I have included some more B.I. memorabilia items below, and if you would like to send in more items, the email address is below, or alternatively leave a voice mail at the number shown below:-
VOICEMAIL NUMBER : 07778 722 207 THE B.I. CREST
I very much look forward to receiving your memories, recollections, thoughts and impressions of a very fine Grammar School: Birkenhead Institute. I hope to be able to add some more interesting items from former pupils and staff shortly.
BIRKENHEAD INSTITUTE CUFF-LINKS
THE B.I. STAFF, 1957/1958 ARE SHOWN ABOVE
B.I. CRICKET TEAM, 1956, IS SHOWN ABOVE; ADVERTS BELOW:-
Above are some great local advertisements, taken from "The Visor", which show the prices and offers being made at the time! Please note especially the Dr. Teasdale Griffiths advertisement, and the old Birkenhead telephone number BIRKENHEAD 1977. There are also two great photographs of Mr Shaw in the basement music room, and a Prize award ceremony at Ingleborough Road playing fields.
I would also like to thank Mike Worthy for providing me with some excellent photographs from the BIOB Annual Dinners, which are included on the BIOB page. Similarly, very many thanks to Dean Johnson for the copy of THE ADVISOR below from 1965, which is a special edition dedicated to Wilfred Owen and the horrors of war. I would also like to thank Gill Niblock for sending in some very special memorabilia, including the 1938/1939 B.I. Old Boys' Fixture List, (Shown above), along with some early copies of The Visor.
Here is a link to the main Spirit of Birkenhead Institute Web Site:
I also see that many of the contributors from the 1965 Advisor issue, (Below), are fellow pupils of mine, when I was a B.I. pupil in the 1960s!
Very Many Thanks,
B.I. PUPIL, 1960 - 1967
Former pupil Alan Jones has kindly given me a sports medal which was his wife's uncle's medal.
Alan's wife had an uncle Charles Taylor, who was a B.I. pupil in the 1930s, and this medal was his award for his sporting achievements.. I shall shortly add a picture of the medal to this site, and wish to thank Alan and his wife Margaret for providing this excellent piece of memorabilia.
Here is a special Wlfred Owen version of the ADVISOR from June 1965, which Dean Johnson has kindly provided. My apologies if the pages are not in the right order, but I believe that it is possible to gain a flavour of the magazine, its excellent drawings, and its articles about Wilfred Owen and about war from many of the pupils whom I knew in 1965 when I was a B.I. pupil:-
Here are four examples of early items, including a copy of the front cover of The Visor from 1944, a special book about the B.I. and its foundation and growth, a commemorative Jubilee edition of The Visor, featuring the period 1889 - 1939, and a booklet featuring the unveiling and dedication of the B.I. School Memorial from December, 1949:-
Courtesy of the "Wirral News", here is an article about this web site from January, 2013. Many thanks to the Wirral News for printing this article :-
Here are some vocalists who were popular during the 1960s: Do you remember any of them? They are: Barbara Ruskin; Brenda Lee; Long John Baldry; Scott Walker; Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme; Danny Williams; Connie Francis; PP Arnold, Helen Shapiro; Francoise Hardy; Brenda Lee; Petula Clark; Jackie Trent, Wayne Fontana and Tammi Terrell:-
Former B.I. pupil Colin Rankin has kindly sent in two pictures of the First X1 from 1948/1949, and Colin was a pupil 1945 - 1950. These pictures can be found on the B.I. Whetstonian Web Site at:
Ian Turner has asked if anyone knows about former B.I. pupil Stanley Holland Morter, (See below), who was reported in the Liverpool Echo as a war casualty in June, 1915 but does not appear on the B.I. Roll of Honour.
If anyone knows any more information, please email the site and let me know, as I do not have any further details, and the article below says he was a B.I. pupil:-