Welcome to the new Maltonian Website. Work started on 25/10/13 and the main framework was completed by 1/5/14.
The site provides an archive for former students and staff, as well as advice on how to help the current students at Malton School, and a reference point to tell its story over so many years.
This site will hold all the archive material Malton School has, together with items people have sent in over the years.
From 27 February 2014 the old site is no longer accessible. If there is something you want and it is not yet on the new site, let me know and I will make it a priority to upload.
Richard Taylor sent an email 15 June 2014
Richard emailed to ask about copies of photographs from 1971 Malton Grammar School. There is a full album from the final year of the Grammar School which is in the school archive. I have uploaded the 23 photos in the 1970s photo gallery. Hopefully Richard and others may be able to add some names and other details to them.
Rosy Thacker (nee Taylor), sent an email on 27 July 2014
Rosy now lives in Matlock, and emailed having noticed the contacts from Paul Whitwell and the 1962 photograph with her on it. She is currently researching and writing a book on Matlock as a resort town.
Paul Whitwell sent an email on 15 June 2014
Paul sent in six more names for the photograph mentioned below - 1962 September Sixth Form - sent in by Philip Lonsdale. Paul is one of the six additions. Between Paul and Philip I think all names are now sorted. Unless you know differently.
Matthew and Philippa Johnson sent an email on 15 June 2014
Matthew sent 7 photos from 1981-2 . These are colour snaps, probably taken by Matthew. Two are on the school field, and five are from an interesting looking Sixth Form fancy dress party, where cross-dressing seems to have been the theme. He provides some names, but thre are question marks to fill in if anyone can oblige.
Philip Lonsdale sent an email on 25 May 2014
Phil sent a 1962 September group photo, framed and clearly part of a professional photographer's portfolio. He thinks the group is probably Form V, or Form VI. They are with Mr Bower. Phil gives names for a number of those in the photo - Michael Bogue, Clive Duggleby, Susan Corner, Philip Lonsdale, Bernadette Holt, Richard Young, Penny Howarth, Rosie Taylor, Pam Inman, Jackie Coulthard, Josie, Sheila Raines. Can anyone fill in the missing names?
Christopher Garrett sent a letter on 19 May 2014
Chris, now 75, living in Cheshire, is the 4x removed grandson of the Reverend Harry Garrett, who was the Headmaster of Malton Grammar School 1866-1904. He purchased The History of Malton School 1547-2006, and mentions that his granddaughter, Sophie Hadwin, is about to start teaching at Norton Primary School. This brings something of a circular connection for the family. The letter prompted me to add a list of the staff of Malton Grammar School, 1547 - 1904, indeed all staff lists, to the site.
Howard Campion sent an email on 15 May 2014
Howard sent a few corrections and additions to the 1955 Form III picture, and the 1955 football team. 'David Oldfield [ from Hovingham and known as 'Spadge' for some reason]; EDWIN Prest [his brother still?  drives the Terrington school bus] ... Aurea Craggs [from Habton], ... Elizabeth Bowman [from Norton] ... Brenda North [from Hovingham]. ... Robert SARGISON is another corrected name and he can also be seen sitting on the second row [with Mother] of the sports day photograph.
Mary (Bayfield) Cowton sent an email on 10 May 2014
Mary provided some names for the 1962 Form 1 Alpha and 1965 Mrs Williams Form 4A photos. She remembers that Mrs Williams kept her group for two years because they 'were such a good class'! Also in the picture: Christine Pirie was known as Poppy to her friends, which carried on from junior school because she had a red and green hat and coat outfit. Michael Geldard became head boy. Mary promises more in the future, when she sorts out some of her photo boxes.
Howard Campion sent an email on 8 May 2014
Remarkably Howard realised that when he worked at Leeds General Infirmary back in the late 1960s, he worked with my brother Michael and his wife Valerie. He had not made the connection with the Fearnley's until this week. A photo of an evening at Farnley Hall in 1970 confirms the idea - Howard is performing some routine, and my brother is sat in the audience behind him. I love coincidences.
Pat Gorringe emailed on 4 May 2014
Pat had attended last week's reunion at The Lodge in Malton, and tells me that 'For the first time five girls of the year 1949 were there. We were Margaret (Ward) Gibson, Rita (Hudson) Postill, Jill (Hicks) Roe, Ann (Clark) ???? and Pat (Pallister) Gorringe. The first time I have seen Rita, Jill and Ann since we left in 1956.' Good to hear that rekindling of such memories still go on at the reunions. I have added Pat's 1950s pictures to the site. She also told me that her brother, Terry, had died last April (2013). Terry had written some detailed memories of Malton Senior School back in 2003. I have now included these in the Memories pages of this site.
Ed Richmond sent a message on 3 May 2014
Ed left in 2009. He asked the same question a number of others have asked - tried to get in touch with teachers via Facebook, but never got replies. I think teachers of necessity have to be cautious about their privacy, and their contact with young people, so please don't be offended if they don't reply to friends requests. I never did when I was still teaching, only after I retired. If you want to pass messages on, try it through this site and I will do my best. Ed is currently running two IT businesses in Hull.
Website launch 22/4/14
Decided the time was right to make the website public. Sent off emails to everyone on the old Maltonians database list (2008). About 80% came back undeliverable, but a few did elicit replies. My thanks to Dave Evans, Alan Burns, Brian Windsor, Jason Langley, Michael Willis, Jill Swailes, Simon Holden, Sam Davies for quick responses and positive replies.
Nancy Silverstein emailed on 13/1/14
She asks for help in locating the original owner of what she describes as a Malton High School ring from 1969. It was amongst her aunt's possessions and it has the initials TEM inscribed on it. As her aunt lived in Queens, New York, I wonder if the connection is with the other Malton School in the world - in Mississauga, Ontario? Any ideas anyone?
Chris Huxtable emailed on 25/12/13 (yes, Christmas day!)
Chris bought a copy of A History of Malton School, and found a picture of his Dad on page 40, running in the 220 yards race. He raises some doubt about the picture in the archive, which Brian Goforth had previously told me (in 2003) that it was him and 'Anderson'. Can anyone help clear up the confusion?
Dave Evans emailed on 31/10/13
Dave, who now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, contacted me to fill in some details on the Derwent Chess Trophy found in the school cupboard. (More will follow)
Greta Clowes wrote on 20/9/13
Greta wrote to say she was returning her library book just found - Pilgrim's Progress - 71 years late! (The letter will be added to the site at a later date)
Craig Bird posted on 17/9/13
Craig is a military collector who e-mailed having bought a WW1 commemorative item which appears to have the school badge on it. (More to follow)