Welcome to the PCGS website!



2013-08 rosie-rowley-photo smallMy name is Rosie Rowley (nee Spridgeon), and I attended the school from 1968 until 1975.

Peterborough County Grammar School for Girls was located at the junction of Lincoln Road and Cobden Avenue in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England from 1911 until 1982. When the school closed in 1982, staff and pupils were moved to the Ken Stimpson Community School in Werrington and the buildings were demolished. The Lincoln Gate sheltered housing complex was built on the site.

This website is based on information obtained by Jan Fuller (nee Wilson; attended PCGS  from 1961 to 1966) and originally published on her “Soggy Lettuce” website. Sadly Jan passed away in 2004 and I obtained permission from her husband to copy the information Jan had collected and create a new website from it, in order to preserve and continue the work she started.

As the school was founded over 100 years ago, there is a lot of  information to be uploaded and I have only just started. Please bear with me and I will try to add more as often as possible.

This website has been made for the enjoyment of former staff and pupils of Peterborough County Grammar School for Girls. The information I have provided is accurate as far as I know, but if you spot an error or omission, please contact me and I’ll do my best to correct it.

Please feel free to leave a comment after a post if you have any thoughts or memories to add. Names of people in the photos are particularly welcome. And please remember, “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. I don’t think it’s fair to criticise people who are unable to reply, or no longer with us.

If you have any photos, newspaper cuttings or other memorabilia and would like me to add them to the website, please contact me. Thank you.

Rosie Rowley

1915 county girls school tennis courts