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Dulcie Turner

Dulcie Turner was born in 1915 and brought up in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, and attended St Mary’s College from 1933 - 1935. She returned home to teach at the school she had herself attended until she had her two children. She taught at various schools including joining her husband at Bromborough Secondary School. She died in 2000.

Evelyn Maitland Roy

Evelyn Maitland Roy was born in 1908 in Southampton and brought up in the Wirral. She attended West Kirby County High School for Girls before undertaking a two-year teacher-training course at St Mary’s, Cheltenham from 1928 to 1930 taking PE as her main subject.

Evelyn held teaching posts in Wirral before the war and also achieved great personal success in swimming and diving locally, eventually becoming an instructor and judge. In 1940 she won a scholarship with the English-Speaking Union for their Summer School at Chautauqua in New York State. In her spare time, Evelyn liked to write and had many articles published in newspapers and magazines. In 1944 she was appointed teacher of Girls’ PE at Alleyne’s Grammar School, Stone, Staffordshire for a year and then became County Organiser for Flintshire for the Land Army. She returned to teaching and spent six years from 1948 working at British Army Schools in Greece, Malta, Austria and Libya.

Following retirement from full-time work in 1974 at the age of sixty-five, Evelyn became one of the first students of the Open University and was awarded an Honours Degree in 1981. She kept active both physically and mentally, going for long walks with her Sheltie dogs, coaching children, reading and writing her journal. She died at the age of ninety-eight in 2007.

Guy Maitland Roy

Guy Maitland Roy, brother of Evelyn, was born in 1915 and brought up in the Wirral where he was educated at Calday Grange Grammar School. He attended St Paul’s College, Cheltenham, from 1933 - 1935. He was a member of the chapel choir, where he met his future wife, and belonged to sports teams.

He returned to the Wirral to teach until he was called up for war service with the Cheshire Regiment, becoming an officer and serving as teacher of Physical Training at UK bases. Guy and Dulcie were married in July 1940. After the war, he taught at Woodslee School from 1946 to 1953 and then at the new Bromborough Secondary Modern where he became Deputy Head until retirement in 1976. Together with other staff, he took groups of children from the school on holidays abroad. In retirement he pursued many hobbies. He died in 2000.


Black and white. Annotated. Photographs include student drama productions; individual students; student sports including the "Lily Pond" race, and athletics team; 1931 - 1933 year group; interior and exterior views of Chapel; a Graf Zeppelin flying over Chapel 3 July 1932

Two photographs copyright Debenhams, Longman & Company, 85 Promenade, Cheltenham

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