Bingley Grammar School

torch headmaster smallerWWII School History

We would like to thank Mrs Trevethan Stanley, and her son David Stanley, for this valuable first-hand account of life at Bingley Grammar School during WWII.

Mr Booth reports:

Over the last couple of years the school has been asking former students to get in touch if they had anything to offer in relation to careers advice.

As a rather interesting consequence of this it was with enthusiasm that I welcomed a suggestion from a former student (with the help of her son) to write about some memories of her time at BGS during World War II. David Stanley and his mother, who is now aged 88 and a former student, were keen to suggest that our students may be interested in learning about such experiences. As we teach World War II at the beginning of Year 9 and it plays such a significant role in modern British and World History, I was extremely grateful for such a kind offer. 

Mr Stanley has sent through his mother's account which contains several fascinating insights into life in and around Bingley during the 1940s. Getting such a valuable resource not only offers a pleasurable read for anyone interested in life at the time but will give the students another rich piece of evidence to use in class. World War Two is a popular and thought provoking topic for our students and I know they will have lots of questions for their teachers when reading this account. 

I hope you enjoy reading the memories too.....

Mr Booth, Head of Humanities

Click here to read Mrs Stanley's account of life at BGS >> 

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