This site began when I found a run of The Centaur – the magazine of Henry Mellish Grammar School on eBay. They were scanned and are now available to view and download on the page tabbed above.
Scans of further issues have now been added thanks to Richard Bullock [1954-61], Garry Humphreys [1957-64], Mrs Malcolm Jackson and Louise Walton. The late Malcolm Jackson [1953-60] also had a small collection of Mellish memorabilia. These are shown or can be downloaded from the ‘Miscellanea’ page tabbed above. Louise Walton’s late father, Peter Nequest (1929-1999), a pupil from 1940 until 1946, had kept his issues of The Centaur. They detail the mounting number of deaths of old boys and staff serving in the armed forces in the Second World War.
If you have copies of issues not yet in the list on the Downloads page that you would be willing to lend me to scan or have scans (as pdf files) to share please contact me using the form below.
I only intend to include magazines from the period of the Henry Mellish Grammar School, not the later period of its existence as a city comprehensive.
Also on a separate tab, Panoramas, are the school photographs from 1955 and 1958 together with links to versions on YouTube.
Malcolm Peaker [1954-62]