Favourite Links

On this page we'll include a list of links to other websites

that we enjoy and that are relevant to this website.
(External links will open in a new window/tab)

This is the link to the school Facebook site - it covers St. Nicholas, St. Marys and Haydon.
With over 800 members, this is the place to go to catch up with old friends.


Long after most of us had left St. Nicholas, between 1989 and 1993, Haydon School was featured in a number of episodes of the TV program "Press Gang".

Here are some links to a few of the relevant episodes. The first link has several classroom and corridor scenes, the second and third links have Main Hall scenes. However I expect most of you will want to watch every episode of every series.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7pm-Ontxcc&t=313s at time: 05:13 to 05:33

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okq_hWu25Nc&t=145s at time: 02:25 to 06:06

We have several pages elsewhere on this site about the school fair including the link to the YouTube video, but in case you missed it, here it is again. This video is viewed almost every year on Youtube.

St Nicholas Fair 1962

Tim Deacon writes - "..amazing bit of film as my Dad (Reg Deacon, who was then 48 and I believe was Chairman of the PTA at the time?) and me (aged 13, presumably third year?) are on there at 4min. 31secs.

Colin Swales, now a property developer/sailor (now in Oregon, USA) is at 4min. 54secs, his brother, Mike Swales, ex-RN Helicopter Test Pilot (now living in Paris) is at 5mins. 26 secs. and all three of us, at 5mins. 29 secs."

The Museum of London site:

Cook in the kitchens of St Nicholas' Grammar School, Northwood
(I think they're custard tarts but I don't remember fresh cream)

Francis Frith photo of both St. Nicks and St. Marys, c.1965

Francis Frith photo

And here is a link to the Wikipedia site which is well worth reading:


Over the years there have been several incarnations of this site. One version can be found here.. 


Advertisement (1957-58) North Thames Gas


The Future of the School
(1956 Summer Magazine)

The Old Boys' Association
(1961-62 Magazine)

The Headmaster
(1956 Summer Magazine)

(1973-74 Magazine)