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Manor Secondary Class 4a of 1950 with Mr. Davidge as teacher.

The Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood was a pupil

Once Manor Senior School


Then in 1978 is switched to Bishop Ramsey Church of England School and operated from two sites, one in Eastcote Road (The old Manor school) where the younger pupils went and the newer one in Warrender Way/ Hume Way (near Highgrove Swimming Pool) for the more senior pupils.

More recently the whole school moved to the site in Warrander Way/Hume Way and the old Manor School has now been demolished and houses built there....expensive ones!

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From 2009 the whole school has been located on Hume Way / Warrender Way.

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We used to have a message board for this school on here but it was little used. The messages that were placed on there are below and if you would like to add to them just e-mail (info@ruislip.co.uk ) and let me have your comments and I will add them to the page here. Please note that contributor David Mayne has now sadly died.

I was at Manor School between 1971 and 1975. Mr Miller was the Headmaster and Mr Russell was the Deputy Headmaster. Malcolm Jamieson was the P.E / Games teacher. Brian Probert the Geography teacher and also helped with the Rugby team. Mr Masters was the Metalwork teacher. Mr Morris taught Maths. Miss Barrigan taught English and Miss Tyler taught Pottery. Perhaps someone else may be able to fill in the names of all the other teachers at that time.

In 1974 the Warrender Way (Highgrove) building was declared unsafe and was condemned, due to its construction from the now infamous Hi-Alumina cement. We were playing sports at the time and were told to collect our clothes and go straight and not re-enter the school building. After a disruptive remainder of term at Bury St youth centre, our final year was spent between the Manor Way (Eastcote Rd.) site and in the Protacabins in the schoolyard at Highgrove.

Some of my old friends and contemporaries were: Roy Prosser; Paul Alum; Steve Hook; Daryl Turney; Keith Gladstone; Raymond McCarthy; Dean Ingledew; Simon Lane; Peter Courtice; Peter Brown; Timothy Simms; Chris Eddington; Andrew Dancer?; Wendy Bowyer, Debbie Cunningham; Brynette Tagg; Lyndsey Brown; Kim Wheeler; Deborah Banfield; Gina Richards; Sheila White; Alison Cornwell.

Where are you all now? I know where some of you are from looking at the above website. However, it would be great if more of you could write in and share some memories.

Martyn Mahy

You have found me !! Brynette Tagg Harding ( Now Married ) and living in Lanzarote Canary Islands. I recognised most of the Names !!!!

Brynette Tagg (website)

I recognise some of those names. Deane Ingledew, Keith Gladstone, Simon Lane, Peter Brown (&Kevin Brown but no relation), Tim Simms, most of the girls but definitely Sheila White.

Don't remember the classes at Bury Street but remember the times at the youth centre.

Tony Painter

I attended Manor from 1962 to 1966. My first year was at Victoria Hall, then 2 years at the main school with the remainder at Highgrove. Teachers I remember are Mr (Holy Joe) Cox, Mr Worthington, Mr Sear, Mr Sabin, Mr Clayfield, Mrs Smallworth (Miss Wren), Mr Higgins. Pupils and friends Pat Hill, Clive Pike, David Fairnington, Roberta Solari, Betty Sutton, Angela Pulman, Tony Lingley, Chris Williams, Michelle Adler. I left when I was 15 and went to work at James Blue Butchers in Ruislip High Street. We moved to Harefield and then when I was 18 I left for Australia. I have had no one to reminisce with in all that time so if anyone shares these memories would they please let me know. E mail addresses or snail mail addresses would be great. Hope to hear from somebody.

Michael (Mick) Brazier

I was a student at the Manor in 1949/50. Some of the kids names I remember are Michael Hawkins, Ashley Clarke, Dennis Dewly, John Linton, Eilene Warren, Blondie Silver, Marrion Silver,Emlyn Morris, Pete McGiffie, Ted Sewell. The teachers I remember were, Miss Commyn, Miss Mingard, Mr Harris, he took us for geography, his weapon was the blackboard ruler across both hands. Mr Ritchards took P.T. He favoured a cut down cricket bat on our backsides. Mr Evans, sports, he used a P.T. slipper to good effect. Mr Bomford was a man to watch out for, he had a long reach. Dear old "Holy Joe" Cox took us for music lessons, a nice cushy class that, one could nod off. If he caught us skiving it was the ruler edgeways on the knuckles. Last but not least was "Joe Dago" Davies the head master. Ah happy days. All the best to all you old codgers out there, cheerio from down under.

