Welcome to the Apley Park School and Millichope School web site.
The Apley Estate
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Hi my name is Graham Jackson and I was a student at
Apley Park Boarding School between the years of 1975 and 1980. During my
time at Apley I was known as Moriarty. As most of you know
the original site was born in 1995 as a result of a project for my degree,
and over the last sixteen years it has grown from a few pages to over two
hundred pages - and is still growing! Over four
hundred old boys and teachers have made contact with the site.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed material for the site.
Main Hall - Taken in March 2013
This site mainly consists of information on Apley Park School.
Any information on Millichope School can be found in the dedicated
section which can be accessed from the main menu on the left, the Millichope
School section also gives details on the transfer from Millichope School
to Apley Park School in 1962.
|The last ten people who have contacted the site are:
||The most recent feedback left is:
||The most recent additions to the site are:
|Clive Marrs who attended Millichope School between 1960 and 1962 contacted the site on: March 6, 2014|
|Roger Gaunt who attended Millichope School between 1960 and 1962 contacted the site on: March 3, 2014|
|Mervyn Price who attended Millichope School between 1959 and 1962 contacted the site on: March 2, 2014|
|Chris Davies who attended Millichope School between 1961 and 1964 contacted the site on: February 23, 2014|
|Philip Royal who attended Millichope School between 1958 and 1961 contacted the site on: January 23, 2014|
|TONY HALL who attended Millichope School between 1953 and 1956 contacted the site on: January 5, 2014|
|Robin Christian who attended Apley Park School between 1971 and 1977 contacted the site on: December 13, 2013|
|Bill Mottershead who attended Millichope School between 1953 and 1956 contacted the site on: December 1, 2013|
|Simon (Busby) Waltho who attended Apley Park School between 1974 and 1979 contacted the site on: November 29, 2013|
|IAN DAVIDSON who attended Millichope School between 1959 and 1961 contacted the site on: November 27, 2013||
|I stumbled across this site and what wonderful memories.|
|Graham I have just read all through the comments and have discovered that my trainer Mr Shultz and his Dear Lady are deceased God rest there souls. So very sad to hear that news and wish I could have met with him one more time. Graham I am late starter on the computer front but in sincerity I think you have created a fantastic site here and I congratulate you. Have discovered the matrons name through reading your site Miss yapp has also passed over. She was a diamond and very good to all the pupils at the school and most professional at her job. God rest her soul getting upset now as I am looking at her in an old school photograph. Was trying to remember names and thanks to reading comments found it.
I am hooked and just hope you do not get fed up with my writing in all the time. Thank you graham
This is just to say I do have a photograph which will gladly send to you if you could use it on your web site. I only remember so many of the assembled staff and pupils but you may know more?
They were very happy days at the school which taught me lots of very important lessons and the one that shaped my life was you can never run away from life. As you may remember three times in the book you went in front of the cabinet and then outside the head masters office in the evening for either cane or strap. I was nine times in the book and had to go down Monday Wednesday and Friday did two of the three then did a runner. Got as far as the church in Munslow where I met the local Vicar who was most enlightening in his chat with me and I proceeded to walk back to the school and was met by the headmaster in his car. I still had to go and receive my punishment on the Friday evening but was something I have never forgotten that story has stayed with me all those years. Will pull stumps there this could end up as a book. Kindest Regards. Philip Royal
|I have very happy memories of Millichope and I do possess some photos of our camping in Snowdonia. Was it Lake Gywnant ???? I can send them to you if you like. I wish I had the school photo of all of us from 1960 and 1961...I did have them but over the years they got misplaced. I love the site by the way.|
|I recently visited the Apley Walled gardens(15 Oct 13)in a tour conducted by the estate head gardener. It was marvellous to see the old garden area been restored and now growing vegatebles for the estate farm shop.Also the green houses are been restored to their former glory. I remember the area of the gardens that the school use to use for lessons i.e. growing vegatables and attending to the chickens. Bought back good memories. Although the whole garden area was overgrown the estate have made very good progress trying to restore it all. Well worth a visit. Check out Apley Farm shop web site.||
|Phillip Royal has sent me a photograph of the Millichope School intake for 1961. The Photograph can be found on the
The Phillip Royal Collection page, located in
the Millichope School Photograph Section.
|The obituary for Gerry Gladwell has been added to the Obituaries Section and I have added two more newspaper cuttings to the Paper Cuttings Section They are the two sponsored swim articles.
