The Maltonian Web

Progress log 2014

  • 30 December 2014 More searching through previous Christmas shows revealed six photos and a cast list from the 1960 production of Murder in the Cathedral, with Mr Martindale and Mr Lumb in the key roles.
  • 21 December 2014 Looking back over Christmas productions pre-2000, most were full productions of plays - cheery Christmas Fayre such as Macbeth or Murder in the Cathedral. In 1965, however, there was "A Christmas Carve Up" - a satirical revue show. No photos, but there is a cast list available.
  • 19 December 2014 Christmas Show 2006 pictures added.
  • 18 December 2014 The current Malton School website has regular news updates and access to a colourful termly newsletter. I have added the most recent newsletters to the newsletter archive on this site, which is now complete with issues from 1996-2014.
  • 17 December 2014 With Christmas almost upon us I thought it would be good to revisit the 2005 Christmas Show. Aladdin was the mini-pantomime that year. All the Christmas pictures from 2000 to 2005 are now on the site. I will gradually tick off the others, and possibly even venture into some video if time permits.
  • 10 December 2014 I have converted all the Celebration Evening Powerpoint Slide Shows to pdf format documents (2000-2014). They are available from the Celebration page.
  • 29 November 2014 I attended an excellent Celebration Evening at the school last week, which gave a powerful message of a successful school with very talented and active students, both in and out of school hours. I have put the programme for the evening on the site, and also the programmes for the last 15 years. The programmes contain a review of the year as well as information on awards. There is also a gallery of the new trophies produced for this year on my own website.
    I have also put the Powerpoint show (part 1 and part 2) from the Celebration Evening on the site. Quite large pdf files with lots of photos, so be prepared for a little waiting, but hopefully worth it. I will put the powerpoints from other years on the site at a later date.
  • 21 November 2014 Former Head of English Alex Joannidis died in 2012. Last month a bequest of £3000 arrived at school from Alex's estate. A memorial prize has been created in his memory. Some notes remembering Alex have been placed on this site.
  • 20 November 2014 Today is Malton School's annual celebration evening. More on this later, but for the time being if you would like to look at some of the trophies I made for the evening (42 of them), have a look on my other website at
  • 19 November 2014 If you haven't already seen plans for what amounts to a new village in Malton, you may be interested in the Malton Estate website - the Fitzwilliam Trust's site. There is a link there to High Malton, which explains the plans for a large housing development near Malton School, at the end of Middlecave Road. It includes a virtual tour of the new village.
  • 4 November 2014 8 pictures from 1960-1964 sent in by Tony Kirby have been added to the 60s gallery.
  • 24 October 2014 Eight more Y7 pictures added, this time all the form groups from 1997 and 1998. Uncertain on names, but I have listed the registration groups from that year.
  • 19 October 2014 Added 6 pictures from 1982 1983 1987 and 1988 of outdoor pursuits and watersports trips organised by Keith Williams.
  • 18 October 2014 Added 5 Year 7 pictures from 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006. More to follow - it is a question of unscrewing them from the wall in school, scanning, and then replacing.
  • 15 October 2014 1962 Form 3A added, with some names. More to find, anyone?
  • 11 October 2014 A little history - I have added the contents of a three page article about Malton School that featured in Yorkshire Life, 1963. Some good facts about the history of the school, and a few photos. A copy of the magazine is in the Maltonians archive.
  • 9 October 2014 Margaret Blunt, daughter of Audrey Howarth, asked for this announcement to be posted here:
    A short memorial will be held by the family (Guy Thompson and Margaret Blunt nee Thompson, also pupils at Malton School) of Audrey Thompson (neé Howarth) 1926-2014) at Malton Cemetery at 11AM  on Thursday 23rd October. Please contact Margaret Blunt 07816 675408 for more details.
  • 8 October 2014 With a sponsored walk at school this afternoon, I thought I would dig out some photos of walks in the past. The first I could find are from September 2005.
  • 7 October 2014 I have been working on a framework for photographs of Year 13 leavers' proms. Framework and index created, plus a selection of photos from the 2002 and 2003 proms at The Feathers in Helmsley.
  • 30 September 2014 Following an email from Alice Thompson, updating me on her university course, I dug out some pictures of the Year 13 prom from 2012 - the last one I attended, and the one where Alice was prom queen. There are lots more photos in addition to the 12 I have uploaded (about 200 more!), so this is just a taster.
  • 23 September 2014 Not the most thrilling of updates, but I have gone through the staff database for Malton School since 1971, updating the leaving dates, and splitting the list in two - a list of present staff, and a list of leavers. Present staff will have a few omissions, until I learn of new appointments for this year, perhaps in the first newsletter.
    Also added the 2014-15 names to the Head Boy and Girl list.
  • 18 September 2014 With an open evening about to take place at school, I thought I would put an album of 19 photos from a 1998 open evening onto the site.
  • 14 September 2014 The start of the new school year prompted me to look for Year 7 photographs from the past. A 1997 form group (Mr Vagianos), and Year 7 with their choice of reading books from 1999 and 2000 have been added (around 100 photos).
  • 26 August 2014 Updated a 1962 MGS prefects photo with names, sent by Tony Kirby. Also a correction to a 1950s play photo headed 1954 Twelfth Night, - Howard Fox emailed to tell me it was 1959 As You Like It.
  • 24 August 2014 Following Stephen Mills emailing, I have put a few Christmas pictures from 2005-2009; more to follow.
  • 22 August 2014 With A level results last week, and GCSE results this week, I was prompted to add some coverage of results days from the past. To date I have put press releases and photos from 2000 to 2009 on the site. More to come.
  • 19 August 2014 Following Richard Taylor's enquiry about 1971 photos, I have uploaded 23 photos from a 1971 photo album taken in the final year of the Grammar School.
  • 7 August 2014 Rosy Thacker (Taylor's) email prompted me to upload 28 pictures from the 1950s and 1960s that she passed on to me when I met her back in 2003. Not too many details on these, so any information welcome.

Work in progress

You may have reached this page if you clicked a link that is not yet operational.

The website has been converted from its old format to this new one. Work started in October 2013, with a gap in December/January. It will take some time to get over 2000 photos, hundreds of documents, video and facts and figures on to the site.

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Social media and RSS

I know many former students from all eras keep in touch through Facebook and other social sites. A Facebook page for Maltonians has been created (14 April 2014). The RSS feed is operational (25 Feb 2014). Other links will probably be made once the site is somewhere nearer completion. Twitter @maltonians was created on 9 May 2014.


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