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Drama Society - cast from "The Plough and the Stars" staged on Feb 1970. Cast members were from Hopwood and Sedgley. Pictured are: Kevin McCallion (recently deceased) Rosemary Harburn Dave Caffrey Owen O'Toole Ursula O'Reilly Sue Henderson Maria Taylor Pat Griffin Pat Gleeson Harry Glover Damien Collins Jim Boyle Margaret Magill Tony Conaghan Kay Bunt Martin McCarron with thanks to Tom Doherty (67-70). Tom can be contacted via e-mail: tomtomdoherty@hotmail.com

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Two photos fom the early 1900s. One showing the official opening of Hopwood Hall and the other showing the view from the lawn.

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Photo from 1975 of the Rugby League team. The club was formed in 1972-73 by Dave Chambers and the team finished mid table playing against established Universities and polytechnics. In 1973-74 a College league was formed. The club won the Colleges league and the Colleges cup in 1973-74 Season. Promoted back to the Universities league, the club went on to finish 3rd in 1974 -75 and were runners up in the University cup final to Salford University in the same year. The club also competed in the BARLA national cup in 1975, the first University team to do so, losing to Jesmond from Hull (BARLA Premier Division team). Dave Wigman - represented English Universities v France at the Willows Salford in 1975 Pete Cleverdon and Myself - represented English Universities v France in Montpellier France 1974 Albie Cheetham, John Clough, Paul Moseley, Martin Mahoney, Peter Cleverdon, Ian Davies, Dave Wigman and Alan Pye represented Lancashire Universities v Yorkshire @ Belle Vue Wakefield in 1974 Peter Cleverdon and Myself (vice captain) represented Lancashire Universities v Yorkshire at Widnes in 1975 Regards, Jim Melling

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Photo from 1953. Thanks to J Rainford.

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A group of students from 1961 in Griffin Hall corridor. The two nearest students (front left and right) are Paddy Mahon (left) and Brian Quinn (right). Others on the right are Neil Guare, Peter Fox and Terry Dolly. Thanks to Bede Hyde for supplying this and the photo below and to Terry Dolly for recognising some faces. They are all seated directly above the Griffin Hall chapel pictured below.

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The old chapel, which was situated in Griffin Hall. Photo taken in 1961.

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A small photo of part of the main entrance, taken in 1991.  In recent years there have been improvements to the access road.

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