TOTTENHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL BOOKLET - 1931
We are indebted to Peter Quilley for providing us with images of this booklet

 

This fine old booklet offers a look back in time to the days when Tottenham Grammar School was located in  Somerset Road at the junction of Tottenham High Road -  See Photograph below

                                                              

The booklet belonged to Bertram Quilley, the father of Peter Quilley, and Peter has added the following notes;

The book has been signed by my late father's friends. Bertram Quilley (1915-1981) was one of 10 children born at 16 Hale Gardens, a 2-bedroom house which I believe is still in existence, dwarfed by tower blocks. It had no bathroom no hot water and an outside toilet.

 

A Tottenham grammar school had existed for centuries. Its origins are unclear, possibly dating back to 1456 but in 1631 a legacy was left by Sarah, Duchess Of Somerset  to extend the existing school house and provide free education to poor children from Tottenham. 

 




 
 

 







 


These were belived to be the signatures of some of the classmates of Bertram Quilley
 but we hqve since discoverd they are the signatures of his school teachers.
One cannot help but note the excellent standard of handwriting.
(We acknowledge the help of Eric Preedy for bringing this to our attention)
 
THE ABOVE PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS THE QUILLEY FAMILY TAKEN IN THE GARDEN OF THEIR HOME IN HALE GARDENS IN 1946

Article prepared by Alan Swain with photographs and notes by Peter Quilley.  October 2021