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History of the Percy Jackson Grammar School: Adwick-Le-Street, Doncaster, Yorkshire, 1939-1968: Recollections of Schooldays of the 1940s, 1950s & 1960 by Ken Cooke

The opening of the Percy Jackson Grammar School in 1939 coincided with the onset of the Second World War, an ominous start for the life of a new school. In this informal history, the author chronicles the lifetime of this coeducational school, and with a light touch he considers whether schooldays really are the best days of your life. Drawing upon abundant recollections from former pupils - many of whom, like him, were the children of mining families and the first generation to attend grammar school - Ken Cooke covers topics as diverse as war-time evacuees, the school visit to the Festival of Britain in 1951, reactions to the 1968 conversion to a comprehensive, and the achievements of some of the schools alumni. This history is faithful to the facts, yet true to the sentiments.
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Joyce Brooks obituary

My mother, Joyce Brooks, who has died aged 86 after suffering from dementia, made a lasting impact on everyone who knew her, notably on countless schoolchildren who were her pupils at Percy Jackson grammar school, at Adwick-le-Street, near Doncaster. Born Joyce Bromley in Batley, west Yorkshire, the eldest of four girls, she worked hard at school, passed her scholarship examination and went to Batley grammar. But her parents needed another breadwinner in the house, so Joyce left school at 16, and it was not long before she got a job as shorthand typist in the town clerk's office. At weekends and on holidays, she acquired a love of walking in the Dales; she joined the Youth Hostel Association, and developed her knowledge of the countryside. Three years into the second world war, she joined the Wrens. She met my father, George, during this time.

The Percy Jackson Grammar School Admission Registers In , a small group of PJGS alumni clubbed together to buy photocopies of the Admission.
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He later joined the Regimental Band of the Welsh Guards and pursued a highly successful career in the brass band movement as player, conductor and adjudicator. In David was awarded the MBE for services to music. Dr John Maxwell and his wife Sheila, both entrants, have tickets. By the planned capacity was reached, then in four prefab classrooms were added. Alumni include Fellows of the Royal Society, TV producers and writers, radiation and medical specialists, senior lawyers, a champion angler, a poetry publisher, a brass band adjudicator and a roller-skating judge, an RAF commanding officer and a brigadier in the Royal Army Dental Corps, a knighthood for services to education, a director of EMI Records, HM Principal Inspector of Engineering in Mines etc, not to mention many national honours and awards.

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  1. The home site of the Percy Jackson Grammar School at Adwick-Le-Street near You can also discover the latest information on any planned school reunions.

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