Grammar School

Malmesbury District Secondary School © Courtesy of Mr & Mrs Gordon Brown

Malmesbury District Secondary School © Courtesy of Mr & Mrs Gordon Brown

Malmesbury Grammar School 1952 © Courtesy of Dell Hitchings

Malmesbury Grammar School 1952 © Courtesy of Dell Hitchings

Malmesbury Grammar School 1956 © Courtesy of Dell Hitchings

Malmesbury Grammar School 1956 © Courtesy of Dell Hitchings

Malmesbury Grammar School 1959 © Courtesy of Dell Hitchings

Malmesbury Grammar School 1959 © Courtesy of Dell Hitchings

Malmesbury Grammar School 1962 © Courtesy of Sharon Nolan

Malmesbury Grammar School 1962 © Courtesy of Sharon Nolan

Malmesbury Grammar School 1964 © Courtesy of Sharon Nolan

Malmesbury Grammar School 1964 © Courtesy of Sharon Nolan

Gloucester Road Blazer Badges © Malmesbury Memories

Gloucester Road – Blazer Badges © Courtesy of David Andrews – Corsham

The Grammar School, situated at the bottom of Tetbury Hill, is in theory in Gloucester Road, as before the expansion of Malmesbury, Gloucester Road ended at the top of the cemetery next door, halfway up the hill. This was before there were any houses up Tetbury Hill. So the last building on that edge of town was the Grammar School. So I suppose when houses started to be built up either side of the hill, they required a postal address and it seemed obvious to call it Tetbury Hill as that is where it led to, and why not from top to bottom. However the school was originally built in 1903 as the Technical School. Not long after this, Wiltshire County Council took over responsibility for education, and the school was then renamed the Malmesbury and District County Secondary School. It only became the Grammar School in 1954, after the new Secondary Modern School, called Bremilham School, was built adjacent to the council houses at Corn Gastons.

Grammar School Prefect Badge © David Forward

Grammar School Prefect Badge © David Forward

18 October, 2014

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