Bickerstaffe Church of England Primary School celebrates 170th anniversary
PUBLISHED: 00:00 04 September 2014
Parents, teachers and the local community joined together to celebrate the 170th anniversary of Bickerstaffe Church of England Primary School near Ormskirk.
Bickerstaffe School 170th anniversary
Stephen and Annette Draper with Christine and Jason Baughan
Head teacher, Jeanne Hall and husband, Stephen
Mike and Mary Clarke with Irene Matthews and Barbara Morris
Paul Wilcox, Arlene Morton-Wilcox, Susan and Kevin Kenny
Norma and Merrick Rimmer, Anne Rosbotham-Williams, Hilary Rosbotham and Irene McCarthy
Andrew and Michelle Blain with John and Danielle Roberts
Organiser, Cath Ormesher and husband, Andrew
Carolyn and Andrew Nolan
Nicola Cartwright, Sophie Webster, Judith Smith and Jodie Scott
Graham Cartwright, David Smith, Paul Wilcox and Kevin Kenny
Susan Kenny, Kin O'Brien and Cath Ormesher
Pam and Roy Beard with Tracy Berry and Jay Williams
John and Sue Wilson
Sandra Luckett, Dawn Moorcroft and Carolyn Nolan
David and Kim O'Brien with Tony and Jenny Currie
Vicar of Aughton and Bickerstaffe, Revd. Andrew Housley and his wife, Jo
Jane Booth and Kelly Williams
John and Louise Cullen
Kim O'Brien with Paul Wilcox and head teacher, Jeanne Hall
Andrew and Carolyn Nolan with the Vicar of Aughton and Bickerstaffe, Revd. Andrew Housley
School governors; Revd. Andrew Housley, Stephen Draper, Anne Rosbotham-Williams, Kim O'Brien, Jeanne Hall (Head teacher), Hilary Rosbotham, Paul Wilcox (Chairman) Jodie Scott and Jane Booth
The summer celebration was held at The Great Hall at Lancashire Manor in Pimbo and it proved to be a glamorous evening attended by over 100 guests enjoying a drinks reception, a dinner followed by live entertainment from Jamie Somers, a Michael Buble tribute act.
This is a special year for the school, which was built on its present site in 1844. The original stone inscription recording its name and date has been preserved in front of the school. It was built from local stone from the Delph, and carried up Hall Lane by horse and cart.
‘The school is at the heart of the local community and enjoys a close relationship with Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity Church and the evening was a wonderful opportunity to bring everyone together to celebrate’ said Catherine Ormesher, the PTA chairwoman.