About this memory
1964 – During the 1960’s THE HIPPLE PEOPLE attended Broughton High School, opened in 1905 it sat on a commanding site at the junction of Mc Donald Road and Broughton Road. During these years the Headmaster was Mr Robert Walker, the Assistant Head was Mr Alex “Eckie” Thorburn and the Lady Adviser was Alice Todd. They were formative years and we often recall many of the Teachers who had to deal with us.
Along with our school work it was here we met and began to form the idea of a Band. Inspired by the music coming initially from The United States but eventually Liverpool and London. Our tastes in music varied but we were agreed on certain Bands and began trying basic rehearsals in whatever spaces we could find. We slowly pulled something together and began playing small Dances and Events.
One of our early Gigs was actually at Broughton School as reported in The Broughton School Magazine published in Summer 1965.
“The School parties were held on the 16th and 17th December 1964. This year, for the very first time, a rhythm and blues group – The Hipple People – were introduced with obvious and vociferous success”
We left School in 1964 and 1965 with very fond memories.
Ref no – 550 – 1964