FGS is being extensively modified to take advantage of faster internet connections and mobile viewing. Click here for details. Many pages remain in an intermediate state and some links are broken.

Farnborough Grammar School

Prospect Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire

Telephone : Farnborough 539

School Masters in the 1950s



Return to Source page




A few sneaky pictures of school masters and a more formal group dating from 1957. A pity I didn’t have my camera at the ready when The Jab (a.k.a. the Prod) was lecturing a small class of bored individuals on the perils of smoking. He went to sneeze at one point, hastily scrambled for his handkerchief and a packet of 20 Players Virginia fell out of his trouser pocket. Sniggers all round!
John Attree also appears on the ‘Welsh Holiday’ pages and Eli Eltringham along with Bill Rayner may be seen on the ‘Sports Day’ pages.

Wally Cotgreave
Wally Cotgreave - July 1959.

Gobo Mills
Gobo Mills - April 1959.

Basil Jowett
Basil Jowett - July 1959.


AW Richards
A. W. Richards (Big Dick) - July 1959.

John Attree
John Attree - July 1959.

Little Dick
Richards (Little Dick) - July 1959.


nuncs
Thomas Grosch (Nuncs).

Smiler
Smiler Miles, Eli Eltringham and Beefy Bullock - 15 May 1958.

Bill and Eli
Eli and Bill Rayner- 15 May 1958.


 

Smiler
The Beeb (Mr. Barrett).

 


Bill and Eli
School inauguration : September 1936.

Smiler
Group photograph which appeared in the school’s 21st anniversary celebration booklet of 1957.

nuncs
Teaching staff : 1968.

These three photographs supplied by Leslie Smith, John Fouracre and Paul Cooper respectively.

Click on any image for larger versions. The larger group photos include names.