Waltham Cross Secondary, Pre-66 ;

For pupils who attended Waltham Cross Secondary School, before it became Queen Eleanor!

Operating as usual


It was suggested originally that Eleanor Cross School be sited on the Co-op nursery in Park Lane, but was opposed, not least because there would have to have been a bridge built over the railway line!


Buswell was the games master when I started at WX Sec in 1959, was an all rounder, claimed to have played men’s field hockey in college. In fact if someone wasn’t taking him seriously and goofing off, he’d send them to play hockey with the girls!
He was also a top long distance club runner, watched him once run a 5,000 m race on TV, he came 4th.
His replacement, Mr Grogan, was also an athlete, used to brag how he’d beaten Buswell four times out of four!
No one liked him, was a bit weird, and would punish boys by hitting them on the bare back side with a size twelve gym slipper. Think he was asked to leave, and was replaced by the more gentle Mr. Belcher.


The old school is now a housing estate, does anyone know if it’s private or run by a housing association?


FB have been nagging me to make these pages more popular! I’m endeavoring to find some interesting memories to relate, and should have some ready in the near future! If anyone out there has some old stories concerning our school, it would be good to hear some.


Miss Millington was the music teacher until 1963 when she left to get married. She told Slater that she heard some boys singing the wrong words of Lift Up Your HEARTS in assembly! He cocked his ear in the supposed direction that it came from only to find it came from another area... of course it did, was a game we played with them!
Wonder if Miss Millington's still around, don't know her married name?
She was really enthusiastic, a cool person.

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