Tunnicliffe

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe OBE RA RE VPSWLA was born in 1901 in Langley, Cheshire. He spent his early years living on a farm on Walker Lane in Sutton, Macclesfield which backs onto the school, where he saw much wildlife.  As a young boy he attended Sutton St. James’ C.E. Primary School and he went on to win a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London.  In 1947 he moved from Manchester to a cottage called "Shorelands" on the estuary of the Afon Cefni on Anglesey, where he lived until his death in 1979.  In time the farm Charles lived on as a boy was sold and much of the land bought by Cheshire County Council, where Hollinhey Primary School was built and still stands.  Whilst Charles and his wife Winifred left their hometown and spent many happy years on Anglesey, many of their family members lived their lives close to where they spent their childhood.

After his death in 1979 his sister Dorothy, who lived close to Hollinhey Primary School, felt there should be a lasting memorial to her brother.  Dorothy, along with Margaret Simpson and Jack Campey (Charles Tunnicliffe’s nephew) felt an annual art competition would be a long lasting memorial to Charles and his wife Winifred.  Chris Knowlson the Headmaster at Hollinhey at the time was approached and the Charles and Winifred Tunnicliffe Memorial Art Competition was formed in 1982. It was decided that the competition should be a none profit making competition and any monies needed would be donated by the family. The initial money donated by the family was entrusted to the custodians (Dorothy, Margaret, Jack and Chris) of the Charles and Winifred Tunnicliffe Memorial Art Competition.

With great thanks to Charles and Winifred’s decedents, in particular the Campey and Wonnacott family, the art competition is still going strong and allows us, as a school to incorporate a local artist into the art curriculum and gives us many hours of pleasure throughout the school year.  Mr. Richard Campey and Mrs. Olive Llewellyn two of the present custodians are just as committed now to ensure the Charles and Winifred Tunnicliffe Memorial Art Competition remains as important as the day is was conceived. 

The competition is celebrated every year with a fantastic gallery display in the school hall and an afternoon and evening performance involving all the children, with awards being presented to the winners. Singing, dancing, choral speaking and acting form our celebration of the Arts at Hollinhey. A unique event!

Hollinhey would like to thank all who are involved with the Charles and Winifred Tunnicliffe Memorial Art Competition and will endeavour to ensure the competition continues to be a celebrated and unique feature of the Hollinhey Year!

TUNNICLIFFE WINNERS

  2011 ELLIE HOWARTH 2001 NICOLA LEWIS 1991 PHILIPPA STEAD
  2010 ABBEY BARNARD 2000 ESTHER BURT 1990 REBECCA THATCHER
  2009 ZOE PEARCE 1999 SARAH BARBER 1989 SHELLEY SCOTT
  2008 JACOB WHELPTON 1998 DAVID CUSICK 1988 HANNHA BIRTWISTLE
2017 RUFUS SELLARS 2007 ALANA BIBBY 1997 HAYLEY WOOD 1987 JAMES BERESFORD
2016 SAM BROADHURST 2006 KIERAN HICKEY 1996 DARREN JONES GEE 1986 PHILIP CUNNINGHAM
2015 EMMA COOPER 2005 RHEA MILLWARD-THOMPSON 1995 KATHARINE CAESAR 1985 UNKNOWN
2014 JAMES BEECH 2004 KATIE SHAW 1994 CLAIRE HAMILTON 1984 PENELOPE MARTLEW
2013 CAMERON YATES 2003 WILLIAM HOLDEN 1993 OLIVER BARBER 1983 TIMONTHY DOGGETT
2012 DANIELLA SIMPSON 2002 PHILIP WAITE 1992 BETHAN SAYER 1982 NICOLA MITCHELL

 

The Charles and Winifred Tunnicliffe Memorial Art Competition

Aim: To encourage original creative work.

Entry is open to any child of Primary school age attending Hollinhey or living within the Civil Parish of Sutton.  Each entrant may submit only one piece of work. The subject-matter may be anything from first-hand, observational experience.  An entry- may be in any art medium;
- may be prepared in school and/or at home;
- may be presented in any way, representing the best efforts of the entrant;
- may have a title;
- may not be a copy of another picture or work of art, or a poster, photograph or cartoon;
- must be the child's own, original and unaided work in its entirety and if prepared at home, countersigned by the parent to verify this.

Each entry should have the artist's name, address and date of birth written on the reverse side.

Age at 1st September categories for entry:
   4 - 7 years
   7 - 9 years
   9 - 11 years

Prizes shall be endowed from the Charles and Winifred Tunnicliffe Memorial Fund administered by the Custodians. Their nature and value may vary annually.  
Judging will be carried out by a person(s) independent of the school.  The judge(s) may decide to award or not award the prizes, depending upon the merits of the entries.  
The judge(s)' decision shall be final.

Contact the School

Hollinhey Primary School

Bell Avenue, Sutton
Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0EE

Contact for queries: Angela Williams, Admin Assistant

Tel: 01625 383247
admin@hollinhey.cheshire.sch.uk

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