The formal opening was reported in a local newspaper:
The new Hesketh Fletcher Church of England Senior School, Atherton, was officially opened on Wednesday.
Front row: Mr. Frank Fletcher, M.A. (Opener) and Head of Charterhouse, Rt. Rev. Lord Bishop of Manchester (Chairman).
Second row: Mrs. Leonard Ralph Fletcher, J.P., C.C., Chairman, Atherton District Council; Mrs. Sym, Chairman, Elementary Education Sub-committee; Mr. Clement Fletcher (Manager); Miss E.A. Bowman (Headmistress).
Back row: Mr. E. Ramsbottom (Headmaster); Rev. F. Ferguson; Mr. R Fishwick, J.P.; Rev. H.D. Peel; Rev. A. Dale; Mr. W.C. Young, A.R.I.B.A.; Mr. I. Taylor, F.R.I.B.A. (Architects).
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