Michael F. Brown (no e-mail address on posting)

One of my fave teachers was Mr Sabin, who never let us use "Nice" or "Lovely" in our essays. He once stormed into class, black cloak flying behind him, grabbed a piece of chalk and spelt out on the board the letters D A N N A M A N N A, which most of you will recognise as being the place we all went to get chips at lunch time. ("Down the Manor", in case you haven't got it yet!). He then gave us a lecture for an hour about how we were killing the English language. What a great teacher - both Nice and Lovely!!!

Shirley Jackson

My name is Carol(Burge) Harrison. I went to Manor for a secretarial course for - I believe - a 4 year term. My friends were Robina Hickman, Pauline Moody, Christine. We were all in love with Robin Ives. I wonder where these people are today? This was during the years 1955-58 approx. Would love to hear from somebody who remembered me.

Claire Harrison (Burge)

(Victoria Hall) Anyone remember the Christmas party we had that year, my mum bought me a red dress with white fir round the collar and cuffs ugh!!! I was in 1a2 with Miss Foss. That was when I first met the crowd from Whiteheath. I am still in touch with my good friend Anita Lavender. Anyone know what happened to the old building last time I saw it it was a nusery shool or something?

Christine Dodd

Hello there everybody, I started here in 1943/4 aged 11/12 and stated until late 1945 before I went on to Acton Technical.

Whilst here the Head was Mr Davies, I only had to visit him twice. The other teachers were Miss Jones, Mrs Endacott, Mrs Shaw, Mr Smith, Mr Richards, Mr Davidge, Mr Fry, Mr Cox. There was also a large round teacher from South Africa, who took us for Civics, a tall thin "funny" female who was deputy head, and the girl's sports teacher who ran & jumped every where. The memorable ones were "Holy Joe Cox" and his lantern show. He used to pray whilst sawing & chiseling, he took us for woodwork, and showed slides on the crucifix and psalms, he was not the most popular. Mr Richards who was a right "You know what", he took us for sport and hit some kids with a cricket bat and used to flog us with the rope of a medicine ball, we were told that he originally came from Borstal, no further comment. Mr Davidge who was ex army and was to be feared, but a good science teacher. Mr Smith, a real character known as old Bastinado, the name of the old chinese torture he liked to inflict on the wrongdoers. He took us for Music and used to thump out all the Gilbert & Sullivan music, - we had our own words! Mrs Shaw was a nice old nanny type, lived by all and I was told lived to be way over ninety. Mrs Jones was one of those funny ones, she loved girls but didn't like boys. I never worked her out until I left and grew up.

The students that I remember were Colin Featherstone, David Fallis, Brian Beckwith, David Coppin, Dennis Heydeman, John Collett, Keith Adams, Lou Callis, Pauline Saunders, Jean Christopher, Jean Richards, and I think Joyce Marshall.

That's about it, I await all your thoughts, let's awake those old memories.

David Mayne

My brother has mentioned Mr. Davidge, nicknamed Davidge the Savage, I believe. I shall have to question him about the other names to see if he remembers any. He was there after you, about 1952 for two years and then he, also, went to Acton Tech.

Tricia Campbell

I was 14 when I left Ruislip Manor Modern Secondary, I remember very well the music teacher Mr. Smith, he would get so angry with us for mucking about his bald head would turn red and he would make us do theory until we behaved. I thought the civic teacher was from India his name was Dr Khan Khan, he had a hollow bamboo stick that he wielded whenever anyone was not behaving, we used to get him to tell us about his boyhood in whereever he was from in order to get out of doing civics. he was also something to do with the youth club.

Pam Palmer

I left in 1948. Teachers I remember were Mrs Basson (Needlework) Mrs Horne/Golding (Cookery) Mrs James (Singing) and Miss Davies (PT). Miss Drake, Mr Courtney (Geography).

Classmates were: Christine Hardingham, Shirley Jacklin, Shirley Robinson, Renee Carlton, Josephine Paul, Lavender McClure, Valerie Valentine, Pamela Adams, Joyce Walsingham, Marion Newland, Muriel and Jean Bannister, Shirley Loader - Mary Morrell and Mary Rutt, and Ann Varty. I could go on and on - would be great to hear from any of them!

Sylvia Baker (nee Gentry)

I was there from 1963-66 same year as Les Newman, Geoff Wood, David Wakefield. Philip Empson, Maxwell Weaver, John Hirst, Robert Howe, Nick White, Derek Chaplin, Clinton Nurse, Carolís Bell, Bezwick,& Church, Wendy Robertson, Judy Bowman. Etc.

There was a year reunion some years ago but I missed it because I didnít find out till after so was wondering if anyone was organising anything for the 50 year anniversary.

Best wishes to all including those I havenít named.

David Brocklehurst


Manor Senior School at a carol concert in St Paul's Church
Ruislip Manor dated 1947 - click to enlarge

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