Carlton Grammar School, Bradford
A collection of references relating to Carlton Grammar School, Bradford, England
Events in the history of Carlton Grammar School, Manor
- the Bradford timeline (Bradford Timeline - History of Bradford, Yorkshire
- 1900 to 1949) includes a reference to the Carlton Grammar school fire on 30 November 1949, and the 1950
to 1999 timeline states “Grammar School, Manor Row destroyed by fire” in 1987
- the inaugural concert of the Yorkshire Schools Brass
Band was performed at Carlton Grammar School
- the entry in The Education Authorities Directory and Annual (1971)
reads “(500 B.), Manor row, J. W. Mitchell, BSc, ATI. (Telephone: Bradford 26596)”
- the Airedale and Wharfedale Federation of Townswomen's
Guilds First Choral Festival was held in Carlton Grammar School on 25 April 1959
- one former pupil
who attended the school in 1958-63 remembers how he "took the bus from Wyke to the bottom of Nelson Street, and then walked
to the top of Manor Row for education at Carlton Grammar School." They also walked between school and a swimming baths somewhere
up the Manchester Road, and on more than one occasion had to walk between school and the football field by Sedbergh Boys Club.
- Carlton House housed the school's gymnasium.
Carlton House was originally built by Andrews & Pepper in 1872 as Chapel for Bradford Grammar School, which then moved to its
Frizinghall site in the early 20th century. Carlton Grammar School then used the building until Carlton (boys) and Bolling (girls)
Grammar Schools merged in 1977.
Carlton House is now the offices of chartered accountants Naylor Wintersgill.
The merged Carlton-Bolling
College occupies a site on Undercliffe Lane, and is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school of 1400 students, with a sixth form
of 350; about 80% of the students are of Asian origin.
- the Telegraph & Argus of 28 September 1952 notes that the Bradford
Grammar School annual Founders' Day commemoration started with the assembly of boys, masters and governors at Carlton Grammar
School (which was their old site), from which they marched in procession to Bradford Cathedral
- the Bradford Naturalists’ Society (founded in 1875) used the school as its postal address in 1959 (page 10 of the Directory
of Natural History and other Field Study Societies in Great Britain)
- photograph of Carlton Grammar School, Manor Row, Bradford,
West Yorkshire: shortly after its destruction by fire, 1987
Former staff and pupils of the school
- John Allison's account of the
history of the Bradford Canal includes some biographical details, including the fact that he studied at Carlton Grammar School.
His career as a work study engineer included work for Bradford Council and a number of other industries. He retired in 1994 and
became vice president and membership secretary of the Bradford Historical and Antiquarian Society. He is part owner of URSULA,
a 60' narrow boat.
- Dave Brady (of folk trio
Swan Arcade) has an obituary in the Guardian which mentions that his "musical interests were stimulated by a teacher at
Carlton grammar school in Bradford, Alex Eaton, who encouraged him to become one of the earliest members of the
Topic Folk Club in Bradford - reputedly the longest-established in England." A longer account of his life appears as Memories
of Dave Brady on page 4 of the South Riding Folk Arts
- Robert Fleming was educated at
Carlton Grammar school in Bradford. He joined the RAF 1974 and retired as Flight Lieutenant in 1985. He is a trustee
of The Second World War Experience Centre.
- Joseph Craven was on the staff of Carlton Grammar School for
34 years, and was senior history master and school librarian when he retired. Two years after retiring, he married Edith
Dewhirst, who was also a member of the teaching staff at the school.
- A. Draper, B.Sc. (Eng.), (Rugby), was head of the Electrical Engineering Department of the Rugby College of
Technology and Arts in 1953. He was educated at Carlton Grammar School, Bradford, and Bradford Technical College. (The
Electrical review. 1953)
- Howard Walton was a pupil at Carlton Grammar School from 1957-1962
- Michael Davis attended the school from from 1957 to 1964. His memories of being taught by Edith Dewhirst are
included on the webpage Marriage of Joseph Craven and Edith Dewhirst from Bradford
- Dr N. Brook was educated at Carlton Grammar School, Bradford and University College, Southampton. He graduated
with first class honours in 1951 and joined Mather and Platt Ltd as a graduate apprentice. (The
Chartered mechanical engineer. 1961)
- Roy Clough recalls his first introduction
to The Searchers which occurred when entering a physics lesson at Carlton Grammar School in June 1963. He tells how
a classmate, Peter Yorke, had bought a seven inch single of Sweets For My Sweet during the lunch break. Roy
lived in the Low Moor area of Bradford.
