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Site Changes and Developments

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2014

  • 16th February 2014 Picture of 1956-7 Football 2nd XI from Geoff Austin.
  • 6th February 2014 Windows 7 Internet Explorer 11 does not handle Find Menu name clicks.
    Use the Find Menu Search function - then click on the highlighted name entry.

    2013

  • 4th October 2013 The following latest browsers have re-tested as compatible:
    Windows XP Internet Explorer 10.0.9 (200.16686) - does not show Find thumbnails
    Windows XP Internet Explorer 9 (9.0.8112.16421)
    Windows XP Internet Explorer 8 (8.0.6001 18702)
    Firefox 24.0
    Google Chrome 26.0.1410.64 m - Find box needs two clicks on face if already open
    Opera 12.15 1748
    Safari 5.1.7 (7534.57.2) - erratic positioning of the Find thumbnails
  • 12th August 2013 Memories of the school from 1953 by R Peter Bloor
  • 1st August 2013 1959-60 Football Team by Albert Humphries via George Hammersley
  • 28th June 2013 Harry (Woodwork) Taylor's retirement in 1969 by R Peter Bloor
  • 10th April 2013 Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (and possibly 9) have compatibility problems with the interactive picture names mechanism.
    The following latest browsers are still compatible:
    Windows XP Internet Explorer 8 (8.0.6001 18702)
    Firefox 21.0
    Google Chrome 26.0.1410.64 m
    Opera 12.15 1748
    Safari 5.1.7 (7534.57.2) has a quirk in displacing the find menu small picture.

    2012

  • 25th January 2012 The website has now migrated to a new host server. There do not appear to be any problems.

    2011

  • 18th December 2011 Magazines from Stroud Boys' Technical School for 1951-55
  • 11th December 2011 - the site has undergone a 10 year technical refresh - adding some new facilities
  • 18th November 2011 - class photo dated somewhere between 1954 and 1957 - from Tony Chidlow
  • 22nd Septemberl 2011 - All "Whole School Photos" now use the new name mechanism
  • 18th April 2011 - Several "Whole School Photos" can now be viewed on one page
    with a single combined name index
  • 17th April 2011 - the Class Photo interactive naming mechanism now works on these browsers:
    Internet Explorer 6 & 8, Firefox 3.6.16, Opera 11.10, Chrome 10.0.648.204, and Safari 5

    2010

  • 9th October 2010 - additional 1950 picture for Class 6A from Derek J Handley

    2009

  • 20th October 2009 - Indexed image of the very first 1954 School magazine "Review" from J. David Jones
    (Note this is a rough cut of processing as the original was printed on the School Gestetner)
  • 17th October 2009 - 1958 High Lane building works from R. Peter Bloor
  • 17th October 2009 - 1959-60 photos from R. Peter Bloor
  • 8th March 2009 - 1956 Prize Day Programme from Alan J Jones
  • 8th March 2009 - 1957 Prize Day Programme from Alan J Jones

    2008

  • 26th October 2008 - Indexed image of 1957 School magazine "Review" from Derek Johnson
  • 6th July 2008 - 1948 Class 2b Picture updated from John Street
  • 6th July 2008 - additional 1966/7 VIth Form Class Picture from John Bourne
  • 17th May 2008 - Indexed image of 1961 School magazine "Review" from Keith Moran
  • 16th May 2008 - Indexed image of 1960 School magazine "Review" from Keith Moran
  • 15th May 2008 - Indexed image of 1959 School magazine "Review" from Keith Moran
  • 22nd March 2008 - 1948 JTS CLass 2a photo from Barry Hackwood
  • 8th March 2008 - Haywood Story Leaflet 2008 by Don Henshall
  • 24th February 2008 - Indexed image of 1962 School magazine "Review" from Don Henshall via Derek Johnson
  • 22nd February 2008 - Indexed image of 1958 School magazine "Review" from Keith Moran
  • 3rd February 2008 - 1963 France Holiday picture from David Brassington

