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 Post subject: Highfield College, Bispham
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:52 am 
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Has anyone any knowledge of a Highfield College at Bispham? I have a postcard depicting the cliffs at Bispham and some buildings in the background. One is marked with a cross. On the reverse is officially printed "Highfield College Bispham". The message says " the one marked with a cross is our school". The posting date is July13th 1906.
I suspect the buildings are between Cavendish Road and Hesketh Avenue. I seem to recall reading somewhere about a cottage on the cliffs roughly opposite there the Miners Home was. Hopefully I have attached the postcard (!) Can anyone add any info.


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 Post subject: Re: Highfield College, Bispham
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Highfield College was a private school for girls. Directories show it at that location on Queen’s Drive, between Cavendish Road and Hesketh Avenue, as late as 1929. By 1934 it had relocated to Norbreck Road, into a property better remembered as the Mariners pub. The small white cottage was Fanny Hall, which stood on the cliffs opposite the site of the Miners’ Home. It was demolished in November 1906.


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 Post subject: Re: Highfield College, Bispham
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Hi Rupert , not sure if this helps you or not . Although i cant help with the X on your postcard , i can tell you that Highfield College moved into the Mariners building on Norbreck rd , sadly no longer there . But it was definitely The Mariners , i have a picture/postcard with the Mariners on it marked as Highfield college . After that the next Highfield college appeared in the Towers at Cleveleys , whether they were one and the same is anybodies guess , But i suspect they were , not sure it will help , but hope it does , kind regards Andy


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 Post subject: Re: Highfield College, Bispham
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:48 am 
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Yes, Andy, an advert for Highfield College at the Towers, Cleveleys, shows it had the same proprietors (Misses Aitken & Gee) as it had when it was still at Norbreck Road in 1938.


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 Post subject: Re: Highfield College, Bispham
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:42 am 
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Thank to you all for your informative replys. Rupert


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