Montgomery High School: Looking back at Blackpool school life in the 80s

This week as part of our school life picture series we take a look back at Montgomery High School in the 1980s.

Tuesday, 28th May 2019, 3:05 pm
Montgomery High School band, pictured in 1988

Montgomery High School was established in 1959 and continues to serve the community today as Montgomery Academy. Here we take a look back at school life in the 80s:

Montgomery High School PE teacher, Diana Marini with her riding class.
Montgomery School pupils at work on the Golden Hind weather vane which had previously adorned Blackpool Town Hall.

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Under 16 badminton team, who reached the final of the Lancashire Schools' Red Rose tournament in 1981. From left, Richard Watson, Graham Harris, Mark Ledgard and Ian Garnett.
Montgomery High School's cross country team won the Blackpool and District Schools' Under 12 League in 1982. From left: Tracey Hislop, Kirsty Spencer, Donna Hey, Alison Kerr, Suzanne Gadd and Sharon Ogden.
Montgomery High School indoor hockey team won the Blackpool and District Uner 16 Tournament and came runners-up in the Schools' Under 16 League in 1982.
Montgomery High School Under 16 badminton team who were Blackpool and District Schools' Under 16 League champions in 1982. From left: Gail Atkin, Sharon Denby, Dawn Hodgson and Beverley Drake.
It was just the girls winning all the trophies. The boys were crowned Blackpool and Fylde Under 16 Rugby League Champions in 1983.
Also in 1983 boys from the fourth and fifth years competed at the Dallas Cup IV international soccer tournament.
Pictured from left back, P. Bentley, M. Ganley, D. Brierley, I. Hewitt and Mr M Carr. Front: G. Hart, R. Fielding, M. McAvoy, A. Peacock and D. Wilson.
Pictured here at the school's Silver Jubilee in 1984 are,from left, Mr B. Olsen, Mrs A. Christison, Mrs S. Ibberson and Mr Denham.
Montgomery High School band, playing at the silver Jubilee Summer Fete in 1984.
Montgomery High School band pictured in 1986.
Pictured is the 1981 under 14 cricket team, who won the Northern Schools' League Championship.
Digging begins in 1988 for the conservation area of the school.