    2007

  • 24th February 2008 - Google aerial view that zooms easily link from Derek Johnson
  • 24th December 2007 - School Reports showing SCTS to STHS name change and subsequent academic subject trends
  • 24th December 2007 - 1966 Drama "A Man for All Seasons" backstage picture from Dave Carter
  • 22nd December 2007 - Indexed image of 1969 School magazine "Review" from Steve Hind
  • 16th December 2007 - Indexed image of 1968 School magazine "Review" from Steve Hind
  • 13th December 2007 - SCTS Technical Education curriculum memories from Alan J Jones
  • 9th December 2007 - Indexed image of 1967 School magazine "Review" from Steve Hind
  • 8th December 2007 - Indexed image of 1966 School magazine "Review" from Steve Hind
  • 7th December 2007 - Pictures of 1966 LVI from Dave Carter using EXPERIMENTAL name finding mechanism
  • 6th December 2007 - Memories of the Woodwork workshops from Chris Horrobin
  • 4th December 2007 - Indexed image of 1955 School magazine "Review" from Wilf Thorley via Alan J Jones
  • 4th December 2007 - memories of the JTS and ATC from Roy Billington (1944-45) added to School history
  • 4th December 2007 - Indexed image of 1965 School magazine "Review" from Steve Hind
  • 2nd December 2007 - Indexed image of 1964 School magazine "Review" from Steve Hind
  • 30th November 2007 - new Sentinel article and reader online comments related to the closure campaign
  • 2nd December 2007 - Indexed image of 1964 School magazine "Review" from Steve Hind
  • 25th November 2007 - Partially indexed image of 1956 School magazine "Review" from J D. Jones via Alan J Jones.
  • 24th November 2007 - High definition picture of 1966 Football Under 15 team from Mick Barlow
  • 24th November 2007 - Indexed image of 1963 School magazine "Review" from Steve Hind.
  • 18th November 2007 - 1968 Drama "Arsenic and Old Lace" pictures from Eddie Embury
  • 6th November 2007 - Experimental rendering of the first two verses of "These Things Shall Be!"as an MP3 file
  • 18th August 2007 - Some 1924-32 cartoons from a Portsmouth JTS - reminiscent of the Burslem JTS
  • 4th August 2007 - first transcription of 1955 School magazine "Review" from Wilf Thorley via Alan J Jones.
  • 11th July 2007 - Alan J Jones report on his 2007 UK visit
  • 7th July 2007 - significant number of new names to 1955 school picture from Mike Knox
  • 17th June 2007 - 2007 pictures of High Lane campus from Alan J Jones
  • 9th June 2007 - 2007 pictures of renovated Moorland Road buildings from Alan J Jones
  • 28th May 2007 - High Lane school Honour Boards from Alan J Jones
  • 25th Apr 2007 - JTS/SCTS/STHS school uniform

    2006

  • 30th Dec 2006 - 1967 Under-15 Football team picture from Terry & Roy Hollins
  • 8th March 2006 - the web address www.sths.org.uk is now fully implemented. This means you can now save links with that prefix instead of its host www.smrsystems.com
  • 8th Jan 2006 - 1955 Football team picture from Frank Brown & Alan J Jones

    2005

  • 1st Sep 2005 - 1982 Reunion Commemorative Mug from Alan J Jones
  • 31st Aug 2005 - STHS blazer badge from Dave Carter
  • 28th Aug 2005 - 1967 Prize Day Programme from Dave Carter
  • 27th Aug 2005 - add names to Dave Carter's 1966 Lower VI Science picture
  • 11th Jun 2005 - add names to the 1939 Burslem JTS 236 Squadron ATC group picture
  • 8th Jun 2005 - John Watts has memories of Moorland Road classrooms
  • 26th Mar 2005 - the High Lane campus has changed its name again with a certain deja vu
  • 12th Feb 2005 - fixed problems with picture name pop-up forms on some browser settings.
  • 1st Feb 2005 - JTS History updated with archive material from John Whitmore
  • 29th Jan 2005 - 1960 Official Opening Programme from Chris Horrobin
  • 29th Jan 2005 - 1961 & 1962 Prize Day Programmes from Cliff Bosson
  • 22nd Jan 2005 - photo's with dynamic names now have optional view to highlight unknown faces
  • 16th Jan 2005 - 1955 Trip to Lake District Photos from Alan J Jones
  • 12th Jan 2005 - 1955 Trip to Houses of Parliament Photo from Alan J Jones
  • 12th Jan 2005 - page top banner school badges updated - click on them for larger versions
  • 6th Jan 2005 - Derek Johnson hands over the site's care & maintenance to a new Webmaster

