Being a pupil at Quarry Bank High School in the 1960's I witnessed at first hand how it gained instant international fame as the alma mater of John Winston Lennon. Overnight young girls from across the USA wrote seeking pen pals from the academic establishment that Lennon had 'graced' with his presence. The school became inextricably linked with its most famous pupil. The scope of his fame may well eclipse those other Quarrymen who have gone out into the world and made their mark but there remain worthwhile tales to tell of notable achievements and here are just a few.
Labour Cabinet Minister and one of the 'Gang of Four' who founded the SDP
Prolific author, artist, screenwriter and director
Labour Cabinet Minister
International amateur footballer who shook Hitler's hand.
Leading modernist British architect after whom the Stirling Prize is named
Comedian and actor
Trade Unionist. General Secretary of GMBU
Appointed official war artist whilst serving with RAF in Second World War.
Actor who had an uncredited part alongside John Lennon in A Hard Day's Night
Tranmere Rovers and Manchester United international footballer.
The last surviving surgeon to have worked on the D-Day landings.
Sport and broadcasting executive
A key mover in making Asda a nationally prominent retailer
Attended Quarry Bank in the school's first years and went on to become life president of Marconi.
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