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Orme Girls’ School Magazines

A brief history of The Orme Girls' School Magazine

Orme Girls' Magazine Cover Spring 1926
Orme Girls' Magazine Cover Spring 1926


Graham Jones
The Orme Girls’ School Magazine appeared unbroken from the school’s foundation until 1980. From 1900 to 1917 it was published every term when the shortage of paper lead to yearly publications. Although termly editions appeared for a short period, it soon became biannual and then an annual publication. As well as a record of school activities, performances, trips, societies and team sports, the magazines also had extensive contributions from pupils past and present. These ranged from short stories, poems through to descriptions of journeys at home and abroad. Letters from Old Girls from all parts of the world featured regularly. By the late 70s it had become more of a pictorial record of the school but still with considerable creative writing contributions from pupils. Significant anniversaries were marked with special editions.

Below: Orme Girls School Magazine. Jubilee Edition. Spring Term 1926 

Below: Orme Girls School Magazine. Diamond Jubilee Edition. July 1936.

Below: Orme Girls School Magazine. July 1947.

Below: Orme Girls School Magazine. 90th Birthday Edition. Summer 1966.

Below: Orme Girls School Magazine.1980.

Below: Orme Girls School Magazine. 70th Birthday Edition. 1876 - 1946

We are very grateful to Graham Jones, former Head of Geography and current volunteer archivist at Newcastle-under-Lyme School, who has put together the content for these features.

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