- Dr Stephen
Tommis attended Wyke Primary School and Carlton Grammar School before reading geography and economics in Dundee University,
followed by research at Jesus College, Oxford, where he gained a D.Phil degree. After spending over twenty years in teaching, he
has now become the first director of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education.
- Len Shackleton was football team captain
while at Carlton Grammar School and went on to become Sunderland's international inside forward.
- Rakha Singh, film producer, studied
at Carlton Grammar School, leaving in 1974.
- Lt Col John Denis Carter attended
Carlton Grammar school in the 1940s.
- Archie Howat, Ex Chair of NAPCE,
passed the 11+ examination in 1958 and attended Carlton Grammar School in Bradford
- John Stead, Bradford magistrate
and keen cricketer, went to Carlton Grammar School
- Keith Madeley
became president of the school’s Carlton Rail Fans Society while a pupil at the school, and organised trips around engine
sheds in the early 1960s.
- Peter J. McKirgan moved
from Slim School, Malacca, Malaysia to Carlton Grammar School in 1967, and joined the Royal Air Force after leaving the school in
- Bernard Copland
of Scarborough attended Carlton Grammar School.
- David Perrow was educated at the University
of Sheffield, the University of Cambridge and Carlton Grammar School, Bradford and worked as librarian in a number of universities.
He became Acting Deputy Director of Oxford University Library Services.
- Ron Dewhurst,
Howard Brown and Ron Stone (nicknamed Wrecker) attended the school between 1954 and 1959.
- Mahmoud Hashmi
was educated at Carlton Grammar School in the 1960s and became CEO of Callmate Telecom International after working as commodity
trader for Arcadia Foods.
- Keith Bullen lived
at 42 Redcar Road, Greengates Bradford and attended Greengates Primary school 1947-1950 and Carlton Grammar School 1950-1954.
He emigrated to Australia in 1971.
- Jim Frost attended Carlton Grammar School
and is now Manager of a Printing Company at Siddall Colour Limited, Bradford, West Yorkshire
- P J Corrigan (62) attended Carlton
Grammar School and gained his School Certificate.
- Dr Sidney Edward James Best was headmaster of Carlton Grammar School. He graduated from Leeds University and
taught geography at a school in Gravesend before his time as headmaster of Carlton Grammar School. He went on to be headmaster of
Doncaster Grammar School. (information from CMJ
New Music Report. CMJ Network, Inc.. (1 August 1957) pp. 40–. ISSN
- Archibald Robert Octavius McMillan O.B.E. (born 12 October 1901) was educated at Carlton Grammar School followed
by University College Nottingham. After service in the R.A.F. he pursued a career in training. He became the Chief Training and
Education Officer in the Bristol Aeroplane Company Ltd in 1950. (information from The
Aeroplane directory of British aviation. Published by the English Universities for Temple Press. 1957)
- Cyril Howden from Oakenshaw, just outside Bradford, matriculated from Carlton Grammar School before studying
textiles at Bradford Technical College, gaining a Diploma in Preparing, Combing and Spinning. He worked for Courtaulds, wrote technical
articles and gave lectures. (information from The Textile
Institute and industry. The Textile Institute, 1 January 1963)
- G. P. L. Carless, is named in the school’s entry in the journal The
School librarian (School Library Association, 1st January 1970)
- William Coxon Scott C.M.G., O.B.E. (born 1895) was educated at Carlton Grammar School and went on to work in
the Foreign Office, including postings in Athens and Shanghai. (from Kelly's
handbook to the titled, landed and official classes, (1 January 1969)
- Arnold Kellett was born above
a sweet shop in Wibsey, Bradford and gained a place at Carlton Grammar School. World War II interrupted his education in 1944 when
he was 18. He went on the graduate in 1952 in French Language and Literature (first class honours). He taught in Ashville College,
Harrogate, and then in King James's Grammar School, Knaresborough. He was also a Methodist local preacher for many years.
- Mike Kostiuk attended Carlton Grammar School.
He is owner at Family Tree Folk.
- the following people are listed under Carlton Grammar School on NamesDatabase:
- 1959 Jack Rawcliffe
- 1962 David Hammond, Chris Walker
- 1963 David Bagnall
- 1964 Jack Ellis
- 1965 Margaret Mcgowan
- 1968 Stephen D Bean, Steven Ridealgh
- 1969 Tariq Ajaib, Dave Davidson, Roland Harris, Alan Lee
- 1970 David Mitchell
- 1972 David Prime
- 1974 Gary Copland, Ralph Hindle
- 1976 David Philip Newlands