School anniversary in need of your help

FORMER pupils from Lytham’s famous all-girls school are being asked to help with a special commemoration project.

Tuesday, 9th November 2010, 1:32 pm

Saturday, November 6, marks the 80th anniversary of the opening of Queen Mary School, and there are hopes to make it a celebration to remember.

The former Queen Mary School, now a luxury residential development on Clifton Drive South, was officially opened by Lord Derby.

It was built at a cost of £75,000 from the funds of the Lytham Schools Foundation, which also provided the King Edward VII School in 1909. Queen Mary started the school year with 154 girls, but by the end of the year this had risen to 268.

In 1999, the school was merged with King Edward VII boy’s school, and the Queen Mary building was vacated.

Now known as Queens Manor, the site of the former school was bought by Barratt Manchester and has been developed into a selection of highly desirable two and three-bedroom properties.

Eager not to discard the building’s rich heritage, Barratt are now keen to hear from any former pupils of the school with any stories or pictures detailing their experiences of life at Queen Mary’s. The aim is to mount a display which will be on show in the development’s communal foyer.

Did you, or anyone you know, go to Queen Mary School for Girls pre-1999? If so, organisers would love to hear from you and for you to play a part in this exciting project. Contact Chris Corfield at Concept PR for more information: call (01704) 549190, email [email protected]