Bolton School Former Pupils

Archives and Memories

  • 100 Objects

    The 100 Objects Project aims to celebrate the places and objects that best typify life at Bolton School. Nominations for the 100 Objects were taken during the 2012-13 academic year and a full list can be seen below. Voting for the ‘Top Ten’ Object continued throughout the 2014-15 academic year, and the final list, announced at the two Grand...

  • Scenes from the Past

    We have a vast collection of archive photographs which offer an intriguing insight into what life was like at Bolton School for previous generations.  Each week, on our Facebook page and Twitter and Instagram accounts, we take a look back into the Archive and share a School photograph. We also regularly update the archive photos in our Flickr...

  • Miss Higginson

    In memory of Miss Higginson, who was Headmistress of the Girls' Division between 1954 and 1979, the Old Girls' Association will be publishing a five part biography online. If any Old Girl (or indeed anyone else) would like to offer further reminiscences or anecdotes about Margaret we should be very glad to receive them.  Please send them...

  • From Torpedoes to the Sound of Music

    In spring 2015, Old Boy Malcolm Howe (1948-1956) produced a pamphlet detailing the unlikely connections between Old Boy and inventor of the torpedo Robert Whitehead (1823-1905) and the original von Trapp family singers.  His research, by pure chance, coincided exactly with the School's most recent production of The Sound of Music.  To download a...

  • Camps

    Camps were first introduced to Bolton School in 1910 by the Headmaster, Mr Lipscomb. The first camp was at Filey and there have been camps in most years ever since. These have included sites at Abergele, Aber, Saundersfoot, Fairbourne, Llanbedrog, Grasmere, Howick and Instow. We have photos from some of these camps and would welcome wider coverage...

  • Aber Camp

    Between the wars the School held a camp at Aber, on the North Wales coast, almost every year during the late June period of Bolton Holidays. The campers lived in bell tents and the cooking was done on a coal fired field range. The first camp was thrown into some doubt because of a national coal shortage. Over the years many staff helped to run the...

  • Agricultural Camps in the 1940s

    Derek Rothwell (1938 - 1945) has written this account of the camp held at Mowbrek Hall Farm, Wesham, nr Kirkham. This camp was set up either in 1941 or 1942 and its function was to help bring in the harvest in Wartime Britain. It was part of the War Effort. The camp was held in August and we slept in bell tents - eight boys in a tent. A wooden...

  • Grasmere Camp

    This camp was held at Bolton Holidays in Grasmere and was the annual camp of the Junior School. The 1935 photos are from Bernard Harrison's photograph album and were loaned for copying by his son Peter (PJH). You can spot the following as young men: F R Poskitt, Alan Walsh, Bernard Harrison, Pip Porter, Jack Howard as well as Messrs Sayers and...

  • Class Reunion - '63, '73, '83, '93 and 2003

  • The Haselden Album - Images of Bolton School

    A unique insight into Bolton School in the 1930s has been brought to light by current pupils, George and Myles Blackwell, through a photo album which belonged to their grandfather, Myles Haselden. Myles Haselden was a former Governor and Chairman of the Boys’ Division, and the Haselden Room in the School was named after him. The photo album...

  • Hawick Camp

    Can you help to identify the boys whose names are missing in the list below?     No. Name No. Name 1  Dave Powell 33  John Hodgkiss 2  Mike Taylor 34  Richard Eaton 3  Pete Smalley 35  Johnny Peters 4  Carl...

  • Camps and Journeys

       

  • Memories of School

    Old Boys and Old Girls of all ages enjoy sharing their memories of School with us, and with their fellow Alumni.  A selection of these stories are noted here. If you would like to share your memories here, please contact the Development Office.  Old Boys and Old Girls also regularly share memories on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:  Like...