Elmslie Girls' School: 12 photos looking back at school life in the 80s

Elmslie Girls' School was founded in 1918 by sisters Elizabeth, Polly and Peggie Brodie. Initially, it had just 11 pupils and three teachers.

Monday, 10th June 2019, 3:26 pm
Pupils at Elmslie Girls' School start off a chain reaction to raise money for the school chapel - July 1988

In 1941, the school became a day school and by 1945 had 353 pupils. English Heritage designated the Elms on Whitegate Drive, Blackpool a Grade II listed building on March 15 1995. However, the independent girls’ school closed in 2000. Here is just a selection of photos from our archives of school life in the 80s:

Four pupils who raise 128 for the Fleetwood branch of the RSPCA. Pictured: Laurianne Kay, Corinne Coward, Victoria Linsley and Sharon Olsson.
Elmslie school under 16 hockey team

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Elmslie Junior School Choir.
Pupils from Elmslie who were Trinity College of Music speech and drama grade award winners. From left: Marea Stock, Linda Gillham, Angela Jackson, Janet Unsworth, Virginia Holmes and Alison Waddington.
Pupils chosen to play for the Lancashire and Cheshire under-18 ladies' cricket team. From left: Andrea Jackson, Susan Eccles, Susan Christie and Vanessa Jackson.
Joanna McIntyre pictured with the ball. Do you know the others in the picture?
The school time capsule set for burial. Pictured, from left: Miss E. M. Smithies (headmistress), Mrs L. Loddington, Mrs R. H. Watson, and Samantha Leadbetter, the pupil who chose the objects for the capsule.
Students hard at work.
From left: Philippa Hindle, Julie Thompson, Sally Earnshaw, Claire Gregson, Juliette Spargo and Joanna Strangewick modeling their work.
Mrs Susan Humpage, head of fashion and textiles at the school.
Last look at the wooden classrooms
Four pupils invited to the England under-18 cricket team trials. Pictured back from left: Vanessa Jackson and Kirstie Forrest. Front from left: Susan Eccles and Lynne Heyes.