for part of the walk as it goes over this way - 8 former pupils are taking him out for a meal on Wednesday. Perhaps some people may remember him and wish to donate on line which is after all the object of the exercise!
We are hoping to organise a reunion for our year group next year when it will be 50 years since we left HGS - our last one was in 1992 when we were all 50!
Request from Ruth Ellison
Are there any pupils from 1976-1983 who may remember Ruth Ellison and would like to get in touch via this website? Search for me in the contact Old Scholars section.
News from Tony TaylorA Bookazine went on sale August 12th 2009 called "Children On the Home Front". A feature on page 110 is an account of firewatching at HGS and is my recollection, dictated to the editor, of my family in the war. I thought you might be interested in this bit of the schools history. The bookazine will be on sale in larger supermarkets and major bookshops or through "Yours" magazine. It costs £4.99. The Editor is my daughter and she is the editor of the monthly magazine "Birdwatching", another publication of Bauer.