St Mary's High School: 20 pictures of school life in the 80s

St Mary's was founded in 1860 as a school for girls, and in 1880 it became a school for boys and girls.

The school in 1992.
The school in 1992.

The school, which is now at St Walburgas Rd, was originally located at what is now known as The Raikes Hotel. Here are pictures found in the archives of the school's pupils in the 80s:

The St Mary's under 15 Second Rugby Team.
St Mary's Rugby Team, from left: S.Townend, M.Wilson, J.O'Neill, S.Shuff, N.Kelly, P.Wareing, A.Donovan, E.Dunford.
The cast of 'All the King's Men'.
A Dress rehearsal from 'All the Kings Men'. From left: Laurence Brewer, David Kelly, Andrew Elliot, Fiona McGuiness, Mary Belshaw, Victoria Stevenson.
Angela Tomkinson applying the final coat of varnish to her model truck.
From left: Mr Schofield, John Bottomley, Michael Cusack, Stephen Salmon, Robert Knight, Paul Hannigan, Ian Dobson.
Mark Stewart adding the last touches to his rocking horse.
The boys' athletics team, proudly counting up their trophy successes.
St Mary's Roman Catholic High School under 16 netball team winners. From left: Angela Winters, Anne Marie Batty, Bernadette Lynch, Nicola Shuff, Joanne Platt (team captain), Allison Moss, Anne Pennington, Wendy Senior.
St Mary's Under 16 netball team. Seated from left: Anne Marie Batty, Joanne Platt, Allison moss. Standing: Anna Pennington, Nicola Shuff, Wendy Senior and Bernadette Lynch.
St Mary's under 15 cross-country team.
Seated from left: L. Randall, A. Schools, W. Senior, S. Medley, H. Mcvittie, D. Towler. Standing: E. Brierley, M. Thomas, P. Rothwell, M. Senior, T. King, J. Charlston and J. Eastham.
Football team. From left: E.Quinn, J.Harwood, S.Guilfovle, J.Clayton, M.Gooden, J.Quinn, S.Fielding, J.Downes, B Hargreaves, J.Chamberlaine, P.Threlfall, S.Wilson, J.Swarbrick, A.Elgee, G.Fullord and J.Kelly.
The hockey team. From left: Joanne Porter, Michelle Randall, Elizabeth Brierley, Maria Boyle, Victoria Ball. Clare Morris, Michelle Farmer, Jennifer Parker, Rowena Bell, Janet Hardman and Katie Beresford.
Superintendent Keith Kelly, officer of Blackpool's Central Sub-division presenting the winning trophy to St Mary's School for winning the under 14 five-a-side competition.
About 100 students leaving St Mary's High School to set off on a protest march to Blackpool Town Hall.
An image originally from 1973, used to gather the class for a 10 year reunion.
Students of St Mary's school, who received certificates from the one year course on business French.
Gregory Webster, giving a demonstration on a Machine computer, used for A-level studies.
St Mary's Hockey super team.