Pupils at Elmslie Girls' School start off a chain reaction to raise money for the school chapel - July 1988

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.

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:

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.

5. May 1983

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.
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Joanna McIntyre pictured with the ball. Do you know the others in the picture?

6. February 1984

Joanna McIntyre pictured with the ball. Do you know the others in the picture?
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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.

7. May 1984

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.
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Students hard at work.

8. November 1984

Students hard at work.
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