Conisbrough News – Honours Diploma, School Trips, Ready Steady, Head Leaving

July 1965

South Yorkshire Times 24th July 1965


Ian Christopher Hammersley, of 82, Windmill Avenue, Conisbrough, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hammersley, has been awarded a 2nd class Honours Diploma in Technology in Industrial Chemistry at Loghborough College of Advanced Technology.

The college will shortly become the Technological University of Loughborough and this means that Ian will be one of the first students in the county and the first from Mexborough Grammar School to be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Technology.

He represented his school at soccer, tennis and cricket and was awarded School Colours in rugby. He has maintained his sporting interests while at college and has captained a college soccer team in the Leicestershire Senior League.

A life-long member of Conisbrough Parish Church Choir, he will shortly be taking up an appointment as a Research and Development Chemist with the Chemical Products Division of the Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., in Birmingham.


Led by Mr. R. Jacques and Mr. A. Naylor a party of children from Conisbrough Morley Place School visited the Great Yorkshire Show at Harrogate on Thursday. Yesterday (Thursday) about 60 children visited Woollerton Park, Nottingham, accompanied by Mrs. D. Butler and Mrs. D. Humphries.


The television set bought by Conisbrough Morley Place Primary School through the children’s own fund raising efforts has now arrived and is ready for installation at the school. With a 23 inch screen, the set will come into use for educational programmes at the beginning of the school year in September.


The resignation of Mrs. B.E .Whitaker, headmistress of Conisbrough Rowena Infants’ School, was received last Thursday evening at the meeting of the Primary Schools’ Managers. The resignation will take effect on December 31st. The managers decided that a letter be sent to Mrs. Whitaker, expressing their good wishes for her retirement.