Spirit of Birkenhead Institute

Pupils' and Staff Memories of Birkenhead Institute Grammar School

B.I. MEMORABILIA

On this page, I have included some more items from the history of the Birkenhead Institute. There is a 1949 school photograph shown below, which has been provided by a former pupil, and it is in remarkably good condition. To start with, here is my own school report from 1962:-

 

 

BELOW IS THE JUNE, 1949 SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH IN FIVE PARTS:-

 

 

BIOB 2009 AND TIE

 

Here are some of the photographs from the BIOB Annual Dinner, 2009, courtesy of Mike Worthy, along with the BIOB tie. Mike Worthy has taken some excellent photographs! There is also a picture from 1959 in the BI entrance hall with Mr E.G. Webb and R.F. Salmon, courtesy of BIOB.

A link to all of the BIOB Annual Dinner pictures can be found within the BIOB page of the Spirit of Birkenhead Institute site at:-

www.freewebs.com/birkenheadinstitute/

 

 

 

 

 

SOME FORMER HEADMASTERS

MR A.R. THACKER'S RETIREMENT

 

Above is an article, courtesy of "Wirral News and Advertiser", about Mr Thacker's retirement.

CHRISTOPHER M. LEE

Above are two interesting articles, courtesy of "Wirral News and Advertiser" about former pupil Christopher M. Lee, receiving the Old Boys' Memorial Prize and the Victor Ludorum sporting prize.

BUILDINGS IN WHETSTONE LANE

THE B.I. GYMNASIUM

1962 MUSICAL MEMORIES

While I was a pupil at Birkenhead Institute in 1962, the following songs from January, 1962 are especially memorable:-

Stranger On The Shore
Moon River
Let There Be Drums
Johnny Will
Tower Of Strength
Midnight In Moscow
So Long Baby
Toy Balloons
I'd Never Find Another You
My Friend The Sea
Multiplication
Take Five
Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
Don't Bring Lulu
Bambino
September In The Rain
Goodbye Cruel World
Walkin' Back To Happiness
Run To Him
Take Good Care Of My Baby
The Young Ones
Son This Is She
The Twist
Walk On By
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Peppermint Twist
Let's Twist Again
The Language Of Love
Forget Me Not
Crying In The Rain




If you have any memorable songs from your schooldays, please let me know via the email address, (Below), and I shall include them.

biwirral@yahoo.co.uk

Acker Bilk
Danny Williams
Sandy Nelson
Pat Boone
Frankie Vaughan
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Del Shannon
Russ Conway
Billy Fury
Petula Clark
Bobby Darin
Dave Brubeck
Neil Sedaka
Dorothy Provine
The Springfields
Dinah Washington
Jimmy Darren
Helen Shapiro
Bobby Vee
Bobby Vee
Cliff Richard and The Shadows
John Leyton
Chubby Checker
Leroy Vandyke
The Tokens
Joey Dee and The Starlighters
Chubby Checker
John D. Loudermilk
Eden Kane
The Everly Brothers