    2004

  • 23rd Aug 2004 - 1955 Whole School Photo from John K Bourne

    2003

  • 29th Jun 2003 - 1950 Class Photo
  • 20th Jun 2003 - 1956 Fifth Form
  • 19th Jan 2003 - 2003 Reunion - Class of '79

    2002

  • 1st December - 1964 Drama Society Production added
  • 18th November - Now get this site on CD for 10!
  • 10th November - Pictures on this page change every 10 seconds
  • 5th November - Tour of the school 2002 - lab pictures added
  • 26th October - More 2002 Reunion photographs added from Jim Hancock
  • 6th October - 1963 School Trip Photos and Article added
  • 5th October - Tour of the school 2002
  • 2nd October - More 2002 Reunion photographs added
  • 30th September - Ray's 2002 Reunion photographs added
  • 29th September - 1982 Reunion Sentinel Publicity added
  • 28th September - 2002 Reunion photographs added
  • 21st August - Sentinel Article on the 1960 School Opening
  • 13th July - New photos of 1982 Reunion taken by Peter Adams
  • 10th July - New photos added of High Lane School Entrance taken by John Whitmore
  • 13th April - New photos added of conversion work on Moorland Rd building taken by Howard Cope
  • 28th April - 1970 picture of Moorland Rd building taken by Howard Cope
  • 21st March - Review of the 1961 School Year added from the 1961 School magazine
  • 21st March - Review of Smuggler's Cove added from 1961 School Magazine
  • 19th March - Tickets for the reunion on 20th September 2002 are now available
  • 11th March - Amalgamated Union of Tea and Coffee Drinkers added.
  • 11th March - 1963 Prize Day added.
  • 11th March - Information on the school's hymns updated.
  • 9th March - 1961 Drama Society production of Smuggler's Cove added.
  • 9th March - 1960 Sports Section updated with 1960-61 First XI team.
  • 5th March - 1965 School Photo with names Update Facility added
  • 19th February - 1940-1942 list of teachers added
  • 19th February - Moorland Road history updated
  • 16th February - 1965 School Photo final version added
  • 11th February - Another 1948 JTS/SCTS photo and notes added.
  • 1st February - 1952 JTS/SCTS photo added.
  • 1st February - 1965 School Photo added. (Temporary version)
  • 30th January - Photo and comments on work on school entrance added to the buildings pictures
  • 29th January - Photo Roll Of Honour updated.

    2001

  • 15th December - All school photos can now be updated with names.
  • 6th December - 1970 Photo can now be updated with names.
  • 5th December - Added articles on clubs from the 1956 School Review
  • 4th December - Added review of Soccer from the 1960 Review
  • 2nd December - Added reviews of "The Duke In Darkness" and "Yesterday's Enemy"
  • 2nd December - Added school trip details for Aberdovey and Stanley Pool
  • 1st December - Identification of names started in 1957 School Photo
  • 27 November 2001 School History info updated
  • 26 November 2001 Clubs and societies info updated
  • 25 November 2001 School Hymn info updated
  • 24 November 2001 Three retirement notices added from "The Review".
  • 23 November 2001 Added 1970 whole school photo.
  • 21 November 2001 Located source of 1960's School Magazines and started to put it on the site.
    Now listed on Alta Vista Search Engine. (Search for "Stanfield Technical High School")
  • 21 November 2001 Improved Guestbooks and Photo Identification forms. No need to re-enter details now (uses cookies). Added new page on 1960 School Entrance
  • 20 November 2001 Colour enhanced photo provided by Chris Horrobin used on this page
  • 18 November 2001 Added memories by David Moore. Re-organised History section
  • 17 November 2001 Site re-styled using style sheets
  • 16 November 2001 Number of messages passes 400 on Yahoo site
  • 01 November 2001 Over 300 names identified on 1961 School Photo
  • 24 October 2001 Number of messages passes 200 on Yahoo site
  • 13 October 2001 Stanfields Group on Yahoo Groups Created
  • 02 September 2001 Site re-organised to hold 1961 school photo following contact with others via Friends Reunited
  • 18 August 2001 Posted partial 1961 school photo on Friends Reunited
  • 13 August 2001 Posted complete 1961 School Photo to section of my web site

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