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Usworth Colliery Secondary Modern School  (The Seniors)


Usworth Colliery Secondary Modern School  -  The Seniors

Usworth School

Senior School on the left, next to Usworth Colliery Miners' Welfare Hall.     Junior School on the right.
Mining communities loved their gardens / home-grown food, so Usworth Senior School taught gardening.  (Gardens behind Welfare Hall)

Usworth Colliery Secondary Modern School  -  Good Attendance, 1947/48

Usworth Juniors Prize Winners 1947/48

All the above pupils were awarded books for their good attendance and some of these books were of a very high standard, indeed.  See below.

Inside cover of Norma's bookThe inside cover of the book presented to Norma Copeman:
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

[Many thanks to Norma, who also supplied the pupils' names.]

Usworth Colliery Secondary Modern School  -  Athletics Team, 1957

Usworth Seniors Athletics Team- 1957

Back Row L/R:  John Hall,  John Nicholson,  -- ? -- ,  Billy Foster,  -- ? -- ,  -- ? -- ,  Jacky Oliver, -- ? --

Middle Row L/R:  -- ? -- ,  Avril Pescod,  -- ? -- ,  Heather Finnigan,  Carol Pescod,  -- ? -- ,  Marion Fletcher,  -- ? --

Front Row L/R:  David Longstaff,  David Goundry,  -- ? --

Usworth Colliery Secondary Modern School  -  Athletics Team, 1959

Usworth Seniors Athletics Team - 1959

Back Row L/R:  K. Felton,  M. Owens,  -- ? -- ,  K. McGlen,  J. Nicholson,  D. Longstaff,  B. Foster,  E. Kelly,  K. Marjoram,
D. Goundry,  K. Hennage,  J. Ashett,  J. Williamson,  -- ? -- ,  -- ? -- ,  T. Copeman,  J. Jackson,  B. Robinson

Middle Row (sitting) L/R:  M. Fletcher,  -- ? -- ,  A. Barron,  C. Pescod,  H. Finnigan,  A. Pescod,  -- ? --

Front Row L/R:  -- ? -- ,  C. Ellis,  -- ? -- ,  D. Surtees,  N. McCreery,  P. Hislop,  J. Johnson,  E. Heslop,  D. Atkinson

Usworth Colliery Secondary Modern School  -  Football Team, 1951/52

Usworth Seniors Football Team - 1951/52

[Thanks to Colin Hagan for this picture and for identifying the players.]

Usworth Colliery Secondary Modern School  -  Football Team, 1959

Usworth Seniors Football Team - 1951/52

Back Row L/R:  Keith McGlen,  John Gordon,  John Jackson (Goalkeeper),  Harry Marshall,  Brian Robinson,  Wilson Hepplewhite

Front Row L/R:  Eddy Kelly,  Vince Holten,  Tom Copeman,  Allan McCreery,  Derek McMann

Usworth Colliery Secondary Modern School  -  Football Team (season unknown)

Usworth Seniors Football Team

[Usworth Colliery Welfare Park]

Usworth Colliery Secondary Modern School  -  Gymnastics Team, 1958

Usworth Seniors Gymnastics Team - 1958

Back Row L/R:  B. Simpson,  R. Sweetman,  -- ? -- ,  M. Lawton,  L. Wilson,  D. Goundry,  K. Jonas,  P. Ward,  D. Williams,  -- ? -- ,  E. Wilson

Middle Row L/R:  M. Pestell,  A. McCreery,  M. Lambert,  W. Hepplewhite,  N. McCreery,  A. Watson,  Y. Stobbart,  R. Forrest,  J. Johnson,  -- ? --

Front Row L/R:  T. Copeman,  F. Goscombe,  J. Simpson

Usworth Colliery Secondary Modern School  -  Netball Team, 1950

Usworth Netball 1950