Where it all came from....
Sorry, ladies, but it started on the other side of the wall. Although not even thought of at the time, this site really had its origins back in 1996 when I put "Geordies" into Altavista (a precursor of Google) and was amazed at the number of responses. (Try it.)
Having listed my name with two of the Geordie contact sites, including mention of attendance at HGS, I had an email in early 1997, from Ian Dale in Canada who had put "Heaton Grammar" into a search engine and got my listing as the only response. We built the site from that point.
After trying for years to get an ex-HHS girl to run a site for that side of the wall, I gave in to the pressure, and here we are.