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Nostalgia: Remembering the good old school days in Stalybridge

Pupils at Hob Hill pictured back in 1943.

The memories came flooding back for two former pupils of Stalybridge Central School for Girls.

They were looking back at photographic albums of the school available to view at the Tameside Local Studies and Archive Centre in Ashton and said they had a wonderful time remembering former friends and teachers, spending an afternoon going down memory lane.

The centre has numerous school records available and to find out which ones you can check the online catalogue at www.tameside.gov.uk/archives

Many records contain logbooks kept by the headteacher. These provide an interesting picture of the daily running of the school, including events such as speech days and sports days.

The largest school archive in the collection is from Ashton Grammar (ESR44), with records from 1903-1986.

These contain a number of photo albums, logbooks, admissions and form lists. Another large collection exists for Lakes Road Girls Secondary, Dukinfield (ESR26) with photograph albums dating from 1931-1970s.

There are also plenty of logbooks to read through to get an idea of life at Hob Hill School in Stalybridge from 1871-1975 (ESR31).

Newspapers - including the Reporter archive - can also be searched. They have photographs of sports days, leavers, as well as exam results.

The Archive Centre hold the Reporter newspapers dating back to 1855 on microfilm.

To book a microfilm reader or look at any of the archives from the catalogue call 0161 342 4242 or email archives@tameside.gov.uk. The centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm.

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