|Brian Dickin has supplied 5 photographs of a camping trip which have been added to the site. They can be viewed from
the School Activities page in the Photograph Section They are the last five photographs.
|Alan Ventress has been in contact with the site again. He has submitted an extract from autobiography which can be found on his page in the Site Guestbook Section.
|Geoff Gwilt has sent me numerous article from the Millichope School magazine. The articles can be found on the
School information, Articles and Email's page.
|Gerald Pritchard has added photographs which can be
found on the Millichope photograph section page.
|Geoff Gwilt has sent me some photographs of his time at Millichope. They can be found on the
The Geoff Gwilt Collection page, located in
the Millichope School Photograph Section.
|Mike Hands has sent me some photographs of his time at Millichope. They can be found on the
The Mike Hands Collection page, located in
the Millichope School Photograph Section.
|Two photographs of Linley Station have been added to the site. They can be viewed from
the Apley Park and Estate page in the Photograph Section They are the last two photographs.
Thank you Lady Harriet Hamilton.
|Ian Haime has sent in two newspaper cuttings from the Express and Star
published in 1960, visit the Millichope - Newspaper
Cuttings section. The cutting are called 'A Remarkable School' and 'Ingestre Hall - Ideal for school'.
|Another great reunion, you can view the photographs on the newly created 2011 Reunion page.
You can also put your names down for the 2013 reunion, see the Apley Reunion 2013 page.
|I have added the Millichope school song to the
School information, Articles and Email's page. Thank you Bill Lewis.
|I have added three newspaper cuttings to the
Apley Newspaper Cuttings section. They are called 'Apley surge to final and keep record'
, 'Apley stay in trim for county final' and 'Apley warm up'. They are shown at the bottom of
the pull down list.
|Bill Lewis has sent in a newspaper cutting from the Shropshire Magazine
published in 1950, visit the Millichope - Newspaper
|Bill Thacker has sent in a newspaper cutting relating to Apley from the Shropshire Star,
visit the Newspaper Cuttings section.
|Robert Oakley has added photographs to the Millichope Photograph Section. Robert has sent
photographs of Skipol airport and the YFC, dated 1960/61.
|Bill Roger has added photographs to the Millichope Photograph Section
|Added more photographs taken by Jaz to the
Charlton Arms 2009 Reunion page.
|There are 442 students or teachers who have registered with the site so far, to see their details, visit the
Site Guestbook page. Can you please register your details with the web site, by filling in the
Register with the site form, which can also be accessed from the Navigation Bar on the side of the page.
||There are 187 students who have left feedback with the site, to see other peoples feedback, visit the Site
Feedback page. Please send me your thoughts on the site by filling out the Site Feedback
form, which can also be accessed from the Navigation Bar on the side of the page.
||I am always after Apley memorabilia, if you have any Photographs, certificates,
newspaper cuttings, or letters please send them on to me. Either Email Me,
or Register with the site and I will send you my address. Everything will be returned!
Most of you when visiting the site will be searching
for friends from your year; the quickest way to achieve this is to click
on Site Guestbook button on
the navigation bar at the side of the page. When the page opens enter your
search criteria into the form and press 'Search database'. The page will
be updated with the search results.
Please note that facebook now
has an Apley Park School Old Boys group which is rapidly growing in
size. The group can be accessed by clicking on the icon below.
|Apley Old Boys
Apley Park School was located near
the villages of Norton, Stockton and Sutton Maddock, which are a few miles
from the town of Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
Unfortunately due to Shropshire County Council education
cuts in the eighties Apley Park School has now closed down. The last year
of education was in 1987.
After Apley closed the building remained uninhabited
for many years and suffered from horrendous damp problems and vandalism.
The "Apley Hall Restoration Trust" then purchased Apley Hall and the surrounding
buildings (Classrooms etc). The trust then started to restore the hall and
surrounding buildings and eventually obtained planning permission to convert
the hall into luxury flats.
In Feb 2004 the House went up for auction and was sold to developers Earlstone
under the company name Apley Hall Restoration Ltd. Earlstone developed the
Estate into 17 houses, apartments, and mews houses, with the House itself divided into five grand mansion
houses, completed and sold in 2006-07 with the Apley Hall House incorporating the main entrance being the most expensive at £1.5 million,
the others being the Library House, Georgian House, Garden House and
Courtyard House. The surrounding 8,500-acre Apley Park estate is still owned, since
1868, by the Hamilton family's Apley Estate
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